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24th January 2009, 02:28 AM
What are the main differences between the Futura 2008 shapes and the 2009's?
17th February 2009, 04:38 AM
It gets better with age!
Better with a Malt, than a blend.
14th March 2009, 06:07 PM
I tried the 122 2008 and liked it so much that i purchased the 2009 model.
The main difference i found was the foot strap positions. The 2008 model has very inboard and very out board positions. The very out board position resulted in you catching the back of your ankles in chop and making it hard to drive the jybe with your front foot.
The volume distribution between the boards is quite different. 2009 model has the scoope deck and this seems to help alot in with the top end control in very rough conditions. I'm always sailing in the the ocean, hence this control is important in going fast.
The scope deck has less volume around the mast foot hence you have to be alittle more careful in tacks not to sink the nose. The board does "feel" smaller due to the volume distribution however the overall float i think is about the same
hope this helps
ps - i also brought a 93 futura as well, top machine!
17th March 2009, 01:53 AM
Just swopped my 08 f93 for a 09 model, looking forward to getting out on it now!
17th March 2009, 04:16 AM
I have a 2009 F111 and F93 red ones. I use to have 2008 F122 and also sailed the 2008 F101. The 2008 models seemed very flat under your feet. The 2009 new shape under the feet is spot on. The F93 I nicked named mosses as it parts the swell and makes the choppy water flat. I love both the F111 and F93 2009 models. They are perfect for what I wanted out of them. You could not go wrong with a 2009 model. Plus the red ones look great.
17th March 2009, 11:39 PM
I now have a 09 IS111 and red 09 F3. I was so impressed with my 08 F93 a very under rated board I feel, I had to just update. Im happy enough to slalom race on open seas with my F93. I use it regulary with 5.25m to 7m but 6m seems very sweet on the board....
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