Surgically precise, all-mountain freestyle machine.
There's been a major resurgence in true twin, all-mountain freestyle decks, and the Ride Machete Snowboard has been at the forefront of this movement, blurring the line between your park board and what you'd use for shredding the entire mountain. This medium-flexing board lays waste to icy groomers, park laps, gigantic backcountry jumps, and even untouched powder.
So, how does the Machete maintain its all-mountain prowess, despite it being a true twin shape? Well, you can thank its LowRize Rocker, which gives it a surfy, park-friendly feel without sacrificing edge control and high-speed stability. The board is basically flat underfoot. It then rockers up at the tip and tail, just lifting its contacts off the snow. This gives you the catch-free feel you desire in a freestyle deck with the stability and high-speed handling characteristics of flat-camber boards. Plus, it floats in powder much better than its true twin shape would suggest, thanks to the rockered tip and tail.
Equipped with a Pop Rods 1.0 core, the Machete gives you a damp feel with tons of pop for boosting off large kickers and park features without the overly-stiff flex usually associated with snappy, high-end freestyle decks. This is achieved by Ride strategically wrapping carbon rods through nose and tail regions to achieve massive pop. Add in the ultra-tough and impact absorbing Slimewalls, and you have a one-board quiver for all of your freestyle endeavors.
- True twin
- LowRize Rocker (rockered tip and tail, flat underfoot)
- Pop Rods 1.0 core (carbon rods wrap a urethane slime core)
- Carbon Array 3 laminates
- Cleave Edge Steel
- Biaxial fiberglass
- Fusion 4000 sintered base
Share your thoughts
At 5'7", 165lbs and 10.5 boot, what size would be best so that I can still use this as an all mountain board?
I'd go 155 if you want to ride more park and 158 if you want to ride more free ride.