Old 14th March 2009, 09:34 PM   #11
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"I guess the decision is whether there's any benefit of getting a 144 if I only go up to an 8.5m sail - will it significantly add to the fun time I could have on the water compared with a 133?"
Exactly. In my opinion you won't add anything significant with a 144. You would need it for one of those reasons: 1. very early intermediate who needs masses of stability, 2. a heavyweight rider, or 3. massive rig to carry
Some sailors use 8.5 on an F122 - but 133 is your safer bet.

Futuras have more wind range than old F2 rides, but I don't think you could safely go from 77cm 133 straight to a (56cm narrow?) 85 Mistral. Keep the 115 in the beginning and see how they all overlap.

One possible suggestion: a good minimalist quiver of 2 boards covering an awful lot could be F122/133 + Kode86/96. Risky without trying it though.
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Old 21st May 2009, 03:35 AM   #12
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Hi Lakkabay,

I have got the F133 with 6.7 and 8.0 sails and this really is a fast board. I have no comparison though with the 144 but your last comment to me does make sense. Get rid of the 115 and go with the small board when your socks are blowing of your shoes and sails the 133 in all other occassions. only have 1 board and the F133 really gives me a great time.

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Old 21st May 2009, 03:37 AM   #13
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Lakkabay,

My advise, go with your suggestion you made in your last post. Get rid of the 115 and go sail the 133. I have that one too and have 2 sails a 6.7 hellcat and the 8.0 V6, am 80 kg full of muscle too :-) and this combination really gives you a lot of speed with Bft 4-5.

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