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kvda 2nd April 2012 07:24 AM

isonic 107 2012
Last year I've tried te 107 2011, fantastic. I bought the 97 then, but like that for 6.7 and 7.2, a 107 for 7.8 /8.4 sails would be more ideal.
What is the 2012 version like? Big differences compared to the 2011 edition in terms of early planing en control?

nonopr 2nd April 2012 12:11 PM

In my experience the 97 can cover you up to 7.8 and even the 8.4.
If you want to make the correct jump i suggest the 117 wide for 8.4 to 9.6.
The 107 is the best board in the line right now if you dont want to go to the 117 wide. The 107 handles everything up to a 9m sail if you want but since you have a 97 i suggest the 117w.

kvda 2nd April 2012 12:49 PM

tnx for your reply, but my question focusses on the differences between the 107 from 2011 vs 2012
Can you tell me anything about that topic?

nonopr 2nd April 2012 03:44 PM

Small details change.
Cut out new design for less drag.
The rest are very small details has better control on top end of the wind range.

kvda 2nd April 2012 06:19 PM

ok no big changes, so I suppose the board is at least as good as the 2011! tnx

mark h 2nd April 2012 09:13 PM

1:New Biaxial carbon deck, so not as fragile, and slightly better at absorbing chop.
2:New cut out for less drag/more speed.
3:Pinched in tail at the OFO for free'er feel.

kvda, I'm still on my 2011 iS107 for this year (cause I love it) :) but reading between the lines, I would guess that 2 and 3 will mean you use a fin that is that is more top-end biased than the 2011. BD and Benny used the iS107's in some fairly high-ish winds last year, so would make sense to improve the top-end performance instead of the low-end performance, especially as the iS117 wide and iS127 are doing so well in the low-end conditions.

A good price on the 2011 iS107 would be good choice I guess. Not the official line, just me guessing:)

kvda 4th April 2012 06:33 AM

Think you're right MarkH. Last years model, I did find a bit bouncy in overpowered 7.0 conditions, I liked the 97 much more in that conditions.
But I really liked the 107's gliding between the gusts, early planing and overall performance in 7.8- 8.4 conditions. And I do not like the 97 in 7.8 conditions, and certainly not in 8.4 conditions. I noticed that for my weight category (95 kgs) and at my sailing spots, the 107 is quite ideal, but also the shape is very very good, even better than the previous 111, which is also a great shape.
I just want them both for now, it's always an option for the future to sell my 97 and change it for a 90 or so.
I also sailed a 117w but somehow I did not like it when the wind picked up. I think I 'd better buy a new lightwind board for conditions when the 107 is too small. (but still have an old F155 and isonic 125 though... so are not in a hurry)

OZI 4th April 2012 09:59 AM

Hi Kvda, I had the 2011 107 and bought the new 2012 107 when it was released last year. I loved the 2011 model and could not fault it. That is always a concern replacing a board that works so well. I am pleased to say that the 2012 is every bit as good as the 2011 and it actually feels a bit better. The first thing I noticed is that the ride feels higher. The 2012 feels a bit more lively and the nose feels a bit a more free. All in all you cannot go wrong with either model. I use a 40cm fin with 7.0 and 42 with the 7.8.

kvda 4th April 2012 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by OZI (Post 56604)
I am pleased to say that the 2012 is every bit as good as the 2011 and it actually feels a bit better.

tnx man, great to hear!
What kind of fins do you use?
I do have a great meanline slalom 42, but are considering a Tectonics talon 40 as well.

BelSkorpio 4th April 2012 09:31 PM

Sorry to drop into this thread as well, but me too, I'm considering to purchase a IS107 in order to replace both my IS101 and IS122. I know that my 7.8 sail is right in the sweet spot of the IS107. I'm 87 kg.
My biggest concerns:
- won't I miss the IS101, which I consider my best and most used board all times ?
- how does a 8.8 sail work on a IS107 ? I use this sail normally on my IS122 but also on my US147 when the wind gets unstable
- how does a 6.7 work on a IS107 ? I use this sail normally on my IS101 but also on my IS87 when the wind picks up

Any comments are welcome. Thanks.

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