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Forum: Free Forum 21st February 2014, 06:10 PM
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Posted By mikerb
Is 110 ( 2013) first outing

I had the chance to try out my new Is 110 yesterday. I teamed it with a 7m North RAM and 41cm Select S1 fin. The conditions initially were bft4/5 but built to bft5/6 and the water was pretty...
Forum: Free Forum 17th February 2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,816
Posted By mikerb
I agree the 133 is no fun if you are not...

I agree the 133 is no fun if you are not planning.......you have to watch the nose to ensure it does not pearl and it has little directional stability...BUT...I have rarely found myself in that...
Forum: Ask Our Team 7th February 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,075
Posted By mikerb
I think I can answer that for you cos Remi has...

I think I can answer that for you cos Remi has commented on this subject before. The 110 is 110. Yes the 122 I had was 114 but it was a 2008 board. From what I can see, comparing the volumes as...
Forum: Free Forum 5th February 2014, 07:26 PM
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Views: 2,816
Posted By mikerb
Hi mate, there is a big difference between the...

Hi mate,
there is a big difference between the board/sail sizes used for slalom racing..usually by guys heavier than you, and recreational sailing. I have used the 133 ( and now 127) a lot for the...
Forum: Free Forum 8th January 2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,357
Posted By mikerb
.........foot note............I was referring to...

.........foot note............I was referring to my experiences on the 2009 133 board which I sailed extensively for more than 2 years.
Forum: Free Forum 8th January 2014, 06:56 PM
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Posted By mikerb
Hi Matt, I have changed my 2009 133 for a...

Hi Matt,

I have changed my 2009 133 for a 2013 127....hoping it is just as good. Your observations are interesting. Yes the 52 fin is much too big. I use a 49 select most of the time changing to a...
Forum: Free Forum 2nd December 2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By mikerb
Yes I have opted for the 110 as well but no...

Yes I have opted for the 110 as well but no chance to try it yet. Just looking over it however I am confident it will do everything the 122 did and more. Afer all my 122 was only 114 litres and the...
Forum: Free Forum 1st December 2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By mikerb
selecting this middle size is a real problem!! I...

selecting this middle size is a real problem!! I have the 107 and 127. For winds above the 107 comfort range I prefer to be on a FSW board! The 107 is a fantastic board......the 111 is also very...
Forum: Free Forum 1st December 2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,261
Posted By mikerb
Fin for is 133

I can only comment on the 133........just bought the 110 but no chance to try it yet!

I found the 52 Drake OK in flat water and with a 8.5. It pins the board very flat in the water so if...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd November 2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By mikerb
The Isonic 122 option is the...

The Isonic 122 option is the best................I assume it is the 122 at 75 cm wide...it will partner your 7.5 nicely. your other sails are too small for light/medium winds though. Probably best to...
Forum: Free Forum 22nd November 2013, 06:19 PM
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Views: 1,303
Posted By mikerb
First off, if you can get a 133 in good condition...

First off, if you can get a 133 in good condition that is a no brainer. They are fast and will cover all the light wind range. don't worry about rougher water...if it is properly trimmed it can cope...
Forum: Ask Our Team 21st November 2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,075
Posted By mikerb
Isonic 110

Thanks Remi.....I have bought a 110 ( new but 2013 model not 2014). No chance to use it yet but impressed by what I can see. The entire shape looks very well balanced. Volume looks more evenly...
Forum: Free Forum 18th November 2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By mikerb
Thanks all for your suggestions. I think I am...

Thanks all for your suggestions. I think I am going to go for the 110 with the full realisation that once I get to use it I may then find it best to sell the 107 and get a 87 or similar.
My...
Forum: Free Forum 14th November 2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By mikerb
@Deja Vu...are you talking about the 80cm wide...

@Deja Vu...are you talking about the 80cm wide 117?...........surely that would be too close to my 127? That's why I am looking at the 110 at 75cm wide or ( if I can find one) a 2012 117 ( 75cm). ...
Forum: Ask Our Team 14th November 2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,075
Posted By mikerb
Another 110 question I'm Afraid!

My use of the Isonic range is not really in line with the general comments I find on this forum especially in terms of sail size.......I typically use one size smaller than is talked about here...
Forum: Free Forum 14th November 2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,422
Posted By mikerb
any user feedback on Isonic 110??

Hi,
I know this topic has been covered in a few posts before but I am yet another Isonic user looking for some help deciding whether to buy an Isonic 110!

I have the Isonic 107 Isonic 122 (2008...
Forum: Ask Our Team 23rd May 2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,929
Posted By mikerb
The 107 has an enormous range provided you change...

The 107 has an enormous range provided you change fin. I often sail it with a 6.4 and have sailed it a couple of time with 6m. It also handles a 7.8 well...................I am talking about freerace...
Forum: Free Forum 23rd May 2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,210
Posted By mikerb
Trim the 117

I sail the 133 but have experienced the same issues when I first started using the board. It is true that all of the variables ( mast foot position, harness line position, sail trim, boom height)...
Forum: Ask Our Team 3rd September 2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,257
Posted By mikerb
Is 107 2012...Love it!

I finally made the leap from freerace boards to full on slalom in the form of a wood IS 107 2012......saw no reason to wait for the 2013. First session was with a 7m Tush Lightning and 39cm Select...
Forum: Ask Our Team 9th February 2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,930
Posted By mikerb
sounds like you have already made up your mind! I...

sounds like you have already made up your mind! I have the 2009 133 and weigh 78kilos. I find a 7.8 a perfect match with a 8.5 as an option if the wind is a bit lighter. I use a 48cm fin with the 7.8...
Forum: Ask Our Team 9th February 2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By mikerb
Hi...not a team member but if it helps.........If...

Hi...not a team member but if it helps.........If your weight is going through your back leg it is trying to compensate for effort from the back of the sail. In other words the centre of effort of...
Forum: Ask Our Team 28th September 2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By mikerb
Remi, yes I am aware of that but I could find...

Remi,
yes I am aware of that but I could find no shops in the UK that had stock and tushingham the importer also had no stock. I have been contacted today however by a Starboard dealer called Blue...
Forum: Kevin`s Corner 27th September 2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,268
Posted By mikerb
Hi mate, I am the same height and just a little...

Hi mate,
I am the same height and just a little heavier than you. In those sort of winds and especially if the water is relatively flat I would be using the higher volume board which would get up on...
Forum: Free Forum 27th September 2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,835
Posted By mikerb
Blisters are caused by a constant rubbing of the...

Blisters are caused by a constant rubbing of the skin as opposed to calouses which are areas of skin that thicken in response to constant pressure. If you are getting blisters you must be allowing...
Forum: Ask Our Team 27th September 2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By mikerb
Supplies of PT Screws

Starboard must be aware that the M6 x28mm footstrap screws used in 2008 boards are not man enough for the job and regularly work loose...then rip out destroying the thread in the plug. There is a...
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