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Old 20th September 2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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HI i am deciding on which board to get the isonic or the futura .I am currently using the bic techno one design
board and sail and i feel like changing to shortboard at the end of the year. i am 55kg or around there I can plane but only in one strap and im still not using a harness ... but going to use it soon. The guy in the shop says that i should get the isonic but im still not so sure .....or should i wait longer before getting a board
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Old 20th September 2010, 09:01 PM   #2
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I would say you should be choosing between carve and futura. But since you arent, answer is simple - take futura, iSonic is certanly not for you - yet.
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Old 20th September 2010, 09:24 PM   #3
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ok .... but which size should i get . the wind around my area is usually very very light but if there is wind it should be around 7- 12 knots. Like you said the carve and futura which is better thks
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Old 20th September 2010, 10:08 PM   #4
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You will be sailing in 7-12 knots? I had Carve 122 year 2007 and it was a great board to learn everything, from footstraps, planing, jibes... I assume 2010 Carves are just as good as 2007, prob even better.

Carve is a great board for learning or just freeriding. Once I learned how to plane in footstraps I moved them to outer position and I went just as fast as my friend on Tabou Manta (Salom board, something like iSonic). Now I sold Carve and getting Futura since its faster and better looking (wood )

Since you will be using board in lightwind and you dont know how to use footstraps yet I would suggest getting Carve 121, possible with noseprotector since you will do couple of hammers while learning footstraps and harness


If you pefer futura, get it. Just dont get iSonic
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Old 21st September 2010, 03:11 AM   #5
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I'm also thinking of getting a futura or isonic (or kode) for next summer ^^ im also 55 kilos, but i can use the footstraps and harness etc. :P Im thinking that the futura won't be good in chop, or is it just me? I think the kode will be perfect cos it's fast, durable and made for wave/freestyle so it'll be very manouverable what do u guys think? p.s. if u want more info look at my post called "which board and rig should i get?".
for you i also think something with more control like the futura will be perfect. oh, and how much is a futura 2009/10?
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Old 21st September 2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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wat about the tabou rocket they say it is a good board for beginners
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Old 21st September 2010, 04:31 PM   #7
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Don't know what that is... and you're not really a beginner. get a progressive board so you can also use it later on (something about 120-140l, maybe a kode tuffskin i dunno). just go read about different boards (starboard, fanatic, jp etc.find the prices and pick something nice in your price/skill range. btw what is it, cos new starboards cost about $1300 )
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Old 21st September 2010, 04:59 PM   #8
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Hello Donovan, poster #4 made a good advice because Carve's are a bit longer than Furura's so the transition from a Techno will be easier. With 121 L you will have plenty of volume to help you in light air. If you don't grow too heavy you can keep it as a light wind board and buy another, more racy one, when you've got more experience. iSonic is for expert/advanced sailors and you won't use it to its full potential. In the meantime you may have broken it. I don't understand your shop (... or too well).
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Old 21st September 2010, 05:15 PM   #9
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@prodan :im not so sure about the price range but last years models cost at least S$2000 for the carve and futuras.
@farlo :does the lenght make any difference ??? as in handling the board and is it ok if i go over the recommended sail range???
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Old 21st September 2010, 07:30 PM   #10
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Tabou rocked is the same class as Starboard Carve. Carve is the kind of board you can use later on, when you learn everything. check at boardseeker, they made 120l freeride board test.

Price depends where are you from. Here where I am you can get last year model (new) for about 850-1100, depens on model and construction.

With longer board it will be easyer to pull sail out of water and also tacking it will be easyer. It will be better for you...

@Prodan: fututra will be good in chop but kode will be better. You have to look at what sails you will use....
If you like wave sails more (4+ or 5+ m2 sails) and than take kode 94 or 86.
If you like speed and drive more like 6+m2 freeride/freerace (NP hellcat for instance) sails take futura 93 or 101.
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