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Old 02-16-2011, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ride Machete vs Ride DH2 vs NS SL vs NS Evo

Hi all,

In the market for a new board since mine cracked.

I'm 5'10, 185lbs and ride mainly 50% groomers and 50% terrain park (mainly jumps, with a bit of rails).

I consider myself intermediate rider.

Which board do you guys recommend I get between the ones I listed above? I know the machete is super popular, but the SL also seems to be gaining momentum.

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've only tried the two Ride boards out of those. However, I do own a Never Summer board and it is very good quality.

With that said, keep in mind that the DH2 is a great jump board, but is stiffer than all the other boards you are considering. If you do any kind of jibbing, the DH2 is not an ideal candidate.

I prefer the Machete over the DH2 for all-mountain freestyle riding. The LowRize rocker is awesome. Mellow rocker profile throughout. It's a mid-stiff board and is also a good jumper. Very stable board as well through short-medium-long carves or just straight b-lining. Slimewalls will do that to a board

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Lots of people here can chime in on the Never Summers. I'm inclined to believe that the SL will be the better of those. Everything I hear about NS Evo is that it's soft.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with Leo:

Machete or SL, the Evo will not be comfortable riding the groomers and the DH2 will not be comfortable doing jibs.

SL is rocker/camber tech, Machete is rocker. I think both are great boards...
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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my boy bought the DH2.4 limited and loves it. Super flexy, we're (him more than me) are just starting jibbing, but I'm trying and he just loves the ride. Park, jumps or just bombing the blacks. He was on a Ride Kink before if that matters.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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In own a Machete, shit handles anything.So you know what i think.
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