Yesterday the postman arrived with the Mako Wide.
In real it looks even better.
Today I hitted the water and now I know for sure that all good things come slowly.
Smooth is the word for the Mako Wide.
It is really nice to carve the Wide around, what a ride.
Started with my 13m, I ride Flysurfer PsychoIII’s, on normal shollow and deep water, just enough wind to get going. After some adjustments to the straps (which can use some finetunning: small feet: felcro strap is too much loose and can comes loose after a good crash.. i experienced it myself…) I took of some 3 m lines from my 13, wind picked up and better turning from the kite, nice carving, very smooth. Jumping ok, don’t try to pop it won’t work… rotations ok, fast landings, downlooping landings no problemo! a 150 board wich don’t feels big!
Wind pickes up… down sizeing to my 8. know we are talking!
Jumping is ok needs some adjusting from my side, I’m too used to my 666. the water gets choppy and windwaves can be riden so nicely that I’m looking forward to my coming holiday to Corsica with some real waves.
Carving is so nice.
The wide is loose when you want it and tracks when needed.
Chop doesn’t matter, sometimes you bounch a bit but always (so far) in control, it is even fun riding the chop which I hated with my 666.
One fin (2..) is really enough, did someone try without fins?
Sliding to toe side is difficult, you need to hop (wich is no problem), riding toeside is great.
Did I mention the lack of spray.. very annoying.. now i had to wet my face myself to cool off a bit..
Wind keeps picking up gusting over 30 knots, overpowerd and I need to come in (jumps were ok though.. :D ) the Mako and me enjoyed the ride!!
Unfortunatly the clocks tells me it is 16.00 hour and i need to get back home without trying my 6m :-(