|2nd November 2013 09:39 AM|
Tail kick is a funny thing ...
If I was to look at the boards that have been modified on the PWA this season (legally, just resanding/filling back to their original designed shape because they've come out of production completely wrong) it's easy to see a lot of boards - Tabou, Fanatic, RRD etc have boards being sanded by their riders and I've failed to ever see a Starboard sanded by any rider ...
Designing a board is one thing... building it is another.
Agree with Remi on all points regarding the tail kick. Easier to just not have it ;-)
|31st October 2013 10:51 PM|
Congrats for a great line up this year but I have to say this 107 vs 110 choice is now more confusing than ever. I am 70kg and want a board which I will use only with a 7.8 NP Racing sail (11-18 knots on flat to choppy water). I already have a 2013 iSonic 97 as my main board for my NP 7.0 & 6.4 racing sails. And I know your recommendation will be the 110 for me but the 75cm width scares me somewhat and I think at 16-18 knots I will get bounced around a lot. To be honest I think an RRD 114 (70cm width but with extra volume) would be the perfect board for me (and correct me if I'm wrong but the extra volume over the iS 110 would make it plane pretty much the same and at 70cm wide I would have more control). But I have been a Starboard man for 7 yrs now and I'm a bit addicted to the brand. What do you say.
|30th September 2013 06:27 PM|
|mcross19||So the tolerance for a Starboard is +/- 3mm on tail kick? That would make a big difference to how any board feels!|
|25th September 2013 09:14 PM|
I will not come back to tail kick because discover that is better to work with out line and tuck line to get more performances but also a more smooth board unless I discover something new. Development have to keep your mind open for anything.
Have fun this week end.
All the best
|25th September 2013 09:00 AM|
Thanks for the reaction. So actually you can't entirely design/make an ultimate board because of the limitations of the production proces.
That makes me curious. If you didn't had these limitations and it would be possible to ad some tailkick..........would you do it in the 107 & 130, having in mind that the rest stays the same?
This weekend there is some wind predicted............really curious what speeds they achieve.
Greetings from they other side of the world.....
|24th September 2013 03:26 AM|
Correct non of the iSonic have tail Kick but can notice also they are also the much narrow in the tail wet surface.
This replace in better way the tail kick, on top of that tail kick who can be perfect on proto can be a disaster in production. If my perfect proto had for example 3mm tail kick in production he can be 0 to 5 or 6 mm and this have very negative effect on the board.
so since some years I eliminate progressively completely tail kick on all iSonic but not only.
It make me work in different way and play a lot with outline and tuck like to find the perfect balance.
Basically better to play with this than tail kick to fix the rocker.
hope this help and let us know after your test what you feel about them.
All the best
|23rd September 2013 06:58 AM|
Last saturday I picked up my 2 new 2014 Isonics (the 107 and 130) and as always.....think most people do :-)... they are situated in the living room for a couple of days. They look great with nice details. I measured them and what wundered me was that the boards didn't had any tailkick. I don't know how the 2013 boards looked like.........i sailed the Fanatic falcons this year which had a little kick and actually the most boards I'm measuring have some slight kick. My knowledge about it is that the board get's loose more.
Can you please tell me what's the reason to do this and what's the effect on the board. As I said maybe it was allready there in the 2013 boards but I don't know that.
Greetings from Mathias (Holland)
|22nd September 2013 07:34 PM|
In your case in fresh water in Guard a Lake, I will recommend the 110 but the 107 will do perfectly the job too. I will say the difference is that 110 is more light wind orientation and 107 medium wind.
Both of them will give you a lot of fun with that sail size.
All the best.
|21st September 2013 12:46 PM|
|mark h||Thanks Remi|
|21st September 2013 05:40 AM|
It's the outline so the board have much less wet surface at 30cm.
All the best
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