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Old 12-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys I'm a beginner intermediate and I can link turns good but I want something with a little more edge hold, I live on the east coast I was wondering what everyone means grippy catchy with the skate banana was looking at that one and Rome artifact rocker and I ride dc pbj right now. I ride mostly groomed runs i just like a soft board I don't want a skate banana if magnatraction is gonna make me catch edges more, thanks nate
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Won't make you catch edges more. It just has grip and some people feel it locks you into a carve too abruptly. Likely, you'll want the MTX over the Artifact Rocker and PBJ for ease, but all can be ridden if you're cautious. I wouldn't recommend it, though.
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magnetraction doesn't make you catch edges more, it grips ice better when you turn and carve
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Ok thanks guys for good info
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Hi guys I'm a beginner intermediate and I can link turns good but I want something with a little more edge hold, I live on the east coast I was wondering what everyone means grippy catchy with the skate banana was looking at that one and Rome artifact rocker and I ride dc pbj right now. I ride mostly groomed runs i just like a soft board I don't want a skate banana if magnatraction is gonna make me catch edges more, thanks nate
I think they mean "hooky" where the edge "bites" hard and a little earlier than you expect. That is different from catching you edge.

Some people also said Never Summer boards are "catchy" and I think they also mean that the edge engages earlier than they expect. That's because Never Summer boards come with a 0 degree base bevel by default... where most boards have a 1,2, even 2.5 degree base bevel. I guess Never Summer likes leaving the edge natural because it is much harder to "undo" a base bevel than to add one. If you have edge gotten your edges sharpened at a shop... they all do 1/1 degree bevels unless you specifically ask for something else (then... they "might" do what you asked, or do something completely different).
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Stick with the board you got. Riding ice sucks regardless if you have magnatraction. Save your money and go to Jackson hole....where they have good snow.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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ice is going to suck dick, always.

magnetraction just makes it a little bit less painful by "attempting" to cut through it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ice does suck. But if ice is what you get - then ice is what you get. Magnetraction tears a fucking path right through it mind. I have a Skate Banana 09. it is VERY grippy. I have never once washed out on ice on it!! That said it does not carve well - in the slightest. If you ride groomers then get a stiffer (than a Skate Banana) board. I do love my board but if it is still similar to how it was when mine was built it's very much a park board - or a board which you take out when it's an icy hell outside. Other Lib Tech boards I'm sure have the grip technology dialled now and you should look around. C2BTX...!?
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