View Full Version : Buying a used Futura 111

24th December 2010, 02:49 AM
Hi there,
I am considering buying a used (almost new- used like 2 times) 2010 wood-carbon Futura 111. It seems like a very good deal given the lowered price and I always wanted to get my hands on a Futura- it'd be like driving a BMW M3! :)

The only detail bothering me is that the owner says that the board had a "pin-hole" sized damage at the front bottom (next to tiki) that was repaired professionally (I am yet to see the board in person)... I am guessing that's why the nice price as well, but otherwise the board looks and feels brand new.

My questions are:1- Would that pinhole damage give me lots of headaches in the future? Would it affect the performance of the board? I doubt it but I want to ask anyway...
2- I weigh approx 160 lbs... I am thinking of using this board as my light-wind board. Would it feel right with a 7.5 freerace (2-cam) sail?

Thanks much!

24th December 2010, 07:32 AM
Easy enough to check out if the board still leaks. Put it in a cool dark place and close the vent screw, then place the board in the sun. Wipe soapy water over the repair and look for bubbles. Next, bring a scale and weigh yourself, then pick up the board and weigh yourself again. The difference is the board weight. If the board weighs far more then it should, it has water inside.


24th December 2010, 09:06 AM
Those are good tips. I'll see if the owner would let me check these things out.
Any comments on the 7.5 sail matching the 111?

24th December 2010, 01:13 PM
i have Futura 111 09 and I am very happy with it, fast, controled and easy to run.
With my 87 kg I drive with 8.0 Overdrive and 44 Debouchet like a bullet, you Will be happy with that board on everything from 5.5 to even 8.5, don't be affraid to try bigger sails.

Jasmin, Croatia

27th December 2010, 04:27 PM
Dude, I got my Futura 93l on the same great deal! The guy had damaged the nose, got it professionally repaired and then sold it off for a 1/3 of the original price.

So far the nose still looks like new and the board is amazing, as this little weekend edit demonstrates:


Get it and enjoy :)