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.
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.