The Ride Machete Snowboard is amazingly fun to ride and virtually indestructible. The Machete can take some serious abuse in the park and locks into street jibs with it's LowRize rocker profile that delivers massive pop while remaining playful enough to lock in a press on just about anything you can find. The Pop Rods dish up extra power for big gaps and less washed out landings in the battle zone. Step up your game and rip the competition to shreds with the Ride Machete.
I got this board for christmas and its incredible. The camber technology really allows you to do things you cannot usually do on normal snowboards. It can spin on a dime, and this board does well with my aggressive carving. This board is fast! (might be because it is brand new but i ride much faster than i ever had before) this board is stiff and it is so responsive. I thought jibbing is better on felxy boards, but i was wrong. I have had the best rail sessions with this board so far. Jumps are this board's strong point. It can spin so well! BTW, this board is rediculuouly light. I was afraid of the graphics being too flashy but it ended up looking like I have a neon underglow when I ride. Sick all mountain board. Definately recommend
The Ride Machete snowboard & the Ride Rodeo bindings are both great! I bought the setup for my son and he loves it! The response of the board, the fitment of the bindings, he couldn't be happier. Plus the Grenade watch as a free gift is just cool. Very pleased with the entire purchase!
Perfect flex compare to my Capita and Lib Tech. This is a rad board and super stable when you are bombing. Great for west coast snow and terrain. The rocker shape is nice because There is no edge catch. Truly a great riding board at a really good price compared to others.
pure badassery. Good pop, super fun park board and can handle the back country terrain.. I dig this board, only negative feedback its not as responsive/edgy as my DH dfc but in exchange offers better pop and less edge catch on the jibing.
Have loved all my Ride boards since day 1, and this just kicks it up a notch, great board for park, and every inch of the mountain and durable as heck! The board looks super sick and I would reccomend Ride and this board to any!! Only downside I have found is it is heavy, but nothing to stop you from loving!!
I haven't went on the slopes yet going in a week but I've ordered the board with the green flow bindings and it looks badass! Tried the board on and it has nice pop can't wait to try it out on the mountain!
I can't begin to describe how much I love this board. I should have upgraded years ago and at this price, it should have been a no-brainer. I used to use an old Morrow board - and by old, I mean 1990's. Transitioning to the Machete was a night and day difference. I had never felt comfortable riding toeside on my old board and this board practically forces you into it. It's incredibly naturally feeling and easy to guide. The moment I took it off a jump, I seriously yelled out "Holy ****" because I couldn't believe how much air I got from a simple liftoff. It would have taken all my strength and more to get my old board that high. This board is a dream come true and I can't wait to take it out again.
I bought this board for all mountain and ended up being pretty good in the park. The pop rods in the board make it amazing for jumps because the pop is great. Little stiff but is definitely a solid board its a bang for its buck.
This is my new favorite board. Ive been riding a DC PLY mostly for the last few years. Thats a 5 star board too but this one is just a little more well rounded for freestyle riding. They are about the same weight but I feel the Ride is easier to control on boxes and off jumps. It rides park to powder without missing a beat. Its stiff enough to launch booters and its shape makes it great for jibs and floating powder. I havent had it too long but I feel it holds wax better than my PLY. The one thing though is that at high speeds with light cover, it can get a little squirly. If you're bombing hills alot, maybe go with the GT model since thats got micro camber rather than the flat to rocker on this one
Just got off my first day with the board. Im in love the board is a little stiffer than id hope for but other than that great pop forgiving in choppy conditions and a blast to ride! I can definatly see myself progressing my skills on this board for a while
I have the 149 and am 5' 3" and I love it; pretty significant size change from my previous board. The board's profile is awesome and it's a major upgrade from my previous board. I love how versatile it is and it took me to the next level. On top of that, the design is cool as hell.
My only complaint is the durability of the surface of the board around the edges. Board's get scratched and knicks happen all the time, it just seems like this particular one's finish makes it prone to that. I have been riding it on average 5-3 times a month this season and it looks like my old board did after 4 seasons. I don't take it in the park and I am very mindful of other people knocking in the back of it, however, even the slightest bump results in a nice size gash on the edge; causing peeling and deeper chips. I love this board, but because of this I am not sure it is going to last long.
I am still giving it 4 stars, but I will likely see if RIDE or the-house.com is able to help me out at all with this. My friend bought another RIDE board at the same time as me, and her's is in much better shape and she abuses the hell out of her board and rides just as often.
I'm not a GREAT snowboarder, but i can definitely handle myself on the mountain. I originally bought an LSB setup from a buddy for $50 (boots binding and board). i rode that board for probably 7 years or so, but figured I was missing out, and bought a burton board off of craigslist. i later found out that that burton board was a 10 year old mode. anyway, I rode both of those boards with no issue, riding switch proficiently, jumps and able to enjoy myself. I AM NOT AN EXPERT, but again, I can enjoy myself on the mountain. The Ride Machete was the first new board that I had bought, and the first Rocker profile board that I had bought. I rode the Machete the few times that i had the opportunity to ride last season (1 being a 4 night trip to snowbird in utah) and felt like I was new to snowboarding the whole time. it felt like my back foot wanted to kick behind me the whole time, and felt like i had to overcompensate the entire time. I rode the board for that season. this upcoming season, i will give the machete another shot, but i will be bringing one of my old boards to make sure that maybe i just lost it alltogether.
anyway, if it doesn't get any better, and i can ride like i remember on the camber boards, the rocker might be up for sale on craigslist and i'll be looking for a new camber board in 2015.
Was looking for a good all-mountain board, but something slightly more playful than my 2007 Ride DH. Fantastic price on this and had it in my size. Good reviews and word of mouth on this one. I plan to take this board all over the mountain. 15-20ft cliff hucks in the slackcountry, to booters in the park, to tooling around on groomers.
Got great reviews and love the design! I currently ride a Forum Manual and although I love the massive amount of pop I get from the board it leaves a bit to be desired as far as high speed stability. Reading the reviews for this board it seems you get the best of both worlds; great for park riding but also handles all mountain riding! I'm super stoked to try it out and will definitely post a review of it!
Awesome reviews for an older board and it was exactly what I have been looking for. Excited about the "pop" for jumps and really hope that the board is exactly as great as I have read about in reviews.
Best Answer:This board is for intermediate to expert riders. Of course, it could easily suit a beginner, too. However, the technology of the board probably won't be noticed by a beginner, as opposed to expert riders, who look for minute details/preferences in their boards.
Great board for a beginner. Bought this board last year as my first board and I couldn't ask for a better one.. Great in the ice and in powder. I highly recommend it... And if your looking for bindings also check out the ride rodeo bindings!
Honestly, as a beginner you're not really gonna notice the specific nuances and features of the board, it will just feel normal to you. I say go for it! Best to pick a board you like the learn on it from the beginning.
For a true beginner you may want just a bit more flex (softer) so it's a bit more forgiving. However, this is a great all-around board if you stick with snowboarding and want something versatile for the whole mountain.
I found this board online for 270 can you match that?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2013
Best Answer:I also, as we'll, tambien, snagged this board on Black Friday for $256, and couldn't be happier with the look, but have yet to get bindings for it:( but it came with a free watch! Thanks the house your the shizznizz
HI. My son did a lot of research and found this board at the best price for an excellent board. He has used a couple of times already and loves it! I would definitely recommend ording online from them.
Best Answer:The Ride Machete Snowboard is a progressive all mountain freestyle board that can be ridden coast to coast. As far as sizing, you can really chose that based on what kind of conditions you are truly riding in. For example, if you are riding hand rails all day you may prefer the shorter board with a quicker swing weight. If you are riding in steeper and deeper snow out west you may prefer a bit more surface area. My advice is the 155 based on your height and weight.
I'm 5'10" 170 and ride park sometimes but mostly all mountain as well. I rode the Machete last season and have overall been quite happy with it. If I was able to ride more I would get something with more flex for the park but for someone like myself who only gets out 6-10 times a year this board is legit and versitile enough that it's fun to ride where ever.
My recommendation is refer to the "sizing and fit" if your not sure what size you like already. As for the Machete, Bought the board last year and absolutely love it! I was use to a twin tip camber, and took a while to get used to the low rize rocker.
I am 6'1" and 220. Should I go with the 158 or 160? I currently ride a 157 DC Focus.
A shopper on Jan 4, 2015
Best Answer:I'm 5'10" 160 and I ride this board in a 158 and I feel like it's a little too long for me. If the 157 feels comfortable for you on the other board then I would say a 158 should be just fine for you. But I think you'd like either length board. This is only my second season snowboarding so I learned and am still learning on it. It's really fast and has great stability at high speeds. Not really a park board but I pull off some tricks.I think your extra weight will benefit you on this board because it's a little stiff but it's a great all mountain board! Not to mention the graphics are siiiiiick!
Probably depends on the terrain you plan riding. If you plan on riding the powder I would get the longer board. I have a 162cm, 6 foot and weigh about 250. The board has been great for me on riding everything. I would get the shorter board if you don't plan riding much powder.
would this be good for an intermediate leveled person?
A shopper on Jan 21, 2014
Best Answer:Absolutely, I had this board out in Colorado last week in Breckenridge and Vail after some good snow and loved everything about it, from riding pow through the trees to carving fast lines on the groomers, she's super fast and has lots of pop too!
This is the best board on the market , I've gotten 4 of them for friends and brothers over the last year of so for various Christmas and birthdays , it changes the way you ride for the better ! Must have !
The machete is a great board for those that already feel comfortable on the snow. It seems like a do everything board, from park hits to pow lines. The machete rides a little loose on firm runs yet never gets out of control.
I am 6'2" intermediate to advnaced rider that weighs 170-180 lbs, Will i be alright with a 158?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2014
Best Answer:My son, who is 18 years old, 5'10' and weighs 165, said that it would be perfect for you. He said that his board is slightly big for him. He is also an intermediate to advanced rider. He loves the board.
My son's boot size is a 9 at what size do you go from a regular to a wide board? As he is 13 and growing fast!
A shopper on Nov 29, 2014
Best Answer:I'm by no means an expert but I would say that for now and for a few years he'll He OK with getting this board in a regular width. He'll have more control over it and it will be more responsive. In a few years he'll likely want a new board anyhow and he can get a wide if he's ready.
I have a Ride Machete and I'm a boot size 10. At a boot size 9 he should be riding a regular not a wide. Once his boot is a size 11 then you should start looking at wide boards because he might get heel or toe bite.
Im 5'10" 170 and I was thinking of going with the 155cm because I am big into the park but I am afraid it might be too small for normal runs should I just go with the 158cm?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2014
Best Answer:I'm 6' 3'' 140 lbs and all I do is ride park. I have the 155cm and it works great for me. I think it is a more of a opinion based style. I like my board smaller for rails and stuff because it makes it easier but I don't thing that those couple of cm are going to hurt your riding ability at all. overall great board though. no complaints
Im a park kind of guy and like to hit trials once inna while, anyone think of a better board for the price?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2014
Best Answer:I bought this board as kind of the reverse, something that I can ride on the trails and hit the park if I'm feeling the itch. My other board is a Forum Manual and I found that it was just entirely too flexible and unstable at speed to do the trails well. This board is great for everything!
Best Answer:Yeah. A little bit slower than a flat or normal camber board, but a lot of reverse camber boards are really terrible in the powder, so the machete is a great compromise. I love it for freestyle because it has great flex and the swing weight on the ends are light. Fun and pliable, but still rather sturdy, It does what it advertises; good powder, great freestyle.
I'm 5'11 165. Intermediate rider. Should I go for the 155 or 158?? Appreciate any advice
A shopper on Dec 30, 2014
Best Answer:I'm the exact same size and got 155 which is perfect for an all around board. You don't need anything longer unless you wanted to just ride straight down the mountain and wanted more stability.
hi my name is Juan, I'm 136lbs, 5"5 tall, would you say the 149 is a good size for me for all mountain riding or should I consider the 152 in stead? Thanks
A shopper on May 29, 2015
Best Answer:Hi Juan,
The 149cm and 152cm Ride Machete Snowboard's have an effective edge (board's contact on snow) difference of 1.2cm, which isn't much. You fit within both sizes weigh ranges, but I think you'd be better off on the 149cm size.
The Machete board has a lot more pop and stability than other boards that are similar. It's going to be a great board no matter which size you get.
Best Answer:It appeared that it had some shop wax on it, but because of the sticker on the bottom I just melted it down and and rewaxed it. The edges were not detuned, did that myself also, but that's a preference thing so wouldn't expect them to do that on the stock board.
Best Answer:It's not the most flexible board. It's slightly more playful than my DH, but not a super buttery board in the end. If you want something that is for rails and presses, the Kink will be more fit for you. This is more all-mountain playful.
I'm looking to purchase this board as an all mountain/freestyle board. I wanna hit the trails but also be able to get it in via the park. I'm 6'2 205lbs. I was thinking about going with the 158cm but I feel that this board might be a bit to small. Any advice? I wear 11.5 boots and was planning on throwing some large burton freestyle re:flex bindings.
A shopper on Dec 31, 2014
Best Answer:The Ride Machete Snowboard is a great deck and would be pretty good for the riding you want to do, but the 24.9 waist width of the 158cm length won't be great in the toe/heel drag department. Most riders with size 11+ boots ride boards with a minimum waist width of 25.8cm.
One board that really stands out for you is, which is also in the Ride line, is the Ride DH2 Wide Snowboard. The DH2 has a waist width of 26.1cm (157cm) and 26.3 (161cm), which would be great for ripping groomers. There is one thing to note about the DH2 - it's going to be more stable, have an immense amount of pop, and will be lightening fast edge to edge.
For $42 more you get a waist width that accommodates your foot size, and the following upgrades: Popwalls Membrain Topsheet Carbon Array 5 Hybrid Glass (Biax & Triax)
Best Answer:Joe, What size boots are we talking about? Generally I suggest that riders with size 11+ boots ride boards that have a waist width of 25.8cm or wider UNLESS the boots have Shrinkage Reduction Technology. If your feet are over 11, then look at a Wide board, as this will be too narrow.
Question I have a size 12 foot would this board be kinda a tough fit?
A shopper on Nov 29, 2014
Best Answer:Hi, Others may disagree with me, but generally I suggest that riders with size 11+ boots ride boards that have a waist width of 25.8cm or wider UNLESS the boots have Shrinkage Reduction Technology. Really this Ride Machete is too narrow.
Best Answer:Hardly enough to tell the difference. I just walked back into the warehouse because I wanted to see for myself how much the bases would vary on the Ride Machete. They all look identical to the picture.