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asiac
1st April 2008, 05:31 PM
Recently talked the wife into letting me get a new board after 10 yrs, Used to be reasonably adept. Did some research and found a 2008 Isonic 122 and NP 6.7 2007 rs slalom etc proberly ott for a 46 year old. First time on the water 20 Kts i realised how unfit you can be, very depressed. Dowloaded exersises and worked out. 2nd time out what a blast 15-20knts boy did i have fun until something went wrong. I was accelerating to max speed my front foot was in the strap but could not seem to get the back one in, the strap positions are in a totaly different place to the old 272 strapper I used to sail. Next thing a big gusts hit, I was not ready for it, I go forward and over the top connected to the harness with my front foot still the strap, Ping goes the hamstring absolute agony :eek: (special thanks to guys who rescued me). anyway getting better now and thinking changing the gear, anyone got any ideas on a more sedate board and sail. I live in brisbane so winds around 10 to 18 knts reg'

Regards

Andy C

LK
1st April 2008, 06:46 PM
Futura !!!!
:-)

Unregistered
1st April 2008, 10:28 PM
Me too.
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Klint
1st April 2008, 11:01 PM
Sad to hear, could probably happen with any board if you are unlucky. But I do agree that the iSonic 122 requires more from the rider when it comes to getting into the straps. Futura is then a better option as poster above me suggested. I have the iS 122 and it's a sweet board. But sailed the Futura 111 and 122 rentals for a month in the carribean, awsome boards too! The futura 122 with a well tuned 7,5 freerace sail is a nice balanced combo.

/ Andy

TS Eliot
2nd April 2008, 01:52 AM
As always, whenever there is a problem, it is the equipment at fault, not the rider.

Ken
2nd April 2008, 05:26 AM
The iSonics are race boards that take a bit more practice to figure out all the bugs. I agree that the back foot straps are tough to get into. Repetition will make it easier.

With the outboard position of the back straps, it's a small target to hit without stepping on the strap or sticking your foot in the water. I have a 111, not the 122.

I switch frequently between three boards, all with different strap positions so it's a challenge to hit the mark every time when I jump to another board.

On the iSonics, the acceleration is so qick that you can be moving pretty fast before you can get the back foot in the strap. I find it more difficult to hit the target while bouncing over the chop at speed.

I get Andy c's concern. And yes, the futura's are probably a better opition for him.