|23rd February 2007, 10:26 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Kona Style vs Kona Mahalo
I just realized that the Kona Mahalo is about the size of the large Starboard SUP and wondered what you thougth about it as a longboard for me.
The Mahalo has a bigger daggerboard and fin than the Kona Style and is 380 by 75 cm and 290 liters. I would use it mostly in light to medium light with my 8.0 and 10.0 Retros for cruising upwind and just having a fun day on the water. Would you agree that it would be more stable for me than my old Mistral one design was at 372 by 63 cm?
A new longboard would be an addition to my Free Formula and HiFly Free Ride boards and not a replacement for either. I don't think there would be much overlap between the 3 boards.
As you know I'm not a huge guy but weigh about 190 lbs. My problem on smaller longboards is not so much size but ability.
Rod from Auckland really likes his Kona Style and I think all the things he likes about it would apply to the Mahalo as well.
Let me know what you think and maybe someone else will have an opinion.
|24th February 2007, 12:26 AM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
RE: Kona Style vs Kona Mahalo
While I'm sure Roger would be happy to give you advice, the Kona has its own forum:
It's not quite as active as over here but you might get some good advice.