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8th January 2010, 04:39 PM
Greetings from the winter cold Denmark.

I have for a time look at the Futura 101 in 2010 woodcarbon edition. This board, I thought would be my one-board solution and replace my current F2 eliminator vol: 103 and 62.5 width.

My question is whether it is realistic that it can carry my current sails : Hellcat 5.2, 6.2 and 7.2, which I use in winds between 17 to 31 knots. (The Eliminator have problems with 7.2) and does the width 65,5 on the Futura gets to big for windy days +26 knots ? Or should I look for a two board solution? Maybe isonic ..

I sail on flat water sometimes with a little or heavy chop, no waves and a GPS. And have reached 26 knots as my max speed, working slowly against the 30 knots :)

I am in the intermidiate area. Waterstart, harness use etc. is okay. But still working on those carve jibes and gaining speed. My current weight is 80 kg.

Regards From

8th January 2010, 07:30 PM
I do have a futura 101 (2008) wich is slightly different, but nevertheless it's a futura 101, yes it will handle 5.2-6.2 and 7.2 Hellcats. 6.2 and 7.2 will be great. I would go for the wood edition in smaller sizes by the way, a more soft feeling, more comfort.

But, +26 knots is pretty much wind, and two boards (or more) is of course always better in terms of Time on the Water. (that's why I own 5... and some old boards I cant say goodbye but wich I don't use anymore)

Chris Pressler
8th January 2010, 11:53 PM
6 to 7 m sails work great on the 101. Indeed is the iSONIC 101 a relatively small board and can take a lot of wind, especially when itīs flat. If itīs super light and you would like to sail, too you can pimp the board with a 40 to 42 cm fin and use a 7,8 to 8,0, which is fine.

Would guess itīs a good choice.


9th January 2010, 02:59 AM
Thanks kvda and Chris for the fast reply.

I am impressed :)

But, Chris, do you not think, the isonic 101 will be too technical for my current level?
When I am developing and learning power jibes. But I can see that is86 and is101 will do the work for a period of time and years for me.

That is101 is so cool, so maybe..

My best greetings

Chris Pressler
9th January 2010, 03:43 AM
Guess not, Claus. You replace a 103 l board with a board, which is by 1,5 cm wider, has a thin flat nose. If you combine the board with the 86 you could take the iSONIC 111 and you could cover a super wide windrange. The 111 can carry sails up to 8,5 easily and as the smallest size you could use the 6,2 when itīs flat.

The 86 is a machine, which works great from 5,0 to 6,7. So, think about, where you sail and in which windconditions most of the time.

As a one board solution the 101 would be good. YOu can have fun in 15 knots and in 25 as well.

Hope it helps!


9th January 2010, 09:28 PM
Hey Chris.

And thanks again.

Must say I hooked on the is101. I have searched in the free forum and was a little confused. Can you use no-cam sails on isonic 101 or only cam-sails ?
But everything goes:)


Chris Pressler
9th January 2010, 09:36 PM
Hi Claus,
you are right, forgot about you do not have any Cam sails in your quiver. I sailed all combos: Futura 101 with no cam, Futura 101 with cam, iSonic 101 with cam, iSonic with no cam, all worked well

But guess you are right, I was too much in the iSONIC world: Futura 101 with no Cam is the better choice if I rethink it again!


9th January 2010, 10:12 PM
Thanks for the answers :)

9th January 2010, 11:15 PM
that's true, for the hellcats i would go for the futura. The isonics need to be sailed powered up, futura does the job more easily with nocam freeride sails.

15th January 2010, 04:55 PM
Thanks Starboard for the article iSonic vs Futura :)

16th January 2010, 05:05 PM
Great to hear Tiesda is in for the I101! I recently sold my F101, a I101 is on the way!

19th January 2010, 10:33 PM
I must agree Thanks Starboard for the article iSonic vs Futura :)

I will for sure go for the F101 when the 2010 boards is in trade in Denmark for the new season.

Best regards

30th January 2010, 06:12 PM
Thanks Starboard for the article iSonic vs Futura :)

I can't find it anymore...