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Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke V1 vs V2

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 3:10 pm
by Bill C
I'm a long-time Mako owner (but not the Duke). Other boards have come and gone, but I always kept my Makos because I like them. I ride crappy east coast ocean (US) conditions and just want something floaty and simple. Not interested in the Jester for board-offs and so forth.

Trying to find some input from someone who has ridden the V1 and V2 in choppy surf. Does having different fin configurations in the V2 offer an advantage in choppy surf (quad set-up for instance) or does it matter much?


Re: Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke V1 vs V2

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:11 pm
by madworld
No difference to chop, I prefer the thrust-er setup, IMHO.

Re: Ocean Rodeo Mako Duke V1 vs V2

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:50 am
by atomic-chomik
I have hundreds of days on the duke. It is my go-to do everything tough as nails multi-tool of kiteboarding board. The 5 fin option in my mind is the way to go. The quad rips upwind and is great on open face waves, the thruster at the back is unique and works very well for all around, but my favorite now is the tradition thruster setup as it is easier to release the fins on waves(larger and small). Personal preference and i change it up every so often, especially to quad. At any rate, you won't go wrong with V1 but if you can get V2. Did i mention tough as nails? Man, there is no way my board should be in operation shape after all I've done to it lol.