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02-04-2015 06:19 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 11:14 AM
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 10:12 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 09:43 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 09:34 AM
GreyDragon
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Originally Posted by shredjesse View Post
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 09:27 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 09:10 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?
03-04-2014 09:06 AM
GreyDragon
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EDIT: Meh... Magnetraction .5 sucks. Had it on my Phoenix Lando and it might as well not be there at all.
Amen brother!
I was very disappointed with the edge hold on the Attack Banana.
I would keep mine otherwise...
03-04-2014 08:20 AM
shredjesse
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Jesse, you sound like the perfect customer for the Super Banana. Go find it online. They are on sale now too, so you can pick one up for about 480 or so. Sintered base, same flex as a TRS, horsepower, etc.

I wanted this board pretty bad for a while, but still think it will be too close to my Rice. But if I didn't have a Rice, I'd buy the Super Banana right now.
I don't recall it having wider waist widths. I'm only a 10.5 boot, but with the Nike ZF1's I'm definitely getting toe drag on most standard width boards. I wish there were more true midwides pushing 25.65 or so.
03-04-2014 07:29 AM
Nolefan2011 Jesse, you sound like the perfect customer for the Super Banana. Go find it online. They are on sale now too, so you can pick one up for about 480 or so. Sintered base, same flex as a TRS, horsepower, etc.

I wanted this board pretty bad for a while, but still think it will be too close to my Rice. But if I didn't have a Rice, I'd buy the Super Banana right now.
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