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Roger_USA 7th April 2008 09:08 PM

Kombat 114 vs. Futura 111
I'm looking for a fast but easy to ride board for my 5.9 to 7.5 sails, I weigh 80 kg and I'm 188 cm tall.

Has anyone here ridden either or both of these boards? Looking for a board that will easily handle the chop and go fast without the feeling of being on the edge of control.

Thanks in advance for your observations.

PGVirtual 8th April 2008 05:24 PM

For general Freeride use I think the pick is straight forward: The Futura.

I believe the Kombat is designed for manouver oriented windsurfers, with some kind of a leaning towards waves. It does not plane as early, and it is slower.

Unregistered 9th April 2008 06:57 PM

well, i haven't sailed them both, but since there aren't many replies, i'll add my opinion.

i own a futura 111. my sense is that it sails a little big for 111 liters, and i doubt i would be using it with a 5.9..., maybe it will work for you if the water is really flat, like a lake or something...

I have used my futura 111 with a 6.5 (with the stock fin), and that's about as small a sail as i would use on the board. my conditions are typically somewhat bumpy when it's 6.5, and while the board was fast, it was sort of on the edge of control - in a fun way though. when it warms up here, i will try out a smaller fin for the 6.5.

I also have a 7.5 for the board, but haven't sailed that combo yet.

jgf 9th April 2008 08:40 PM

i wasn't logged in, but the last reply is mine.

i forgot to mention that i weigh about 170lbs (77kg).

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