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Old 08-12-2007, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone try the Magna Trac tion boards by Lib Tech?

They seem interesting to say the least. I am a freerider on the east coast but get out west once or twice a year and am looking for something to replace my 2000 Burton Canyon.
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah. One of my good friends rides one of the Magna Traction boards. He says its his favorite board (he owns 3 boards).
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Old 08-13-2007, 10:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah. One of my good friends rides one of the Magna Traction boards. He says its his favorite board (he owns 3 boards).
So now I am going to have to add Lib tech to my list of possible new boards. I am checking a used Burton Baron ES, Burton Custom X, Rome Flag and the Lib Tech Skunk Ape.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Repeat this mantra to yourself: TRY BEFORE YOU BUY. Some people LOVE how manga feels, and the grip of it (especially on the ice coast!) but some people hate how it feels like it's going to wash out when you try to lay it over on carves.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I almost bought the mullet magnatraction last year. Thats good advice if you can try it before you buy it you should. Most good board shops these days have a demo fleet so you can try it out first. This year Im definately trying one out.
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Old 08-14-2007, 12:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, I live in Pennsylvania but I do spend time in Vermont and out west. I'll have to check if my shop offers demos in the fall. That was a big reason I was going to stick with Burton because I know their boards well. I used the Floater and then the Canyon for years. I was going to get a used Baron ES or a new Custom X. However, I am thinking the Rome Flag would be similar due to the fact that the Rome guys where previously of Burton.
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So now I am going to have to add Lib tech to my list of possible new boards. I am checking a used Burton Baron ES, Burton Custom X, Rome Flag and the Lib Tech Skunk Ape.
You do realize the Baron ES and the Custom X are pretty much the same board except for the waist differences. The Skunk Ape is a big mountain charger.

As far as MT is concerned you really have to try it. I've ridden almost every board with it and every form of it and I can tell you that its not that great. But thats my personal experience with it. I find that it catches in the tail and washes out. Also if you really rail carves and lay them over it only grips to a certain point then its like hitting a dead spot.

Think outside the box when it comes to Burton don't pay over inflated prices for an under performing product.
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You do realize the Baron ES and the Custom X are pretty much the same board except for the waist differences. The Skunk Ape is a big mountain charger.

As far as MT is concerned you really have to try it. I've ridden almost every board with it and every form of it and I can tell you that its not that great. But thats my personal experience with it. I find that it catches in the tail and washes out. Also if you really rail carves and lay them over it only grips to a certain point then its like hitting a dead spot.

Think outside the box when it comes to Burton don't pay over inflated prices for an under performing product.
Thanks! I may stick with what I know because I may not have the chance to try the MT boards.

I know I love my Burton so I thought of finding a used Baron ES or a leftover. I saw a new leftover for $250 and I should have grabbed it! I heard the 2007 version was much improved. So, is the Baron more narrow than the Custom X? Which is wider? maybe the difference is nill. It is important to me with size 12 boots. I only mentioned the Custom X in case someone would chime in and tell me if it was better than the Baron, etc. Sounds like I am down to a used Baron or the Rome Flag. The Flag looks nice but I know nothing about the bindings or anything. Maybe I can use my old Mission bidings. However, I worry about these bindings with the two cap for fear of toe drag.

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The Baron ES is the wide Custom X. Frankly Burton products suck in my opinion I'd go with the Flag and yes you can use the Missions on them if you want.
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Cool, Flag it is.....then I'll have to buy new.

I only found a Flag 163 online for $349 and they have the Targa bindings. I wish I could find a leftover 2007 168! I know nothing about the Rome bindings, are they anything like my '00 Burton Missions? I am afraid of the toe cap bindings for fear of extra length and toe drag.

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