Thanks for the answer. I am more an advanced surfer. I currently sails iSonics (87, 107 and 117W). I want to get a more easy comfortable ride but do want to use the futura's as slalom boards. PLan is to test one and see if I like it.... If so I am considering switching to futura's... But it will be a hard decision because I realy like my 107 en 117W......