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sindarlotodo
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mako 150 or 165

Postby sindarlotodo » Tue May 31, 2016 11:19 am

Hi guys,

I would like to buy a mako to trash it on the waves, the thing is that as I live in Italy no one knows about it and its impossible to demo.
I'm looking for second hand makos all across Europe as I don't feel like paying full price for a new one. I really don't really know if I will like-hate it.

I weight 85kgs or 187Lbs (without wetsuit, harness, etc)

My question would be should I go for the 150 or 165?

Guys having a mako, can you post your weight and your range? (wind, kite, and of course board).

Thanks in advance

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Re: mako 150 or 165

Postby flaps1111 » Tue May 31, 2016 11:34 am

I have a 165 Mako ready to sell, 200 € plus shipping. Mako needs wind it is not a light wind board, too much rocker that's the reason is good in waves apart of a huge concave, 165 is your size.
If you are interested in the board just send me a pm.
Is the one in white and green with big pad like a longboard
http://www.iksurfmag.com/issue27/?page=87
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sindarlotodo
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Re: mako 150 or 165

Postby sindarlotodo » Tue May 31, 2016 11:43 am

flap1111 thanks for your reply! :thumb:

Will take you into consideration depending on the replies to this post. :wink:

Who else?

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Re: mako 150 or 165

Postby flaps1111 » Tue May 31, 2016 11:48 am

sindarlotodo wrote:flap1111 thanks for your reply! :thumb:

Will take you into consideration depending on the replies to this post. :wink:

Who else?

:thumb: the board is in Spain, for you name I guess you live in Spain.

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Re: mako 150 or 165

Postby plummet » Tue May 31, 2016 12:02 pm

I personally prefer the 150. Its more dynamic. The 165 too slappy and big. But it does have a more surfboard feel about it.

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Re: mako 150 or 165

Postby sindarlotodo » Tue May 31, 2016 1:22 pm

@flaps1111 yes I'm spanish, but currently living in Italy.

@plummet what's your weight?

I've red that the 150 is more all-around board, but I'm afraid that weighting 85kgs it doesn't start to be fun to ride till I have 20knots...

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Re: mako 150 or 165

Postby Laughingman » Tue May 31, 2016 2:13 pm

I'm 180lbs and I have a 150 Mako wide and use it with a 12m kite starting around 14 knots. I always find it interesting that people say the Mako wide is not a light wind board... Who ever claimed it was? It's a f'n potato chip!
Okay so maybe a spline door has better low end... but have you ever tried one? talk about trying to compare a sports car to a transport truck...
The Mako Wide 150 when you are moderately powered is one of the funnest boards you will ever ride in challenging conditions. I would say I need the same wind as I would with my Xeon Laluz 135cm x 41cm, I like the 150 for riding in stupid chop to side on surf... Only thing it lacks is pop but you can overcome that with a bit of technique.
I would say go with the 150 if you are looking for more of a crossover freeride board and go with the 165 if you are thinking of using it only in the surf...

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Re: mako 150 or 165

Postby sindarlotodo » Tue May 31, 2016 2:31 pm

Laughingman wrote:I'm 180lbs and I have a 150 Mako wide and use it with a 12m kite starting around 14 knots. I always find it interesting that people say the Mako wide is not a light wind board... Who ever claimed it was? It's a f'n potato chip!
Okay so maybe a spline door has better low end... but have you ever tried one? talk about trying to compare a sports car to a transport truck...
The Mako Wide 150 when you are moderately powered is one of the funnest boards you will ever ride in challenging conditions. I would say I need the same wind as I would with my Xeon Laluz 135cm x 41cm, I like the 150 for riding in stupid chop to side on surf... Only thing it lacks is pop but you can overcome that with a bit of technique.
I would say go with the 150 if you are looking for more of a crossover freeride board and go with the 165 if you are thinking of using it only in the surf...


14knots is not that bad, thought it would be worse :D

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Re: mako 150 or 165

Postby skullcandy » Tue May 31, 2016 2:34 pm

I ride the 150... Super Super fun to slash around powered in the waves and in conditions that arent ideal. Im 75KG

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Re: mako 150 or 165

Postby Laughingman » Tue May 31, 2016 2:39 pm

sindarlotodo wrote:14knots is not that bad, thought it would be worse :D


No its just one of those boards that takes a bit of a more aggressive dive to get going. Once you are on plane you will shoot upwind faster then anyone else and be less fatigued at the end. I find I can ride twice as long on the Mako compared to traditional twin-tips. I do have a traditional twin tip and I use it about 50% of the time... but I never leave home without my Mako.


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