From My Session Log on 10/29/09:
All hail the king…Mako King. First time out on the king - what can I say but I love this board.
Started off fairly marginal, lighter winds and somewhat underpowered on the 12 Rise. Noticed a lot of people getting sucked downwind while the mako was screaming along. Has a supercool feeling underfoot - don’t know how to describe it yet. Loaned to board to trotman who proceeded to do an upwinder about a mile to IOP while I was struggling to hold any ground my FLx. Back on my twin tip all I noticed was spray and jarring chop. The king could ruin regular twin tips for me. Got the board back eventually in stronger winds and bigger waves - Amazing - very floaty and carvey in the waves, will hold perfectly in the pocket if you slow it down a bit. Smooth in the air and with landings, back rolls were a breeze, the swing weight definitely became apparent on front rolls - in a fun windsurfer kind of way.
After one session I can say I loved the low end, the smoothness, wave riding and upwind ability. Not a board for technical riding but for soul sessions or as compliment to your twin tip I don’t think it will be easy to beat. Everyone who tried it loved it , one person ordered it already, I for one can’t wait to get a another session.