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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Machete vs Rook... Nudge me.

I know either will be great for what I want. I know what size I want in each. I just need a nudge to make my decision final. Please please no other suggestions. It could just make things more difficult.

It'll be for powder, all mountain, and jumpage, but still fun for jibbing. Basically if there is decent snow, but not enough to warrant an all day powder hunt day, and I can't decide what I feel like riding that day, I bring this board, cause it can handle everything well enough. So from riding pow in the morning, to park just before and after lunch, and jibbing to end the day out. Or something like that.

Of course if I can proform a DH2.2 then thats my choice. I'll update when that info comes.

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the machete seems more suitable as a pow-capable park board

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i've read a review indicating that the rook not only excels at park but it also can rock the pipe and powder. proof - it's got the beefed up edges for rails, carbon x's for pop and the longer, shovel tip/tail for powder. but, it's the sintered base that really sells it for me over the machete. it's been reviewed numerous times and always gets praises. it's on my hit list for next year.
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I'm a rook fan for sure that board was so playful and fun and just a better ride in my opinion than the Machete. But either way you'll be stoked on either.


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i've read a review indicating that the rook not only excels at park but it also can rock the pipe and powder. proof - it's got the beefed up edges for rails, carbon x's for pop and the longer, shovel tip/tail for powder. but, it's the sintered base that really sells it for me over the machete. it's been reviewed numerous times and always gets praises. it's on my hit list for next year.
The machete's base is sintered as well
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hmmm, ur right, fusion 4000, not 1500. my wish for 2011: companies just state sintered or extruded and quit the marketing b.s. the OP's decision just got a tad more difficult.
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hmmm, ur right, fusion 4000, not 1500. my wish for 2011: companies just state sintered or extruded and quit the marketing b.s. the OP's decision just got a tad more difficult.
yep, they usually do just tell you if its sintered or extruded, even before you asked them to do it for 2011

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yeah, i guess everyone should know what the molecular weights of extruded and sintered p.e. is, so funky board tech names like fusion 1500 and fusion 4000 would be intuitive. nitro is worse - speed formula, hi-def fh and scratch'n'rip bases. wtf?
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I haven't had a chance to ride mine yet, but after being able to see it in person...I am glad with my decision so far. The slimewalls, lowrize rocker, sintered base, and centered stance are what sold me on the Machete. I've heard some great things about so far.
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