iSonic 150 or Ultrasonic? Question for Remi
I'm doubting between 2 similar boards: iSonic 150 or Ultrasonic to buy one of. After I did read Ultrasonic description on Starboard site, I think that US is more accesible comparing to iS, but maybe iS maximum performance is a little better. I think, for instance, that maximum speed of iS could be higher, because shorter nose. Am I right? Could you compare these two boards? I need your advice rather quickly, because it is "last minute" to order "old" iSonic 150... I'm heavy windsurfer, above 100 kg. Remi, help please, I can't decide!:confused:
Not the SB team here, but like you I have wondered what the "speed" difference will be between old and new.
Reading between the lines, I think that some people struggled to get to best out of the iS because it is very short. Normal slalom riders with an active style did not find the iS hard to sail fast in light winds.
On paper, the US147 extra length will do the following:
More passive planing.
Better planing through lulls.
I also "think" that from a top speed point of view, the sharper rails will counter the extra length = slightly faster top-end (just a guess).
I tried the old iS150 (2008) for a few weeks and I liked it a lot with a 9m and 10m in super light winds. I dont think that you will be disappointed with either boards, but I think the US147 must have the edge on the iS150. It seems that SB always moves forward not backwards:)
Mark H, thank you for your opinion
Cheers - Marek
If we talk only about performances the Ultra Sonic 147 is really beter than iSonic 150 who didn't up date since 2 years. The US 147 have all the modification that we make on the iSonic 2011 + the extra length to get a very early planing.
In action the iSonic was particularly difficult with sail of 10m and over due to her short length, the US 147 handle 12 m without any problems, you can see the video on my Facebook.
If you hesitate between this boards, this possible but only for price, performances are much better in really all points.
Hope this help and you want more details just ask me
All the best
Many thanks Remi for your answer, it's very helpful for me
I have another question, from another thread:
I would be very grateful for your answer, Remi.
I can't talk for Select, we test many fins with our Dream Team and this one wasn't select.
For US 147, R13 and R16 are very good on this board 56 to 62. I recommend you to take in 58 and 62 for your weight and my personal favorite is the R16.
All the best
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