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Brands with traction tech

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Visible bumps:
Lib Tech /GNU
Rossignol
Jones
Arbor
Yes

And to a lesser degree:
Burton
Salomon

Nothing really:
Capita
K2

Have I got that right? Any brands (smaller?) I've missed?
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As far as I know from memory Yes. doesn't have 'traction tech' possibly some Capita boards do. Whats the purpose of the thread?
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What is traction tech?
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@Ozboy, I think they are skis or snowboards with electric motors driving a belt that rest on the snow and gives you traction when going uphill. A bit like a cross between snowmobiles and those small electric scooters that are everywhere these day. Hence traction and tech. They are probably very good for ski touring
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The brand name is Magnetraction @Ozboy.

Basically you get a wavey edge, normally around the binding positions, which allows you to put additional pressure points down along the edge to help cut into icy surfaces.
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Full points to Richard. I've heard it called traction tech or disrupted edges or Mangetraction - but of course that's a Lib trademark.

YES call it Under/Mid bite I think. Kind of the opposite but the same and Mangetraction.

Purposes of this thread? Just thinking about options for my next board.

I've ridden two boards with some sort of traction tech (couple of hours each). Unfortunately there was no ice around so couldn't tell if it worked for me.
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earl wrote:
......Unfortunately there was no ice around so..........


First time I've ever heard a boarder utter that.
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@earl, I have a GNU Riders Choice, asymm, nice board and cuts through hard packed conditions a bit better than most board I have been on.

The Asymm geometry helps too and when you put the two together is gives a really good grip


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I spent all of last season riding a 4m deep base of blue ice after a nasty season opening storm. Have a yes optimistic and a Rossi xv - didn’t think much of the yes edge tech v Rossi in those, admittedly extreme conditions.

Still a great board but I thought it was pretty sketchy on ice, if that matters.
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@hang11,

The magetraction on my Krypto works very well! Sometimes too well and becomes a bit catchy in combination with the stiff deck.

The more mellow version on my Hovercraft is just perfect IME

@rayscoops,

Id like to try an asym board
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Oh. That. You need this.. the model list is presumably out of date, but the physics isn't:

http://youtube.com/v/IRIt2rna2Pk
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earl wrote:
YES call it Under/Mid bite I think. Kind of the opposite but the same and Mangetraction.


Oh yeah that rings a bell. Didn't impress me much tbh. Magnatraction is more profound so you might notice that. I've ridden a few boards with it and they felt biteyer!

There's no substitute for great technique though so choose the right board for you not based on edges.
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Or just buy a stomp pad…
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telford_mike wrote:
Or just buy a stomp pad…


Stomps are a very different thing
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Or just buy a stomp pad…


Stomps are for putting you back foot on when you are getting on/off a lift and scooting along on flats. They have nothing to do with edge technology which have improved grip to help with riding pistes in icy conditions.
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@philwig, that video is really useful!
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So the original traction techs were libs bananas - full rocker , soft to med flex.

Does traction translate well to stiffer, more camber dominate boards?

Rocker doesn't seam too.
I've got a soft full rocker board. That rides nice for what it is. I've tested a stiff v-rocker - that was horrible.
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So I'm wondering from a design pov, the stiffer the board, the more camber, the less pronounced the bumps should be?
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@earl, I think technology has moved on from simple rocker, my board has rocker between the bindings that changes to camber, serrated edges & an effectively longer heel edge ... all as a twin tip

I think Laughing
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earl wrote:
Full points to Richard. I've heard it called traction tech or disrupted edges or Mangetraction - but of course that's a Lib trademark.

YES call it Under/Mid bite I think. Kind of the opposite but the same and Mangetraction.

Purposes of this thread? Just thinking about options for my next board.

I've ridden two boards with some sort of traction tech (couple of hours each). Unfortunately there was no ice around so couldn't tell if it worked for me.


I find the rossi LF & XV are like being on rails.
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^agree. I’ve got north of 150 days on my XV, it’s my favourite board, just precise and fast and easy to trust. The magnetraction bumps on it are really pronounced.
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