Ride Machete - 2010

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Foolishly I made the executive decision to exclude the Ride Machete from our reviews back in the Summer. Oh what a plonker I’ve been. The Machete has completely blown up this season. The lowrize rocker makes the Machete forgiving and floaty, but the Carbon Array 3 reinforcement, Aspen and Bamboo core and Linear Carbon make sure none of that lovely pop is lost from the equation. Basically this board was always set to take off. Now with ton’s of awards under it’s belt from the likes of Transworld Snowboard Mag and Snowboarder magazine, I’ve been shamed into including the Machete.. I won’t be underestimating Ride’s new releases again. Reports are the Machete kills everything in it’s path, like a… erm.. machete in a stick fight?

Manufacturer's Description:

The Machete features Ride’s new LowRize rocker with LowRize specific sidecut to lose the hook without sacrificing pop. Cutting through the competition, this go anywhere freestyle deck combines our new techs with proven Fusion 4000 Base™, 85A Slimewalls® and Cleave Edge™ for a smooth twin built to last.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for rail riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2010

Available Lengths (cm):
152, 155, 157W, 158, 160, 161W, 162, 164W

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

Thin Con
85A Slimewalls®
LowRize Rocker
Carbon Array 3
Cleave Edge™
Performance Tuned Core (Aspen & Bamboo)
Biaxial Glass
Linear Carbon
Fusion 4000 Base™
2x4 Inserts

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What colour is powder?

snocountry on March 21, 2010 at 07:45 PM

First,  before I purchased the Ride Machete I was an intermediate Rider who stayed mostly on groomed runs,  hit a few jumps and enjoyed powder days.

The Machete has opened up so much more of the mountain to me.  Now I am playing in the moguls,  the glades and looking for big and small jumps (Machete is so forgivable on the landings). 

When the powder comes I am hitting the steeps,  even if it has the boulder size moguls.  At times the Machete feels like I am riding a wave, especially in the moguls. 

I can still carve the groomed stuff,  though there is nose and tail chatter at higher speeds.  I noticed the chatter at medium speeds but a slight adjustment in my riding style and the chatter went away.  Haven’t figured it out yet for the higher speeds.

In short the Machete is nimble for the moguls and gives you pop to soar the jumps.

At the end of the day I have a bigger smile.

LOCA on April 21, 2010 at 04:10 AM

The Ride Machete is the shittt. I used to have a old GNU Carbon High beam snowboard, i thought is was pretty good in park, but when i got my Machete it blew me away. The machete can float through powder with the new LowRise Rocker. Probally the most forgivable snowboard ive riden.

Rico on May 18, 2010 at 09:33 AM

Hi, Rich/Tom do you guys have a chance to try the 2011 version of this? I have the 2010 version and really like it. Just wondering how much does the addition of pop stix affect the ride.

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