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Slash a line through the trees into your favorite park with your new Machete.

Ride decided its Lowrize Rocker Technology needed a flagship and created the brand-new Machete Snowboard so you could slash the powder with less concern about catching an edge and more concern for dialing in that switch 360. Combine that rockertech with Ride’s deep arsenal of snow-taming tricks and some sweet graphics by Morning Breath and you get the hottest thing since your new iPhone touch.
  • LowRize Rocker has curves in all the right places to provide a smooth, hook-free ride
  • Cleave Edge is a full-wrap steel edge for you to detune to your blunt desires
  • New Performance Tuned Core combines aspen and bamboo for lightweight power
  • 85A Slimewalls suck up the impacts to keep you from crying about your shins
  • We have no control over which color base you receive. It's up to Lady Luck�good thing she�s a benevolent wench

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5 5

best board i've ridden

i ride laps through the park on this and throw blowers in 3 foot pow on the 155. best board i have ridden. i've ridden the skate banana and riders choice by lib tech and this topped both. a little stiffer gives more stability and less rocker keeps the chatter down at high speeds. not to mention the awesome graphics. excited to purchase the new one for the coming season!!!!

I'm 6'-1", 185lbs, and wear a 10.5 size...

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I'm 6'-1", 185lbs, and wear a 10.5 size shoe. I've noticed that Ride suggest that rider weight be limited to 175lbs. I've also heard that the Machetes are slightly skinny and anything over size 10 is a stretch. This being said, I was looking at a 160cm Machete, but wondered if I should go with the wide or the regular (given my weight/shoe size). Which would be the best for me?

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Seeing as you are already at pretty much the limit for waist width, I would say go for the wide. BUT any foot under a size 11 should be fine on a deck with a waist width of 250, but that is kinda pushin it. Im 6' 165lbs, have size 12 feet and I ride a Rome machine 154w and the waist is around 260. Weight is obv a key factor in how your deck will handle and ride. Yes it might say that the limit is 175, but you are usually able to play within a 5 lb difference. The wide will have a little different feel, wider construction = different flext patterns. But to be on the safe side go for the wide. You probably wont feel much of a difference from going from a reg to wide. Its just a bit longer for edge transition(obv bec it will take you a split sec longer to turn over a wider deck). But if you ride a wide, you will be able to drop the length a bit for your weight. But when you rock a reverse camber or rocker tech, you are able to ride up to 5cm shorter than you reg lenght board. So if I was to pick up a rocker I could technically ride a 150, altho I wouldn't because I would still be afrair of snappin it. Hope this helps bro

4 5

So after a season...

As I write the powder has turned to slush and park is the only thing worth riding. One of biggest things I disagree with is writing a review about something you haven't really spent much time on. So here ya go...

Pros:

It's quick edge-to-edge transition is not to be messed with. The edge hold is amazing, cuts uphill and holds it- better than Lib's bananatraction anyday ( I rode a BTX Rider's Choice for two years).

Lightweight. Very light, profiled to have thinner nose and tail, reducing overall swing weight on this bad mother. 270's out of everything are no thang at all.

The base holds wax and is a really strong base, can stand up to rocks and rails.

Slimewallllss arrrreeee tiiiighhht.

Morning Breath artwork = not boring graphics, stand out from the lames in the line. http://morningbreathinc.com/

Good in pow and park, switch pow and hot pow too!

Cons:

May be narrow for you if you're running a 10.5 boot or bigger.

Not fast enough, the Machete is quick to accelerate but tops out quick too. I've made this board go as fast as it can possibly go, I would like to go faster, and that's using quality wax appropriate for the temperature.

More Pros:

Worth every penny, kill your quiver, mad pop.

Call me: (801) 243-2169 {This may or may not be my #, DON'T mention my name}.

5 5

Best. Board*. Ever.

Gear Tested With: Ride RFLs, Ride Nitrane (9-11), Ride Delta (9-11)Gear Compared to: Palmer Honeycomb 4 with Forum bindings (not sure the name, but with the hilarious "Happy Boarding" painting on the back), Burton Custom 2010 (not sure on the bindings - Ride brand though)Conditions ridden in: Full range, from thin, icy, sketch, up to a good amount of powder (6-10")Days ridden: 12+Impressions: I really, really love this board. I was expecting to have some trouble on steeper/thinner conditions, but honestly, this board slayed everything I could possibly ride through. After I got used to the board (turning is a little different than a camber board, but not any more or less difficult, just a few slight muscle shifts that need to be relearned), I spent a day at Stratton VT switching boards with 2 friends.Compared to a Palmer Honeycomb 4, this board has more flex, more pop, and is a bit less stable at super high speeds. All of these are *slight* differences - honestly, I personally felt more comfortable on the Machete because I felt more maneuverable and agile. It was only very slightly slower when we both pointed and bombed. It might not have even been slower, due to the fact that I am much less experienced than the rider on the HC4.The Burton Custom. Honestly, I did not enjoy riding the Custom at all. I could see how it would be a fun park board, but it didn't have enough firmness for my liking. Too much flex, in my mind, for thin conditions. It was also noticeably slower - I was similar in skill level to the rider on the Custom, and I regularly beat him when we both pointed.Verdict: Sick board. Buy this thing with confidence. It handled all kinds of conditions, let me carve like crazy, yet was still fun to throw around in the park.Lo-Rize Rocker is no joke.

*Obviously, your definition of "best" may differ from mine. I think that Ride's set of compromises for this board really make it a stellar all-mountain stick worthy of purchase from anyone at any skill level. Easily the most fun I've had on a board, period.

Hey guys,
I really am considering getting...

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Hey guys,
I really am considering getting the Machete but I am not sure if it's wide enough. I have Burton Moto b oots in size 9.5 and I ride the rome agent 152 from like '05 or '06 and it seems like my toes go over the edge too much.... maybe it's just me. I don't really notice it while riding unless I am leaning it over super hard but I just thought the machete was narrower than that and I don't want too narrow of a board. Any ideas? I think I would do best on the 152 as I am 5'7" and about 165. any input is appreciated. Are there boots that are significantly smaller in footprint and bulk? Maybe made by ride?

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for your weight, Ride recommends a 155 (maximum suggested weight = 165) or the 158 which accommodates riders up to 175 lbs. Either of these will be a tad wider than the 152. I don't think you should have a problem with a 9.5 boot, especially if you're not noticing it right now. How wide is the waist on your Agent?

5 5

Slimewalls rule!

Slimewalls DOMINATE.

Lots of ice/crud/hardpack in Michigan. Riding these slimewalls was thoroughly enjoyable. This board rocks on kickers and park jumps. Stable at speed, smooth as butta landings. And the flex is wicked good. Moderate rocker shape didn't wash out on ice, held a decent edge. Probably wouldn't use it as my powder board when I go out west, but it's a solid all-mountain performer.

ready for the 'chete

ready for the 'chete

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just got it today. riding tonight. giggity.

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what kind of bindings are you putting on it

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Last year's Cartels. Looking at trying to get some Targas maybe or if I could find Triads on the cheap, because I've got two decks now & only one set of bindings.

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Check Brociety often for deals on bindings.

5 5

Recomended

For a park board, on rails, I love it. Took me awhile to feel comfy on booters, but all in all its great. I do have the LE though and the pop stix make a difference.

Yeah!!

Yeah!!

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Lovin the new Machete, it's seen ice, groomers, and thrives in pow!

I am debating between the Ride Machete,...

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I am debating between the Ride Machete, K2 Slayblade and the Yes. Snowboards Typography. I do mostly powder and all-mountain boarding in Utah (Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, and Solitude) but want to get more into rails and booters. Any suggestions? Has anyone had any experience with the Yes. Snowboards?

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I hear good things about the Slayblade. Asking about the "Yes" snowboards, here's a review I came across the other day...

http://southofthenorth.blogspot.com/2009/12/yes-we-can-snowboard-review-buy-this.html

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Machete is awfully soft for an all-mtn ride, slayblade is tip-to-tail carbon and flatline technology so not bad but your gonna want some more rocker if your looking for a pow-ish board. Check out lib-tech's Travis Rice with the C2 so you get the best of both worlds, or try Burton's Flying-V, its the same concept as the C2.

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Machete is awfully soft for an all-mtn ride, slayblade is tip-to-tail carbon and flatline technology so not bad but your gonna want some more rocker if your looking for a pow-ish board. Check out lib-tech's Travis Rice with the C2 so you get the best of both worlds, or try Burton's Flying-V, its the same concept as the C2.

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I'm not really sure what GangstaGangsta245 is trying to say about the Machete. It is not all that much softer than a Palmer Honeycomb 4 - which is itself a *super* rigid board. I've been using it as my all mountain board all season, and by all mountain, I mean, anything *but* the park. I hit up the park maybe 2 runs in a given day, but most of the time is spent carving down anything and everything. The machete has kept up with all other boards I ride with, and it does it much more comfortably than most.

5 5

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I have been riding 20 years now and I have been on a lot of decks. This is the best board I have ever ridden. It holds an edge on ice, charges through choppy, bumpy conditions, floats in pow super good thanks to lowrize rocker. The slimewalls take out all the chatter. The board is super lively and has tons of pop!! Its super light too! Ride has this thing figured out no doubt!!! Some people think this is just a park board, but this thing will charge the whole mountain!!! This is for real!! I have size 11 Ride Duece boots and I am 6'3" and 230 lbs. I am on a 161 wide. Its perrrrfect!!!

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Hey Kelly, what made you go 161 instead of 164 at 6'3"? I'm 6'2" 190 and looking to get the 164..

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I went with the 161 because this is my board I will ride on mostly groomer days to play around on. I got the Slackcountry for my powder deck at a 164. The 161 is perfect for me. It charges super hard and is way stable at high speed, but it's short enough to spin and play on.

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Awesome, i'm 6' and 215 lbs - got a 161 wide in the mail right now. Can't wait to rock it out next week!

5 5

Wish I could marry it

I do love the ladies, but who needs em when you've got this board? If I could propose to a snowboard, I'd be eloping to Vegas with this one right now.

I used to have my park board and my pow board, switching out depending on the day. The Machete is hands down the best snowboard I've ever been on. Slay's the powder and makes jumps and rails in the park easier than ever. The slimewall reduces chatter that is common in many rocker'd boards and the popsticks in it will make you ollie over lil groms tryin to poach you line.

Gone are the days of switching out your board depending on a park/pow day. Now you've got that extra time for one more run or one more beer at the bar.

5 5

Straight up....

dope.
thats all i gotta say.

5 5

No wonder it's a winner

I've had a lot of Ride boards in my day (Concept UL, Timeless, Prophet, Crush, Kashmir, Society, Exile etc.), and the Machete is one of my favorites. I'm not a tech-y person (leave that to my husband), but I do know that this board is fun and reliable in every condition. I've ridden it on what Utahns call "ice" (not blue ice like what East Coasters are familiar with), groomers, and in three feet of pow. It handles well in everything. I love its versatility and the fact that it can charge the mountain and carve aggressively but also be playful and fun and float through pow. You can't go wrong with this board.

Unanswered Question

My son is 15 and wants a new snowboard. ...

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My son is 15 and wants a new snowboard. He hasn't been snowboarding very long, only 2 years and hasn't don't much snowboarding in those 2 years. Anyway, he weighs about 145 and is 5'71/2. He is more about doing tricks then powder. Can you tell me if this would be a good board for him and what size I would need to buy.

5 5

Booya!!! eri3445090

Probably the best reverse style snowboard on the mountain! perfect balance of flex vs. Pop.
and you can go 100mph on ice, which you cant do on regular reverse camber.
Oh and did i mention that it floats on powder like its going out of style!!!

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