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01-15-2014 05:48 PM
SnowDogWax Both work. Sooo do you like apples or oranges.
01-15-2014 04:25 PM
campfortune I think that's like compare apple with orange.
01-15-2014 04:24 PM
campfortune
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Originally Posted by freshy View Post
A sharp edge on ice is exactly why hockey players keep their skates sharp, it can dig in and keep you in control.
I think it's not the same thing.

A skating ring is flat while a run is steep. A skating blade is small, so it's easy to control the blade with your body movement.



or maybe my boarding is not that good? I thought I am advanced.

how to do with your board like you do with your skate?
01-15-2014 04:06 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Why do people keep talking like camber and magnetraction can't exist on the same board? They are 2 totally unrelated things.
Yes 2 unrelated things...but when combined it can work really well. Had an old gnu pre-rocker that was cambered and mag...iirc circa 2008 and it was a great board and really fun...it would lock-on and rail turns and you could literally pop from edge to edge and it would bite in....wish I still had it, but sadly snapped the tail. However I have petitioned gnu to bring it back.
01-14-2014 05:28 PM
freshy
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Really? how can there be any control? I feel there is no control whatsoever when the edge is on a big surface of ice.
too back we Canadian don't have the option of Dogfunk!
A sharp edge on ice is exactly why hockey players keep their skates sharp, it can dig in and keep you in control.
01-14-2014 05:13 PM
campfortune
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Originally Posted by lab49232 View Post
Thank God somebody said this! Magnetraction is GREAT! The only complaints people ever have about the tech that is actually a result of the tech is that it can almost be too grippy in conditions which is why Mervin started making mellower versions of it. Mervin now has it on Camber boards like the Gnu Beast. Rossingnol has it on many of their boards as well and Niche uses it too. You can find camber Magnetraction and it is in no way similar to V-Rock as mentioned earlier. Camber story and side construction are in no way related.

I grew up riding in MI and WV, then taught for four years in WNY where I got to try my first Magnetraction board and I'll never go back. If you are a good rider there is literally zero negative to it, 7 points of contact vs two on normal or 4 on quick rip, no comparison.
my next one will be magnetration!
01-14-2014 05:11 PM
campfortune
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Originally Posted by tonicusa View Post
It's okay, some guys love it. And some people love V Rocker. I prefer camber and a sharp edge to Magnetraction. Not gonna hate on it, I just didn't like the way it felt. I love feeling a sharp edge ripping through ice and frozen granular.You should buy one from Dogfunk and if it isn't the right tech for you they will let you exchange it for something else. Nothing beats riding it to know. Just takes a little extra effort and busy work to buy a board ride it and exchange it if it's not right.
Really? how can there be any control? I feel there is no control whatsoever when the edge is on a big surface of ice.
too back we Canadian don't have the option of Dogfunk!
01-14-2014 05:09 PM
campfortune
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Originally Posted by freshy View Post
Why do people keep talking like camber and magnetraction can't exist on the same board? They are 2 totally unrelated things.

I did some preliminary reading on the techs
01-14-2014 04:51 PM
lab49232
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Originally Posted by freshy View Post
Why do people keep talking like camber and magnetraction can't exist on the same board? They are 2 totally unrelated things.
Thank God somebody said this! Magnetraction is GREAT! The only complaints people ever have about the tech that is actually a result of the tech is that it can almost be too grippy in conditions which is why Mervin started making mellower versions of it. Mervin now has it on Camber boards like the Gnu Beast. Rossingnol has it on many of their boards as well and Niche uses it too. You can find camber Magnetraction and it is in no way similar to V-Rock as mentioned earlier. Camber story and side construction are in no way related.

I grew up riding in MI and WV, then taught for four years in WNY where I got to try my first Magnetraction board and I'll never go back. If you are a good rider there is literally zero negative to it, 7 points of contact vs two on normal or 4 on quick rip, no comparison.
01-14-2014 04:35 PM
freshy Why do people keep talking like camber and magnetraction can't exist on the same board? They are 2 totally unrelated things.
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