thats a good question...one that has been in the back of my mind ever since I rode the wide for the 1st time when it was just a proto-type.
I sold my skywalker pro at 135 x 48 to get the wide, and I think I gave up a small amount of low end by changing from a big wide flat twin tip to the drawn out surf shape with 18mm of concave wide.
Using them back to back, the big wide flat board can mush its way upwind in lighter winds, but once the winds pick up a bit, the mako out points and speeds past everything out there. Plus the toeside experience is the best you can get....way better than standing on your tippy toes trying to hold that toeside edge on a big flatty.
Don't get me wrong here, I love that skywalker pro, awesome pop and amazing range.
I just seem to blend better with the mako wide because it makes free riding so darn easy!
The ride reminds me of those flipped tip windsurf boards I used to ram at full speed though nasty river chop and swell at the gorge.
Here are a couple more shots of my friend Doug last weekend riding the wide...