Actually no you didn't, i just re-read over the posts and you said nothing of board tech until i brought it up, to which you replied that waxing has more of an effect on a boards speed than base tech.
Don't start changing your argument now. Fact is, your opinion is that wax makes more difference to a boards speed than its camber, base and edge tech. My opinion is that base tech, edge tech and camber play a larger role in board speed than waxing.
I think most people will agree that waxing makes a marginal difference, probably only importantly measurable when it comes to racing. And while many people can tell the difference between a freshly waxed board and a bone dry board i believe that the type of board and its footprint on the snow have a much more dramatic effect on its overall speed.
OK..lets go over this champ
me: "Most every higher end freestyle board like LIB snowboards have a good base that is very capable of high speeds but this is only one part of the problem."
-All I say is that wax is super important
You: "Im tipping that the big difference between the custom x and hotknife is the magne traction and the camber profiles, they would have more of an impact on board speed than anything else."
Me: "That does make a difference but not more than wax"
-you take this as me saying wax is more important than all this other stuff, I'm not trying to say anything is more important or less important. read it again buddy, I'm just saying that nothing is more important than the substance that makes it so your board can move quick in every condition...anything will move on ice, common sense.
Now you go off arguing and claiming I think waxing is more important than size, structure and side cut...lol
You: "The amount of surface area in contact with the snow at a time most certainly does make more of a difference than the type or amount of wax used. "
Me: "Large or small a snowboard with a sweet wax job will fly. Take the Wax off a board or remove tires from a vehicle, no matter what the size it is, it will barely move.
This is why Snowboarder's and Skier's have what are called wax techs not board size techs. Although I'm in no way saying surface area and size donesn't matter, I'm just saying nothing's moving with much speed on snow with out something to help break friction touching the the snow.
BY THE WAY JUST TO MAKE THIS CLEAR, ICE AND MAN MADE FROZEN CRUD IN SUB ZERO CONDITIONS IS PACKED FROZEN WATER,THIS IS ONLY ONE OF MANY MANY MORE SNOW CONDITIONS