magna traction is awsome but the lib tech boards ive ridden take a touch to get used to, also i would wait on that another year. I read that alot of patents are becoming public or something along those lines like this year which would enable/create alot more development in bannana tech and magna traction along with other companies variations due to the competition. Not that lib tech isnt a sweet company but theres alot out there and theres gonna be alot more product development. But there is no reason that magnatraction is pointless on the west coast, ice is everywhere and why not have one ski that can shred no matter what. I ride the 09 line blends on both coasts.