While I love riding my Mako, I have begun to realize that I can get much higher jumps from a wake-style board. I am wondering whether this is operator error or inherent in the board.
When really loading up before the jump I sometimes loose the edge—the board actually skips a bit. I can still jump well off a wave, it is really more the load & pop that is my issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I don’t think you are doing anything wrong. The Mako is truly a lovely board in the chop and also when wave riding.
For boosting high and wake style moves you’d be better off with something like the new ‘Freestyle’ Zen. Mine arrived today…Awesome looking board. Can’t wait to try it and post my thoughts :D
Thanks Andy. I will simply add one more weapon to the arsenal…
I don’t think you’ll be disappointed :!:
Are you riding the Mako 150 wide (40cm) ?
The mako 150 is actually a very good jumping board. the technique is slightly different.
Normal twintip: load up for the jump more on the back (tail) of the board.
Mako 150: make use of the insane speed you can get with this board and than load up the rail. (more in the center of the board) you will shoot to the moon if you get this right.
Thanks for the tips. I am riding the original Mako 150 (formerly the surf, not the wide). When we get some more wind around here, I will give it a go.