|23rd January 2010 02:24 AM|
|22nd January 2010 01:36 AM|
I sailed my iSonic 122 with a 6.5 metre no-cam 5 batten freeride sail before I switched to a 7.0 cammed sail. The 6.5 worked surprisingly well. Speed was excellent and planing quite okay. Only drawback was pure bottom end power and max control. In really harsh conditions I would get up on my toes and loose a little control as the centre of effort is situated higher and moves more around on a freeride sail. Anyway jibing is a dream with a no-cam. You won't win a serious race with a no-cam though.
I've tried a weed fin on my iSonic too. No good experience. It works okay on a freeride board but the iSonic lacks lift an pointing when used with a weed fin. The bigger iSonics are quite wide tailed and they need a fin to support this. Pure downwind speed wasn't good either. Interesting as my former S-type 115 was more quick downwind with a weed fin than with a slalom fin. On the other hand a weed fin can be very controlled as it almost never spins out (or catches weed).
|21st January 2010 12:23 PM|
Hi deja vu,
wondering have you compared going upwind with a weed fin and normal slalom fin?
(i had one of my fastest speed run with a retro too!)
|18th January 2010 10:59 PM|
I use both cambered and non-cambered (Retros) with my Isonics. My very fastest speed was on a Isonic 101 with a Retro (37.5 knots - I got lucky, big gust, flat water)! so they do work fine, but if you're into racing you'll want an all out fully cambered race sail.
I use a weed fin (True Ames) on all my boards out of necessity - they work a lot better than you'd think (they're capable of at least 37.5 knots).
|18th January 2010 01:01 PM|
freeride sail on isonic
can anyone help to explain
1. how would freeride sails like Severne Mojo or North Natural affect the sailing if used on isonic (or any other slalom board). heard many times that isonic should be used with cambered sails but i'm no fan of cambers ;-)
2. does a weed fin affect the performance of isonic in a down wind slalom course?