knotwindy wrote:why are people comparing Monks and Mako's when this was about Johnnie's boards which for 90% of the people riding 90% of the time is a better choice than either of those. yes, i have been on them and this is just my opinion about John boards so don't get your panties in bind. or wait, i know, you could try one before you spout off. or not
Westozzy wrote:plummet wrote:Hey westoz.
What would you change on the mako king if you could?
would you give it some flex to make it better in high winds/chop?
maybe I should add some mako into my next mutant build.
its not a bit slidy going backwards with only one fin?
Maybe plummet I'm not to sure. The over zealous author of this post does make some good points within his one eyed doctrine. Yesterday there some ground swell running and he is right that if you flatten out the board you can ride over the chop. But speed is reduced. The more I ride the King the more I am considering getting a smaller version as well. At the moment I only have the king as sold the other boards and I am yet to find the upper wind limit of this board. Maybe today I feel if I'm on the 11m edge. With the lack of flex gives remarkable ability to pop and transfer the speed into height. Thing is plummet this board already has a fair degree of rocker and with the concave bottom probably is why you can ride it backwards so well. Increase the flex, as you said it in another post it will increase that rocker. You get a very direct feel. I actually took my feet out of the straps and pads I have added to the board and rode strapless in between them on some waves. So sweet.
Not sure, don't know if you should mess with such a good design. Not sure the flex would work with the large concave hull, reduce bite and direct feel.
But yes put some mako in your next design for sure, but I thought you already had. I have dropped the finnage down to, 56 middles, 53 sides. Rides better IMO. Mate I was riding down the line park and ride style yesterday as well, just tracks so well. I would definetly round the rails, they work great in the ocean. Slide out at the back, no not at all. Coming in with the swell lines at speed, you just get up on the rails, the front side fin bites in a bit and the rail engages. No slippage. Easy to convert to TT mode then in flat water, just rip of the side fins.
waynepjh wrote:This guy is stoked on his new board and wants to share his excitement. Why would you want to put out that fire? We are not talking politics here. spread the love!
Westozzy wrote:I agree with sharing this guys enthusiasm but it is not hard to agree it was the way he went about it slagging off every other design and using boards from 2008 to base his argument ( if you call it that). Also I didn't read his post close enough and I actually thought he was talking about a mako. Isn't the designer of mako a 'John' as well? Not sure but something clicked. The design he has shown is a straight out mako with some personal tweaks.
You say share the love? His post bordered on ignorant bigatory not much 'love' there at all.
Carbon hey plummet. Damn man how'd ya do it!
Oh Gosh.... in 2005 the same people in this same forum said over and over again
this year boards are " the " boards , last year´s are crap
in 2006 : last years boards are crap , this year are " the " best
in 2007 : last years boards are crap , this year are " the " best
And so on and so on
Can someone see a pattern here ????
One thing I am ****** sure about : in 3-4 years , all the high praised boards ( including the Monk mentioned here several times ) are going to trashed till death by the same people .
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