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Old 03-02-2012, 06:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone.
I'm just a beginner and I have been riding for only 2 year (14 days total). Now I'm about to buy my own gear.

My first option were Rossignol Taipan or K2 Raygun. But now I've found local shop that sells Ride Machete at very comparable price. They even have 2011 Machete in another city that is even cheaper. And adding like 30% from my 1st price point I can get Ride DH2.

I will ride mostly groomers, want to practice jumps on flat and natural terrain. And then see how it goes. I would like to get a board that i will ride for 2 years every weekends and still mastering my skill.

I'm thinking to go with Machete but worried that it's kind of intermediate to advanced.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Quite a few people here have bought the Raygun and Machete as their first serious purchase and come away happy.

Spec-wise, on paper, they look very similar so you might wanna just go with whatever's cheaper and use the money saved for boots(most important purchase) and bindings. Can't say much about the Taipan as I've never really looked at Rossi's lineup.

Oh and you can ignore the "advanced" labels and such. Most tech in boards are meant to help you, not hinder you. You just might not notice said tech until you reach intermediate/advanced riding and can tell the different nuisances different boards have to offer.
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