What size Mako?
Posted: 31 January 2012 03:02 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I am considering a Mako, but I am not sure of the size I should get. I ride Lake Michigan with waist to shoulder high waves/chop. Most of my riding is on a 12 meter Slingshot Rally. I also have a 9 meter. I am 5’9”, 165 lbs. I have progressed to intermediate skills( can ride toeside, do toeside and heelside turns, will try jumping this Spring) Looking to do many downwinders this Summer, so the mutant setup sounds like the way to go. Looking to reduce wear and tear on my feet and knees (age 60 plus)
  Any input would be helpfull, Thanks, B.G.

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Posted: 31 January 2012 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hey B.G.,
welcome to the crew! I’d recommend the 140*40 size, very vivid and will cover a wide range of conditions. Since you’re starting to jump I think this board will do it for you!
cheers,
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Posted: 01 February 2012 09:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Mako sharks reach a maximum length up to 12.5 feet and may weigh as much as 1000 pounds. The average length is more like 7-8 feet.

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Posted: 02 February 2012 01:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I have rode the mako 150 wide in lake michigan and it handles the waves well.  Fun board !  I do not have any experience on the other makos though.

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Posted: 02 February 2012 07:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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If you have the gentle cautious personality then 150 .If you like to push yourself then 140. Either work well it’s just how much power you like.

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Posted: 02 February 2012 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I’ve had them both. I prefer the 140.
Still mis it sometimes.

140 can do all, more lifely. for wave only the 150.. or King but never tried that one. I’m on a waveboard then.

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Posted: 03 February 2012 09:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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sunrise - 02 February 2012 07:27 AM

If you have the gentle cautious personality then 150 .If you like to push yourself then 140. Either work well it’s just how much power you like.

Gentle? Cautious?? I have the 150 and you think that is a description of me??!! Oh wait, I guess it is.

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Posted: 13 February 2012 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I had the ‘09 140 and now the ‘11 150 and like more the 150 in waves and downwind. more stable, faster, smoother also better downwind and upwind. for freestyle stuff in almost flat water I use traditional tt.

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