The Cobra is a different beast. Definitely a fun board and more of a carver. However, the Cobra is not as damp or stable as the Machete. Honestly, I don't know which of the two have more pop. I'm sure the Cobra is better in the powder though just be design, but that is pure speculation as I had no powder to ride with the Machete GT.
I really want more time with the GT. I might have to hit up the rep to see if I can get my hands on it.
if you have the chance please post a review
specialy comparing the Machete GT with cobra and the SL