John this is awesome!
I came on here cos I have exactly the same idea in mind - I’m amazed how positive the response from OR has been - well done guys - thats a top class attitude!
I got switched on to this board by Tungsten over on losethestraps.com who has done something very similar. I’m using AKUShaper to pull the stringer, rails, deck & rocker together…
I’ve built a couple of bamboo kiteboards in the past and am looking to make a Mako using a bamboo hybrid foam core construction which will be similar (but different) to my previous builds.
Check out the other boards I’ve made on my website - http://www.mustbemad.com
I wanted to ask folks on here though what size to go for?
I’m about 6’ and ~70Kg (sorry - mixing my drinks there!)
My usual ride is a TB Haura 135 x 38 - snowbaod construction, lots of flex, can be set up as a semi directional with the straps offset to the back, 3 fins to the stern & 1 in the middle on the front - sweet carver. http://www.tbkiteboarding.com/en/index.php
My main question is one of size - should I go 140 ish or 150 ish for a Mako - what do guys on here think?
Cheers - Foilman