more questions for Remi
I have looked back over an earlier thread in which you responded to a
question of mine on light-wind boards. In that thread you recommended
either the F141 or the C151. I have some more specific questions about
1) On what factors should I base my decision in choosing between the
Futura and the Carve? Am I right to think that the Futura may be
slightly faster and earlier to plane while the Carve, as its name would
suggest, carves better?
2) On the Carve page on your website Tiesda is quoted as saying: "The
151 and 171 are two superb freeride shapes that are amazingly fun and
easy to ride, with lots of performance and excitement. Personally, I had
more fun riding the Carve 171 than smaller boards in the 120 litre
range, in 7.0 conditions. Planing jibes never came as easy, the boards
just cruise through chop and their own momentum just lets the boards
plane through.. I never thought my favourite board in the entire
Starboard range would be so big; these new shapes are truly magical."
If that is the case, and given that I am looking for an early planing
board, shouldnít I also go for the C171? Not to ask a personal question
but is Tiesda significantly heavier than I am?
3) What would the difference for me be between the C151 and C171? Am I
right in assuming that the C151 would be faster and carve easier but the
C171 would plane easier and stay on a plane longer (due to its glide)?
4) My windsurf shop tells me it sometimes takes a while to get SB
boards. Iím seeing the 2011 Carve available in online stores but not
the 2011 Futura. Is it going to be difficult to get a 2011 Futura at
this time? (Iím in Virginia, USA).
Thanks, and sorry for all of the questions but this is a big investment