Tanner (or Schubert) was right about a few things. One: Riding down the mountain bare-asses can be liberating. Two: Don't go changin'! That doesn't just apply to your favorite mountain. It also applies to the Machete. Why change something that has proven year after year to be an all-mountain freestyle deck with something for every rider? The Machete's twin shape features rocker to lift the tip and tail out of the snow for floatation as well as easy turn initiation and a catch-free feel at the contact points. The board profile gently transitions into a flat zone underfoot for stability and consistent tracking when you are cruising groomers. Strength is added and vibration is absorbed by our proprietary Slimewall technology, while Carbon Slimerods add that pop and rebound you are looking for when you're lapping the park. With a long history in our line, the Machete has proven itself as an all mountain freestyle board that is a cut above the competition.
Bend: Twin Rocker
Insert System: 2x4
Core: PERFORMANCE™ CORE
+ High strength Aspen is combined with Bamboo and lightweight Paulownia wood to provide the perfect balance of strong and light.
Fiberglass / Carbon Inlays:
+ CARBON ARRAY™ LAMINATES
+ CARBON SLIMERODS®
Base: SINTERED BASE
+ High-end sintered 4000 Ptex base material that is more durable, harder and faster than extruded.
Edge: CLEAVE EDGE™ STEEL
+ Nearly 50% more steel, delivers unmatched resistance to edge cracking and can be detuned to larger radii.
+ ROLL IN SLIMEWALLS®
+ STANDARD TOP SHEET: Durable topsheet with graphics only RIDE can bring you.
+ THIN CON: ALL RIDE boards feature Thin Construction with tapered tips and tails, reduced swing weight, enhanced tip flex and the sidewall runs past the effective edge.
+ BIAXIAL GLASS: 90° and 0° angles, fun and forgiving.
+ IMPACT PLATES: Added underneath each binding area to improve compressive strenth and prevent board breaks where it matters most. Offered in two levels - single and double.
Some of our snowboard bases have something which is called colour rotation - meaning base colors are flipped or reversed on certain models. This helps the environment by reducing waste during production.