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Old 7th September 2015, 12:28 PM   #1
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Hey!

I'm about to buy myself my first Starboard, going for the Futura 114 2016.
But I'm not sure if I should buy the wood or carbon.
I have watched the video from Starboard with the team talking about what they prefer.

My skills are avarage, usually surf at shoppy water and gusty winds.

What I understand wood is more forgiving and has better comfort, carbon is more precise and better with light wind?

Regards / Stefan =)

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Old 9th September 2015, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hi stefan

Wood has a really nice feel, and if you sail in choppy waters, you will use less energy and be able to sail longer in the wood version. I feel that only a pro ridder will get the full benefit of carbon, most normal sailors like us will not really be any faster or plane any earlier on carbon boards. As a bonus, wood is a few hundred euros less, and it is more durable
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Hi stefan

Wood has a really nice feel, and if you sail in choppy waters, you will use less energy and be able to sail longer in the wood version. I feel that only a pro ridder will get the full benefit of carbon, most normal sailors like us will not really be any faster or plane any earlier on carbon boards. As a bonus, wood is a few hundred euros less, and it is more durable
That's some great input!
Thanks for the reply Mark!

Futura 114 wood 2016 ordered and delivery promissed to January '16!

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