RE: iSonic 111
Ok, I sailed my 111 last 3 times on the water (in 5 days!) always with 6,8.Conditions covered all the 6,8 range (somethimes it was too light or too strong) .
Sailed with all the guys of the racing crew (all powered by SX M) .
I'd like to promote the way the 111 handle the chop and its jibe attitude . No way to give it a problem !! Maybe (just maybe!) it doesn't give you the speed sensation (in my opinion it's great because you won't be scared when really fast!) but its average speed is agreable. The guys with F2 said me that the board doen't "feel" fast but when reaching we were absolutely at the same "G" (Star has more control in big wind) .Maybe (but it directly depends by me because i never wanted to really overpower it with my 7,8)) it lacks the 6th gear but you have power everywhere with the best control I've found in a slalom board (I've sailed a great number of them!) .
Like other Starboard it loves to be well powered to deliver the best.Very important is the fin choice (go bigger) .
Next time I'll switch for 7,8 and I'll let you know how it works.