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Kfa Mako V3

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Created by clint smith A week ago, 9 Jun 2018
clint smith
QLD, 5 posts
9 Jun 2018 7:40PM
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KFA review on the MAKO V3 foil and mast Hi guys my name is Clint Smith from Townsville. I don't usually review gear however I am so impressed with the new KFA Mako V3 foil, I think it would be an injustice not to make comment. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to test the KFA products as they are developed, and I have been racing the MAKO V2 foil for a couple of years and love its ability to perform.3 weeks ago, I purchased the latest Mako V3 race foil and mast and OMG!!!!! I have had about 10 x 3 hr sessions on it in varying conditions and I am not one to rave but this thing is awesome. The foil is fast, great upwind, sensational downwind but the absolute most impressive point is it is super stable. If I may say so, its embarrassing how easy it is to ride. To be honest I feel like I am cheating!!! Within 3 weeks of riding this gear, all aspects of my kiting/racing have improved dramatically due to the stability of this wing, and the ease with which it performs. So far if feels there is no end as to how hard and fast you can push this thing. Well I can't rave enough about this new MAKO V3 and I would recommend it to anyone.A big congratulation to Marv and the design engineers at KFA for a job well done on this latest product.I can't wait to test the upcoming MAKO V4

dachopper
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9 Jun 2018 6:20PM
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KFA review on the MAKO V3 foil and mast Hi guys my name is Clint Smith from Townsville. I don't usually review gear however I am so impressed with the new KFA Mako V3 foil, I think it would be an injustice not to make comment. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to test the KFA products as they are developed, and I have been racing the MAKO V2 foil for a couple of years and love its ability to perform.3 weeks ago, I purchased the latest Mako V3 race foil and mast and OMG!!!!! I have had about 10 x 3 hr sessions on it in varying conditions and I am not one to rave but this thing is awesome. The foil is fast, great upwind, sensational downwind but the absolute most impressive point is it is super stable. If I may say so, its embarrassing how easy it is to ride. To be honest I feel like I am cheating!!! Within 3 weeks of riding this gear, all aspects of my kiting/racing have improved dramatically due to the stability of this wing, and the ease with which it performs. So far if feels there is no end as to how hard and fast you can push this thing. Well I can't rave enough about this new MAKO V3 and I would recommend it to anyone.A big congratulation to Marv and the design engineers at KFA for a job well done on this latest product.I can't wait to test the upcoming MAKO V4


Did you get any vmg improvements upwind or downwind?

clint smith
QLD, 5 posts
Sunday , 10 Jun 2018 6:03PM
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Due to my gps watch going for a swim at this stage i cant give you numbers on this but they will come in due course. What i can say is my upwind appears to similar to what my v2 was, however instead of restling an overpower foil the v3 is just a tame beast so at the end of the day, more races won due to no spin out and minium effort
Great lift from the foil to carry through the tacks and gybes faster, which in makes them easier. the foil just wants to keep flying. i found i hand to move my back strap forward an inch and widen my stance 2 inches to accomadate the increased lift.
However the best part is the downwind!!! i cant definatly measure, however i reckon i have shaved a degree or 2 off my downwind and i cant wait till i get my gps watch to check the speeds but i can say i am blitzing the guys that i normally follow. DOWN WIND ROCKS . I hope this helps i will update as we do more testing



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