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The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby Toby » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:21 pm

Ocean Rodeo News:

The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

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4 years in the making, the Mako Duke borrows heavily from our long history of board design and the characteristic Mako Concave.

The Duke's concave produces a smooth, hard carving ride that rips up wind, has a massive sweet spot and is incredibly stable.

It's concave also allowed for a further back fin placement, giving the board a loose, free feel when not carving off the rail.

Up top, the full EVA deck and flatter tail rocker gives the rider a sense of entitlement to explore their options and practically begs you to jam and ride the board backward for a laugh.

The Duke: The world’s first, fully rethought, kiteboarding specific directional.

https://www.oceanrodeo.com/products/mako-duke

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Re: The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby ORSales » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:05 pm

Thanks Toby!

I'm assuming this announcement will drive some questions, so ask away and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Dukes are shipping worldwide starting this week... get in touch with your local retailer to arrange a demo!

The board is best suited to riders looking for a hard carving, smooth riding directional board. Its concave channels the chop and the relatively further back fin placement gives a lively, loose feel at slower speeds while the rail and concave lets you carve hard at higher speeds.

~JZ

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Re: The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby NYKiter » Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:48 pm

Looks awesome. Massive concave at 17mm - hope it will counteract the floaty bounce, could be (dare I say) 'legendary?'

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Re: The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby NHKitesurfer » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:56 pm

MSRP?

What other boards are in this category or have identical/similar characteristics? My goal is to get a directional and I'm in the research stage right now.

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Re: The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby ORSales » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:14 pm

NYKiter wrote:Looks awesome. Massive concave at 17mm - hope it will counteract the floaty bounce, could be (dare I say) 'legendary?'
NYK, you nailed it. Traditional directional boards suffer nose chatter or bounce largely due to a combination of the board's volume and it's flat bottom. The Mako Duke's deep concave allows the chop to slide under the board, keeping the nose down and the ride smooth.

It's far too early (and un-Canadian) for us to claim legendary status for the board but it's Mako lineage and the time we took in developing this board both will contribute to it's strength and position in the market for years to come.
NHKitesurfer wrote:MSRP?

What other boards are in this category or have identical/similar characteristics? My goal is to get a directional and I'm in the research stage right now.
$899 complete with straps and fins.

Without being too cavalier, there really is no other board like it. The deep concave has the benefit of a smoother ride and also a hard carving feel at speed while the further aft fin placement gives is a low speed looseness in the tail. By adding a full deck EVA we give you the freedom to move around and the ability to land strapless airs slightly off balance without slipping off the board.
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Re: The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby jespin4845 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:46 pm

Whats the weight strapless with fins?

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Re: The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby ORSales » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:55 pm

7.8lbs.

Check out the Specs Tab for the board for more details!

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Re: The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby fogmeister » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:57 pm

how will it compare to mako 150 and mako king in plane ability......as in how early can it get going?

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Re: The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby ORSales » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:05 pm

fogmeister wrote:how will it compare to mako 150 and mako king in plane ability......as in how early can it get going?
It's going to plane up much faster by simple virtue of its added volume...perhaps a little bit from the flatter tail rocker too.

In terms of wind needed to get going, not very much if you pair it with one of our Flites!!

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Re: The Duke - A Nobel Addition To The OR Mako Family

Postby ORSales » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:09 pm

This just in over the wire, shot earlier today off the Cornish coast, SW UK.
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