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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby andylc » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:01 pm

It’s all very subjective but I’ve demo’ed an OR Mako and thought it was a complete dog of a board. Can’t think of anything good to say about it, not even that good in chop as it’s just far too cumbersome. Love my Lieuwe board in all conditions.

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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby pebbles » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:11 am

Tona Pop is nice through chop. I ride mine finless with straps and it's one of my all time favorite boards.

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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby Ulrik » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:50 am

Shinn Monk or Shinn Bronq CRB 4 are famous for eating chop like no other. :thumb:

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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby SolarSet » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:57 am

recently rode shinn monk great board on chop but doesn't go upwind as well as my NHP. Rode only cabrinha spectrum for 5 months and it was pile of crap, try boards from compny who specializes in board production not kite

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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby mar menor » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:18 pm

andylc wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:01 pm
It’s all very subjective but I’ve demo’ed an OR Mako and thought it was a complete dog of a board. Can’t think of anything good to say about it, not even that good in chop as it’s just far too cumbersome. Love my Lieuwe board in all conditions.
complete opposite for me ,love the OR mako,bottom line demo if you can

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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby mar menor » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:18 pm

will add size of mako makes a difference

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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby mar menor » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:21 pm

Laughingman wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:10 pm
Hands down the best board for choppy water is the Ocean Rodeo Mako, if you have chop and waves go for the 150 or King, if you just have chop then go for the 140. Trust me your knees will thank you!
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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby sarc » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:48 pm

andylc wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:01 pm
It’s all very subjective but I’ve demo’ed an OR Mako and thought it was a complete dog of a board. Can’t think of anything good to say about it, not even that good in chop as it’s just far too cumbersome. Love my Lieuwe board in all conditions.
It's fine if you don't like the Mako, just a note that if it performs like a dog for you it's probably because you are riding it like a freestyle board, stomping on the back foot. Mako needs to be ridden like a directional - equal weight on both feet, pressure on front foot for carving. I't s a great board, the only things it does not well is that it has no pop (but plenty grip for jumping if you have the right board technique) and it does not go upwind well very underpowered - schlogging along

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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby FLandOBX » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:12 pm

sarc wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:48 pm
the Mako....has no pop (but plenty grip for jumping....
What's the difference?

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Re: Twintip for choppy water

Postby NEkitesurfing » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:54 pm

The best knee friendly twin tip boards I found in the Shinn product Range. All Shinn boards have to work in Standard conditions with some chop as well and are not limited to glossy water conditions only. A Board that feels too hard in the lightest chop is not only a pain for the knees but also slower and will be outperformed by other boards that can handle the chop better. The Shinn Bronq is really comfortable in the chop. Foiling is another world...


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