I bought this board after my Ride Machete cracked on me. I live on the East Coast in NJ so most of what I ride is ice but we do get our fair share of chest deep powder. I also ordered from the assorted colors and received an orange/black.
Magnetraction cuts right into the ice like its not even there. Muuuuch better than any boards I have ridden including the machete.
It seems to have slightly less immediate pop than my machete but the pop is much more controlled. I was able to hop onto rails and hit the larger jumps no problem.
Awesome just awesome. The banana just floats.
Its my favorite all around board to date and I am a die hard Mervin Industries believer now!