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Paul59
14th July 2011, 12:01 AM
Person:
Age 52, been saling for 35 years, 77k and 1.85 high.

Board range:
LWR, 122, 101, 86

Sails:
Reflex 11.0, 9.6, 8.6, 7.8, 7.0, 6.2, 5.6, 5.1.

Finns:
Vector from 48 to 32 (+2cm)

Water:
Small chopped danish east conditions.

Prefered board and most used:
122 with 8.8 and not to over powered.

Question:
Which surfboard should I choose.

Paul

Remi
14th July 2011, 02:04 AM
Hi Paul

At 77 kgs you should look at the 117 Wide, your Reflex 8.6 and 7.8 will be perfect

Have fun

Remi

Paul59
14th July 2011, 05:02 PM
Thank you for the reply. How does it work with the Canefire fins and witch sizes.

Best regards here from windy denmark

Paul

Remi
14th July 2011, 06:16 PM
Hi Paul,

Never try this one, can't tell.

May be other guys will give you feed back on it.

My favorite is R16 46/44

All the best

Paul59
21st July 2011, 05:06 AM
Have borrowed a 117, and tried it for the first time today in 17 knots and choppy waters, using R7.8 and Vector 46. What can this board handle in the upper level winds. Felt that I could have sailed iSonic 101also?

Remi
21st July 2011, 08:44 AM
Hi Paul,

The wind range of the iSonic is quiet big and you can use this board with 7m and 40 fin in strong winds but also with 8.6 with 46 in lighter winds and get good performances ;)

All the best

Paul59
22nd July 2011, 03:09 AM
Thanks Rémi
Day 2 on 117 - 18 knots, R7.8, Finn Vector Canefire 44 light choppy water. Speed and handling was not perfect. After rig tuning, problem was narrowed to the fin. (lots of spinout) Borrowed a F4 D2 44 that removed the spinout but reduced the speed. What to do??

Tried also 117w, my first impression was that it was a little big in gusts!?

Remi
22nd July 2011, 11:43 AM
Hi Paul,

As I tell you don't know this fins, but the combination is perfect with 7.8 with a Deboichet R16 42/44. This board like a fin who give you lift, if this ones are in G10 or do not have enough flex and surface in the tip it will be difficult to get the best performances and control

Hope this help

All the best