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Old 08-10-2009, 05:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First post but have been doing lots of research on this site. With some help I have narrowed my new freestyle board down to ether the DH2 or the Machete. I am leaning towards the DH2 and will probably pull the trigger on it but.... I weigh in at 210-215 and Rides site says max is 190 on the DH2. The weight for the machete is no problem.

Should i be sticking to Rides guidelines or can I get away with a DH2? I'm not exactly easy on my boards and have had to warranty two libs (they were the proper size so most likely defects). Thanks.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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just to let you know, the dh2 is a much different board than the machete
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know. I am looking for board for mostly park. I have an all mountain board already. I want to go with the DH2 but if I cant I will probably have to go with a Machete.
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If it's mainly for park you'll be fine, with either board. That being said I'm 200lbs and ride a '09 Kink 155 for park and even take it outside the park on groomers. As for being tough on boards they're meant to distroy. I had to warranty my GNU on its first season due to defects. What size you looking at?
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If it's mainly for park you'll be fine, with either board. That being said I'm 200lbs and ride a '09 Kink 155 for park and even take it outside the park on groomers. As for being tough on boards they're meant to distroy. I had to warranty my GNU on its first season due to defects. What size you looking at?
159 wide for the DH2. I actually contacted a ride rep and he said the weight rating on the wide boards is 220+ even though their website says 190. I am going to pick up the DH2. He also said the first run of the DH2 LE (DH2.1) will come in wides so ill be trying to get one of those. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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those are weight recommendations, not max weight allowances. the heavier you are the softer it will feel thats all.
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