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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby jkrug » Sat May 29, 2010 11:55 am

discojuggernaut wrote:
jkrug wrote: 1- the footstrap positioning is not angled at all, and this hurts my feet/legs in TT setup. i suspect the new rotating footstraps out there could alleviate this problem.
I'm confused. I noticed the opposite: the mutant mounts are along the 'stringer' with 0 angle, and it's the TT mounts that are ducked out.
yeah, agreed, but i don't think there's enough of angle there and the footstraps/pads seem somewhat inflexible. in TT mode, i feel like i'm always trying to flare my feet out more. like i said, i don't know why it doesn't have the same (or worse) effect in mutant mode, but maybe it has to do w/my stance in TT vs mutant...i think i have it narrower in mutant. again, this is just my experience and my 'body type' on the board...could be different for others.

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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby hced » Sat May 29, 2010 10:43 pm

Had a 3 hour session today, first time with mutant setup. Agree no need to go back to TT, don't think it makes a difference from a light wind perspecitve either.

More interesting is that it takes more height backwards with mutant setup than TT. Guess it's because more or less the whole lenght of the board is being used.

Nevertheless is must be extremly good conditions before I go out with my TT instead of mr King.

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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby rodeoclown » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:45 pm

If I was going to ride the fat mako strapless, the twin tip mode would actually be a good set up.
This has got to be one of the easiest twins to adapt to out there right now.
Sure wish I had something like this when I was 1st learning.
Strapped, I seem to gravitate to the mutant mode with an H2 on one end and the surf fin only on the other.
The single big fin has a little less bite when you are going upwind with this fin in the front,
and the board feels a tiny bit faster and side slips a little in the turns...not so locked in.

here is some real basic go pro pov from a session this week,
the conditions were border line big kite/medium kite
went with the fat mako and the medium kite and was able to generate some excellent board speed and traction through the lulls :D


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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby windybrit » Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:56 pm

That was then..... now I have the full pad kit and am going to try it mutant...... anyone care to offer a thought or two for someone who's never ridden directional ?

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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby kitezilla » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:55 pm

"Fat Mako"...did I hear you right? The KING has been deposed?

Somebody needs to apologize to somebody...kiteboards have feelings too!

Oh well, off to Jenny Craigs... He's not going to like this...Now I just need to find a messenger to give him the bad news...

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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby alexrider » Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:54 pm

Sorry, not the King, but makes little difference.

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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby alexrider » Sat Jun 05, 2010 11:11 pm

Forgot I had some of King after all. Sorry, not very exciting:

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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby kitezilla » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:44 pm

Glad to hear that the "King" has not assumed a new moniker. Long live the King!

So now I have to ask....What model Mako is being called the 'Fat Mako'? Is it the same as the 'Mako Wide'?

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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby rodeoclown » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:46 am

I had a chance to rig up a kitehero mount to the flying lines yesterday at the beach.
Put the straps in TT mode, and a 4" surf fin in one end... goofy style!
The King was fun in these lite conditions, 14-15kts...its such a surfy ride 8)


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Re: Mako King-riders pics

Postby discojuggernaut » Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:59 am

Strapless. Loving the trackpad. Super fun, skim style.
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