View Full Version : iSonic 144 for a 117kg sailor

JK IR1916
19th February 2009, 06:42 AM
Hi all this is my first post on the forum so be nice ..... i want to do some slalom racing this year and wanted to know about the 144 buy cant find any tests on it . i'm more at home on my speed kit so this should be fun .

mark h
20th February 2009, 07:35 AM
The iS144 would good for you at 117kg. Would be good for 8.1 through to 9.8 (10k to 20k). A couple of decent fins would help loads, one for figure of 8, and one for down wind. Considering its size, the iS144 is pretty good when the sea gets up with no lose of confidence. I seem to remember that you have an iS101? If you have, then the iS101 & iS144 will get you a big range with no wasted cross-over. Are you still on Severne?

20th February 2009, 03:24 PM
I considered myself one of a bigger guys (in windsurfing) with my 95 kg.
The biggest I have now is 122, and i use it with 8.5. I think as well 144 will be fine for you.

Salut speed!
Ciao Michal.

20th February 2009, 04:40 PM

I'm 119 kgs, so you might consider my opinion as valid.

At our weight I think that we need the biggest rig money can buy for light winds.

I have a F162 with a 12,3 sail up to 16/18 kts and then I switch to a slalom 80 (130L) board with 8,4 ...

BUT I did not test a bigger slalom boards like the 144, it might help but the Formula + 12m is the way to go if you want to play in the 10/12 kts range at this weight ...

JK IR1916
21st February 2009, 03:44 AM
Thanks Mark I can't wait to get my hands on it now and yes I'm still on Severne and will have my new Code Reds soon to I'm going with a 5.4 6.1 6.7 7.8 8.8 and 9.8 I didn't go with the 5.1 as I never used my 08 one it was 5.4 in 50 to 60 knots and it felt great .
I sold my iS101 but I got a futura 122 and I love it . How are you getting on and what are you to this year ?

mark h
21st February 2009, 06:19 AM
Going great, looking forward to attempting to get those numbers up on the dial for 2009. West Kirby lake might be closing for wall repairs so might have to join you guys for a sail at the big D. We've got a light wind day tommorrow so I'm about to carb-up with giant bowl of porridge (and a couple or 3 beers).

24th March 2009, 10:52 PM
mark, do you use the 144 with 11m ?

mark h
24th March 2009, 11:19 PM
yeah, the 11m works fine on the 144. My friend uses a 10.8m on his 133 with probs. But, not so comfy if the wind dissappears and your in slogging mod.

25th March 2009, 02:22 AM
You are using 11m at 117kgs on the 144 without problems ?
And what wouls be your minimum sail to use the 144 with ?
I'm 115kgs so your advice would be appreciated.

I plan to use it with 9,8 (maybe bigger ?) and 8,4 ...

Which fins do you use ?

Tks a lot !

mark h
25th March 2009, 05:51 PM
I'm 105kg, 192cm. I use a 9m (Select superfast 48cm & Drake 52cm fins) as the smallest and 11m (Drake 52cm & Select Ultra 58cm fins) as the largest. I tried a 7.8m on the 144, but felt it was way to small for an XL slalom.

26th March 2009, 04:24 AM
Ok thanks for your message.
The sweet spot for me should be around 10, gooood news !