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Expander 25th March 2010 04:10 PM

New carbon/wood iSonic 131 vs. 144 in light winds

A question for Remi or for everybody wants to help me.

When I made Formula and Slalom, for med-light winds I used:

* 2007 iSonic 133 (80 cm) / with 9.0
* 2007 Formula 161 / with 11.0

Now that I haven't more competitive spirit of some years ago (I left Formula and maybe Slalom agonism) I like to change both boards with only one, i.e. with a new wood/carbon iSonic 131 (or 144) so to cover above wind range.

Furtermore I'd like to keep both 9.0 and 11.0 sails.

What Isonic do you suggest?

My weight is 85 kgs but I want a boards for light winds.

Is it possible (and comfortable) to use a 11.0 with iS 144?

What is the comparison between 131 and 144 in light wind range? (and with an "old" 161)?

Thank you.
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mark h 25th March 2010 05:16 PM

Hi Expander
Take a look at this thread. Although the guy is lighter than you, most of the comments apply for you as well. The iS144 is slightly better with an 11m, but not a massive difference. Definetly not "one size" bigger. Maybe the iS150 is the best compromise between an iS131 and formula, kind off dipping into both area's.

Remi 25th March 2010 08:12 PM

Hi Expander,

For the 9m and your weight the iSonic 131 wood/carbon is perfect but with and 11m that will not work even for the 144. As Mark H say better to found an iSonic 150 at this time all will be ok, thanks

All the best

Unregistered 25th March 2010 09:06 PM

IS 133 x 144
Hi Remi,

since it is related to the topic, could you comment on what the difference between an Isonic 133 and 144 (2009 model) is for a 100kg experienced sailor?

Wind conditions mostly 7-14knots. Any difference in early planning? I want to use it as my light wind Board.

Next board down will be a 120l or 110l B&J/freeride board. Something that can also take some jumps over the chop. Not sure yet, but thinking between Kode, Carve and Futura. I know, quite different boards. But can you comment on those? What is faster? Do all handle jumps well? (not talking about wave, but just some jumps on the chop).


agrelon 25th March 2010 09:15 PM

A Carve, even in the smaller sizes, might be a bit too wide for chop-hopping. I think both Kode and Futura would be good. Futura is theoretically faster than the Kode though the Kode is more manouevrable so may allow you to position yourself better for hitting good chop.

I have tried neither of these boards (sadly) but in my case I can chop hop well running 2 straps at the back, so I don't think that having plugins for a centerstrap will be a significant argument for the Kode.

Expander 25th March 2010 11:24 PM


Thank you all for various replies.

For Remi: what do you think about new carbon-wood iS 144 with a powerfull free-race 10 sqm sail (Overdrive) but for a (relative) light weight sailor (85 kg) in light wind condition?

What comparation with iS 131?


Remi 26th March 2010 06:25 AM

Hi Expander,

For 85 kgs I recommend you the 131, the 144 is really for heavier racers. No problem to put 10m on the 131. The extra volume on the 144 will not help you, you are not enough heavy.

All the best

Remi 26th March 2010 06:29 AM

Hi Unregistered,

At 100 kg the iSonic 144 will be better for you compare to the iSonic 133, but wich sails you will put on it? You have also the Futura 141 who is a great board and better to make little jump over little chop.

All the best

Unregistered 26th March 2010 02:06 PM

Isonic 133 x Isonic 144
Hi Remi,

thanks for the reply.

I would mostly use a North Ram 9.9 and next down would be a Ram 8,0. Any stronger than that I would go to the smaller board where I have 7 Stype and a 6 Xtype. Does that work well?
With the lighter winds I'd like to really just go fast and have some up and down wind angle, that is why I thought about going Isonic. What do you think? Still I sonic with those sails?


Expander 26th March 2010 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by Remi (Post 39781)
Hi Expander,

For 85 kgs I recommend you the 131, the 144 is really for heavier racers. No problem to put 10m on the 131. The extra volume on the 144 will not help you, you are not enough heavy.

All the best

Many thanks, Remi, for your clear reply.


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