mediocre man wrote:Hello kiteforum,
I am after some advice on the right sized OR mako for my needs. I weigh about 80kg and am an experienced kiter, I ride mainly in small to medium wave locations, average winds are 15-20 knots. I have a light wind TT and a stonger wind TT so am looking for a board to fill the sweet spot in between. I am really only interested in riding waves, hard carving and boosting. I don’t really get into much freestyle stuff, just the occasional back/front loops, dark slides ect.
From the limited online research I have done I am leaning towards the mako 150. There is no possibilty of demos where I live and I don’t know anybody with a mako.
So the question is what is the right size for me, and is the mako the right board for my needs.
Thanks in advance for your input
I am a beginner, but I have spent hours looking at this board online. People say there is very little difference between the 140 and the 150, even in light wind.
They said carving is easier with the 150 in light wind.
That is just what I have read so far, so I am just spitting out what people have said rather than my own experience(which is of no value). I will be watching this thread for more updates to educate myself.
EDIT: Every place that people have read said they prefer the 140 over the 150.
Edit #2: I just ordered the 140 about 10 minutes ago as my first board