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Old 01-25-2010, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ride Machete or Turbo Dream

Went to the store today to buy a 159 turbo dream, but the owner of the store was trying really hard to change my decision to a 158 machete. He said he really liked the turbo dream but never had as much fun as he had with the machete. He also mentioned that he was very impressed with the sidewalls of the machete. I always figured that the machete was more of a park board and I am only in the park about 20%-30%, but he was saying it was just as good all mountain as the turbo dream.

They were both pretty much the same price and he only had one left of each so I don't really think he was trying to sway me one way for sales purposes, but I could be wrong of course.

I told him I would research the machete and come back later in the week.

Anyone have any opinions on the machete?
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Going back to the store today. anyone have an opinion?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ride Machete is a highly popular board. My Co-Worker rides a Turbo Dream and he loves it. It says a lot because he used to be a NeverSummer employee a while back. I can't personally tell you about either because I've never ridden them. I will at the upcoming test fest though, but that will be too late for you lol.

I'm actually really looking forward to riding the 2011 Ride Machete.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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From some discussions I've seen (including some at the Ride Forums) it sounds like the Machete can do both the park and be an all mountain board. If you're absolutely insane on the groomers than you might want to go with the turbo dream, but I imagine for almost anything else it'd be fine (and from the looks between the two you'd prefer it whenever you were in the park).
Now, if you want to do powder and stuff, then you might want to go with the Turbo Dream.

(All of this is based off of hearsay though... can you demo either by chance? )

Overall, they're both supposed to be good boards. Win-Win situation I think.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, went downstairs today and the machete was already sold. He said he could get me another one but I decided to just go ahead and take the turbo dream. After doing some research on the machete it does seem like a great board, hopefully I will get a chance to demo it sometime this year or next.
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