Website design By BotEap.comThe Ocean Rodeo Mako series kite boards have been around for several years. Aside from the time-tested graphics, the design and construction of the board have not changed noticeably since the first year. Sizes and widths have varied slightly over the years with current offerings including 134, 140, 150 and 165. The heavy rocker arm and deep, rounded concave profile combine for some interesting riding characteristics not found in no other production kiteboard and is a loyal fan of kiters in the kitesurfing community.

Website design By BotEap.comThe most proclaimed attribute of the Mako series is its ability to soften the blows of choppy water. In North America, regular riders from Hood River in Oregon and La Ventana in Baja Mexico, among other locals with classic bumps, latched onto this new design early on and have been singing praises ever since. The cancave shape of the bottom does an amazing job of absorbing more cuts than any board I’ve ever tried.

Website design By BotEap.comAnother thing the Mako does very well is maintain a straight, narrow line against the wind when at the edge. Many boards require constant small adjustments to stay straight, which can make staying upwind more difficult for beginning kitesurfers.

Website design By BotEap.comDo you like to walk enlightened? This badge should be on your radar. The shape allows the rider to hold down more power and more comfortably than most kiteboards. Even if you hate being enlightened, take a look at this chart. Why? Because the board can hold power so well, it allows you to maintain your edge and control your speed in gusty conditions. This also makes a big difference for the beginning rider who is still working on speed control.

Website design By BotEap.comMost boards that are good at holding the line feel sticky when you break the edge and try to lean. The Mako, due to its heavy rocker, is surprisingly loose. When you want to do a sliding turn, mako kitesurf boards make it as easy as possible (the exception is if you have the Mako King 165 configuration in the mutant configuration).

Website design By BotEap.comSurfy-carvey turns aren’t something most people associate with twintip kitesurfing boards, but Mako boards offer this. The rounded profile and the rocker possibly together with the concave combine to offer the smoothest carving boards available.

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