If you don't know about Magne-Traction, you should. Lib-Tech has pioneered the latest snowboard design revolution by introducing MTX, which incorporates a scalloped edge to increase edge hold in a variety of conditions. I rode this board about 10 days last season, and way fully excited to be on it each and every time. When riding powder, the extra edge hold doesn't translate into slower turning (imagine a serrated-edge knife cutting through a loaf of french bread), but when conditions get choppy, this technology becomes your best friend. Since Lib-tech has a patent on this design, (along with partner companies, Roxy and Rossignol under Mervin Manufacturers), you should keep your search for the ultimate shred stick limited to this family of fine snowboard manufacturers! If you're looking to step up and get your rep up, swoop a Mervin deck and stomp everything this season!