The first version of Duke blew the doors off our expectations and those of our customers. Launched in 2015, the Mako Duke was a fresh take on a directional kiteboard and borrows heavily from design teams many years of surf, kite, and windsurf experience.
The Duke’s deep Mako concave ensures this board rides smoothly over the chop, reducing nose chatter often associated with other directional boards. The concave also helps the Duke rip up wind and leads to a much more stable board with a massive sweet spot, good for transitional footwork and landing tricks.
Length: 165 cm by 47 cm (5’4 ”by 18”)
Volume: 25.3 liters
The Duke Kiteboard can be set up with 3 distinct fin setups, each gives the board a unique character. In tri fin mode (one center fin, two side fin near the tail) the Duke becomes a flat water chop strapless freestyle machine making sliding moves and reverse landings easy. For more bite, move the side fins up one for true thruster setup, snappy pivot turns on the wave face. When the conditions are really good, we like to crank up the fin count with the quad setup. The Duke Kiteboard in quad mode is a pure delight for the dedicated wave rider, fast down the line allowing deep hard driving carves. The quad fins also get you back upwind faster, letting you ride the board flat and fast while you search for the next bomb.
Up top, the full EVA deck has been thinned out to eek a few fewer grams of weight, while texture and hole pattern have been refined improved grip.
The Duke: The world’s first, fully rethought, kiteboarding specific directional.
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