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FED1 23rd August 2008 08:42 PM

IS choices for a lite weight
For anyone in the team: What IS boards you would recommend for a lite weight guy ( 140 lbs.) I need two choices ( heavy & lite air) My sail range is 4.6 -7.2 NP RS.

nonopr 23rd August 2008 10:28 PM

I will buy the 101 and 122 0r 94 and 111

Ian Fox 24th August 2008 04:53 AM

Hi Fed,

For your weight (especially) if you really want to be on sizes 5.5m and smaller (on powered race sails) then the choice for the heavy air board has to be 1S76.

Based on that, to best cover the 7.2m range as well, you should consider iS101 (for wind range down to "powered 7.2m") or iS111 (for wind range down to medium light 7.2m), depending of % of time in these conditions. Either of these choices leave a practical overlap between the large board and iS76.

iS122 is also a good choice for "light 7.2m" conditions, and has great performance well up into the overpower range (and so extends the expected hi wind range of the 122) but the gap from 122 to 76 becomes not so practical (unless you spend a lot of time in marginal 7.2m or hi wind [iS76] and no real time in between).

Cheers ~ Ian

Ola_H 25th August 2008 01:19 PM

I have the 76 and 101 and weight around 155 lbs. I can confirm there is for sure enough overlap between the two boards. Maybe if you are racing in very light conditions, the 111 would provide some extra effectiveness. I don't know since I haven't tried. But my impression from the 101 is that it is really effective with a 7.3 at my weight, and probably even better at your weight.

FED1 26th August 2008 05:56 PM

Thank you Ian & Ola H: Now I have some thinking to do...looks like it's between the IS 76-101 or IS 86-111 combo. May be the later one. Conditions tend to be in the lighter side here. Thanks again.

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