ktflyer381 wrote:Disagree about the mako being smoother than the monk. Like the makos, rode the 140, 150 and the King. Owned the 140 and King. The Monk Forever is smoother in the chop for sure. Plus if you are doing any jumping, you can get some hard landings on he mako. The King is a smooth big board, but there is no way it is as smooth as the smaller makos or as smooth as the monk forever. The King is only better in the waves. I have a lot of time on all of these boards and don't have any brand loyalties. In the end, the makos are good boards too, you wouldn't be disappointed either way.
Well I disagree. I too have spent many hours on both boards and all mako siZes. but each to their own. Ridden them back to back many times swapping with my brother on countless sessions. Mako wins in an overall sense. Also kills the monk in true waves. I have also ridden other TTs that are smoother. I'm starting to tire of this shinn focus you guys are getting as bad as the epic riders. Plenty of boards just as good.
I will agree with you on some points. There are plenty of boards just as good as the Shinn's. The Mako is a very unique board and has very good performance. The cult like following on this and other forums about the Mako is impressive. What's not impressive is the numbers I see on the beach in various places I've kited. From a retail perspective, they are a very hard sell mostly because they are old news. Like any product, quite a buzz when they came out and rightfully so. But seriously, TT's have evolved so much in the last 5yrs, you can get what you want in any combo, pop, wave, freeride ,wake smooth speed and so on.
If your getting tired of the "Shinn Focus" dont read the posts. Accept the fact there are other products other than the ones you use. I do not get tired of the Epic threads, I know Dimitri, I've tried his stuff, I like his stuff. I dont sell Epic.
There is so much equipment and so little time( or wind) to try it all. Research,Demo and Buy. Get something that makes you happy. I rode a Slingshot Asylum 138 this week, loved it! Its so much better than a Shinn, Mako, Epic,keep going... And it was green!!!! lol