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  • No luv for the Futura I see...

    .. just sayin, not much chatter here.

    An awesome board. Not for the avg iPad user who like bling and is clueless etc...

    This board is amazing, and now with 5 fin boxes! Mine only had 3 and I guess the latter models may have had 4 as the description says " We've added a 5th fin box for the coming year..." meaning it had 4 previously?

    - aurf

  • #2
    Plenty of love here Aurf! Love mine and it's been said for a long time - it's hugely under rated.

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    • #3
      Hi Goanna,

      What fins do you use?

      I have a set of H3 thrusters in her now, haven't tried them yet.

      Have you tried the KS Quad set + Nubster?

      I was using the MR TFX + trailing fin.

      - aurf

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      • #4
        I only have the thruster and use PC5. I'd be keen to try something else for when it gets around 5ft and powerful but all good so far!

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        • #5
          Lots of love here. I have the 5 fin set up but have only surfed it as a thruster so far, and I'm using the Joel Parko Kinetic Racing fins in whatever they call their PC technology. Very happy so far.

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          • #6
            Yeah I agree. The Futura is a great one. just fell victim to being one of the first board we put out. as a result, other new releases have overshadowed it. It will always be there for those who love it though.

            Cheers!

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            • #7
              The Flexfire flys under the radar too really. I don't think there are many topics about them on here.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by aurfalien View Post
                Hi Goanna,

                What fins do you use?

                I have a set of H3 thrusters in her now, haven't tried them yet.

                Have you tried the KS Quad set + Nubster?

                I was using the MR TFX + trailing fin.

                - aurf
                The Futura (or Quadra5) looks a lot like my Webber Afterburner...for what it's worth I used TC redline as front side fins and a 3" trailer fin...sort of like a twin fin but sort of like a thruster too. I could slide it when I wanted and yet drive it when I wanted without it slipping (well nearly always) and when it got a bit bigger I'd just put the TC redline trailer fin in. Something different to try anyway. I started out using the MR TFX side fins with the 3" trailer and it was OK but I wanted to go a bit smaller and see what would happen - was pleasantly surprised.

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                • #9
                  Slowman, the Futura is a little wider overall than the Afterburner, at least the versions of the Afterburner I was riding 6, 7 or possibly even 8 years ago. I know that GW has widened the Afterburner a tad as the standard shortboard got a little wider, but I think his board is still a touch more narrow and "pointy". His boards also have more concave ju ju, which is understandable. Not apropos of anything specific except being informative!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by buzzy View Post
                    Slowman, the Futura is a little wider overall than the Afterburner, at least the versions of the Afterburner I was riding 6, 7 or possibly even 8 years ago. I know that GW has widened the Afterburner a tad as the standard shortboard got a little wider, but I think his board is still a touch more narrow and "pointy". His boards also have more concave ju ju, which is understandable. Not apropos of anything specific except being informative!
                    Yep - I'd reckon the Futura is a touch more refined towards "performance" than "hybrid" than the Afterburner - both wicked boards though!
                    Slowman I'm in your neck of the woods and out of the water for the next 6 or so weeks - always happy to share the stoke if you're keen on the riding the Futura.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Goanna. Might take you up on that since I'm starting to look seriously at a Jacknife which is based on it. BTW, what's keeping you dry for so long?

                      My AB is one of the older ones (6'6" x 19 1/4" x 2 3/8") and the nose is narrower than anything else I have. I actually have 2, 1 at home and 1 overseas along with another Hellfire, it really makes the HF look like a spitfire, almost!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Slowman View Post
                        The Futura (or Quadra5) looks a lot like my Webber Afterburner...for what it's worth I used TC redline as front side fins and a 3" trailer fin...sort of like a twin fin but sort of like a thruster too. I could slide it when I wanted and yet drive it when I wanted without it slipping (well nearly always) and when it got a bit bigger I'd just put the TC redline trailer fin in. Something different to try anyway. I started out using the MR TFX side fins with the 3" trailer and it was OK but I wanted to go a bit smaller and see what would happen - was pleasantly surprised.
                        I really miss my quadra five (only had the quad version). That thing, due to the very thin tail, used to twang like no other board I have ever had...so much flex...I used to surf my local and pump as hard as I could and that board used to just wind up and go faster and faster...wonder if I could sneak a newy up in the roof.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks Goanna. Might take you up on that since I'm starting to look seriously at a Jacknife which is based on it. BTW, what's keeping you dry for so long?

                          exostosis - a.k.a surfer's ear!
                          let us know about the test ride - I reckon it would be pretty close to the Jacknife.

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                          • #14
                            Argh. Surgery? I'd be curious to hear how it goes. I had surgery flagged a decade or so ago but I've dodged it so far.

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                            • #15
                              I rode a futura almost every surf for 5 years and completely agree that it is underrated! Board flies and is very performance focused. Rode it in crap California summer waves to perfect overhead Maldives.

                              I liked mine with MR TFX fins on small days and K3's on bigger days. I had one of the first ones with only three fin boxes so I never had the option of riding it with quads but bet it would be really fun. I hope to add a Futura to my quiver again sometime soon.

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