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OceanRodeo Mako vs ????

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Created by FoS Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019
FoS
TAS, 1618 posts
Wednesday , 14 Aug 2019 2:33PM
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Since I started kiting I've been using an older Mako 140 as my only twintip.
It seems great and wave rides well but am i missing something. I notice these boards are not on podiums etc.

eppo
WA, 7154 posts
Wednesday , 14 Aug 2019 1:11PM
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Vs nomad wave. Like comparing morsecode to satellite digital global communication

FoS
TAS, 1618 posts
Wednesday , 14 Aug 2019 3:12PM
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But which is mores code and which is satellite

dafish
NSW, 1361 posts
Wednesday , 14 Aug 2019 5:12PM
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The Nomad is more advanced.

causehecan
QLD, 553 posts
Wednesday , 14 Aug 2019 9:00PM
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... podiums for what exactly? Ive never heard of a competition for people who are too **** to use a twintip or a surfboard

Woott
WA, 123 posts
Wednesday , 14 Aug 2019 9:02PM
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dafish said..
The Nomad is more advanced.



Advanced in what way? Different board really. The old skinny makos where quite fun to ride for oldschool. Them 140 / 150 I never really cared for. They lack bite.

dafish
NSW, 1361 posts
Wednesday , 15 Aug 2019 12:27AM
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Was referring to the construction of build. Everyone has a personal preference. Both are great boards that tackle specific types of riding.

LeighMajor
NSW, 302 posts
Thursday , 15 Aug 2019 10:43PM
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Nomad CCS Wave, replaced free of charge except shipping,by Nomad after I unfortunately or stupidly smashed my Lightwind into a knarly Wave.
The Wind was lightish so I used it my bad.Here a couple of photos of the replacement.
Built extra strong but lightweight.




amirite
238 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 5:52AM
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upvote on the plastic tablecloth

Woott
WA, 123 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 7:22AM
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LeighMajor said..
Nomad CCS Wave, replaced free of charge except shipping,by Nomad after I unfortunately or stupidly smashed my Lightwind into a knarly Wave.
The Wind was lightish so I used it my bad.Here a couple of photos of the replacement.
Built extra strong but lightweight.






I will take a Mako 150 * 37 over that any day. Looks similar boring shape when comparing to the wide makos though. Must be even worse without the massive concave.

great service from Nomad though!

LeighMajor
NSW, 302 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 1:34PM
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Woott said..

LeighMajor said..
Nomad CCS Wave, replaced free of charge except shipping,by Nomad after I unfortunately or stupidly smashed my Lightwind into a knarly Wave.
The Wind was lightish so I used it my bad.Here a couple of photos of the replacement.
Built extra strong but lightweight.







I will take a Mako 150 * 37 over that any day. Looks similar boring shape when comparing to the wide makos though. Must be even worse without the massive concave.

great service from Nomad though!

Uninformed comments.
Have you even googled Nomad wave Boards to have a look at the details,11mm concave ,flex tips full carbon Light as to mention a few.
I had Makos ,ok down the line,
Makos are rigid no flex.
Heavy,only similarity is the plan shape.

eppo
WA, 7154 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 1:20PM
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Mako. Too heavy, no flex, concave too great. relic of the past. Move on. Had 4 of the buggers over time these the three variables that eventually annoyed me.

Nomad wave , very light, has the right flex and realistic concave.

Move on. Or don't ... easy.

Woott
WA, 123 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 1:35PM
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LeighMajor said..

Woott said..


LeighMajor said..
Nomad CCS Wave, replaced free of charge except shipping,by Nomad after I unfortunately or stupidly smashed my Lightwind into a knarly Wave.
The Wind was lightish so I used it my bad.Here a couple of photos of the replacement.
Built extra strong but lightweight.








I will take a Mako 150 * 37 over that any day. Looks similar boring shape when comparing to the wide makos though. Must be even worse without the massive concave.

great service from Nomad though!


Uninformed comments.
Have you even googled Nomad wave Boards to have a look at the details,11mm concave ,flex tips full carbon Light as to mention a few.
I had Makos ,ok down the line,
Makos are rigid no flex.
Heavy,only similarity is the plan shape.


Fair enough, did not test the Nomad

warwickl
NSW, 1193 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 6:41PM
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LeighMajor said..
Nomad CCS Wave, replaced free of charge except shipping,by Nomad after I unfortunately or stupidly smashed my Lightwind into a knarly Wave.
The Wind was lightish so I used it my bad.Here a couple of photos of the replacement.
Built extra strong but lightweight.





Is it for sale?

LeighMajor
NSW, 302 posts
Friday , 16 Aug 2019 10:23PM
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Thanks Eppo
We had four Makos also of different sizes definitely cured.
Sorry Warrick not for sale .
Nomads are keepers.

gesper
NSW, 507 posts
Saturday , 17 Aug 2019 11:55AM
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Im curious if any of you guys that have had mako;s have tried them in mutant mode, the board changes heaps from twintip to mutant mode. I run my 150 in mutant mode with standard 55cm fins and a 80cm fin in the middle of the thrusters. The mako is great for down the line waves. It is a heavy board though, would be nice if Ocean Rodeo made a carbon one . I must try the Nomad one day , it sounds like a really nice board.

eppo
WA, 7154 posts
Saturday , 17 Aug 2019 1:10PM
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I tried them in every possible configuration and mainly in mutant mode. It's not a bad board don't get me wrong had some epic downwinders in Exmouth on them. But the factors I didn't like are sorted on that nomad. These factors eventually caused some serious ankle issues on my behalf. Excruciating pain through the ankle and calf region.

Also if you pushed the rail to hard on a wave that extreme concave would mean it would stick then all of a sudden break out on you.

again this has been only my experience so it isn't the absolute truth.

LeighMajor
NSW, 302 posts
Saturday , 17 Aug 2019 4:13PM
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eppo said..
I tried them in every possible configuration and mainly in mutant mode. It's not a bad board don't get me wrong had some epic downwinders in Exmouth on them. But the factors I didn't like are sorted on that nomad. These factors eventually caused some serious ankle issues on my behalf. Excruciating pain through the ankle and calf region.

Also if you pushed the rail to hard on a wave that extreme concave would mean it would stick then all of a sudden break out on you.

again this has been only my experience so it isn't the absolute truth.


Hey Ep sore ankles calves probably related to Makos rigidity.
I was so relieved to get on a forgiving board.

gesper
NSW, 507 posts
Saturday , 17 Aug 2019 7:10PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys

eppo
WA, 7154 posts
Saturday , 17 Aug 2019 6:36PM
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LeighMajor said..

eppo said..
I tried them in every possible configuration and mainly in mutant mode. It's not a bad board don't get me wrong had some epic downwinders in Exmouth on them. But the factors I didn't like are sorted on that nomad. These factors eventually caused some serious ankle issues on my behalf. Excruciating pain through the ankle and calf region.

Also if you pushed the rail to hard on a wave that extreme concave would mean it would stick then all of a sudden break out on you.

again this has been only my experience so it isn't the absolute truth.



Hey Ep sore ankles calves probably related to Makos rigidity.
I was so relieved to get on a forgiving board.


Sure that's the obvious reason but I think the over exaggerated concave also had something to do with it as well. As I said the rail would stick, requiring a lot of pressure to turn but then it would then all of a sudden break out. Don't get me wrong though if used conservatively for soft free flowing carving the board was a ripper. I'm not dishing the board just think these qualities I mentioned create a lot of limitations to it.

djdojo
VIC, 1528 posts
Saturday , 17 Aug 2019 11:56PM
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Leigh - curious in more detail what the incident and damage was to your Nomad? Carbon board with apparently amazing construction, intended to be used in waves, gets broken in waves ... ?

And for others, is the Tronic still the poor man's Nomad, or are there other contenders?

LeighMajor
NSW, 302 posts
Sunday , 18 Aug 2019 6:26PM
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djdojo said..
Leigh - curious in more detail what the incident and damage was to your Nomad? Carbon board with apparently amazing construction, intended to be used in waves, gets broken in waves ... ?

And for others, is the Tronic still the poor man's Nomad, or are there other contenders?


Hey Jo
I was using my lightwind LT built for flat water in solid 1.5-2.0m thumping on the outside bank.Waves were close together.
Thought I had enough time to scratch over it but it sucked real quick as I was running up the face and the lip pitched into the under the nose.
My weight and speed did the rest.
My fault really but I explained the incident to Simon at Nomad,to there credit came up with a new board of my choice.
Had it delivered when on Holidays in Piles Spain.

froghoppa
NSW, 14 posts
Sunday , 18 Aug 2019 9:42PM
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So let me get this right Leigh. You broke this Nomad because it was not meant to be riden in "surf "as it's a flat water board. You had this Nomad surf made custom as your flat water board only! Correct so far? However you continually rank this board and brand of boards over all of the Mako TT's as a surf carving ripper. You would not be able to brake a Mako even when using them as a car ramp.Now please explain how you have arrived at your seemingly unfounded claims above. Sorry mate, I'm laughing at this but do not mean to offend you.



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LeighMajor
NSW, 302 posts
Sunday , 18 Aug 2019 10:55PM
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froghoppa said..
So let me get this right Leigh. You broke this Nomad because it was not meant to be riden in "surf "as it's a flat water board. You had this Nomad surf made custom as your flat water board only! Correct so far? However you continually rank this board and brand of boards over all of the Mako TT's as a surf carving ripper. You would not be able to brake a Mako even when using them as a car ramp.Now please explain how you have arrived at your seemingly unfounded claims above. Sorry mate, I'm laughing at this but do not mean to offend you.



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Yesmate I had the lightwind flat water board custom made for that purpose for just cruisingin lightwind.Not meant for surf.Iwas keen to try it but just picked the wrong day and my bad judgement.
The photo of replacement board a CCS Wave in my previous post is totally different board and basically bullet proof and out performs anything I have had.
Liked the makos but enjoy riding the nomad waves more.



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