Yes unfortunately we did not bring a Monk Forever. I have never rode the MF but I have used the previous version. It is very smooth through chop,like butter smooth. The low end was just ok but I've been told that has been improved on the MF. The Supershinn IMO has better pop and a slightly firmer ride ride. It would be a tough choice to pick between the two. You would not be disappointed with either. If your doing more Wake/Freestyle,then The SS is the one.MCMario wrote:You didn't bring the Monk Forever! How would you compare the Supershinn vs the Monk?
I rode the Mako 140 for a full season around 2007/8. From what I remember, the speed and control was better than the TT's at the time. I moved on to Nobile and Shinn boards after the Mako. It really was very unique and still is. The Shinn Speedball is just as unique compared to the current TT's. Like I said, it felt very skatey, which to me, gave it a very lively feel. I don't remember the Mako as loose as that( it has been awhile). The Speedball is just fun. I'm thinking about the 16W as my med/high wind TT. The 18W worked very well in very powered up 12m, never feeling like I was riding to big of a board. The windiest day, I rode the 44 Dundee on an 2013 Slingshot Rally 8m. I never felt overboarded but the water is very flat in this spot.davesails7 wrote:Have you or anyone else on the trip ridden a Mako 140 before to compare it to the speedball?
I've seen a lot of people saying that they loved the Mako 140 until they tried the Shinn boards. I've tried the Shinn boards (Monk and Street) a few times, but after 4 years of riding it, I haven't tried anything I like nearly as much as the Mako.
What are the dimensions of the 16w? Is it also 132 long, but 16" wide instead of 18?
Like I have said,Speedball is very different from any of the Shinn boards. The spot where we were has very flat water and small chop.For me, the Monk just seems to slice through chop ,butter smooth, better than the SB. The Speedball had a very loose feel when carving. The Monk and the Dundee carve with a more locked in feel from the tail. Boosting,no problems,easy to set the edge nice wide platform for landing which is nice. It has comparable speed to the Monk, with better low end due to the width.Upwind is good. One of our lighter smaller riders felt he would have liked to foot straps set more toward the heel edge. Toe side was pretty good considering the width. The 18W measures 18.5" and the 16W is 17.5". I think it has better pop than a Monk but we are not talking Supershinn here.coleman wrote:bigwave,
you are the first to be able to give feedback on the speedball....would love to know more compared to the monk. board speed, chop handling, carving, pop, boost.....how is it different? similar?
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