View Full Version : looking for a successor for my Go 155
31st March 2008, 01:32 AM
I own a Starboard Go 155 since 2004. I used it to learn windsurfing and I'm loving it, currently however I'm looking for a successor or a more advanced board.
Could you please give me some advice? Which board, which volume?
- I will not sell my Go155
- I'm 72 kg
- I'm sailing on lakes
- I would like to perfect jibing, just ride and do a jump now and then (for the moment this is what I'm aiming for ; )
- I live in the Netherlands
Thanks in advance!
3rd April 2008, 02:06 PM
any opinion out there?
4th April 2008, 06:46 AM
well, I'm not team, but maybe the Kombat 96? This would be about the right step down in volume from your Go155 but would still provide a bit of float for your weight. It is likley to handle lake chop pretty well. I have the Kombat 96 (2006) and I would go for the 2008 version if your can afford it since I think early planing in the previous models suffered a bit. Especially for a learner. I hear the 2008 is a lot faster to get going. best sails are 4.7- 6.0. This board is a good allrounder until you decide whether to go more into slalom & freeride, or freestyle, or waves, it can do a bit of each quite well. Then you can replace with a more specialised board later.
otherwise the futura 101 perhaps?. Would handle bigger sails.
4th April 2008, 07:09 AM
I would keep the GO for the light winds, and pick a freeride board around 100 liters for the stronger winds. I also weigh 72 kg and can tell you that a 100 liter board is nice because it is just big enough to uphaul if the wind dies, but small enough to jump and have good control and carving sensations in high winds. In the starboard line, I think you're looking at either the Futura 101 (more speed oriented) or the Kombat 105 (more jumping / carving oriented). The Futura 93 and the Kombat 96 might be a bit too small.
4th April 2008, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the replies.
I just have to give it some thoughts though, maybe the kombat is a better choice since it is really different from the Go. As I'm keeping my Go, freeriding is covered, maybe I will buy a bigger sail for light wind conditions to go with that.
6th April 2008, 11:50 PM
I dont' know, a Kombat can be really nice (have a K86, fun from ~ 17-18 kts upwards) but if you just want to take a bit more wind and/or have more freeriding and gybing practicing in the range 10-20 kts with 20 being the less often upper limit I would tend to recommend the Futura 122 or 133 (have the 133 one too) depending on your most common wind. You can only have fun on small boards if you have the wind. The Futura is a nice all-round board, gybes like a dream and is still fast and you can bounce around on it (sounds just like what you're looking for). <- get technora!
Just jumping onto a smaller board might not be as much fun as you would expect right now (depending on your normal conditions you might hardly have any regular opportunities to have fun on it). Try and borrow something in the 100 ltr range before buying something that small or even smaller. <- this applies to you especially if you only get around to surfing a couple of weeks a year and weekends.
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