|19th December 2007 03:24 AM|
I know there has been alot of talk about the comparision of the iS144 & iS150 & I understand the reasons behind the iS144 (2008 PWA rules/F192 and similar heavy weights), but could you confirm if the rail & bottom shape of the iS150 is the same as the iS144 or if it has softer lines. Does it ride like slightly bigger iS144 or a softer formula? Does it have the "inboard footstrap plugs" like on last years big iS? If yes I suspect it really will have a softer formula type ride, not big iS ride?
|19th December 2007 02:07 AM|
I'm interested about new iSonic 150 because I think this year Starboard have made a series of boards (iS150, 162, new Apollo), really comparable in more of a wind region as never before...
|19th December 2007 12:51 AM|
We have soon the photos of the iSonic 50 and 150 on the web page.
All the best
|18th December 2007 08:11 PM|
Having problems trying to email it, will try to figure it out.
|18th December 2007 06:14 PM|
Hi Mark H,
I've contacted via PM.
|18th December 2007 04:30 AM|
I cant figure out how to post pics here, PM me your email & I'll send it to you. Pics are official SB web-ready page for isonic update in product section (I think).
|17th December 2007 11:33 AM|
might you be so kind to SHARE with us your iSonic 150 pics ????
I think there are a lot of people really interested about this board...
|17th December 2007 04:35 AM|
Would be good to hear from the SB team to confirm if the rail & bottom shape of the iS150 is the same as the iS144 or if it does have softer lines.
Your right to say the iS155 was a clone/slightly evolved F-TYpe, & the iS150 is totally re-designed.
I'm guessing that the iS144 Vs iS150 low-end will only be around 2 knots or so difference as I'm assuming the sharper, more efficient lines of the iS144 will be better in pumping/water dispersion etc (but I could be very wrong about this though).
|17th December 2007 03:48 AM|
Thanx to Daan for the mail as well.
Mark: I understand your point, but the IS155 was (in my mind) almost a clone of the F-type 148.
The new IS150 are quite different. I sailed a lot on my F-type 158, and find it (as you say) a detuned formula.(butt I liked it)
I hope to find the new IS150 more like a big slalom, and hope to get early planing as well.
Has any of you tried the IS155 and compared it to the F-type 148/158?
What about planing your IS144 compared to the F-type 158? About the same? Early planing?
|17th December 2007 02:28 AM|
Thanks for the email iS150/144 pics. It looks like how Ian described it to me, straighter outline (not round/ less dish-like) compaired to previous iS145/155, F-types etc. I suspect it will drive upwind better because of the straighter outline. Despite being around 105kg, I think I'll be sticking with the iS144 (ordered & should get it in January). My main reason for choosing the iS144 over the iS150 is this: Although SB say the iS150 is the ultimate light wind slalom feel, I think it will feel like "free formula" not light wind slalom. I'v had a FF158 & used FT148/158 many times and didnt like the softer/detuned formula feel. I prefered the crisper/hard railed ride my Formula 159 gives me, so I stayed with full-on formula. For 2008, I'd like to take a break from formula & try real light wind slalom, I have taken a good look at the 08 iS133 in the flesh, and the outline, rails & bottom shape look like it will be a real light wind weapon. The iS144 should be real good for me with 9m warp & ocassional 11m warp as I'm only looking for a wind minimum of 9-10 knots (no more pumping formula/12m in 6/7 knots for me). The iS144 will be a change up board from my 08 iS111/7.8 warp/9m warp (I collect the iS111 & iS50 next week). Although i'v not seen the iS150 in the flesh, I worry that it will have softer rails than the iS144 and wont be as exciting/crisp as the iS144. If the iS150 is more "free formula" than "light wind slalom" despit its 7cm extra tail width, I'm not convinced it will plan much earlier than the iS144. Will be interesting to hear riders comments on both boards when the start getting circulated. I think the UK will be one of the last places where the iS144/150 will be available.
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