2000 Carve111 time for a change?
My 2000 Carve111 (which I have had from new) has been a fantastic choice and until recently my only choice - the one board option using sails of 5.5, 6.5 and 7.5. I recently bought an iSonic 125 for lighter winds and am now looking to get a smaller control biased board for higher winds on sails around 4.5 to 6.0. This board would be used the majority of times on inland waters and I want it to be able to handle the chop yet still be a good freeride blaster, which the Carve is great at. I weigh around 85Kg and am fairly competent intermediate/advanced level. I dont plan to get rid of the Carve, but it is not intended to bridge any gaps between my new choice and the iSonic 125 which I use with a 6.5 or 7.5 sail.
I have been looking at the Kode 94 as my new choice as I think this ticks more boxes then the Futura 93 or 101, but this is really what I would like some advice on. The Futura does seem to have a large sail carrying range, so is versatile, but am not so sure how well the board copes in higher winds compared with the Kode. So the Futura or Kode? That is my dilema and any advice welcome.