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Unregistered 19th October 2012 04:35 PM

Futura board size
Hi all,
Thinking of trying to purchase one board for my wife and I.
She is 163 cm and 52 kg learning to plane and water start. She uses a North Hero 5.3.
I am 190 cm and 98 kg, planing and water start. I have an Overdrive 9.5. We sail typically between 12 and 18 kts in flat protected sea water.
I was thinking about a Futura 131. Is this a good choice?

Unregistered 20th October 2012 07:53 AM

personally feel the board "should" work for both of you
she could use a smaller board - perhaps ...
the question is - how do you decide who gets to go ? :-)

Unregistered 20th October 2012 04:56 PM

Thanks unregistered,
We will have to toss for it But we will get her a smaller board a little later.
My concern and reason for the question is
1- is the board ok for someone my size in the above conditions
2- will the board be too performance orientated for her to progress on.
Is a difficult proposition for the moment.

mark h 20th October 2012 06:07 PM

Hi, I'm not an instructor, but I think it would be a mistake to get an F131. The Futura is a freerace board, it is not designed for people still learning to plane and waterstart.

You might have to bit the bullet on this one and buy a SB Go 131/141. You will struggle to get your 9.5m on the Go 131, but the Go141 will be good with the 9.5m.

Realistically, you need the F131 and your wife needs either a Go 121 or 131 depending on her level. I don't think you will be able to find one board that will double up as a learner and high performance board.

The Go is the same shape as the carve, so a Go 121 would last your wife for a while:)

Unregistered 21st October 2012 12:40 AM

the Futura is a user-friendly free-race
with a 5.3 in 12 knots of wind - the lady should be OK !!!

Unregistered 21st October 2012 08:13 AM

MarkH and Unregistered,
Tks for your thoughts.
Much appreciated.

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