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12-30-2016 02:14 AM
virtu Another thing that I initially realized with this board is when doing intermediate level turns.

What I meant with this, when you move forward your weight to the nose and start steering the board with your front knee, the board will respond immediately, and you need to start controlling your speed with your back foot.

That worked really well on toes, but on heels... too much pressure on back foot and I was almost braking or even doing an hockey stop (1st with the board).

The rocker part of this board is sensitive, I need to be more kindly when steering using my heels, I could maneuver to the direction that I wanted, but my back foot on heel was slowing me down a lot.

Also, forget about skidding turns with this board, only when you are on a complete stop and going start moving, after that... use the edges and be dynamic on it, bent the knees to initiate the turns and take the weight off to start changing edges, at the moment that you take the weight off... the rocker will act and you will slide into the new edge smoothly onu taking care about how much pressure on the back foot, because it can cause you an hockey stop.
12-30-2016 01:15 AM
SGoldwin
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Got the 2017 model with 15% off.

My first impression, from a intermediate snowboarder, is that the rocker part of the board make it want to turn. You need to be on control of the board, if you go flat the board will become unstable.

Otherwise was a pleasure going down on blues with easy turns and very stable edge holding (didn't fall anytime on blues, only on greens when I was going flat).

Also, the board wants to ride, just like a dog when realizes that it's going to a dog park
That's something I noticed on my first runs as well - problems on flat, the board was checking and I nearly going down. These edge are so sharp and the edge hold is great, but perhaps to much. My solution was to detune a bit of the edged at the contact points. After that it worked on flat without a problem and still great edge hold when you want it.
12-29-2016 10:30 PM
virtu Got the 2017 model with 15% off.

My first impression, from a intermediate snowboarder, is that the rocker part of the board make it want to turn. You need to be on control of the board, if you go flat the board will become unstable.

Otherwise was a pleasure going down on blues with easy turns and very stable edge holding (didn't fall anytime on blues, only on greens when I was going flat).

Also, the board wants to ride, just like a dog when realizes that it's going to a dog park
02-04-2015 07:19 AM
SGoldwin I got the "2015 early release" of TRS HP (154). This years model with last years graphics. Saved like $200 compared to this years model.

First ride was in softer condition. 10 inch of snow had fallen during the night. Started the day with my Burton Antler which was a blast. The temperature was around 32*F (0*C) and it wasn't that fluffy powder I like but it was fun.

During the day the snow get packed but still soft and a little more bumpy ride. First run on TRS I noticed that it was a bit catchy on flat runs and the grip on carving was immediately. Didn't like it at first, but remember that I ran the Antler with scoped edged earlier that day. The rest of the day I got more and more used to the grip, but still a bit catchy in flat runs. So back in the cabin I detuned edges at tip and tail.
Next day we had fresh and perfect groomers and it was a blast. So fun carving really really deep. And stable at speed to.

The Antler will be my ride in soft and powder conditions. The TRS for firm+ conditions charging down the hill.

I equipped the TRS with my old Cartel bindings. Sold the cartels with an older board so now the TRS has brand new Malavitas - first test this evening.
03-04-2014 12:14 PM
shredjesse It makes sense they'd do the detuned magnetraction for people who have issues with hooking...

It doesn't make sense it's on their top of the line boards. Advanced riders with bad edge control?

Why the full mag on the park play boards then and reduced mag on the heavy hitters?

The whole thing seems backwards to me.
03-04-2014 11:12 AM
Nolefan2011
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Huh...

I'd be surprised if that's the case. I will say if you don't carve the board is constantly trying to grab and rip an edge... so if you're a lazy rider it won't be good.

Still. why they'd take their high end boards built for riders who know their stuff and put on reduced performance potential is beyond me...
He's right. Was at a demo day and that is the gripe. In softer snow, supposedly it grabs. But I agree. I have a Rice and Banana Magic, and never have had the problem. I think it's for people that get used to flat basing camber. I remember when I first started riding my Rice 3+ years ago, I got lazy and caught an edge a couple times that resulted in some nice cherries on my hip. But I progressed and haven't caught an edge like that since I started on the board.

I've tried the detuned magnetraction. Rode the Hot Knife in Killington. I didn't notice a thing. Thought it felt great. But I also was pushing the board on edge
03-04-2014 10:43 AM
shredjesse
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Gotta be the lament about magnetraction being too grippy in softer snow.
Riding in Ontario hardpack/ice most of the time, magnetraction definitely works for me. Even when I go out west, I'm glad I have it.
But apparently, some people find it "grabs" in softer snow conditions. I think this is why Mervin has "detuned" it on several boards.
I think Rossignol is doing the same.
Huh...

I'd be surprised if that's the case. I will say if you don't carve the board is constantly trying to grab and rip an edge... so if you're a lazy rider it won't be good.

Still. why they'd take their high end boards built for riders who know their stuff and put on reduced performance potential is beyond me...
03-04-2014 10:34 AM
GreyDragon
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Agreed for sure. I wonder why the switch to magnetraction .5 on so many models?
Gotta be the lament about magnetraction being too grippy in softer snow.
Riding in Ontario hardpack/ice most of the time, magnetraction definitely works for me. Even when I go out west, I'm glad I have it.
But apparently, some people find it "grabs" in softer snow conditions. I think this is why Mervin has "detuned" it on several boards.
I think Rossignol is doing the same.
03-04-2014 10:27 AM
SnowDogWax Spent 5 days at JayPeak on 159 HotKnife the reduced 7 point magnetraction does not have near the edge hold. Had two nasty falls that full magnetraction ??? might have avoided.
03-04-2014 10:10 AM
shredjesse
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Amen brother!
I was very disappointed with the edge hold on the Attack Banana.
I would keep mine otherwise...
Agreed for sure. I wonder why the switch to magnetraction .5 on so many models?
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