Ocean Rodeo MAKO

Lighter and more responsive, the classic Mako shape remains!

After 17 years in the Ocean Rodeo board line-up, we thought the time was right to revisit the classic Mako. Was it possible to improve upon this legendary board? Over the last 12 months the Mako went in for a full check up! 

The Ocean Rodeo R&D team decided to give the Mako a complete physical and try something new. Testing the Mako shape in multiple 4-fin setups and found the board lost its playful nimble feel and became slower. New tail shape profiles were developed and tested, all of which of which gave no new benefit. They even built prototypes with thick profiled tuck-shaped surf rails. No go!
 
The reality was that all these modifications seemed to have a negative effect when we tested these “new Makos” against the original shape, taking away from the balanced, lively, hard-carving, chop-eating, grin-inducing ride that has made the Mako an industry legend.

However, there was one upgrade that did make a positive difference. Make it lighter. Make the flex more “crisp”. We lowered the board weight by swapping in a new mineral-based composite to replace the classic S-glass. Now lighter, the Mako has found a new flex and liveliness that will be noticed and enjoyed by even the most diehard Mako devotee.

As always, the Mako line-up offers freeride enthusiasts of all backgrounds a board suited to their riding style and size, while the wood core ensures your board will survive the rough and tumble ‘No Excuses’ coastal conditions that it is built to perform in.

Sizes: 135 / 140 / 150 / 165 

Construction

With bi-axial fiberglass the board’s flex and subsequent layers provide the type of flex that allows the board to perform and not be unpredictable to your actions.

Unidirectional fiberglass adds uncompromising durability to maintain the board’s shape even after the roughest and wildest of sessions. Rest assured you’ll come out of your time on the water with the board and your smile fully in tact.

Built with X Torsion carbon reinforcement allows the Smoothy to provide twist allowing for it to stay a smooth ride through the toe and heel side.

The paulownia wood core creates a light design, and flex and when finished with a park base adds durability for rails, ramps and rocky shores. This combination of flex with twist allows the Smoothy to be a board that lives up to its name.

ABS insert plates reinforced with fiberglass sits on a flat platform means that this board is optimised for both boots and pads / straps

profiled ABS tuck rail will provide you with some play along the middle of the board while giving you the ability to load up some pop on the board when desired. Made to be a board that’s fun first and built on experiences the Smoothy is made to do just a little bit of it all while having the durability to take a beating in the process.

The Smoothy is built with a double concave in tandem with precision made contouring and perimeter flat rails. This combined with a medium rocker allows the board to give some pop for jumping with the comfort of letting that double concave lock you back into the water.

RAIL TO RAIL CONCAVE

Built for ‘real world’ conditions, the Mako excels where all other conventional twin tips fail. Short-fetch chop, rolling ocean waves, inside shore breaks, the Mako smoothly traverses it all and delights in setting the rail hard for a high G force carve to reverse direction for another tack.

What’s the secret? The deepest rail-to-rail concave of any twin tip ever produced combined with rounded tips, down-turned rails and a perfectly tuned rocker line. The Mako delivers a powerful fluid carving experience and a dependable rail for stratospheric boosting

Z55 FINS

When you only have one fin at each end, they had better be good!

Rugged, stiff, and beautifully foiled, these G10 composite Z-55 fins deliver the extra grip needed when you push the Mako to the max!

BLISS AIR PADS & STRAPS

Each MAKO board includes our Bliss air pads and straps.

Easily adjusted on the water, the Bliss Air pads & straps are designed to work with all Ocean Rodeo and most other brand’s twin tip kiteboards.

Featuring ultra durable and comfortable dual density EVA foam pads and near infinite strap configuration options the Bliss Air pad & strap system present your feet with the perfect balance of comfort and control when riding