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ilan_s
28th August 2010, 08:51 PM
I am 120kg, looking for a board for gusty 8-16m/s choppy sea. Priority no 1 is early planning, no 2 is handling chop.
These boards are available for almost immediate delivery and I have to chose soon before they disappear.

Unregistered
28th August 2010, 09:08 PM
For your conditions I would choose the Shark over the Futura. Carve 141 would the best choice.

ilan_s
28th August 2010, 11:01 PM
Thank you for your reply. Can you please explain? I had a 144 board before (F2 Hornet?), was too bumpy ride at above 12m/s.

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Remi
28th August 2010, 11:25 PM
Hi Ilan_s,

What will be the sails that you will use on this board, thanks?

All the best

Unregistered
28th August 2010, 11:30 PM
Carve- not as wide softer rails.

ilan_s
29th August 2010, 12:37 AM
I see what you mean about the width. It would have been nice to have more volume if it can handle the same chop, I can uphaul at 140. The importer doesn’t have 2010 Carve though; a 2011 is about $1000 more. Concerning softer rails, doesn’t it mean harder to get on the plane?

Remi, to start with I will use 5.0, 6.3 and 7.5. The 7.5 is a very adjustable Ezzy Zephyr.

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Remi
29th August 2010, 02:35 AM
Hi Ilan_s,

Pretty small for a 140 liters board, anyway at 120 kgs must be a different world.

If you want to plane fast the Futura 141 will be the best but 8.5 will be very good sail on it and will help you a lot to get a quick planning.


All the best

ilan_s
29th August 2010, 03:56 AM
Thanks Remi. I am more or less covered for the “8.5” days. I am now looking to expend to the days I can’t sail at all. A 115-125 is probably better, but I am not quite ready. My bet is that 135 will be a suitable compromise that I hope I will be able to use also bellow 10m/s

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Unregistered
30th August 2010, 06:16 PM
Somewhat different boards.

although both are freeride, the Shark is more freeride while the Futura is more racing oriented. I think the Shark in lightweight construction will be the one planing earlier, but the Futura will definetely be faster.

Given your conditions and sails, I think the Shark might be the best option.

ilan_s
1st September 2010, 01:57 AM
Thank you all for your advice and patient. I am probably going to get the Shark.

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jeanwhite
2nd September 2010, 12:43 PM
yaa shark is perfect for you

Unregistered
2nd September 2010, 01:24 PM
I`m 105 kg. Couple of years ago went to Feurte and Shark 130 was only board I could hire. It stunned me how it coped in waves/swell (at Flag beach) IMO it will not plane as early or be as fast as Futura but it will be a lot easier to sail in rough conditions. At your weight it will be like a big wave board.
They are both great boards.
Futura more dedicated towards speed/slalom.
Shark perfect freerider.(But its not slow either)

ilan_s
3rd September 2010, 02:24 AM
Thanks all, bought the Shark 135, hope it will work for me as intended. Missed the wind by half an hour when the board arrived and no wind for at last a week. Found though that I can uphaul on this board.

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Remi
3rd September 2010, 02:55 AM
Hi Ilan_s,

If you are looking for early planning and stability you really may think about the Futura 141 who is also my favorite compare to the 133. On top of that you will be really fast.

All the best

Unregistered
11th December 2010, 05:42 PM
what board is the best for me?? Im 15 and im intermediate nevel. what freeride board will be the most apropiate. Please anwer me

Remi
11th December 2010, 09:42 PM
Hi Unregistered,

What is your weight and sails that you have already?

All the best

lijingfeng
13th December 2010, 12:14 PM
Thank you for sharing too.