View Full Version : Lightwindsails on Isonic

17th January 2013, 02:48 PM
Hey Guys,
i bought an older isonic (121/75/2010) and i am curious what you would ride in light wind conditions.
I thought the 8.6 would be the obvious choice for the 75cm width, but i'd rather have a 9.3 for early planing.
What combination would you choose?
Can you go at the very limit of the 9.3 at the upper wind level?
greetings Arvid

17th January 2013, 05:21 PM
I use often a 8.8 on my IS122 / 2008. It's a magic combination when the wind is strong and stable enough. Don't see any problem with the 9.3 either.

18th January 2013, 12:15 PM
thats my opinion too, but some guys on the beach are like: Ehh you can't go over 8.6 wih 75 cm.
Will the 9.3 be slower than the 8.6 at 12-14 knots?

19th January 2013, 06:45 AM
If the two models of sails were the same and rigged on the correct masts and could be locked down I would say the 9.3 would definitely be quicker taking into consideration you were using the same fin.

20th January 2013, 05:35 PM
I think it depends on your weight: if your not to heavy, 9.3 will still be oke. If you are 90+ kg, it is not a good choice (from my own experience), as you need the Isonic powered up 90+ kg, 8.6 sail and lots of wind is a good combo.

21st January 2013, 07:17 PM
Hey, thanks for the replies guys ;)
I'm a 85-90 kg Surfer. Will that be a problem?