I am new to kiteboarding, taking lessons, and beginning to consider new gear. I received the recommendation from Kitty Hawk Kites that I seriously consider a Mako King. Before this, my instructor was saying that I should purchase a Cabrihna Xcaliber 138 twin tip. The Xcaliber is the board that I am learning on. I am 6’3” inches tall and 200 pounds (91 kilograms) - therefore, I am not a small guy. Conditions here in Southeastern North Carolina are riding all in the ocean so in the surf and some chop. Typically, 16 to 18 knots sometimes better. I am interested in getting feedback on getting a Mako King verses a Mako 150 plus purchasing a Mako 140 as my higher wind fun board. I discussed all this with my instructor today, and he said I might as well get a surfboard if I was considering a Mako King. I will be certain to demo the Makos along with the two kites I am considering, which are the 14m and 10m versions of the Cabrihna Switchblade and Slingshot Rally.
Thanks for your insight!