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Old 19th April 2012, 02:30 PM   #5
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 799

Don't forget pumping. The difference between slogging and planing in 10-12 knots for anyone your size with an 8.0 sail is pumping. There is a technique that includes arms, body and legs that will get you going if you practice. Pumping against a bigger fin helps quite a bit too.

I weigh 77 kg and can pump on plane with an 8.4 on my iSonic 111 in 10-12 knots. The wider tail helps a lot compared to the Futura, but the F133 should be plenty of board to plane in your wind.
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