Well that seems to sum up the options John! I can’t wait to get mine, I’m in the process of accepting that I’m goofy like that Disney dog anyway, so that mutant setting is going to be mine.
Today another wind mess chop shore break mix at my fav spot and that King just does belong there.
Is it possible to use some other mutant fins with the Mako King? Becouse of a huge concave - would the use of “not-original” fins be a problem, because the fins that are not in the middle of the boarw would be inclined? Is there a flat area on the board where the back mutant fins are mounted?
Hope I was clear enough with my question….
As long as the screw holes and thread (M6) are the same, I guess you are OK with different fins, the concave is huge but for the width of the fin it can be neglected. As with all fins, you should check the rocker of the board and fin and make them to match, unless you want the fin to add rocker.
Hi El Rudo,
Thank you for your answer, but what I am trying to ask is:
On a race board the fins are tiltet to the outside. Are the side fins on the mako king tilted slightly to the inside because of the concave?
I think I understand your question - there is not angle on the fins so assuming the holes match up you should be able to use other fins.
I used this board in 3-fin mutant mode today in lite winds.
Felt very solid and directional, like it could handle huge amounts of drive.
I’m going to use it in twin tip mode next to see if it has a tad more low end.
The King in twin tip mode is so sweet in lite winds!
Really good low end and so easy to rip wind waves with.
This really is like 2 boards in one…amazing!
I handed the board off to a rider about 50 pounds lighter than me and he
was totally lit in 12-14mph and was jumping. I had some good cruising and slashing but no jumps yet.
Gotta try this board folks…its a good one.
Some very rough low res footage from last spring. This was the final Mako King proto before we gave the “thumbs up” for production. Clips show how well the Mako King rides backwards set up in mutant stance.
Wind was light - 10 to 15 knots, flat water, 12m Rise.
Quick question can you ride twin tip with the three fins on instead of using the mutant. What will it ride like better grip in the turn. I got one but can’t use till April.
Kiting is great can’t wait to retire so I can do it full time. Bring on the wind.
the board will ride fine in twin tip mode with all 3 fins on one end, however I suspect the ability “snap” small radius turns will be more difficult as the fins a far behind your back foot.
This board really shines in mutant mode. Getting your weight on the “tail” over the 3 fins gives the board a snappy directional surfboard feel. As the Mako King rides so well backwards you can progress up to toeside riding at your leisure.
I found the stock fins on the Mako King made the board too sluggish to be fun. I ended up with 3 smaller fins on the tail end:
...here’s an updated drawing for the 2012 Kings…