View Full Version : Starboard boards suck

taylor tootoo
29th June 2012, 03:05 AM
Tried a futura today, worst turning and handling board I have ever ridden.

29th June 2012, 03:19 AM
...... well I love mine. Handles chop with ease and gybes a treat

Macka Packa
29th June 2012, 06:03 AM
I wonder what you are comparing it too? I had a couple of the 2008s and thought they were pretty good.

29th June 2012, 09:43 AM
if one is to comment on something in a negative fashion, there must have been a comparison

in other words - what are you coming the futura with
if the Futura sucks - in your opinion - then which board is great in chop n turns ??

29th June 2012, 12:10 PM
hi taylor tootoo,

you surprise me, cos i felt Futura very easy jiber and easy to handle board (actually easier than iSonic), one of the best from our flat water range. but if you tried Futura after the use of Evo or Flare i have to be agree with you.

so i agree with macka packa, the question is turning bad compare to ???

by the way what size of fin do you use in which size futura and what is your sail size and weight?


4th July 2012, 10:32 PM
Tried a futura today, worst turning and handling board I have ever ridden.

you are the loser her. hahahahahah

13th July 2012, 06:58 AM
probably a miss type ment to say BEST instead of worst.because it is without doubt the best.

3rd August 2012, 01:33 AM
i agree with taylor doo doo,
i tried the futura in maui at kanaha beach on a marginal day, with the biggest sail Kanaha kai had for rental a 6.0 something, hot sails fire i think.
It turned like crap when i went on a wave , and by crap i mean in comparison to the series of kodes and quads the week before, in waves in 4.2 conditions.
yup when i tried that futura in comparison on a wave doing a cutback yeah turned like crap.
but it was a heck of alot faster, and gybed nice around some marks the race guys put out , racing custom boards and neil pryde race sails, i mean I almost kept up! but they were running 7.0 at least.


3rd August 2012, 10:43 AM
Yes, I agree, my ferrari is really crap in the desert compared to my 4-wheel drive Jeep. Jeezes, what a crap.

6th August 2012, 11:56 AM
haha! maybe taylor poopoo can't windsurf? C'mon the futura is insane and it turns easy as hell... want something difficult get a 20 year old f2 sputnik, the one with Gorby on it...

8th August 2012, 08:18 AM
i had a F2 lightning raceboard from that serie with zeus. jibe was relatively not so bad, but i was in the age at that time when i loved to jump with all kind of boards... i loved to "fly" with a 380cm board. really scarry... i saw the pictures, robby naish handled back and front loop with raceboard too.

yes-yes absolutely off topic, but your "gorbachew" sputnic rised up some memories... :D


13th August 2012, 02:52 AM
mistral energy hard gyber: almost no rocker, hard rails.


20th August 2012, 07:40 PM
I guess everyone is different. I tried a futura and liked it. I currently use an 02 HiFly Free 279