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Wrong board delivered! Send back or keep?

Hello,

I ordered the 162w Ride DH2 but the delivery man just gave me the 164w Machete. I'm 195cm tall and weigh 80 kilos. This is supposed to be my all-mountain freestyle board. Is there a big difference between these two models (these particular sizes) or could I just keep the Machete and use it nearly the same way? I don't think the shop has the DH2 and I'm in a hurry cause I'm going on a snowboard trip in the alps this weekend.

EDIT: I already have a Ride Kink 156w for park riding ...
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i'd go with the ride dh2. first off the dh2 is $80 more so your actually losing money, plus if the dh2 fits your riding style more your losing out even more.


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My mom paid on delivery and it was the regular machete price so thats no problem.

As far as my riding style is concerned, I need a board for doing medium jumps, riding powder and going at higher speeds with ski riding friends ...
Keeping the machete would really be the much easier solution since there wouldn't be enough time to exchange before the trip. Plus the shop renewed the stock information - they don't have the dh2 (just like every other shop in germany)

As it is 2cm longer, I figured it would be not that much softer than the dh2 and thus not too close to my park-only-board, the kink.
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I'd be pissed, the DH2 is nicer than the Kink for sure. The Kink has more of a rocker and has less pop. Ride rates the DH2 as a 7/10 in stiffness but i've rode this years model and it's pretty flexible. You're kind of stuck though as it looks like Ride itself is sold out of the DH2..
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I think you got me wrong, the kink (2010 so it is soft, but has camber) is my park board already, what I got delivered right now instead of the dh2 is the machete.
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The Machete is a softer board than the mid-stiff DH2. The Machete is pretty dead center of mid-flex spectrum. The size difference doesn't matter because the Machete supports a lower weight range than a equal size DH2 because of the softer flex.

The Machete is a good enough all-mountain board, but it really does shine in the freestyle side of things. Not for jibs, but for jumps. However, the DH2 has considerably more pop than the Machete although the latter is no slacker in that department.

If you're looking for stability and speed, the DH2 wins. Will the Machete be horrible? Not by any means. It is a really good all-mountain freestyle board. It will also ride the powder better than the DH2.

I personally like the Machete more than the DH2. But I ride all-mountain freestyle. I have a separate all-mountain stick.

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Well for jibs and rails I have the Kink so the machete would be used only for riding and jumps. I think the lack of pop will not be a big problem, I don't really do massive jumps and I only have the Kink to compare it to :-D

The most important question for me is if the difference between kink and machete concerning riding itself is still big enough so that it is not stupid to own both of these boards
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Well for jibs and rails I have the Kink so the machete would be used only for riding and jumps. I think the lack of pop will not be a big problem, I don't really do massive jumps and I only have the Kink to compare it to :-D

The most important question for me is if the difference between kink and machete concerning riding itself is still big enough so that it is not stupid to own both of these boards
No, no... you misunderstood. It doesn't lack pop. Far from it. Just less than the ultra super duper poppy DH2.

It is very different from the kink. The Kink is a soft board that excels at jibbing. The Machete excels at jumps and hitting everything on the way down the slopes.


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It is very different from the kink. The Kink is a soft board that excels at jibbing. The Machete excels at jumps and hitting everything on the way down the slopes.
According to this definition and the fact that it does even better in powder, the machete is perfect for me. Thank you
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Good luck with it! I haven't rode the new Kink yet, but the DH2 is ridiculously fun.. I got it for hitting park/backcountry jumps but so far with the shit conditions I've only been riding rails and haven't got caught up once, it's saved me a number of times where I would eat it on my regular cambered boards. Let me know how the Kink is, but you should probably complain, get some free shit, maybe a bit of a refund?
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