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mako wide reviews
Posted: 13 February 2008 10:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I hear that Port Rowan has a nice pier that picks up some wind swell and lets it peel really nicely. It also has a really nice looking sand bar to kite in the lee of…looked awesome when I was last there. Tobacco country!

(It is very close to Tillsonburg, of Stopin’ Tom fame).

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Posted: 13 February 2008 01:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Anybody wanna buy my Mako 150X34?
I need to buy the wide.

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Posted: 16 February 2008 06:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Hi Kirk ...

Do you have a Danish friend named Yarnie who is in Thailand doing some kite instructing ?

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Posted: 17 February 2008 07:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I’ve got a litewave 179 for light air , how would you compare the wide to the litewave , anyone tried both? :?:

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Posted: 17 February 2008 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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[quote author=“buzzz”]Hi Kirk ...

Do you have a Danish friend named Yarnie who is in Thailand doing some kite instructing ?

Nope
Where in Thailand does he teach? I have been in Hua Hin.

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Posted: 17 February 2008 10:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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He teaches out of the Blue Lagoon kite-school in Pattaya…

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Posted: 03 March 2008 05:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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After years of freestyle cruising on my MAKO I tried the wide (40cm) board & this new board is a keeper ... Puffy winds with a moderate swell & I was cruising through lulls & edging with a big grin on my face ... I was also happy with my new 10 RISE in 12 - 22 knots ... Just sine the kite in the lulls & let the good times roll ...  8)

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Posted: 03 March 2008 10:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Does anyone know if the mako wide will fit in an NSI golf bag? The bag says it is 147…so I was hoping it would fit. I am still trying to decide between the wide and the 134 freestyle…and it would be nice to fit the board into my golf bag.

Any comparisons on the wide and the freesytyle would be much appreciated.

David

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Posted: 04 March 2008 10:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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[quote author=“Dave”]Does anyone know if the mako wide will fit in an NSI golf bag? The bag says it is 147…so I was hoping it would fit. I am still trying to decide between the wide and the 134 freestyle…and it would be nice to fit the board into my golf bag.

Any comparisons on the wide and the freesytyle would be much appreciated.

David

David,

I have an NSI deciever bag and the Mako 150 and Mako 150 wides both just fit into the bag. You need to put them in top first and then foot in order to get them in but they do fit.

Comparisons between the 150 wide and the 134:

- 150 wide is more flexible and a smoother ride
- 134 has less swing weight and is better for “new school” tricks as a result
- I like the 150 because it has less nose spray when riding and it is a very “cushy” board to ride, it absorbs all the bumps on the road.
- For me, my back ground is snowboarding before I came to kiting, I like the 150 wide the best of all 3 versions of Mako as it feels the most like a snowboard. I can get on my back foot when going slow to really plow it upwind and at higher speeds I can drive my weight farther forward for stability at speed and a more confident position to jump from.

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Posted: 04 March 2008 12:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Sweet…thanks for the info. I think I would be stoked with either, but the Wide might be more suited for all-around conditions.

David

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Posted: 05 March 2008 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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Do you think a Mako will ever win an open water kite course race in the future? I mean it sounds like the 150 series have what it takes: Speed, upwind ability, chop eater, reduced fatigue when riding.

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Posted: 05 March 2008 08:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Yes….the Mako Wide will be raced by a couple of team riders in the Bay area this summer. It goes straight upwind, blasts through holes and off the wind, and will not pearl. :shock:

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