Advice on Ride Machete vs. K2 Slayblade
Hey, everyone. I don't think my last post went through so here it is. Basic stats: 5'9", 170 lbs, currently riding a 2010 Rome Headline 156. Looking to up my versatility with either the Ride Machete or K2 Slayblade. I ride in the midwest and east coast (ie. hardpack, ice, groomers, not much pow)
I basically freeride, and love going fast and carving. I'm also starting to work on some ground tricks and jumps. I eventually also want to ride switch as much as I ride regular. Not much park and no jibbing.
Overall, I'm looking for a board that'll hold up at high speeds, hold an edge while carving, but at the same time is versatile enough to do ground tricks, small jumps, and ride switch as much as regular.
Any advice from you intermediate-to-advanced riders who have rode these sticks would be great.
Thanks in advance.