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ClausKrike 7th March 2012 08:37 PM

Futura 122 and sail size 8.2 or 8.7

I hope a couple or more of you will answer my quick question.

I have for long been considered an UltraSonic, but unfortunately the price is far above my level, so I would like to hear about a Futura 122 instead .

Can it work in 12 to 15 knots of wind with a two camber freeride sail in size 8.2 or 8.7 ?
And can you "easily" reach speed of 20 to 25 knots in these conditions and with this combo ?

I weigh 80 kilograms and is a freerider by heart. My level is intermidiate +. Doing jibes, water starts, etc.

Best regards

Unregistered 8th March 2012 08:18 AM

Hej Claus

I am also from DK, but guess we better keep it in english :-)

I weigh in at 87 kg, and have the 2009 FUTURA 122, which should be 117 l.

Excellent board ! Very fast free-race board, that just flies above choppy waters.

My largest sail is a 8.0 V6 2 camber, and with my technique/weight 12 kts are well below planning, but with your 80 kg + 8.7 sail you will be close to planning.

The smallest sail I use on it, is a 6.2 HELLCAT, but the 6.7 HELLCAT is the sweetspot combination for this sail/board.

If you will be sure to plane, then you might consider the 133 FUTURA, which have had excellent reviews as well.

ClausKrike 8th March 2012 01:06 PM

Yes, we keep it in English.

I am just getting a bit confused when Neil Pryde wind range chart for a 8.2 h2 center is 12 knots ...

So maybe I should ask which size Futura is fitting this size (8.2/H2)?


COACHG 9th March 2012 12:48 AM

The Futura 141 would probably be the best choice for your 8.2 H2 in 12 knots. I have the Futura 133 & weigh 75 kg. For me, the 133 feels best with a 7.6 sail. It is fine with an 8.5, but does not plane up nearly as early or feel as good as a larger board with an 8.5 sail in 12 knots. The 133 can feel better than the 141 with your 8.2 but only in higher wind speeds.


Unregistered 10th March 2012 01:28 AM

interesting discussion; at 95kg i've thought that futura 133 is too big for wind range of my 8m (superfreak with top end bias) and have thought it best as a 9m racy sail board. definitely speedy and early planing..

COACHG 10th March 2012 03:51 PM

Are you talking about the 133 in 12 knots of wind? In higher winds I would agree with you but in 12 knots I don't think the 133 would be too big for a sailor of any weight.


Unregistered 10th March 2012 10:51 PM

agreed coachg, but if it gets big for me at 95kg i think the 121/8.2 might work out better for the o.p.

Remi 11th March 2012 12:17 AM

Hi Claus

If you want a Futura 122, the best sail for this conditions for you should be 8.2, but if you can get a Futura 133, 8.6 will be beter, personally use Turbo 8.6 and perfect combination.

Hope this help

All the best

Unregistered 12th March 2012 12:47 AM

what is your weight Remi?

Remi 12th March 2012 06:29 AM

Hi Unregistered,


All the best

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