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Old 17th August 2011, 02:37 AM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
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My recolletion is that the JP is similar to the new Starboard Ultrasonic 147. I can't say which is better since I haven't sailed either one, but the 147 is getting GREAT reviews.

Neither will plane as early as your 160 (I have one too). The newer formula boards - 161, 162, LWR/HWR all have wider tails and should plane a little earlier than the 160, but I doubt the difference will be noticiable.

A buddy of mine just received a new LWR and I still plane quicker than he does with the same size sails last week (Maui Sails 9.2, TR 6 for me and TR 7 for him) However, he weighs about 25 lbs more than me.

I would say, stick with what you have.
Formula 160; iSonic 111; HiFly Move 105; Tiga 263; '85 Mistral Superlight.
Maui Sails TR 11.0; 9.2; 8.4; 7.6; 6.6; Maui Sails Switch 6.0; 5.2; Maui Sails Global 4.5; 4.0.

Last edited by Ken; 17th August 2011 at 11:35 PM.
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