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Old 03-04-2013, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Machete GT or Jones Mountain twin?

I have searched all through the site and and can't really find any useful info on these that will help me make a decision. All 'reviews' online are either short quick circle jerk grabs or just a description of the board telling you it would be great for so and so.
I would like to know just how much camber is in the MGT and if the mountain twin is as 'damp' in comparison.
The GT is easier to get and frankly, cheaper so thats my preference but would be good to hear from guys (or girls) who have ridden both.

I am 5'8'', maybe 170lbs (with gear) and live in Aus.
Done a couple of seasons now and feeling comfortable at a fair pace. Spend a bit of time off the groomers and we don't really get that much in the way of powder.
been riding a 156 signal omni but it gets a bit chattery and edge hold is a little sketchywhen you wind it out.

Want something that's stable at speed, especially in tracked out stuff and hard pack. NO park stuff at all and my hunting around has led me to these two (amongst others but leaning towards these...) that might suit the bill.

Cheers in advance for any input.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For your Machete GT question you may find that answer easier to get at Ride Snowboards - Ride Nation Forum. People like Mr. Tidbit sometimes visit this forum, but you're much more likely to get that kind of specific technical question answered quickly via Ride's forum where their designers/reps hang out. Afraid I can't be of much use otherwise.
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Cheers for that.
I hadn't ever seen that place.
I'll have a look around.
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If you wait until next year the buckup may be a better choice since it has less rocker. Another would be a berzerker or dh2 depending on what type of sidecut you like
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I have not been on the Mtn Twin so comparison is gone. But I have ridden the GT. Personally I dont think it was accessible enough. For someone that has the strength to muscle around a 58 Highlife or a 61 Flow Maverick I shouldnt have had as much trouble as I did getting to the deeper part of the sidecut or getting snap from the tips of a 151. It was just too stiff through the camber zone in my opinion. If you're the type that seems to find most jump oriented decks too soft then you might just be the right rider for the GT, otherwise I think it takes too much effort to ride for the average rider.

As a note on the Twin, it's not true twin. Directional flex and directional camrock. Also in the past Jones have been characteristically harsh riding. Not nice to the body in any choppy cruddy conditions.
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As a note on the Twin, it's not true twin. Directional flex and directional camrock. Also in the past Jones have been characteristically harsh riding. Not nice to the body in any choppy cruddy conditions.
That plus setback.
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I have not been on the Mtn Twin so comparison is gone. But I have ridden the GT. Personally I dont think it was accessible enough. For someone that has the strength to muscle around a 58 Highlife or a 61 Flow Maverick I shouldnt have had as much trouble as I did getting to the deeper part of the sidecut or getting snap from the tips of a 151. It was just too stiff through the camber zone in my opinion. If you're the type that seems to find most jump oriented decks too soft then you might just be the right rider for the GT, otherwise I think it takes too much effort to ride for the average rider.

As a note on the Twin, it's not true twin. Directional flex and directional camrock. Also in the past Jones have been characteristically harsh riding. Not nice to the body in any choppy cruddy conditions.
Out of curiosity, how long did you ride the Machete GT for?
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3-4 top to bottom runs. So if it hadnt been ridden it would need to be broken in. But in the same day I also rode a 61 Ultra Dream, 55 Berzerker, and a 61 Maverick. All of which I could get into the sidecuts and get into the tips easier. The nextt day I rode a brand new Flow Rush 153. Like hadn't cracked the glass yet new, carbon in the tips, Quadrax glass, and still I could get into that easier. Incidently that same amount of time on the Berzerker was enough to solidify it as one of my favorite no-park-everything-else boards I've ever ridden.
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