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Old 11-22-2011, 02:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, here it is. Back in around 2000, I bought a 162 Rozzy Nomad all mountain board. Didn't really use it for a few years, but soon found myself going to Sunshine Village at least a few times a week during a couple winters where my ability went from greens/blues to triple black diamond runs and all that crazy steep pow fun. Did some tricks, method, 180, but nothing more than that really. My board is really heavy, being a wide board with a waist measurement of 275, which is good clearance. Very stiff board that actually does amazingly well in powder, until you wanna jump or do any tricks in the air or otherwise with it. On a few occasions I'd do some butters or ride switch, but my binding setup was quite freeride positive, lol.

Anyways, went out at the end of last season and it got me stoked on riding again. My local hill, Castle Mountain is steep and deep with three different parks - no half pipe.
I love doing up the powder, but this winter I'd like to try out a new stance more made for tricking out/switch, but REALLY concerned about not being able to handle the pow days as well as with the old rozzy. Maybe someone could shed light on the technology since 2000 that would help an all mountain freestyle board such as the 2011 Ride Machete 161w that I have set aside for tomorrow. It's definitely not as stiff, or as heavy. I hear somewhat mixed reviews about the boards attitude in powder. I wanna jump and trick it up, try out rails, but just curious if I'm going to be losing a lot with not using an all mountain board like the rozzy was. I'm presuming the technology in even the most freestyle oriented board would beat out a freeride board made 11 years ago, maybe not.

I'm stoked on the Machete, but wanna make sure I'm not gonna be disappointed in spending $370 bucks on it. Also wouldn't mind the readers insights into whether to upgrade board first or bindings/boots? I figure board first, but it means I'll be using all mountain Salomon bindings/boots with the Machete.
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Um yes, a new machete will blow the old board away

You can find cheap bindings these days as well

If you're gonna be riding a lot again, might as well get yourself some decent gear.
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yea man if you can afford the new setup you should go for it.
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yea man if you can afford the new setup you should go for it.
Hah, yeah well $$ is always the question isn't it. Cringing at the thought of being short cash to pay for a lift ticket in January, but chomping at the bit to grab that new board. Yeah, thinking long term or attempting to. Gonna be a good progression year with the invasion of the park in my riding. Already practicing with my rozzy on a 4 by 4 post. I know, terrible for the board, but had nothing else and wanted to try out the balance. Tomorrow, decision time. To sacrifice and boldly purchase that new board... I'm dreaming of a ''''Ride'''' Christmas ...
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If the boots are comfortable and fit well there is no reason to change them. They should still suit whatever freestyle riding you might be adding. The bindings can probably wait too, or scour Craigslist, the classifieds here, Ebay etc...for a newer cheap pair. I say go for it on the board. The difference in the board from 2000 to now will be significant.
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If the boots are comfortable and fit well there is no reason to change them. They should still suit whatever freestyle riding you might be adding. The bindings can probably wait too, or scour Craigslist, the classifieds here, Ebay etc...for a newer cheap pair. I say go for it on the board. The difference in the board from 2000 to now will be significant.
Yeah, there's always room for improvement with comfort and I'm sure the boots now are more comfy, loose and firmer than what I'm using now. I'm just determining the board is more important. Boots are not the best by the end of the day,, foot burn more than when new, that's for sure.
Shockingly the bindings I have were VERY cheap set at the time. The guy threw them into the deal for like 80 bucks as I recall, lol. Amazing to think that they've lasted all this time, despite all the more expensive bindings. Not saying this is common, but got lucky not to have a melon product. Got lucky with the Nomad too. Learned rapidly all over the mountain (minus tricks) and with this beginner board I was able to handle triple blacks, which is quite a compliment to Rossignal considering the price, haha.

Two things about the board. Are you recommending I get this board because it will handle powder days as well as my all mountain rozzy of 11 years old can?? The Machete is a tad shorter and not as stiff.

Cheers!

Nevermind eh, I just bought the Ride Machete 161w. The shop guy that just bought the same board gave me the mental OK.

Last edited by Peaceryder; 11-23-2011 at 06:38 PM. Reason: Choice made. May the Machete smoothly roll through any snow which has been blown onto my big mountain freestyle path.
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