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    Senior Member Duncan Adam's Avatar
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    New Board - Futura 117

    Decided to treat myself and upgrade from a 2012 board to 2017, just thought I would share.



    2017 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 01, B&J/Wave 00, SUP/WindSUP 00
    2016 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 20, B&J/Wave 23, SUP/WindSUP 03
    2015 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 20, B&J/Wave 10, SUP/WindSUP 07

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    Looks very nice. Good carpet to......With a new job im mulling over the need for a big sail and blasting combo so why that size of Futura rather than the next ones up or down?

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    Its quite a difference from the 2012 board, the 2017 Futura's dimensions look more like the 2012 Isonic's. JP's freerace moved closer to the slalom model this year as well.

    Is it a trick of the light/colour of the board, but does it have quite a lot of 'v' or Double concave in the hull? Should be comfortable over the chop even if it is a bit slower than a flatter bottom shape.
    You get a decent fin as well, none of the G10 thick and heavy fins as OE with other boards.

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    Looks great, what sort of wind strength, seastate and sail size will this be fun for you?

    I'm sort of tempted, but whenever I borrow or demo kit like this I feel like I have had my arms pulled out of their sockets. Not sure if it's because the kit is not set up to suit my weight/height or if I'm too used to coasting along on wave kit.
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    Senior Member Duncan Adam's Avatar
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    To answer questions above.

    I was after the 2016 124ltr to replace my 131ltr as it was in the 76-78cm wide slot that I like as my biggest, cant get on with 80cm+ boards, as I don't have the leverage to get the best out of them. As it happened the UK was sold out, so I had to order the nearest equivalent 2017 board last year. TallJames, if you want a cheap one, Jim has my old one for sale, carbon version, no softspots, just a few scratches.

    iSonic rocker line but more rounded rails at the back, with a bit of V.

    I will use this with 9.3m/47.5cm, 8.5m/47.5cm, 7.8m/47.5cm & 42cm, 7.0m/42cm & 39cm and at a push 6.4m/39cm.
    2017 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 01, B&J/Wave 00, SUP/WindSUP 00
    2016 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 20, B&J/Wave 23, SUP/WindSUP 03
    2015 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 20, B&J/Wave 10, SUP/WindSUP 07

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    Thanks, sounds like you have all wind strengths covered there! Your van must be creaking to fit all that and your wave gear in, I suppose you pack selectively.
    There seems to be much more Slalom sailing/training, going on in Costa on our recent trips which gets you thinking that looks fun. Also guys who only wave sailed before are getting slalom gear.
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    Hopefully that should bring us some wave board wind .

    Happy new board Dunc.
    Eeeh 'tis grim dahn Sarf.

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