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mark h
2nd June 2012, 06:18 PM
Looks like the testers have had a busy year:)

Remi
4th August 2012, 08:56 AM
Hi All,

First video of the iSonic 110 in Action : https://vimeo.com/46557151

Other will follow

All the best

G
4th August 2012, 10:36 AM
thanks Remi but we just see you sailing!
The new 110 is my most awaited board and would like to know what's the difference of use compared to the 107 (which I've loved since ages!).I think it's ok with the 8,6 (7,8 is the main sail and the 7,0 is no more cool on it) but felt the need of more surface underhull to push that sail size (yet remaining thin for a good use of the 7,8 overpowered as well).
So far don't really care of the 7,0 (which I prefer to use with a smaller board.Have you developed some new concept for the 97?

thx

Remi
4th August 2012, 10:38 PM
Hi G

Another video will come soon on this 110 on my month in Martinique.
The new 110 replace the 117 and is similar concept as the 117 Wide.
This board can be the ligth wind board for ligth weight but also the medium board for heavy weight.
For exemple no need to use 8.6 on the 127 anymore, just jump on the 110 and you will get better performances.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150869817680807.397272.699380806&type=1

All the best

G
5th August 2012, 04:11 AM
Yes Remi,I don't use 127/8,6 since long time...
Is the 110 tail as wide as the 107 one or narrower?
Is the 110 thinner than the 107?
Is it really 110l?
What's the difference with the 107 (apart the max width)?

Any info will we super welcome!

Thank you

Remi
5th August 2012, 11:19 AM
Hi G

So the 110 who is exactly 110 liters will be way better with 8.6 than the 107.
The bottom shape of the board is very similar as the 117 Wide, so the wet surface of the board is very limited. Will get planning before 107 and accelerate more with higher top end speed.
The advantage of the 107 is on 7.8 in very choppy water.
110 : 75cm Wide
107 : 68.5 Wide

All the best

BelSkorpio
5th August 2012, 02:36 PM
So looking at the width, the 110 is much more like the old 117 and should be more compared with that board.

Question: will the 110 with an 8.6 be earlier on the plane c/w the old 117, say for a 87kg rider ?

Remi
5th August 2012, 10:26 PM
This board is a new concept, 75 wide but less wet surface than the 107 with similar volume.
The result is fast planning, acceleration and top end speed. A big difference with the 2012 117 but can be the medium board for the heavy Pwa racers over the 107. No more hesitation between 127/8.6 and 110/8.6!
All the best

kaan-v
6th August 2012, 06:37 AM
Will this board be easy to use for a 95-100 kg rider with a 7.8 at wind from 16-22knots,
What is the main sail of this board the 7.8 or the 8.6?

Thank you,

Remi
6th August 2012, 08:34 AM
Hi Kaan V

This board is perfect for both sails and deliver high performances and for a racer at you size that will the perfect medium size.

All the best

mark h
6th August 2012, 08:49 PM
Damm, now I have to spend more money:))

Federico111
6th August 2012, 10:52 PM
Hi Remi, looks like the 110 is the board to get for 2013 ! Any changes on the high wind range (80 or 87) ? My weight is 60 kg, I currently sail the 117W with 8.6 / 7.8, the 97 with 7.0 and I have not tried the Speed 54 yet. I need a high wind (medium chop) board super fast & an easy for a light weight rider.
Best regards,
Fed.

Remi
7th August 2012, 06:44 AM
Hi Federico111

As you light wind board it will be perfect at your weight.

What is the size sail you want to use with your small board, 7.0, 6.2 or 5.6?

Notice that we have a New W58 with the last development with find for the iSonic range.

All the best

Remi
7th August 2012, 06:46 AM
Hi All,

The video of the iSonic 110 in action during my one month trip in Martinique and Guadeloupe :

https://vimeo.com/46808715

All the best

kaan-v
7th August 2012, 09:04 AM
Remi i have a question what is the tail width of the Isonic 110 and are there any changes on the width or the tail width of the new 107.

Thanks

Macka Packa
7th August 2012, 10:15 AM
Hey Remi, a day at the office looks really tough for you. Let me know if you need some help, I'm there for you ;)

Remi
7th August 2012, 10:46 AM
Hi Kaan-V

The tail from deck is almost the same but the wet surface on the 110 is smaller than the 107. So the board plane earlier accelerate more and have better top end speed. The advantage of the 107 is in strong choppy water and strong winds due to the fact the board is much more narrow 68.5 vs 75cm.

All the best

Remi
7th August 2012, 10:47 AM
Hi Macka,

So join us in Alcati for next test ;)

All the best

Charlie360
7th August 2012, 12:03 PM
Hi Kaan-V

The tail from deck is almost the same but the wet surface on the 110 is smaller than the 107. So the board plane earlier accelerate more and have better top end speed. The advantage of the 107 is in strong choppy water and strong winds due to the fact the board is much more narrow 68.5 vs 75cm.

All the best

Hi Remi - I've been watching this thread with some interest, as I was thinking of getting a 117W to partner my 2012 97 (which is a massive improvement on my previous 101, so well done there) I'm rather intrigued by the 110 concept, how can the wetted surface of the 110 be smaller than that of the narrower 107? I guess the implication must be that the planing surface must be much shorter (too acount for the increased width) or higher aspect, Which I guess must mean that either there is more rocker in the tail area, or significantly larger cut outs? so I guess 2 further questions (I weigh around 80Kg and am using NP RSR sails up to 9M) would the new 110 be a better partner to the 97 than the 117W? and are there significant changes to the 2013 117W?

All the best Charlie

Remi
7th August 2012, 08:34 PM
Hi Charlie

From 110 to 137 we have the same Cut Aways concept who reduce the wet surface.
You will see soon on our web site the difference between 2012 & 2013.
Cut aways change too for 80 to 107 but other concept.
Please let me know your different size sails and your target, Race or just enjoy ?
All the best

Charlie360
8th August 2012, 06:58 AM
Hi Remi - thanks for the reply, I'm currently using the NP RS racing EVO1 in 5.8, 6.2, 6.7, 7.8 and 9.0, but was thinking of updating them (though sizes will be similar) so really it would be the 7.8 and 9.0 on the 110 or 117w and it is racing mainly, though I do some blasting and GPS sailing too.

All the best

Charlie

Remi
8th August 2012, 05:17 PM
Hi Charlie

At your weight the 110 should be enough it if you use mainly the 9.0 you can go for the 117.

For the other sails the 87 will be better particularly for gps contest.

All the best

Charlie360
8th August 2012, 10:03 PM
Thanks Remi - I have a 2012 97 which I would prefer to hang onto (and a Fanatic Falcon 79 for GPS stuff too - I particularly like that) so perhaps the 117 would be the best option for maximum wind range coverage.

All the best

Charlie

Federico111
12th August 2012, 02:32 PM
Hi Remi, I am looking at using 6.2 and lower, I guess the 80 is the the board for me for high wind and chop. Any changes to the high wind model range for 2013 ?

mark h
12th August 2012, 08:44 PM
Will it be midnight UK when see the new iSonics:)

Remi
13th August 2012, 01:21 AM
Hi Frederico,

Yes all the iSonic range change, improvment and most and totally new shape for the 90 & 110.

All the best

mark h
13th August 2012, 09:23 PM
What date do the 2013 go live? I thought it was today? :)

Remi
14th August 2012, 01:41 AM
YEsterday was holidays i Thailand, should be today, in Holland right now

Jean-Marc
14th August 2012, 10:04 AM
Mark,

I know we're all excited about the new iSonic stuff...! The new website is indeed up and running but is not 100% finalized yet. You can discover some very interesting preview already here:

http://www.star-board.com/2013/products2/boards/index.php?id=isonic

Cheers !

JM

Jean-Marc
14th August 2012, 03:15 PM
... The 2013 website is up and running and the iSonic 2013 specs are now online !

Cheers !

JM

Federico111
15th August 2012, 01:19 AM
Hi Remi, what would be the difference between the '12 IS 80 and the new one for '13 ?
BTW, they look great !

Remi
15th August 2012, 02:32 AM
Hi Federico111

Side Cut Aways for extra planning, acceleration and top end speed, rails are fater from 90 to 120 to have better jibe & new construction, available in Full Carbon now, so almost 1 kg lighter who increase again the all the performances.

All the best

Frank-363
15th August 2012, 03:41 PM
Where can I find the ISonic 2013 Specs on the website?

Frank-363
15th August 2012, 05:10 PM
Found it, even on my very wide screen I still have to scroll more to the right. Don't like the new site, but the boards look great.

Federico111
15th August 2012, 10:21 PM
My order is in IS80 and IS110 in carbon. Do you know anything about the new Severne Reflex IV's ?
Thanks Remi,

Federico111
19th August 2012, 05:36 PM
Hi Remi, a couple of questions for you:
1) what fins were you using on the 110 video, what sizes for 7.8 & 8.6 ?
2) what hotels do you recommend in Martinique (Cap Est Lagoon Resort) ?
3) have you heard anything about the Reflex 4's ?
Thanks,

cro23
20th August 2012, 09:37 PM
Hi Remi, please advice

I need board for light wind(10-20), downwind slalom with 8.6 reflex, being 176cm and 80kg.
My next board is 114l 70 wide RRD.
Where to go? 110 or 117.

Thanks

Remi
21st August 2012, 01:49 AM
Hi Fedrico111,

On this video I am using Drake Slalom DW 42 Ready to Race for 7.8 & 8.6, it's work perfectly and very fast and comfortable.
The Cap Est Ressort is the most expensive hôtel in Martinique, so if you are ready for it, it's a nice one.
The Reflex IV is improvement on all the small details and even lighter with high quality material.

All the best

Remi
21st August 2012, 01:54 AM
Hi Cro23,

This is an interesting one because the 110 is wider than your RRD but less volume, so can cover easy your actual board but with really higher performances in light winds with 8.6. If you have also 7.8, this board will be the key for you.
Of course the 117 can be an option to particularly if you want to keep the RRD, at this time you can increase your performances in light winds with a 9.2.
Hope this help

All the best

cro23
21st August 2012, 07:46 PM
Hi Cro23,

This is an interesting one because the 110 is wider than your RRD but less volume, so can cover easy your actual board but with really higher performances in light winds with 8.6. If you have also 7.8, this board will be the key for you.
Of course the 117 can be an option to particularly if you want to keep the RRD, at this time you can increase your performances in light winds with a 9.2.
Hope this help

All the best


Hmm, yes, I have 7.8, I plan to keep 114/70, only question is if 117 would be overkill for 8.6 as bigest sail in my lineup. I found 8.6 to be huge sail for me to have a fun with it especialy in jibes..

Gyurmo
23rd August 2012, 11:25 AM
hi cro23,

the rrd 114 is 117 litres and 70cm wide. iSonic 117 is 118 litres and 75 wide. iSonic has much earlier planning - as remi said - and cover the stronger area too.

gyurmo

cro23
23rd August 2012, 06:37 PM
hi cro23,

the rrd 114 is 117 litres and 70cm wide. iSonic 117 is 118 litres and 75 wide. iSonic has much earlier planning - as remi said - and cover the stronger area too.

gyurmo

isonic 117 is 80,5cm wide..

Remi
24th August 2012, 04:43 AM
Hi Cro23

Yes iSonic 117 is 80.5cm wide, this one replace the iSonic 117 Wide 2012.

All the best

Federico111
24th August 2012, 11:28 PM
Hi Remi, one more question for the IS110 is it Deep Tuttle base ? If that's the case could you still use Reg tuttle or would not recommend it ?

Thanks,

Remi
26th August 2012, 02:41 AM
Hi Federico

As you can see in the specs, yes this board have Deep Tuttle and you can use normal tuttle base in reason why we deliver the 2 differents size screws with the board.

All the best

Federico111
26th August 2012, 01:15 PM
Got it thank you, Remi.

juan1
30th August 2012, 08:44 PM
Hi remi
I will like to have your opinion on this:
Normaly i use freewave boards from 4 mtrs to 6,4 mtrs on different spots whith wave sails
Probably 75% of my sailing is bump and jump and the wind use to be steady at different strenghts somi can choose board and sail and go sailing quite easily
When the wind is offshore , but inside a big bay i use slalom board so i only have 1 slalom board
I sail slalom allways in the same spot
The wind is very gusty but strong and we use 6,2 and 7,0 sails
70% of the time the 7,0
I have an isonic 97 carbon 2012 !!!
When thebwind is on is fantastic whith both sails but as the wind is so gusty i spend a lot of time half floating as i weight 86 kgs
Today i sail the 6,2 and my isonic 97 was full speed , fantastic but i get really bad moments whithout wind also
Also when 7,0 this 97 goes verynwell but again the lulls make me sink
My problem is that having only one slalom board im suffering a lot on the very common lulls we have
So i need more liters !!!?????
Im thinking in change my 97 for a 107 ? Or 110?
What so you think , the 107 will work ok whith this sails? Or it will be too much board for this sails?obviously will be a solution for the lulls but will i control the board when i have the wind back?
So the 110 will be worst?
Thanks and saludos juan

NWF
30th August 2012, 09:29 PM
I also had a IS 97 but have changed it for a IS 107 as I also weigh 85kgs and use the board with 6.5, 7.5,8.5 as it has enough width to plod back when wind drops plus I get lots more on water time with this combo..... I think the 110 will be a great board but at 75 wide will suit bigger sails eg 8.6.......

juan1
31st August 2012, 11:37 PM
So remi, 107?
Saludos

van
3rd September 2012, 08:13 AM
Hi Juan

I'm 68 kg and use the iSonic 97 for the same sails you do and for me it's perfect. My windsurfing buddy is 82 kg and has an iSonic 111 (2010) model and he also uses it with a 6.2 & a 7.0 and he has exactly the same problem you have going off the plane when the wind drops or in between the gusts. Now he is considering a the 2013 110. From what you have described I think the 2013 110 is made for you.

juan1
3rd September 2012, 11:48 AM
thanks!
itrs a pitty because the 97 is fantastic when windy but dont float enought for me and i dont want more thab 1 slalom board
reading the posts i will understand that the 110 is suposed for 7,8 sails and bigger
too much for 7 mtrs and impossible for 6,2 ?
i will prefer to buy the 110 because all that new shape but 75 wide looks too much for 7 and 6,2
trha 107 is same than last year i guess?
saludos

NWF
3rd September 2012, 01:33 PM
No I don't think so as all of the range has different cutouts back ends etc..... Anyway last years 107 was an awesome board in its own right...

juan1
3rd September 2012, 02:06 PM
i cant see well the new 107 on the web
the fotos only get bigger on the deck but not the botton
and i supose they will change the 107 to the 117 wide concept soon

Remi
4th September 2012, 06:00 AM
Hi Juan,

The 110 due to the fact that you have less wet surface than the 107 the 7.0 work really well on it and the top sails are 7.8 & 8.6.
The 107 have the same bottom as last year who will be the key for very choppy water on 7.8.

All the best

G
4th September 2012, 10:53 AM
hallo Remi,
from what you say it seems that the back of the 110 is more "rounded/egg shape" than the 107 (which I suppose should have a straighter rail line).It's due,off course,because the max width of the 110 is wider.
If it's true can we say that the 110 suits better the downwind courses?
Got a quick line from a Starboard PRO who just give the 110 a spin.Only words he said were that the 110 is surely better than the 107 for the 8,6 and that it's a totally different board than the 107.Pharaphs no more explication...

mark h
4th September 2012, 04:07 PM
Hi Remi

My 2011 iS137 is Flat Vee. On the web site, it says that the new 2013 iS137 is Flat Vee to Double Concave (same as my iS107) is this correct?

Many thanks

Remi
5th September 2012, 06:23 AM
Hi Mark,

This is a mistake, the iSonic 110 to 137 are Flat Vee to Mono Concave to Flat Vee. Thanks to notice this mistake.

All the best

G
22nd September 2012, 10:20 AM
hallo Remi,

according with 2013 IS specs it seems you've enlarged a bit the new 117 ofo.
What's for?
Does it affect the use with the 7,8 in steady wind?
Does it allows a better 9,5 use?
Does the board keep planning better?

thx

Remi
23rd September 2012, 05:05 AM
Hi G,

The number that you can see is from the Out Line but not the Tuck Line, so this not affect for the size sails. Still the same but with less wet surface and the board get planning earlier, accelerate more and have better top end speed. By reducing the wet surface in the back this reduce the suction so you get planning earlier, this reduction also help for acceleration and of course for top end speed.

Have fun

Maximus
17th January 2013, 01:24 AM
Have sailed the 2013 I97 for a few times now.

Impressions are that for a medium sized board, its has small board speed potential, esp in less than ideal conditions. Acceleration is awesome, tracks very nicely through the chop, across and downwind. Have used 37 Vmax and 35 S09 select fins so far. Sails are a 7m/6.2 Reflex2. Best 2 sec peak so far with 7m is 37.75, in gusty conditions.

Session here:
http://www.gpsteamchallenge.com/sailor_session/show?date=2013-01-12&team=1

In light wind, its gets up and going very early, so for a one board solution, you can't go past this one. Recommend this size from 13-25 knots.

7m/I97 just an awesome combo!

rdrsurf
17th January 2013, 07:28 PM
Hi folks,

another question : I am 78 kg and have an Ultrasonic for 7.7, 9,2 and maybe a bigger sail. For 7.7. and ~7,0 I was thinking of the new 110 isonic. Appreciate your recommendations.

Regards

rdrsurf

NWF
18th January 2013, 07:17 AM
Yes the 110 is an option, but as you don't intend going above 7.7m but also want to use 7m... Id favour the 107 on this occasion....

Rgds
Al

Stargazer
19th January 2013, 09:47 AM
Hello,

I'm between 72-75 kg. surf mainly on shore and I'd call myself a intermediate windsurfer.
The question I'd like to ask here on the forum is this one.

Last year I bought a second hand Fanatic Ray 145 LTD for the light wind conditions we mostly have here in Belgium and the Netherlands so I spent most of my surfing on lakes.
The problem is that the ray although planning very fast, I'd say 7-10 knots / 3BF is getting big very fast for me when we have gusts or when the wind picks up.
I sail this board with a 9m Maui Sails Titan, my biggest sail.
No I was wondering whether an Ultrasonic would give me more control and planning ability in light wind situations than the RAy or would an Isonic 127 better be suited for me.
The ray is 81cm wide and I sail it with the 50cm provided fin and a stiffer 52 cm fin


My other board is a 111 Futura (2010) that I sail with a 5.2 Arrows , 6.7 vapor and 7.6 vapor.
fins futura standard 42 cm and a 44cm / 36cm MFC fin

I'd like too hear especially from US owners (rdsurf) with my weight and how the board behaves when the wind picks up let's say 4 Bf. I just want to go blasting over the water as quick as possible .. the girlfriend is learning how to windsurf so we often go in light wind conditions and I want to have some fun at that time to.

thanks I appreciate some feedback .. it's quite hard to make the right decision .. the fanatic is a great planning board .. but I think it suits heavier sailors better.

NWF
19th January 2013, 05:12 PM
I am sure one of the SV International guys could comment here, but if you are saying you have difficulty in controlling your Ray 145 ltd in stronger winds, then comparing the Ultrasonic and Isonic 127. The Isonic 127 would give you all round better control for sure.......... But if you wish to plain even sooner than your Ray then it would be the Ultrasonic for sure........ But looking at your next board being F111 the IS 127 would give you better compatibility for sure...
Rgds
Al

Stargazer
20th January 2013, 06:05 PM
Hmmm, well looking for the light wind ultimate racing machine .. the IS 127 might fit the bill.
628 does the IS 127 take the 9m sail well ?
Would it plane as quick as the US .. it's wider than the RAY true but it's also an Isonic .. well riding the futura [love the board] I wonder if the IS is so much harder [ it's wider and mallet] so I guess you're really need to do some active pumping to get it going .. but in light wind conditions it's most of the times blasting as fast as possible anyway ..so . What's your take on it and when do you start planning.
I'm a little ,I wouldn't call it afraid, that the IS 127 is a very technical board that you need to tune quite right every time to get the most of it .. I know that counts for every board but the US would be more forgiving and more relax I guess.
Wouldn't the IS 121 and the F111 overlap too much ... I'd like to hear from rdrsurf since he's almost the same weight.

Man it's though :-) anyway I still have some time [it's snowing right now here in Belgium] but I might go to the bOOt in Dusseldorf next weekend ...:-)

Stargazer
20th January 2013, 06:43 PM
I was just wondering whether the UltraSonic is overkill for a 72 kg rider in low wind conditions or the ultimate light wind solution ..??

Remi
20th January 2013, 07:19 PM
Hi Stargazer

What ever your weight is, this is a scale can help you :

The ultimate ligth wind machine :

1) Formula
2) UltaSonic 147
3) iSonic 137/127
Etc

But something to notice that the Formula is an extremely technical board and high physical demand particularly for your back leg and not as fast in reach vs US147. Also need a very active pumping while the US147 is very easy due to the extra length.
Then you have the iSonic who need also more active pumping to get on the plane because they are shorter to get the ultimate control that this boards need in hi wind.
So US 147 is the most easiest board to get on plane with the less physical demand.

Hope this help

All the best

NWF
20th January 2013, 07:48 PM
Hi Stargazer,

The 9m is fine on the IS127 and I think at your weight the US 147 is overkill for early planning and will be more technical in the stronger winds compared with the IS 127 with your weight.

Stargazer
21st January 2013, 07:56 PM
THanks Remi,628

It' s makes it a little hard but I think the US would give me the best all-round experience in light wind and that is what I'm looking for without sailing anything much bigger than 9m as soon as the wind picks uo let's say a steady 4 BF I'll be switching to my F111 and vapor's anyway.
So thanks I think I'll be going for the US don't know whether it's going to be wood or carbon yet .. we'll see ... might buy a 2012 version

NWF
21st January 2013, 08:06 PM
When you purchase it will be good to for some feedback Stargazer.......