I’ve posted this question on another forum and am not sure if it has been asked before here. I apologize for any redundancy.
I am new, 5’8/165 in an area with winds in the 12-25 mph range with light chop to 2-3 ft waves. I am working on getting upwind better and obviously still very new. I (sort of) ride a 140 cm board now and was told that a bigger board may help with my upwind learning. I know that technique and water time are the key, no piece of gear is a quick fix.
I am interested in a mako king, not only for upwind learning reason, but also as an intro directional board when I develop the skills. A large part of wanting this board is due to my perception that it has may options and variants, so I would be getting a board that I can progress on in many areas, not just upwind as a new guy.
Is there anything about the king that would make it a BAD idea at my level and interfere with my progress?