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6th October 2014 01:39 PM
How about the Atom IQ 100


Similar question to the thread below.

I want to replace my old Futura 111 with something a little more maneuver orientated.

It will be used with 6.5 and 7.5 twin cam EZZY's.

I wondered, as I am only 65 KG [143 lbs], if I could make the Atom IQ 100 work with a 7.5 ?

Starboard list it as good up to 8.0.

I am probably an advanced sailor [ at what I do ] and sail in open ocean waters a lot.

Does anyone have any experience with this board ? or have any thoughts to share on this ?

5th March 2014 05:43 PM
NWF The 2014 model has a slightly different tail shape with the cutouts etc and can carry larger but also slightly smaller sails better than the 2013 model.
1st March 2014 08:12 PM
mcross19 Why is the new one better? I thought it was the same as the 2013 model
28th February 2014 08:47 PM
NWF Not saying you have to buy new, but the 2014 117 is very special..... Even though Ive had one previously for a few years, my new is something else.
28th February 2014 06:54 PM
mcross19 Definitely not, does exactly what it says on the tin.

Still thinking of changing the supersport for an isonic though, it would be used on flat water only so possibly the 117 as I am not racing just blasting about.
28th February 2014 06:05 PM
NWF Glad you wasn't disappointed.
28th February 2014 01:53 PM
mcross19 Hi guys, finally got round to trying out the Atom 110 yesterday. Conditions were cross offshore and slightly gusty with some mild wind chop at one end of the bay. I rigged my Neil Pryde Fusion 6.7m and slotted in the standard fin and set the foot straps to mid position. My first impression was how stable it was even at slogging speeds but it soon burst onto the plane at the hint of a first gust, I soon hit a lull and the board just breezed through it with no need to take my feet out of the staps. Bearing away in the bigger gusts I could achieve some reasonable speed, even keeping up with a guy on a freerace board and similar sized sail. The board doesn't feel fast because it so darn smooth. Coming across the smallish chop it sailed through it like it wasn't even there. As for the gybes it was responsive and again smooth and this board would definitely help those learning the carve gybe. Tacking it was like tacking a slalom board though, you have to be quick with the feet as the nose sinks, actually the nose sinks if you even put your big toe beyond the mast base when not planning but not a problem for the more experienced sailors. If this board were a touch longer it would appeal to more beginner intermediate groups but that is just my opinion. As for sail sizing goes I would not really want to use any smaller than a 6m at my weight of 86kg but I think it would be ok with a 7.5 as a max size sail but then it would really benefit a slightly bigger fin.

All in all a board fit for the purpose I bought it for.
22nd January 2014 09:47 PM
NWF Yes it was a standard 38cm which is a good all round fin, but If early planing was a priority then maybe go a tad bigger.... As you know both IS 110 & 117 will work well with 7.5 & 8.6, I suppose it will come down to your sailing location and your own weight...... I have sailed the IS 110 and again a lovely board but actually now own a IS 117 this 2014, which I use as my largest board this year.

Plus just received a AtomiQ 110 myself very playful and has a good turn of speed on it considering its aimed as a free move board....
5th January 2014 11:25 PM
mcross19 Thanks Alan for your feedback, did the standard 38cm fin work ok with the 7.5m too?

I do use the 8.6m mainly with the Ultrasonic but when I am maxed out the board gets very flighty so if the wind is patchy and I am on and off the plane on my 7.5 I put the 8.6 on the JP and it works well. I do like to have an overlap with boards and sails so that each size sail will work on a different board depending on conditions. Obviously there is the 110 isonic for when conditions are flat I could use the 7.5 with this board?

So my question is what board should I get to sit in-between the Ultrasonic and 110 AtomIQ to use with 8.6m & 7.5m twin cam sails?

110 Isonic?
117 Isonic?
Or stick with the 120 odd litre freerace board?
5th January 2014 07:51 PM
NWF Ok sailed the board in Costa Brava with NCX 7.5 and was fun in the open sea cruising, efficient and quick with the IS 110 rocker line. Also sailed it recently in wave with 6m Gator and std 38cm fin and weigh 86kgs.. I have seen a few pics with people using turbo twin cam and seems to work, but obviously suits a more free move partnership.... I think your JP would be redundant..... Yes your 8.6 will be suited on ya US 147 and will obviously have great bottom end significantly better than IS 117..... Even though I own a IS 117 myself
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