didnt they say on their site that ski-inspired sidecut works well on skis and OK on snowboards? but the magne traction thing is designed for a snowboard stance? how are skiers going to pressure the edge correctly? we can only put pressure on the edge by tipping the ski to either side, whereas a snowboarder can actually flew the board under his own control to better utilize the edge, which i think is how the magne traction works... i'm curious. and yeah, they are ugly.