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Memoci
24th September 2008, 05:27 PM
Hi Kevin,
I've been thinking of buying iSonic 94 or 86. I have Tabou Manta 108L. and 6.5 m GTX (and 5.6m Remedy). I'm 66 kg and I surf in Alacati. You know the conditions here very well I watched you this year when you came for PWA. My worry is windy days in Alacati is not so often. Generally 18-22 knots. We dont see 27-30 knots too much. What would you suggest for 18-20-22 knots?
Thanks...

Memoci
26th September 2008, 01:05 PM
I also would like get your opinion about fins. I read at the forums that drake fins are not so good for the iSonic.

Kevin Pritchard
1st October 2008, 08:18 PM
For Alcati I would go with the 94. A bit bigger as it is pretty flat there. I think it will help you out if you get some debiochet fins. They are really good.

Memoci
2nd October 2008, 04:25 PM
Thanks Kevin,
It really helped me. I was thinking the 94 but wasn't sure. Your suggestion made me certain. Thanks for the fin info aswell...

Memoci
13th October 2008, 03:15 PM
Hi Kevin,
I know that iSonic 94 comes with drake 340. Which fin should I buy for use with 5.6 m. Would 32cm (Deboichet sl4) be allright?

Kevin Pritchard
18th October 2008, 02:49 AM
YEah the Deb SL 4 would work great!!

Memoci
24th October 2008, 04:59 PM
Thanks,
Considering my light weight, I think it would be better to go with SL4 30 cm.

Memoci
11th November 2008, 01:33 AM
I have ordered the 94. Look forward to use it next season :(

Kevin Pritchard
11th November 2008, 02:47 PM
Great. I would maybe go with 32cm sl4.

Memoci
14th November 2008, 05:10 AM
I've just read from the ask our team forum that "the SL5 line for the iSonic 87 are really amaising..." What is the difference between sl4 and sl5? and I'm a little bit confused about the size. For my weight and 5.6 m wouldn't 30 cm be better? Thnx..

Kevin Pritchard
17th November 2008, 02:57 AM
I have used only the 32cm sl4 with a 5.5 and it worked great. I am not so convinced on the sl5. I prefer the sl4.

Memoci
19th November 2008, 01:43 AM
Tanks Kevin, I'll go with the sl4...

Memoci
23rd May 2009, 11:44 PM
Hi Kev,
by mistake, although I ordered the is94, I have now is86. Should I keep it or wait for is94 (will be available in July) and if so which fin for 86 sl4 30 or 32?

Thanks...

Kevin Pritchard
27th May 2009, 10:07 AM
I would stick with the SL 4. I have been using the Sl5 quite a bit and it seems to be a very lifty fin. The 30 on a 94 might be a little small..

Memoci
12th April 2010, 04:48 PM
Last year I used iSonic 86 and this year I replaced it with 94 wood/carbon 2010 (I did order 94 last year but by mistake I had 86). Yesterday I had the chance to set sail for the first time and I loved the board! I used 34cm fin with 6.2m sail (by suprise it was the recomended combination :) The board was very alive and fast. Although I'm not good at gibing (50/50) my first attempt was a success. Like you said Kevin, 94 is the best for me thanks again.

Kevin Pritchard
13th April 2010, 02:25 AM
I thank that 32 Sl 4 will work bests for you.. I tried the SL5 and liked the SL4 better for my sailing style.