I'm interested in Eli's comments about the iSonics pointing up into the wind. When I did a demo, it was marginal conditions. The iSonic was terrible for me in schlogging conditions , compared to my 152l Techno. Starting out was very difficult, unless I was well powered. If I wasn't, it would round up as soon as I stepped on the board. The same thing would happen when I would drop off a plane.
I'm sure it's something I can get used to, but is the Futura much different from the iSonic when in schlogging mode?