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Re: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer

Postby Jollydriver » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:44 pm

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Re: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer

Postby robinsonpr » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:39 pm

Quick question on the fins of my Mako Duke (older 2015 model)....the 2 side fins have one completely flat face and one with a slight bevel around the edge. Should the flat surface face inside or outside? Thanks!!

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Re: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer

Postby FLandOBX » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:29 pm

At 0:29 and 0:54. Seals? River Otters? :o

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Re: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer

Postby ORSales » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:38 am

robinsonpr wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:39 pm
Quick question on the fins of my Mako Duke (older 2015 model)....the 2 side fins have one completely flat face and one with a slight bevel around the edge. Should the flat surface face inside or outside? Thanks!!
First of all, I apologize that you did not receive better instructions on this with the board. I am on top of correcting this now. That one is 100% on me.

However, to answer your question - beveled side out, flat side in. The center fin should be beveled on both sides.

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Re: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer

Postby Jwoo » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:51 pm

Here's a review from a novice perspective. I'm 57, been a hardcore surfer all my life and just recently got into kiting. My skill level is that I ride strapless and have jibes mastered on my good side, I'm just getting them wired on my bad side. I'm feeling comfortable in small surf (getting over whitewater, timing kite for off the top maneuvers, and just getting drifting wired). I haven't tried surf over chest high yet. I had been riding a Tomo Vanguard until I bought a Jester for my wife. I liked the board so much I bought one for myself. So far in side off conditions, with somewhat close out shore break, I've found the Jester to be much more maneuverable. It rides more stable in the pocket of steeper waves, pumps and generates speed much easier then the Vanguard, and snaps off the top much faster. I weigh 185 lbs. and I need about 4-5 knots more wind to be comfortably powered than when on the Vanguard (5'4"). I also find I can control my speed better, and don't tend to outrun the wave like on the Vanguard. I've never tried a Duke, but this board is so fun and maneuverable, I wouldn't want anything bigger. I like it as a quad, as the back end slides too much for me as a tri. The quad feels much more positive. I don't know if it would hold in in bigger waves though. The Vanguard may be better, but when I get the huevos to try bigger surf I'll let you know.

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Re: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer

Postby Slappysan » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:13 pm

FLandOBX wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:29 pm
At 0:29 and 0:54. Seals? River Otters? :o
Honestly it's probably just Bull Kelp, there is a ton of it at some of the kite spots in Victoria where Reece is from.

There are also Seals, Sealions and Otters too, but that just looked like kelp.

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Re: The Jester - The Duke's courtyard entertainer

Postby juandesooka » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:57 pm

And you can ride waves on it too. Caption: Mr Frang airing over the section (landed it) Photo credit: Christopher Curran

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