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    THE TEST-WINNING FREERACE BOARD

    The test-winning freerace board for technical windsurfers seeking the impossible: maximum speed combined with comfort, control and jibing precision. Load up, go as fast as you want, on waters as rough as you find, the Futuras deliver maximum average speed with total confidence.

    THE FUTURA AT A GLANCE

    The Futuras enter their second year, maintaining proven test-winning shapes. Wide, thin and compact, with admired performances for long distance races: Futura’s refinements allow you to save energy, maintain a high average speed for miles and turn the smoothest jibes.

    FUTURA 117, 127 and 137
    228cm short with a rocker to match. It’s faster with more control, comfort and confidence. Ready to Foil.

    FUTURA 107
    The short length improves acceleration and top end speed. Faster and easier to control. Ready to foil.

    FUTURA 97
    228cm short with a rocker to match the reduced length. A very confident board for riding broad downwind in hard, high wind conditions.

    CUT AWAYS
    Open-angle cut-away shapes prevent water trapping, reduces turbulence and wetted area to release more top-end speed.

    BOTTOM SHAPE
    The Futuras have a more pronounced Vee throughout the hull for jibing performance, comfort and a more lively ride.

    THIN RAILS
    The rails are rounder and thinner than an iSonic for more carving bite and easy jibing.

    DRAKE SLALOM DW READY TO RACE
    The Futuras are fitted with Drake’s flagship Slalom DW Ready to Race fins, top-end production fins that will bring out the best in the Futuras. The Slalom DW model provides huge amounts of speed and acceleration with great jibing abilities.

    EXTEND YOUR SESSIONS
    The Futuras 107, 117, 127 and 137 comes with a Ready to Foil fin box. The box are reinforced to withstand heavier loads associated with foiling. They use thick, high-density PVC sheets and thick carbon fibre walls.

    DRAKE SLICK FOOTSTRAPS
    The Drake Slick footstraps are made with FSC-certified, sustainably sourced and plant-based Yulex foam. With 85% natural rubber content, CO² emitted during the manufacturing process is reduced by 80%. The remaining 15% of synthetic neoprene is kept to improve UV resistance. Carefully sourced with the smoothest fabric for a comfortable feel.

    The iSonics feature 6mm thick footpads in the tail and 4mm in the front. A combination proven to deliver a highly reactive yet comfortable feel. The diamond grooving pattern provides grip and comfort over extended sessions while being resistant to wear-and-tear.

    FLAX BALSA
    OUR MOST INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

    The Futura are available in our fluorescent yellow construction designed for the lightest weight but also the lowest carbon footprint; Flax Balsa. Natural end-grain balsa covers the bottom of the board, providing the board with its overall stiffness and reduced weight. The full sandwich deck uses natural uni-directional flax fibres with carbon stripes to reinforce and stiffen the most stressed sections.

    Fin Length Model Sail Range Volume Weight Width
    46cm 228cm 137 6.5-10.0 137lts 8.2kg 88.5cm
    44cm 228cm 127 6.0-9.5 127lts 8.0kg 86.5cm
    42cm 228cm 117 5.5-8.5 117lts 7.8kg 77.5cm
    36cm 228cm 97 4.5-7.5 97lts 6.6kg 67cm
    38cm 228cm 107 5.0-8.0 107lts 7.15kg 71cm

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