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Old 8th March 2010, 04:31 PM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 421

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.
JP Super-X 106l, North F8 Ram: 5.8m,
175cm, 54kg
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