Review: 2009 Starboard Futura 101

Board Tested: 2009 Starboard Futura 101
Sails Used: 2009 Naish Sprint 7.3
Location: Columbia River Gorge: Event Site
Conditions: 15-22 mph

Rider: Mike
Gender: Male
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 165 lbs
Skill Level: Expert windsurfer, Expert kiteboarder

I got fast acceleration and instant planing. I had a lot of power from the 7.3 and got it really moving upwind. This was the fastest board I’ve sailed in awhile. It didn’t make the sharpest turns so for jibing I compensated by keeping my speed up and widening the radius. I dialed into a couple drag races and moved away easily. Huge speed, big fun!