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COACHG 14th August 2013 08:16 PM

Isonic 107 vs. 110
 
Which board would be better for a 75 kg sailor using 7.6 & 8.2 slalom sails? Both boards list the same sail range & roughly same fin range but there is a 6 cm difference in width. Is the 110 designed for flat water & the 107 for chop or is the 107 for smaller sailors & the 110 for larger sailors in the same wind?

I currently have the Isonic 101 (64 cm) wide that is fine up to 7.6 for free sailing but in slalom races with 20+ sailors on the course creating a huge amount of dirty air the 101 is extremely slow to plane, especially out of jibes. My next board up is an 85 cm wide Fanatic Falcon 142 l that is fine with 7.6 sail for free sailing on flat water but becomes a handful when powered up in swells & chop with a 7.6.

Right now I'm leaning towards the 107 as the Falcon can handle the 7.6 if flat water. I'm not sure I would gain much from the Falcon with the 110 other than being able to use a 6.6 sail with it.

Thanks,

Coachg

OZI 15th August 2013 07:48 AM

Hi CoachG, if you go back through the forums there is so much info on this topic

COACHG 15th August 2013 02:31 PM

Thanks OZII,
I was searching the Free Forum & getting nothing. I changed the search to the Ask Our Team amp a whole bunch of useful topics popped up.

Coachg

mark h 17th August 2013 01:27 PM

Hi CoachG

If the iS101 is giving you problems in dirty air, then I reckon the iS107 would be about right. Just one size up should fix things. I think the design brief for the iS110 is more light riders light wind board, so a light rider might find the iS110 gives less control c/w iS107 in swell/race chop.

I'd guess that you will end up using the iS101 a lot less, and may even consider selling at some point. Maybe even sell the Falcon 142 and get an iS117 for more control in 7.6m swell/chop conditions.

Just my 2 cents worth:)

COACHG 18th August 2013 06:45 PM

Mark,
You are probably correct on the 101. I was thinking the same thing because I have a Futura 93 that I prefer for 6.0 & under conditions so I'm using my 101 for 6.5-7.6 range. If I get the 107 it will take up the 6.5-7.6 range of the 101. However, I don't see myself trading the Falcon for a Isonic 117. My Falcon is mainly for 8.0-10.0 sails and the 117 would be woefully underpowered in those conditions becoming too redundant with the 107.

Coachg

NWF 27th August 2013 01:46 AM

For what its worth guys I have used F93 and IS 107 as my combo for a few years now and works well..... Only just changing the old F93 for a 2014 IS 90..... I also last year had F90, IS 107 & IS 117 that also worked well too, good range and good cross over at 7.8m, but only used 8.6m as my largest sail even though it would take 9.2 reasonably well..

COACHG 3rd September 2013 01:40 AM

I got the 2013 Isonic 107. The 2014 was going down the road I didn't want, wider & able to carry larger sails. First day on it went pretty well but the water was fairly flat. I need to test it on a choppy day.

Coachg


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