RE: 2003 Sonic 85?
I like this board a lot, it is a bit traditional in shape, narrow and "gunny", compared to the latest broader and shorter designs. It feels very fast on a broad reach (I've done 33 knots in choppy conditions) and jibes well. I'm a bit lighter than you (69kg) and for me it gets going quite early even with a 5.6 and has a very good release. For anyone who likes to go fast I can recommend this board.