KANAHA SHAPES Mucho Macho 37
Sizes Available: 37″ x 17 1/2″ x 3/4″
Sizes Tested: 37″ x 17 1/2″ x 3/4″
Kanaha Shapes Says:
The Mucho Macho 37″ is the perfect weapon for intermediate and advanced foil riders. It will blow your mind how super light and stiff this board is. The rocker outline allows you to effortlessly recover if you touch down on the water, a key design component that makes this board work so well.
Due to how stiff the board is, you will get instant feedback from the foil, like you are personally connected to it. The Mucho Macho’s overall concept is that it will work for you and you will improve your riding skills to the next level.
All our boards come standard with our own made in house inserts and our exclusive 8 holes configuration that will allow you to fit all the major foil brands base plate positions. This includes 140 x 90mm and two positions of 165 x 90mm.
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Our Testers Say:
“A pocket hero is born! The Mucho Macho felt like an extension of my body and provided a telepathic connection with the foil.” // Tib Anghel
“A bit more challenging for a beginner, but I can see that it would be fun for a more experienced foilboarder. Light and easy to carry, but light weight makes it hard to lock in place for H20 starts.” // Kristin Vincenzo
“I love this thing. Perfect small shape for taking your surf foiling or freestyle foiling to the next level. Strap inserts would be a nice option for learning to jump.” // Davey Beard
The Kanaha Shapes Mucho Macho 37 features a custom approach to the performance foilboard that will appeal to intermediate and advanced riders. The Mucho Macho features full carbon fiber construction with eight base plate inserts for a fair amount of mounting options to fit the various foil baseplates out there. The Mucho Macho is dressed in a nice ¾ length deckpad and has no inserts for straps, making this the board for committed strapless riders only. The Mucho Macho design is a fairly low volume board with a stiff flex pattern that helps the rider really feel the output of the wing and transfer input into the mast with precision and confidence. The board has just enough width and length for intermediate riders waterstarting with less power in the kite. There’s just enough nose rocker to help you in a miscalculated touchdown without instantly pearling, but this board probably isn’t ideal for the beginner rider whose doing a lot of porpoising; that sort of person might be better served by a longer board with more volume underfoot. We tested this board on an underpowered light wind session with a lower aspect foil underneath and had no problems getting the board onto plane and getting the wing into flight. The Mucho Macho’s deckpad doesn’t have a tail kick but it does have a semi-plush diamond grip pad that gives your foot really good traction with the perfect blend of plushness while still giving your foot a direct connection with the board. Intermediate and advanced riders will find this shape fun and the ideal board size for those that are up and riding 98% of the time. The Mucho Macho minimizes the swing weight while carving and the limited nose makes you feel like you’re hovering on a magic carpet over the water. Overall, the Kanaha Shapes Mucho Macho is a really fun performance board for intermediate and advanced freeride foilboarders that are already spending the bulk of their time in the air.
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