I am looking at purchasing a new board and am contemplating a Mako. The question is which one.
First, my situation. I am a beginner still developing upwind consistentcy and just getting the hang of basic slide turns. I am able to initiate and occasionally land small jumps. I weigh in at 170# and most of the time end up riding with my 12 meter in 10 to 20 kt winds. I expect my interests will not lead me toward performing tricks but rather more toward freeride and waves. My board quiver is a 132 cm underground FLX and a 145 cm North Phantom. These are both fine boards for flat water and depending on wind I will chose one over the other. I would like to add a board that is good in choppy water and still gives me enough size to do well in marginal wind conditions. It would be nice if it could replace the 145 cm Phantom. If you had do buy just one Mako which would you chose for this situation?