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Old 01-12-2014, 07:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Eastern N.A and magne-traction board

The hills/mountains in my area are very icy. I hate boarding on icy surface. I heard magne-traction board is the cure for that. I have never tried one. Is it really help? how much the difference such boards make?

I can't just buy one in a shop without knowing it.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have never ridden one but it makes sense that it would help and i don't think it could possibly make it worse so i think you should just try it
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I ride on the East Coast w magnetraction. It definitely helps and steps up your confidence but ice is still ice...
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Granted I've never ridden magnetraction but I don't believe it's a necessity or a deal breaker. I've been ridding east coast my whole life and learned a long long time ago not to ride in the center of the trail, all the fun features tend to be at the edges of the trail anyway. And about the only powdery feel your going to reliably get on East Coast is all the pushed snow that accumulates there. That's where you'll find me.

If you roll over some ice, just flat base it until you get to the good stuff.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Magnetraction is amazing on ice; all kinds of grip. However, I prefer regular camber in most conditions (ice, hard pack, groomed, etc.) except pow; as good as magnetraction on ice if your edges are sharp. IMO, for an exclusive east coast riding board magnetraction is a must; especially if you ride a reverse camber.

For the record Im old school, learned on a camber board and will always ride camber. Tried reverse camber (with magnetraction) and didn't like the loose feeling under my feet. Tried rocker-camber (with magnetraction) which felt better but still missing that locked in feeling. Recently added camrock to the quiver (with mellow magnetraction) which feels like a great balance for all conditions from ice to pow.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Camber beats magnetraction any day. Promotes good riding technique too.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:53 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Magna or Grip Tech (each brand has it's own name) does a better job than Camber I'd say. I have a horde of camber big guns, and my nimble Arbor Coda 161 holds me firm since the day I got her. I'm used to riding 166, 173 sized boards.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I ride East Coast magnatraction and I love it. Was at killington last weekend and one of the blacks was just a straight sheet of ice all the way dow, pretty steep too. Gripped like it was nothing, given I had tuned it the night before.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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.
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