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Old 11th September 2009, 07:17 PM   #3
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Excellent explanation from Ola, there is no short answer to the question - which one is better to gybe? My experience comes from sailing Carves and Kombats, but I think it would be pretty similar. Carves were a bit easier for LEARNING gybes, a bit more forgiving, somehow helping you, and carried speed for longer. So yes a Futura will probably stay on the plane easier/ longer. Having said that, Kombats/Kodes are far more exciting if/when you start to crack gybes regularly: you don't have to be an expert (I'm far from it) to enjoy it. It will allow you very different arcs, styles, you can change your mind mid-carve, adapt to conditions, etc. What is important, it may actually be easier to control your gybe on a Kode if you sail in large chop.

Good luck
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