I love the way the 8m flies.
My questions are:
Can anyone comment if the other sizes have similar properties. Fast response, good bottom end and generally fun to fly. Curious about the 10m.
Is there enough of a difference in wind range to warrant owning the 7m? or would the 5m Storm be the next step. I notice that there used to be a 5m Razor but no longer.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.]]>
Does anyone have any tips as I have a few location in the Northwest I have been trying to add some locations but haven’t had an luck.
I just saw this topic on kiteforum.com and thought that there might be a few of your out there with something to say
Besides posting there. Do you have any Mako stoke to share with us at OR with the other Crew.
Yesterday however, solid 17 - 20 knots, everyone out on 9’s and 10’s and it felt like I was riding a 12m in 14 knots, no power to jump, just mowing the lawn. So, on a whim, I switched back to my Fusion bar, and instantly it felt like I jumped up 2m in size, the kite was much more powerful. I have no clue as to why.
Little background - the 10m is a 2013, I’m set up on the fast/more depower setup on all of my kites. I used the furthest knot (longest lines) on the freestyle bar, and the 2nd knot on the fusion bar (I’ve always had it setup that way). I’ve been kiting for 5 years, and on OR kites for 4 of them.
Any ideas? The kite still turned well, etc. with the Freestyle bar, just lacked power. Has anyone else experienced this? I’d hate for a newbie to think the kite is weak because of something with the bar.]]>
I was in Hatteras last week and as I was walking around KittyHawkKites, I noticed a new OR board standing in the board rack.
An Origin “Door” is basically what it is from what I could see…....nothing on the main site about it that I could find.
Would an OR insider type please give us the skinny on this board….
I rode my new Origin a few times on this trip, nice board, just not as funky as my Makos though…LOL!
PS….Scored a perfect riding week while I was there!
I’m interested in buying a OR Session 2 harness. Unfortunately I’m not sure about the size I’m gonna need. I’m 62kg and 170cm. Should I buy a S or XS? normally I’m wearing Jeans in a 30.
No other twin tip board on the market today has been around as long as the Mako and certainly no other board can compare when measuring the enthusiasm that it’s riders exude. For those reasons, KiteWorld Magazine is putting together a story on the history of the Mako.
We have a lot of great images from over the years. We’ve had a lot of fun digging some of those up and some of the others that we’ve found too. Many of the best images that we have sen over the years have been shared with us from you, The Crew, so we thought we’d ask if you have any epic, fun, or historical Mako shots that you would like to share.
You can see a sample of what we’ve foudn here: https://www.facebook.com/oceanrodeo (like us please if you have not already)
Please send them to us at photos at oceanrodeo dot com.