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Old 03-07-2010, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question All Mountain: Machete or Sierrascope?

First post, sorry it's a board question. I've been riding for about eight years and I'm looking for an all mountain board that I can take in the park but also won't rattle at high speeds. When I'm not in the park (about 50/50) I'm usually carrying a decent amount of speed and I've heard some boards can chatter at high speeds.

I've seen mostly the Ride Machete and Sierrascope recommended for people who want to be able to do both and I was wondering which would be a better pick? I weigh 140-145, 5'9, and wear a size 9 boot. Any help or suggestions would be great! Also, I'm open to suggestions on other boards. Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is this a serious question? A sierrascope for all mountain? What has snowboarding come to? Of the 2...The Ride.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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From my understanding...
the machete is more an all mountain board that you can take into the park... the Sierrascope is just a park board. I'd probably go with the Ride Machete.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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sierrascope is just a park board? have you ridden one?
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The idea that any reverse camber/ anti-camber board is "all mtn" is laughable. What happened to tight responsive, long progressive effective edges?

Now they bend the effective edge off the snow...what next? No more metal edges?
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The idea that any reverse camber/ anti-camber board is "all mtn" is laughable. What happened to tight responsive, long progressive effective edges?

Now they bend the effective edge off the snow...what next? No more metal edges?
To my understanding (sheesh, lol) it's more stable than a lot of rockers since it is not nearly as pronounced (labeled as a lowrise rocker).

Just offering my two cents, which is probably worth less than that.

(And to the guy above that, I'm just going off what sierra says about it. They seem to feel pretty strongly that it's a park board (granted, they also say it's more stable, but I'll let you talk about it since you seem to have ridden it before))
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sierrascope is not an all-mountain board.

but it's super fun as shit.
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I rode a cambered K2 board before switching to the softer 152 Sierrascope. For whatever reason, I felt a lot more stable at high speeds on the Scope than on the K2, and it is tons more playful in the park. If you're looking for a really fun board that CAN ride the entire mountain well (other than all out bombing down black diamonds), I'd highly recommend the Sierrascope.
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The idea that any reverse camber/ anti-camber board is "all mtn" is laughable. What happened to tight responsive, long progressive effective edges?

Now they bend the effective edge off the snow...what next? No more metal edges?
Ummm,... have you even ridden a NeverSummer RC or a Lib-Tech C2??? I guarantee you my T.Rice 157 C2 is an 'AllMountain' board...

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