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Maliko 2017 2018 2019 comparison

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Created by Zeusman 25 days ago, 5 Nov 2020
Zeusman
QLD, 1318 posts
5 Nov 2020 7:20PM
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Hey gang. Been a long time since I've posted anything on here. Living on the Sunny Coast now and loving it. Decided to get back into racing and am wonder if anyone out the in breezeland has ridden all these boards and can give me an opinion on how they compare? I'd be looking at the 26" or even 28" wide ones. Thansk gang

warwickl
NSW, 1568 posts
5 Nov 2020 10:08PM
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Your skill and fitness SIC RS 24 or 26 max

LucBenac
376 posts
5 Nov 2020 11:10PM
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Not what you asked, but I find the 2020 the fastest and more stable of them provided you use a very shallow fin (i.e. I use 6 1/4 deep fin).
The 2018 has the strongest construction which is great for a downwind board.

burchas
67 posts
6 Nov 2020 11:01AM
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Depends on what kind of racing you're into? If short sprint and downwind is your thing either will work. 2017 being the lightest of the 3 should be a good choice. If you're looking longer distances, there are better boards. As mentioned, the 2020 is better in every aspect.

DavidJohn
VIC, 16521 posts
7 Nov 2020 4:17AM
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I had the 2017 and 2018 Maliko's and I still have the 2018 with its yellow/orange fade.. It's a keeper.. It's noticeable stiffer and stronger.. I love the 28" width and it's more stable for choppy open ocean paddling but you'd be fine on the 26" because it's slightly faster.

The 2019 was a slightly heavier board due to the paint and the full gloss silver is harder to keep looking like new..

I'd love to buy the new 2020 Maliko.. It's a new shape but I keep spending all my money on foils and wings..

Zeusman
QLD, 1318 posts
7 Nov 2020 10:41AM
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LucBenac said..
Not what you asked, but I find the 2020 the fastest and more stable of them provided you use a very shallow fin (i.e. I use 6 1/4 deep fin).
The 2018 has the strongest construction which is great for a downwind board.


Thanks Luc

Zeusman
QLD, 1318 posts
7 Nov 2020 10:42AM
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burchas said..
Depends on what kind of racing you're into? If short sprint and downwind is your thing either will work. 2017 being the lightest of the 3 should be a good choice. If you're looking longer distances, there are better boards. As mentioned, the 2020 is better in every aspect.


Thanks Burchas

Zeusman
QLD, 1318 posts
7 Nov 2020 10:42AM
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DavidJohn said..
I had the 2017 and 2018 Maliko's and I still have the 2018 with its yellow/orange fade.. It's a keeper.. It's noticeable stiffer and stronger.. I love the 28" width and it's more stable for choppy open ocean paddling but you'd be fine on the 26" because it's slightly faster.

The 2019 was a slightly heavier board due to the paint and the full gloss silver is harder to keep looking like new..

I'd love to buy the new 2020 Maliko.. It's a new shape but I keep spending all my money on foils and wings..


Thanks DJ



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