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I really like magnatraction, but would like to try a board outside of mervin.

Are there any magnatraction boards outside of mervin? I heard there might be some but I cant find any.
 

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I really like magnatraction, but would like to try a board outside of mervin.

Are there any magnatraction boards outside of mervin? I heard there might be some but I cant find any.
Jones and Smokin' come to mind immediately. Both make rad boards, I guess Jones is having a problem with production this year.
 

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yes, lots.

never summer's vario, arbors griptech

You are incorrect. What you mentioned has nothing to doing with "serrated" Magnetraction technology. Those are, instead, contact point technologies; they're additional contact points added to the traditional "2 contact points". Add Rome's QuickRip sidecut if you wanna talk about contact points.

If you want Magnetraction equivalents, look for Yes and Nidecker's Ultimate Grip and Ultimate Traction. Smokin licenses Magnetraction. And there's obviously Burton's Frostbite tech, which is not very pronounced IMO.

Edit: The NS Vario has to do with multiple sidecuts. In the end, these technologies are similar but are not necessarily interchangeable. Arbor GT has to do with additional contact points for faster and efficient turning and also claims extra grip; NS Vario and Rome MP claim multiple radii and also improved edge hold; whereas Magnetraction doesn't claim either radii or sidecut technology, but rather bumps on the edges for extra hold.
 

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my gf's rossignol diva has magtrac, i'm assuming other rossis have it as well.
 

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I feakin' love my Smokin' Buck Ferton.
 

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I would stay away from Burton as far as looking for progressive edges. I demo'd one of the boards with this earlier this year and then rode a gnu rider's choice and a never summer legacy and they both made burton's edges feel like they didn't exist. I haven't tried the other brands, but never summer does hold well in the various conditions i have ridden so far, which is on the ice coats.
 

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Rossignol is a good option.

Underrated boards in general. The Rossi Experience and Krypto are finalists for me - and the only finalists with Magnetraction (which is a plus).
 

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A few of the Yes snowboards have mag as well.
 

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Wow, you really had to ask?
Wow, I did.

You said that one guy's alternatives to magnetraction were wrong, then brought up a bunch of alternatives to magnetraction that were "right". When, in effect, all those technologies are trying to do the same thing, enhance edge hold in unideal conditions or compensate for alternate camber tech.

Not a big deal though, seems to have been straightened out.


[edit: to endorse smokin and stay on topic]

djsaad1, I'd like to put in a good word for Smokin' really cool company that make bitchin boards.
 

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Wow, I did.

You said that one guy's alternatives to magnetraction were wrong, then brought up a bunch of alternatives to magnetraction that were "right". When, in effect, all those technologies are trying to do the same thing, enhance edge hold in unideal conditions or compensate for alternate camber tech.

Not a big deal though, seems to have been straightened out.


[edit: to endorse smokin and stay on topic]

djsaad1, I'd like to put in a good word for Smokin' really cool company that make bitchin boards.
What kind of Smokin do you have?
 

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No other edge tech seems to be nearly as good as magnetraction on ice. It's licensed to Rossignol and Smokin. There may be others, but not that I've heard of.
 
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