Old 21st November 2009, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Futura 93 For Lightweight Rider

Hi Kevin,

I'm 54kg and am particularly interested in the Futura 93 as a medium - high wind board.

I can waterstart well on both tacks, get planning in the straps and 50% of the time can get jibes round (carving 100%, but sometimes screwing up on the rig flip).

Do you think this board will be manageable in quite high wind for my weight? (possibly up to bft 7 with a 4.5)

Apparently these boards pretty much sail themselves and really want to test one, especially for the easy jibing. I just don't want to buy one and realize that for high wind I may have been better off with something smaller...
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Old 2nd December 2009, 10:02 PM   #2
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Yeah I think it is a great board for you. Strap it up with the straps in the inside and forward and it will go for you!!

Check out my brothers tips at http://windsport.com/news?news_id=539&uniqid=314

He says bigger is better..

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Old 3rd December 2009, 05:21 PM   #3
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Great thanks!

btw, why did you recommend the straps inboard? I found on my current board that outboard gave me much more control when fully powered up...

Cheers.
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Old 11th December 2009, 10:30 AM   #4
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I find you have more control with them inboard... I think you have more leverage with them outboard giving you more lift. But this could also make it easier to get on the rail more.
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