A pair years again Lib Tech snowboards (Mervin Manufacturing) put a brand new patent know-how on a couple of of their boards. It concerned an outrageous concept create oscillating edges with the potential of gaining extra edge management, they usually dubbed their brainchild ‘magnetraction’. It was an enormous success for Lib Tech and loads of different corporations at the moment are chasing the identical carrot. You may wager that within the subsequent few seasons each snowboard could have magnetraction or some know-how comparable.
Go to your native store and pull out a daily snowboard and a magnetraction. Check out the underside and you may see that the sides on the magnetraction are wavy like this: ‘~~~~~~~~~~”. That is magnetraction in a nutshell. These oscillating edges are what makes the know-how do it is deal.
It really works as a result of if you consider turning on a daily snowboard with concave edges: “) (“, you’ll discover that your edges solely maintain two actual contact factors within the snow. Solely the 4 widest factors on the board are literally capable of dig into the snow whenever you carve. With magnetraction, the place the oscillating edges peak a brand new contact level is born, so whenever you carve with a magnetraction board you should have a number of extra strong contacts the place the sting meets the snow and thus you’ll maintain a a lot stronger flip and simply look friggen’ superior!
Hey park rats! File the sides of a magnetraction ALL THE WAY TO THE BONE and this board will nonetheless maintain a pleasant edge within the pipe. In different phrases you possibly can get pleasure from all of the rails and packing containers hang-up free (get bucked and also you’re gonna have a nasty time. haha) and nonetheless have the ability to climb up these pipe partitions for some cab 1080s.
In case you occur to be available in the market for a snowboard proper now please contemplate a board with magnetraction. Like I stated, I believe quickly there will not be many boards with out it, so shopping for a daily board for subsequent season would possibly find yourself solely setting you again.