Is isonic earlier planner than Futura??
If you are looking for very early planning, the Futura 141 W/C can help but very close to the 133, so better at this time to switch to an iSonic 131 W/C. Big difference between your actual Futura 133 and you can keep your 122.
iSonic 131 with 9mē is absolute perfect size."
This is the answer from a formerly asked question on ask our team forum
I have a tabou Rocket 125 and are looking for a new board that will give me earlier planing. I am lookin to the Futura 133 or 144 wc. My sail combo for my big board will be ncx pro 6.5 and ncx 8.0, but I am if necessary, going to buy a bigger sail( either glide 8.5 or element8.5 or 9.5)
It is important to me that I can use my 6,5 ncx on my big board.
What board should i choose, and is the isonic an earlier planner than the futura( 131 isonic versus futura 133)?
Even if we use the same sail size?
Is the isonic realy an earlier planner?
I am 89 kg and are not yet, but almost planing throug the carve jibes. My smaller board is a fsw 104 liter
I have Futura133 & iSonic150, which is very good combination. For the iSonic150 I can
give all the best recomondations. So with this boards I cover from 6,0 - 11,0 m2 weather.
Thanks for the answer.
What sails sizes do you think futura 133 really covers?
Does it cover 6.0-9.5?
Will isonic 131 or futura 141 be the earliest planner and does both of them cover sizes down to 6,5...?
I'm not sure that the iSonic 131 can work well with a 6.0m rig as previously I was considering a 101 to complement my 5.8m and I was told that this board was too big and peaked more with sails around 7.0m. Therefore, a board 3 sizes up probably wont work well at all with a 6.0m.
However, that being said it would probably still be sailable.
As for early planing, width and subsequent fin size plays a big role in early planning. The iSonic 131 is 85cm wide whereas the Futura 141 is only 80.5cm wide.
Therefore, on the iSonic you should be able to take a bigger fin/sail and get better early planing performance.
I've also read that Slalom boards, as opposed to freeride, have a cleaner release making pumping more efficient and increasing early planing ability.
The ISonic 131 doesn't really feel balanced with anything smaller than 7.8m.
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