Gnu Banana-Tech and Magne-Traction
I've been checking out the Gnu Ride's Choice MTX (Wide) and BTX (Wide) and was wondering which would be better for freeriding? I live in Quebec, hence the interest in the magne-traction for better slice on the ice, but for freeriding, is the banana-traction going to make the board less stiff? My current board has too much flex, and I'm really looking for a board that'll handle fairly aggresively, slicing through choppy snow rather than getting air off every time I hit uneven snow. Is there any real advantage of having the BTX if I won't be using the board in the park?
So, bottom line: Is the BTX going to give me the stiffness I need, or am I better off with the MTX?
Are these boards fast??? Compared with, say, a Nitro Pantera, which I've also been looking at? I've read a lot of stuff about how great banana and magne-traction are, but very little about the oerall speed of the board.