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berg 2nd June 2009 11:50 PM

7.0 m2 on a isonic 122
My weight is 85 kg and wonder if a 7.0 m2 sail ( naish stealth) would work well on a isonic 122. I like to sail with good winds and also use it with my 8.2.

Any advice is welcome.

nonopr 3rd June 2009 12:17 AM

The 122 iSonic is best suited for 7.6 al the way to 9.8m sails. Fins from 44 to 48, possible a 50cm.
Make your own decision in regard the 7.0m sail. In that wind condition I will go down to my iSonic 111 or maybe a iSonic 101.

Ken 3rd June 2009 12:20 AM


I have the '08 111 and weigh 79 kg and love to use my 6.6 Maui Sails TR-4 (7.6 is the sweet spot for the 111).

Someone with a 122 will probably give you a better answer, but I would say that the 7.0 is a little on the small side, but usable. What I mean is that to be fully powerd on the 7.0 you will likely be in 17-20 knot winds. The 122 will be a rough, demanding ride if you are in open water in these condition, but if you are in protected flat water, the 7.0 should work fine.

For the new iS boards, the suggested sail ranges are pretty broad including a 6.0 for the 122. I once used a 5.7 on my 111 in flat water, which worked, but it was really too small.

mim 3rd June 2009 12:28 AM


I am close to 100kg and I am using iS 122 with 8.5 up to 23 knots and 7.5 up to 30 knots (or slightly more). I thing 7.0 especially when you are not so heavy might be a little too small.

But as long the water is flat it should be ok.
Ciao Michal.

Screamer 3rd June 2009 02:53 AM


I agree with others above, Ken is right wrt quoted sail ranges (6.0 on a 122? No way). I am 86 kg and I use iS122 with 7.3 to 9.0 sails. I think 7.3-7.5 is about the smallest I would like to use, that's when there are strong gusts, but I also need big board because of the lulls/currents/slogging, etc.
You say you'll sail in good winds, if it's steady most of the time, consider an iS111. It's just about perfect for your 7.0-8.2 sail range (and it has a certain "alround" quality, more so than a 122).

Good luck

berg 3rd June 2009 04:32 AM

thanks for the advice sofar. I indeed think I go for the 122 for my 8.2 and consider a 101 for the 7.0. Two boards are the option, or a 111 for compromise. but I realy like the minimum winds with a 8.2 so I think a 122 would be good.

Then another tricky question. Is the isonic 101 of 2007 a big difference to the 2008 or 2009?.

nonopr 3rd June 2009 05:42 AM

The 101 2007 is a bit different to the 2009 for sure. in what way? You have to ask the design team for that. I just feel the better control and the faster I go.

Marko 3rd June 2009 04:12 PM

I have is101 2007 and is122 2008.

I think that is122 is very nice also with 6.7. I used it in racing and I could score top5 places with this combo. I think that Jesper Orth even won some races with 6.7/122.

is122 is extremely easy in chop and in gybe but you have to be sure to be full powered with 6.7 if you want to be fast. You have to drive it on the fin all the time. I used it once in flat water and wind up to 35-40 knots and it was super easy (but with small fin, sl2 37).
In fact, if the wind is gusty, I prefer 122 to 101 for racing with 6.7. In constant winds, 101 is better with 6.7.

Chris Pressler 3rd June 2009 05:53 PM

Hi Berg,
the 101 fits extremely well with the 7.0. The 2009 gets the best lift out of my view and performs excelelnt in strong wind as well. Feels more thinned out in the nose compared to his prerunners, which had excellent speed as well and will work for 7,0 fine.


nonopr 3rd June 2009 06:43 PM

What fins are you using in your 122? Do you still use VEctor fins?

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