GROM ...... A 130x35 Mako!!

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Hmm..
I think it is time that OR put some extra inserts on the mini mako so it will suit kids…
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LOVE my mini.  As a medium size lady I ride the narrow stance as the wider one makes me feel like I need to squat!  Not so pretty!  Always asking OR boys .... Foot straps need to be more adjustable for those of us with smaller feet.  Especially if you are going to market the board for kids.


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BIG AK - 26 May 2011 03:18 PM

I rode the board in the wide stance, which seemed perfect to me.

I failed to mention that I am 5’9”, 178 pounds dry, 30 inch inseam.

The Grom is a very sweet blade of a board! Who shaped this thing????

DAVE

hey dave i’m roughly the same size as you and was wondering what the low end of the mako mini is for you???  at 130x35 i’m a little bit skeptical as my local spots see some pretty drawn-out lulls.  cheers,

-wade.


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When the wind gets patchy I switch to my 150x40 MAKO , which feels like a huge board now ...

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The grom is a small board, no question.

A buddy rides one with his 15M light wind Rise. Funny to see that combination, but I’ve seen him hold down that 15M when I’m on a 10M Bronco (yes I still like an old C kite sometimes). He can hold down the overpowered-15M because the Grom gives him an “edge” (pun intended).

My 150xTHIRTY FOUR is a better all around board for me because it gives the kite both ends of the wind range. However….


.....the grom is light as a feather and a very sweet edge to play with. I’m in Love!! Some compromise is necessary when you’re in love, no?

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BIG AK - 08 August 2011 08:45 PM

Some compromise is necessary when you’re in love, no?

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hahaha i’ve been saying that since i 1st got my 2010 mako king!!!  thanks for the feedback…

-wade.


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wadoepotatoe - 09 August 2011 01:17 AM
BIG AK - 08 August 2011 08:45 PM

Some compromise is necessary when you’re in love, no?

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hahaha i’ve been saying that since i 1st got my 2010 mako king!!!  thanks for the feedback…

-wade.

I will have a King soon, and also the new 135X37…...choices…...............

Life is good for me now.

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yeah the 2012 135 is really peaking my interest.  my options are either the 135 with the king or possibly the 140 paired with the king…any thoughts???

-wade.


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Wade, if you’re going with a King, I’d stick with a 135. To me the 140 seems like too close a spread for a 2 board setup. However if you really like a cruiser feel as opposed to a faster more aggressive ride, then maybe the 140 is the ticket!


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Ned - 09 August 2011 05:16 PM

Wade, if you’re going with a King, I’d stick with a 135. To me the 140 seems like too close a spread for a 2 board setup. However if you really like a cruiser feel as opposed to a faster more aggressive ride, then maybe the 140 is the ticket!

I concur with Ned’s opinion. For me the 140 has a more ‘big board’, ‘wide board’, ‘light wind board’ feel than the 130x35 and also the 150x34…....with the 150x34 being my current ‘all-round’ board. Maybe the 135x37 will become my all-rounder. I know guys who fly 12m to 15m kites nearly exclusively who consider the 140 their all-round board….which makes sense with those ‘larger’ kites. D

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thanks guys…i was sort of leaning towards the 135x37 so that’s good! 

-wade.