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OceanRodeo Mako vs ????

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Created by FoS 1 month ago, 14 Aug 2019
Nomadtwintips
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9 Sep 2019 11:52PM
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Thanks Leigh for clearing up that info , over the last 3 years we have built 57 lightwind twintips. The version Leigh used was a 1,8 kilo 150x44 , this is an extremely lightweight performance twintip , every gram saved in the weight allows for a better low wind performance.
The starting wind for this kiteboard is around 7 to 8 knots topping off at 14 to 15 knots, depending on the skill of the rider. Leigh used the kiteboard in conditions well over the limit for this size and type of twintip.

The other 56 lightwind twintips produced are working perfectly well and we will not change the build system due to the loss of one twintip. The lightwind is perfectly strong and capable being used in the correct conditions.

We are however delighted that Leigh is enjoying his 144 CCS-wave replacement. This size and build is better suited to 25 knots and 2m waves.

As of yet we have not lost one wave-twintip in an on the water incident , over the last 6 months the wave-twintip has now reached 60% of our world wide sales showing how well this type of twintip actually suits the majority of kitesurfers.

Wishing all kitesurfers safe riding and great winds - Nomad Kiteboarding.

Greenarrowz
NSW, 285 posts
Saturday , 14 Sep 2019 4:14PM
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Nomad is 3 times the cost but Just another variation of board.
3K for a board get over yourself.
Even 1.5k is way too much.

Plummet
4543 posts
Sunday , 15 Sep 2019 1:48AM
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Greenarrowz said..
Nomad is 3 times the cost but Just another variation of board.
3K for a board get over yourself.
Even 1.5k is way too much.


Nomad is the Ferrari of kiteboards. Are they expensive? Yes they are! Will an average up punter buy one? No they won't.

But they have a market at the top end.

johndg
WA, 99 posts
Sunday , 15 Sep 2019 12:39PM
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Nomads are not $3k. Mine cost about $1800 including freight with the lighter handle and board bag. This is not the top construction (PRO) but it is significantly lighter then my previous twin tip. I am just an intermediate kiter. I went for a lesson this year to get my overall kiting improved in Perth. The instructor was a little disdainful of my Nomad. What are the benefits and why the funny shape etc? I was getting tips on better edging and riding switch. He decided to try my board and was very surprised. It pointed higher and went faster than the tts he was used to. In my case I have had a hip replaced and without cartilage I feel the bumps. Riding a surfboard is like someone hitting my hip with a hammer. This board is very smooth and like a magic carpet in comparison.

Greenarrowz
NSW, 285 posts
Monday , 16 Sep 2019 2:29PM
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1950 euro for fullcarbon is $3139.58.

More than 3k.
And that does NOT INCLUDE POSTAGE of approx $400

Ide say the makos looking real good for $1k.
$500 on the used market.



CJ2478
NSW, 350 posts
Monday , 16 Sep 2019 3:19PM
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LeighMajor said..

Ozone Kites Aus said..


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?




Ozone Code V2 just released. Code V1 is great fun is small surf, and they have worked hard to improve it.
Public release 18/9/19
Sneak peak pic


Just sold my Mako 1.40 it was/is a great board but not for me. When ridden with moderate power and not edged too hard they deliver a smooth ride. In waves which is all we have locally, it loses grip suddenly when you do even moderately tight turns, especially on fast carving bottom turns, which leads to sudden face plant to splat. Really solid build and a bit heavy, they seem to last forever. I've ridden a 1.50 in mutant and TT, again, just not for me, at that length I'd much prefer to be on my evo style Blacksheep custom 5'2" (1.57). Several locals are hooked on this board (they all prefer TT mode) and a few of them also have Cab Tronics.
I've ridden my V1 Code in big surf here just staying the gutter and occasional runs out the back and charge back in on a bomb and I rate it similar to the Tronic.



Hey Steve
Interesting tail shape on the ozone code v2.Looks like a slight concave in the tail.Like you I used the 140_150cm Makos tried also in mutant.
Lots of variation on makos for foot placement and fin configuration.Being a 100 kgs I enjoyed the 165Mako as a Mutant the most.Still terrific carving boards.
After nearly two years on Nomads wave TTips there's a big improvement in performance.
I take my Duotone Whip or wam and my nomad team or ccs wave depending on wave size or wind strength to the beach.Throw in a couple of Nexus done deal.


hey mate saw your nexus quivber for sale in the buy swap sell yesterday, after reading this I am curious what your reason for sale is?

johndg
WA, 99 posts
Monday , 16 Sep 2019 3:17PM
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Hi Greenarrowz,
You have chosen the most expensive of the 4 Carbon options. I think even the base model will outperform a Mako. My Nomad is the CarbonCC . i have not tried a Mako but I have picked one up and although they may look the same from a distance, they are completely different. I guess you are posting because you are interested. If that is the case you should email Simon at Nomad and he can clear up any questions for you. They are a great product.

LeighMajor
NSW, 318 posts
Monday , 16 Sep 2019 7:50PM
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CJ2478 said..

LeighMajor said..


Ozone Kites Aus said..



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?





Ozone Code V2 just released. Code V1 is great fun is small surf, and they have worked hard to improve it.
Public release 18/9/19
Sneak peak pic


Just sold my Mako 1.40 it was/is a great board but not for me. When ridden with moderate power and not edged too hard they deliver a smooth ride. In waves which is all we have locally, it loses grip suddenly when you do even moderately tight turns, especially on fast carving bottom turns, which leads to sudden face plant to splat. Really solid build and a bit heavy, they seem to last forever. I've ridden a 1.50 in mutant and TT, again, just not for me, at that length I'd much prefer to be on my evo style Blacksheep custom 5'2" (1.57). Several locals are hooked on this board (they all prefer TT mode) and a few of them also have Cab Tronics.
I've ridden my V1 Code in big surf here just staying the gutter and occasional runs out the back and charge back in on a bomb and I rate it similar to the Tronic.




Hey Steve
Interesting tail shape on the ozone code v2.Looks like a slight concave in the tail.Like you I used the 140_150cm Makos tried also in mutant.
Lots of variation on makos for foot placement and fin configuration.Being a 100 kgs I enjoyed the 165Mako as a Mutant the most.Still terrific carving boards.
After nearly two years on Nomads wave TTips there's a big improvement in performance.
I take my Duotone Whip or wam and my nomad team or ccs wave depending on wave size or wind strength to the beach.Throw in a couple of Nexus done deal.



hey mate saw your nexus quivber for sale in the buy swap sell yesterday, after reading this I am curious what your reason for sale is?

No reason really.Love the Nexus.
Does most things well.
Just time to shift our kites.

djdojo
VIC, 1536 posts
Tuesday , 17 Sep 2019 2:48PM
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^^^ Seabreeze would collapse without Leigh's paid classified ads. We salute you for your service!



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