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Old 29th November 2014, 05:50 AM   #1
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I use the free forum because I cannot succeed the registration. I want to buy a board in order to progress in planning and learn how to gybe, in light medium winds (10-20 knots). I am 90kg for 183cm. Which board would you suggest and which size? Atomiq 130-140 or futura 144-154? Thanks in advance.
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Old 29th November 2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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I haven't sailed the Atom iq, but the futura is pretty close to the full on slalom boards (Isonic). I think the Carve series is much easier to sail and should be much better for developing gybing skills on.
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Old 29th November 2014, 03:44 PM   #3
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i use the free forum because i cannot succeed the registration. I want to buy a board in order to progress in planning and learn how to gybe, in light medium winds (10-20 knots). I am 90kg for 183cm. Which board would you suggest and which size? Atomiq 130-140 or futura 144-154? Thanks in advance.

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Old 29th November 2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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I've not used the atom iq, but a friend recently replaced his jp super sport with an atom iq 120. He is from a slalom background and likes fast boards. Sailed with with a couple of weeks ago and he said he lived his new board. Our local coast is very messy chop and small waves, not much fun on slalom kit but the 80cm atom iq 120 worked really well he said. If your learning, then I recon the atom us would be more fun
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Old 1st December 2014, 12:06 AM   #5
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You can't go wrong with the AtomIQ. It's the best all-round board for light to moderate wind in the Starboard lineup IMO. I have the 110l and I've used it with 5.8;6.5 and 7.5 sails in moderate chop and winds up to 30mph. I'm advanced level 170lb and the 110 replaced my former 136l and a112 l. I've read somewhere that to choose the right size you have to go 10l less then you normally would If you are advanced or up, but the same size if you are a intermediate. I think that's correct and I would suggest the 120 for your weight as a size you may never get tired with. If you lack confidence though and want to avoid the initial struggle of getting used to such a small /for you/ size you may go for the 140 espatially if this is your first short board.
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