Ocean rodeo mako duke?

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windyjools
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Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:03 am

I'm looking for a directional board, and bought a cheap surfboard to get to grips with riding directionals, and sort out gybing....so now, it's time to change and maybe spend a few pennies!
I don't see myself as needing a full on down the line surfboard, but really like using the directional, so have been looking at various options.
The Mako Duke looks interesting, but not much feedback on it yet, so has anyone used one, or are there any recommendations for something similar?
andy
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Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:00 pm

I have one windyjools. It's noticeably lighter in weight than any kite specific surfboard I've used previously. The extra width in the nose makes moving your feet and changing stance much easier. I use mine strapless, in fact I haven't broken the straps out at all. I find it a smooth ride in coastal chop whereas a surfboard used to 'chatter' a bit. It's a fun board and the only board I ride at the moment. Always puts a smile on my face after a session. I'm looking forward to riding it more regularly soon so may have further observations in due course. Any other questions please fire them over and I'll do my best to answer!
windyjools
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Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:15 am

Thanks for the reply.
Can I ask what sort of weight are you? And how long have you been riding directionals?
Like you, I'll be riding mainly on mushy small waves and chop, so anything that smoothes it out helps the knees a bit!
The only other board I like the idea of is the Axis Newave (like the Underground Kiphuna), but can't find anyone who has ridden or tried one.
I'd be happy to hear any more thoughts you have on the Duke, I won't be looking to get one till Spring/early Summer, so let me know how you get on....
Cheers!
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