View Full Version : size fins for the isonic, 2011 and 2012
2nd October 2011, 10:20 PM
I have been checking about the recommended size fins for the isonic.
Compare the 2011 and the 2012 is quite a big difference.
127 model 2011 from 38 to 50
127 model 2012 from 44 to 54
107 model 2011 from 32 to 46
107 model 2012 from 36 to 44
Are the model '12 so different from the previous year or there is another reason for this big change?
2nd October 2011, 10:38 PM
I just correct this who wasn't quiet correct in 2011, a 38 on 127 and a 32 on 107 is not really good size for this boards. Now is more realistic for 2011 and 2012.
Hope this help
All the best
17th October 2011, 11:06 PM
Have you also made any changes in regard to iSonic 117 Wide and the sails/fin combo for 2012?
18th October 2011, 03:10 AM
Still the same, but riders can tune as they want but this is a good base.
All the best
18th October 2011, 02:44 PM
18th October 2011, 04:39 PM
first roll out 107 2012:
seems same fin sizes as last year model.
90kg/184cm Reflex II 7,8qm: S2 38,5cm and 8,6 S2 39,5cm up to 40,5cm in light winds.
no need for bigger fins.
19th October 2011, 03:14 AM
What do you pfaffi think of the new, is there any big difference.
My absolute favorite from last/this year was 107 / 38Boss / reflexII 7.8
Is it worth while to upgrade to the new model ?
19th October 2011, 04:32 PM
its just a feeling but I think the 2012 107 starts a bit earlier in planing and is very light. My carbon version without straps 6,15kg!! :-)) It gives a high and free feeling in planing.
Until now not tried the Reflex II 9.2 on it if it will work?
But 8.6 and 7.8 are the best combos off course.
On the other side a big difference to the last year model I cant see.
19th October 2011, 04:45 PM
Has anyone had the possibility to try 117W Carbon 2012? Any first impressions?
27th October 2011, 05:45 AM
Check this out in french : http://www.star-board.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13784
10th November 2011, 05:40 AM
Hi Marco I've had the 117w a month now an find it a very versatile board.
Its the widest board I've ever owned but you don't really notice the width.
The 117w has a fairly narrow tail so you don't need as large a fin as you might think. I've been using a 46 C3 sting2 with my Loft Blade 8.6 which is good for the very bottom end.
I've just ordered a sting2 44 which i think will be a better allround size for that combo.
Feels good through the gybes, I felt at home on it straight away.
Pads have plenty of grip and the foots straps are allot nicer than my 2010 Isonics I had.
Pic of me sailing on my 117w and Red 8.5 Blade :-)
10th November 2011, 08:01 PM
... I have Sting2 fins in this sizes also, among others in this size, so expect this will be ok ... This season I had iS127 carbon but was not able to find the right trim and get the speed I wanted, as if I was not heavy enough to lift the board out of the water, some heavier friends of mine were realy was on the board ... also I went down to 80 kgs from 89 kgs ... and therefore expect 117W to be a better fit for me ... just hope that I did not order a "wrong" board again!
10th November 2011, 10:48 PM
Hey Marco, I recognize your problem. Maybe you can try but giving the fin more rake or using a smaller fin (with more rake) definitly can help you gain looseness for the iSonic slalomboard. I have good confidence this will help, definitly because heavier riders DO go fast on your equipment.
Its a deep tuttlebox, so there should be a bit room to pull the fin more raked. And don't care if a few mm of the fin head stick out at first.
11th November 2011, 10:24 PM
Thanks Eric ... very interesting proposition ... I will try changing the rake ... as a matter of fact, I did try with smaller fins, I used Deb R16Sl 46 instead of 50 cm with 8,6 ... but it felt slippery and the back foot was "falling through" almost continuously ... on the other hand Tect. Talon 48 had to many spin-outs ...
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