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Re: Mako 150 fins setup

Postby knotwindy » Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:34 pm

As said above, Makos go upwind by using the rail. NOT the fins, so, of course, experiment but it has been done before by lots of people. It’s best if you have slightly more weight on your front foot than rear foot. Very unusual if you are used to a ‘regular’ twin tip. It’s closer to riding a snowboard, gotta use the whole rail, not just the rear portion.
Have fun playing around and let us know what you come up with.

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Re: Mako 150 fins setup

Postby jmach » Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:37 pm

Can confirm, Makos rip upwind, are fast, like to be on the rail!
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Re: Mako 150 fins setup

Postby Momo_13 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:01 am

Hi,
I own and use a Mako 150 * 35 since more than 10 years and I'm happy with it.
My model has only holes for 1 fin at each side.
After I loosing one fin I was able to compare the behaviour with and without fin, and there is not a lot of change : it just feels more loose or less on a rail without fin, but it doesn't change the behaviour that much. Of course low end and upwind is slightly worse without fin, but at the end I didn't replaced the missing fin, and I ride without it.

Overall this board needs to be ridden well powered, and with some good speed too. When ridden too slowly the board tends to drift too much.
I find that the low end is average, but maybe it's pretty bad compared to today's board (which are approx 40cm wide).

I'm 74 kg, so I imagine that for a heavy guy the low end must bad.

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Re: Mako 150 fins setup

Postby grtlakes » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:38 pm

will try tomorrow different configurations but I was mainly thinking if it would be of some benefit if I leave the middle fins as they are and add one more fin on each side bellow them (TT fins)

I did that exact thing on a mako king. It improves pointing ability a bit.

Equal foot pressure helps with lighter winds. With the king you can ride with all your pressure on the front foot. Doesn’t help anything but shows balance placement is possible to have board surface area maximized for minimum drag.


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