Mako 135 or 140
Posted: 18 May 2013 09:31 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Hey guys

I am back from Costa Rica , was fun there. Mainly around 30 knots . I had with me a cypher 7 and a razor 10 with a jt 132.
The razor 10 was too big I barely could use ist. Regarding the board: I think I chose the wrong one, since i am used to a mako 150 riding in Austria, I had the impression the 132 is far too short for me…..gives me always the feeling of instability under my legs.

So my Question: I will definitely swap to a smaller Mako as my Main board, but I am not quite sure if to take the 140 or 135.

For light winds back home in Austria I can use the 150 Mako, but I wont take it with me for travelling around.
So for my main board I would like to have something to kite in strong and medium winds. Due to the shape of the 135 mako I wonder if the feeling of instability might be similar to the JT 132. 

What I like about the 140 is the wider shape (140x40) as my Mako 150 has the same width (40cm). So the 140 Mako must behave slightly different than the other ones .

Need some support for making the right decision


THANX grin)

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Posted: 18 May 2013 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I was a proud owner of one of the original MAKO 150s 10+ years ago.    I have replaced it with the 150 wide for sessions with inconsistent wind. In steady wind I have been using the 130 MAKO for ~ 3 years & am very happy with it. The 135 would be great but it didn’t exist when I grabbed the 130. I find all the MAKO’s have a similar feel, it’s just fun to ride the smallest possible. I weigh ~ 200 pounds & usually ride a 10 RAZOR in 15-22 knots of wind then I switch to my 8 RAZOR

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Posted: 21 May 2013 08:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi KimOliver,
I’m 200+lbs
It’s been my personal experience that the Mako 140 & 150 make fantastic cruising, carving, and wave boards, where as the 130 and 135 are more lively.  I find that I can ride the 140 and 150 and be happy going back and forth where as when I am riding a 130 or 135 the board taunts me to throw more jumps and to ride the board harder. 

For Bahia Salinas, Costa Rica, either the 130 or 135 would be great, but I would say that the 135 would be my personal choice.

The 130 and 135 are hands down the favorite sizes of OR staff.

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Posted: 06 July 2013 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Hi. A bit of a resurection for this thread.

I am not sure what Kim bought for his new Mako. It would be nice to hear what he thinks.

I have ridden them all, but the King.

My favorite is still the classsic 150x34…but….....

......for medium to strong winds the 135 is easily the best all-around board for a 200 pound guy on an 8 or 10 meter kite. It is what I travel with.

I would not consider the 140x40 for a high wind board. It is just not what works great when going super-fast like that crazy deep concave on a Mako goes.

The old classic at 150 and 34 wide is a crazy speed demon and there is no question that none other around me will go as fast if they are not on one!

Anyway, all around travel board that I take is the 135 Mako.

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Posted: 10 August 2013 08:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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BIG AK - 06 July 2013 04:18 PM

Hi. A bit of a resurection for this thread.

I am not sure what Kim bought for his new Mako. It would be nice to hear what he thinks.

I have ridden them all, but the King.

My favorite is still the classsic 150x34…but….....

......for medium to strong winds the 135 is easily the best all-around board for a 200 pound guy on an 8 or 10 meter kite. It is what I travel with.

I would not consider the 140x40 for a high wind board. It is just not what works great when going super-fast like that crazy deep concave on a Mako goes.

The old classic at 150 and 34 wide is a crazy speed demon and there is no question that none other around me will go as fast if they are not on one!

Anyway, all around travel board that I take is the 135 Mako.

NO doubt ... surely MAKO 135 !!  OK

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