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Fernando Luz
25th October 2007, 04:12 AM
Hi Team,
I sail mainly in a lake between 10/15 Knots, with 7.0/8.0 mts. sails. I have 68 Kgs.
I'm planning to change my present board AHD Inspiro,136 lts., wich I feel it's to big for my present level ( planning, jibes, waterstart, etc.).

I was looking for the new Futura's, wich I supose it's a good choice for this Kind of conditions, freeride, freerace...
My doubt concerne with the issue that I've read some comments about the real volume of the boards of this brand - Starboard - and right now I've some dificulties in decide what board volume should be apropriate for me !!!

I've searched even in the website of ISA- International Sailing Federation ( a link mentioned in the forum) but I didn't found nothing over there ????

Question: could you informe me what is the real volume of Futura 111 and Futura 122 ?

Many thanks.
FL

jgf
25th October 2007, 04:48 AM
I have just bought a Futura 111.

You will have no problem uphauling, or standing on the board in non-planing conditions. It is very wide, and stable.

Fernando Luz
25th October 2007, 04:35 PM
Hi,
Many thanks for your answer, it will be very useful.

Can you give me some more details about the sailing behaviour of Futura 111 ?

Thanks a lot,
FL

Fernando Luz
25th October 2007, 05:03 PM
Hi Jeff,

Forget my last question, I've just seen your post in the Free Forum, about what I was asking !!!

One doubt remain: there is two colours versions for both Tecnora and Wood Futura? Or is that applied to Technora ( blue version) and Wood (red version) ?

Thanks,
FL

MichaelS
25th October 2007, 05:45 PM
Hi Fernando,

Regarding the real volume of the Futura's, the 122 and 133 had their volumes measured in a water tank as part of a test in the recent issue of the German "surf" magazine.

Both volumes were spot on, so it seems that the "virtual volume" is a thing of the past.

Michael

Pacs
25th October 2007, 07:03 PM
Hi,

I dont see any red Futura at STB website... where dou you see it?

Bye,

Paco

Magicmullet
25th October 2007, 07:11 PM
Hi Fernando,

Regarding the real volume of the Futura's, the 122 and 133 had their volumes measured in a water tank as part of a test in the recent issue of the German "surf" magazine.

Both volumes were spot on, so it seems that the "virtual volume" is a thing of the past.

Michael

Could you please tell how the Futura was seen in the German test? Not trying to derail the thread in any way, so you can pm me as well if you are willing to.

Regards.

jgf
25th October 2007, 11:39 PM
Hi Jeff,

Forget my last question, I've just seen your post in the Free Forum, about what I was asking !!!

One doubt remain: there is two colours versions for both Tecnora and Wood Futura? Or is that applied to Technora ( blue version) and Wood (red version) ?

Thanks,
FL

My wood 111 is blue.

Fernando Luz
26th October 2007, 01:29 AM
Hi,
Thanks a lot to everybody for your contribution to a better knowledge.

About the colour versions,like you, I really don't see nothing more in STB website than two versions about different materials used in this boards, witch is the Technora and Wood ... !?

What happen, was that, I was wondering by the Forum, and I read in FREE FORUM a message post by JGF - First day on my Futura111 - in witch two participators ( LK and Pacs) speak about Red and Blue versions... so it's weird, don't you think ?

Am I nut? Well, it's not a big issue, but nevertheless I would appreciate if you could explaine me this confusion, I think !!!

Many thanks,
FL

Magicmullet
26th October 2007, 02:43 AM
I am quite certain there are no other colour versions of the model other than the wooden and the Technora one, both of which have blue graphics. And the only deviation between the different construction models is the colour of the Starboard logo in the nose: white in the wood version and red in the Technora version. At least this site and the catalogue do not show any other versions, and I've not come across with "a red Futura" anywhere else.

I hope that clarified the situation.


Cheers.

LK
26th October 2007, 05:00 PM
Talk to your dealer and ask for the red Futura ! They should know.
Heard it looks super COOL.
The red ST boards were cool too.

Good Christmas is close, isn’t it :-)

Very good reviews of the Futura 133 in the new German surf,( super results for all Severne sails too)

Cheers

Magicmullet
26th October 2007, 08:24 PM
Talk to your dealer and ask for the red Futura ! They should know.
Heard it looks super COOL.
The red ST boards were cool too.

Cheers

Hi!

Apparently you know more than I do. So I stand corrected.


Cheers.