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Old 7th March 2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Futura 122 and sail size 8.2 or 8.7

Hey.

I hope a couple or more of you will answer my quick question.

I have for long been considered an UltraSonic, but unfortunately the price is far above my level, so I would like to hear about a Futura 122 instead .

Can it work in 12 to 15 knots of wind with a two camber freeride sail in size 8.2 or 8.7 ?
And can you "easily" reach speed of 20 to 25 knots in these conditions and with this combo ?

I weigh 80 kilograms and is a freerider by heart. My level is intermidiate +. Doing jibes, water starts, etc.

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Old 8th March 2012, 08:18 AM   #2
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Hej Claus

I am also from DK, but guess we better keep it in english :-)

I weigh in at 87 kg, and have the 2009 FUTURA 122, which should be 117 l.

Excellent board ! Very fast free-race board, that just flies above choppy waters.

My largest sail is a 8.0 V6 2 camber, and with my technique/weight 12 kts are well below planning, but with your 80 kg + 8.7 sail you will be close to planning.

The smallest sail I use on it, is a 6.2 HELLCAT, but the 6.7 HELLCAT is the sweetspot combination for this sail/board.

If you will be sure to plane, then you might consider the 133 FUTURA, which have had excellent reviews as well.
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Old 8th March 2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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Yes, we keep it in English.

I am just getting a bit confused when Neil Pryde wind range chart for a 8.2 h2 center is 12 knots ...

So maybe I should ask which size Futura is fitting this size (8.2/H2)?

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Old 9th March 2012, 12:48 AM   #4
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Claus,
The Futura 141 would probably be the best choice for your 8.2 H2 in 12 knots. I have the Futura 133 & weigh 75 kg. For me, the 133 feels best with a 7.6 sail. It is fine with an 8.5, but does not plane up nearly as early or feel as good as a larger board with an 8.5 sail in 12 knots. The 133 can feel better than the 141 with your 8.2 but only in higher wind speeds.

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Old 10th March 2012, 01:28 AM   #5
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interesting discussion; at 95kg i've thought that futura 133 is too big for wind range of my 8m (superfreak with top end bias) and have thought it best as a 9m racy sail board. definitely speedy and early planing..
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Old 10th March 2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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Unreg,
Are you talking about the 133 in 12 knots of wind? In higher winds I would agree with you but in 12 knots I don't think the 133 would be too big for a sailor of any weight.

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Old 10th March 2012, 10:51 PM   #7
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agreed coachg, but if it gets big for me at 95kg i think the 121/8.2 might work out better for the o.p.
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Old 11th March 2012, 12:17 AM   #8
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Hi Claus

If you want a Futura 122, the best sail for this conditions for you should be 8.2, but if you can get a Futura 133, 8.6 will be beter, personally use Turbo 8.6 and perfect combination.

Hope this help

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what is your weight Remi?
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Hi Unregistered,

90Kgs

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