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Old 25th October 2007, 03:18 AM   #1
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Red face Board with volumes question?

Hi,

After a course at the start of the year, I've been continuing to get on the water each week using hired beginner kit (about 175L, 6m2 sail). I'm at the point of looking for a new board and friendly advice has directed me towards looking at the Futura somewhere in the 144 range. However, as like many requests to these forums, I don't really understand how to choose the correct size. There appears to be too may factors or the differences are too subtle for me!

Where I usually sail is an inland lake where the conditions are normally calm to choppy. This quiet summer we've had has not seen the wind really go above 15 knots. I'm happily beach starting but not water starting yet. I'm using the harness, etc. My weight is 74kg. Being honest, over the next couple of years, most of the time will be spent sailing on flat water, with only the occasional use of the new board on waves. Maybe then my skills and bank manager (wife) will let me purchase a wave board.

Does the Futura 144 sound sensible, or maybe the 133/122, etc., or maybe something completely different?

Thanks.
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