All the dims look very similar, I really liked the futura but the shape is looking a bit tired. Very interested in a 5'10 jackknife as a step up to my 5'6 spit. When are they available in the uk? Can I pre order?
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Its a little bit of an extension of the Futura, but its a bit more high performance. Its got a bit more length added to it and is a little bit thinner. it would compliment the spotty real nicely.
Regarding special orders yeah you can, but given your location, it would be a little while.
Use my email below is you want to get on a special order...
Thanks for the update chris, think this may be too refined for my needs. Looking for similar float and rocker line as the spit but with a bit more length.
- Dec 2011
I can say the nose, tail and rails on a Futura are fairly refined - more so than a Hellfire and probably a touch thinner than an Alternator. However, because the Alt has less width I'd say overall it is more refined than a Futura in the sense it probably will perform slightly better in better waves - early days though and preliminary impressions. That said the Jacknife would need to be quite refined indeed to be noticeably more refined than a Futura given its apparent planshape and the similarities in dimensions at given lengths.
Yeah good stuff Buzzy.
Prj, by the time you get to the nose and tail of a Futura, there eis certainly less volume.
Prj - Looked at the Activator in DTL Hayle but very similar to the Dom for me, too much in the nose and tail still.
Buzzy - Agree with you on the Futura, the 5'10 i had, although wide at 19 1/2 it was very thin in the nose and tail and needed at least head high to get it going properly.
I'd like an alternator at 5'9 or 5'10 - 19 1/4 - 2 1/4 = 28 litres float. I think the only way to get a board like that is CBD or go less on width and get a Michel Borez model but he's a heavy guy and i'm only 68kg?
I'll keep looking!
Just to add i really liked the look of the 5'8 sub scorcher, just don't know it its too similar to the Spit and wont accomplish anything when the surf gets bigger. I just felt a bit like a pea in a drum on my 5'6 when the surf got overhead the other day!
Overall 5'9 is as big as i would like to go...
Bang i'm done...looks like a 5'10 stealth is the go! 5'10 x 19 x 2 1/4 = 27.8 litres. Search over!
Good choice! Yeah the sub is fun but feels short when it's over head. Thats why I shifted mine. Bit flat and wide in nose too for steeper stuff.
Mini Driver looks solid, Stealth should be good. Looks of positive feedback on that one!
prj - took a gander at the mini online and it looks fun, I guess you're slightly taller and heavier than me so the 5'10 will suit you good. I just hope i'm not going too big with the 5'10 stealth but I think the refined profile makes it right, just seems weird to jump 4 inches longer.
I was in DTL today, still love the look of the 511 HellRazor