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morten.g
27th January 2009, 05:13 PM
I'm 85kg and intend to use sails from 6.8 to 8.8. I love speed, and the 111 looks faster, but what about early planning in low wind ? Is the 8.8 to big on the 111 with my weight ?
Morten :confused:

nonopr
27th January 2009, 06:12 PM
Go with the 122 iSonic fins no bigger then 44cm.

mark h
27th January 2009, 11:50 PM
iS122 is really a nice light/marginal/fluky wind machine in 7.5/9m mode but not really that good in 6.8m territory. Its too light wind biased.

The iS111 will take the 8.8m no prob and you'll just about get away with using the 6.8m (with a smaller fin) without feeling like you have an oil tanker under your feet.

Your biggest problem is that in slalom terms, your 6.8m is a stronger wind size and an 8.8m is more light wind biased, so finding a board that will work well in both areas, and still be efficient & fun, is a tough job, or at least would be if boards like the iS111 wer'nt around.

The nice thing about the iS111 is that its neither a light wind or strong wind design, so it can dip its toe in both areas and still be fun/efficient (to a certain extent).

Which size will you be on most, 6.8 or 8.8?

Ken
28th January 2009, 12:40 AM
Morten,

I have an '08 111 and weigh 79kg. I use my 6.6, 7.6, & 8.3 race sails on it, with the 7.6 as my favorite. I think you will be in good shape with the 111. With your 8.8 (not too big for you) & your weight, you will need about 12 knots of wind to get planing with some pumping. The 111 has a pretty broad wind range.

Screamer
28th January 2009, 01:25 PM
Morten

There's no need to post on both forums, you'll get all the answers in one place.
I agree with Mark btw.