Originally Posted by Andrews
I do not mean to hijack your thread but which board will be easier to progress on for a beginner; the Futura 122/133 or the new Carve 121/131? (or even the 06/07 Carve 122/133).
The extra width of the Futuras seems appealing because of added stability, however the Carve has an excellent reputation of being an easy and forgiving board to sail. Are the new Futuras too performance oriented for a progressive beginner?
I was scared when I bought my Futura 133 2 month ago. let me tell you that this board is amazing I'm a beginner to intermediate and weight 185lbs. when I used it 1 month ago I did uphauling, an it was very stable and it planed with a 5.5 in 14mph winds it also did better upwind performance without planning than my long board with center fin. I definitely recommend the Futura and the 48cm fin is excellent.