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Old 10-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm in the market for a new stick and I need some help. I've narrowed it down to two boards: the 2013 Ride Machete GT and the 2013 Never Summer Cobra X. I've heard a lot of amazing things about both of these boards but I am still struggling with a decision. Both boards are about the same price, which is not an issue.

I've been snowboarding for about 8-9 years now and I have more of a freeride kind of style, but I want to start flirting with freestyle and learning some new tricks. I love to shred powder and I love to have fun on the mountain and I'm not a huge park rider, but I do enjoy the park from time to time.

Also, I am coming off of a traditional camber board, so I'm a little sketched out by the Cobra's hybrid camber. How does the Machete's Lowrize camber compare to this?

By the way, I'm 6'2 and I weigh about 165 (size 13 feet). Which length of these boards would you suggest? I was feeling the 160-163 range.

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I'm in the market for a new stick and I need some help. I've narrowed it down to two boards: the 2013 Ride Machete GT and the 2013 Never Summer Cobra X. I've heard a lot of amazing things about both of these boards but I am still struggling with a decision. Both boards are about the same price, which is not an issue.

I've been snowboarding for about 8-9 years now and I have more of a freeride kind of style, but I want to start flirting with freestyle and learning some new tricks. I love to shred powder and I love to have fun on the mountain and I'm not a huge park rider, but I do enjoy the park from time to time.

Also, I am coming off of a traditional camber board, so I'm a little sketched out by the Cobra's hybrid camber. How does the Machete's Lowrize camber compare to this?

By the way, I'm 6'2 and I weigh about 165 (size 13 feet). Which length of these boards would you suggest? I was feeling the 160-163 range.

Thanks
Strange question - two quite different boards. Machete GT is an aggressive(-ish) all-mountain freestyle twin, while the Cobra is a directional freeride machine....

Re. size: With your weight you should probably be on a 158 for the Cobra and the Machete Gt tops out at 160 anyway. However, both could be a bit narrow for your size 13 boots, so you might be better off with a wide, in which case the Ride 158w is a good match size wise.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you choose MGT then 158 is enough for your weight and for your foot size. It has rocker-camber-rocker profile. Cobra is camber-rocker-camber.

I'm 6'2 185 lbs size 12.5 boot and I have a MGT 158. unfortunately I haven't tried it yet.
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These are two completely different boards.

If you want to start messing with park then the MacheteGT (its a twin). And I would for sure not get anything bigger than the 158w and if you were in my shop I'd be pushing you at the 155w. Its a gnarly ass board. Lots of carbon. And at 165 with it rockered and wide you will be fine in deeper snow.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I know they are both very different boards but i guess I was just looking for a more versatile board. I'd like a board that I could take all over the mountain but wouldnt have a problem with the park. So it sounds like the GT is for me!

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