I started kiting this year. I’m a beginner freestyle male rider, 5’9, 150lbs.
You can check out my riding level in these Youtube videos:
Just starting small jumps, trying toe side transitions.
I ride a twin tip Cabrinha Rival 135/42, and fly a Cabrinha SB 11m in the Boston area.
I’m not crazy about the Rival in the chop. I tend to get a lot of splash in the face and sometimes I ‘trip’ in the waves (as in the videos).
Based on everything I’ve read and heard, the Mako sounds great. I’m ready to buy one.
I just don’t know what size to choose (140 or 150).
Will the 140 be enough of a size up from my 135 square twin tip? (my 135 feels small in chop and when underpowered)
Perhaps the 150 is a better choice? What are the trade offs?
Would love to hear from experienced riders who can really tell me what the trade offs are for the 2 sizes.