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Old 6th March 2007, 03:28 AM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Default RE: What Starboard for 8.5 + 10 m?

ThierryP wrote:
I am an advanced (but not expert) sailor, and my weight fluctuates between 75 and 78 kgs.
I find that the F-155 and the HS 125 are very hard work as soon as the wind kicks up; I also find that the pressure on my back foot when using the F-155 becomes hardly bearable at times, so I would like a board that is much more comfortable on the back foot.
I will use the board significantly more often with the 8.5 than with the 10 m, and I will mostly cruise, sail a few miles around the spot, drag race with friends from time to time, perhaps do a long distance occasionally, but I do not do course racing.

Althought I'm not your weight, I would suggest you to maybe consider a Carve 162 ( for its truly easy-going character and "more comfort on the back foot" than either an iSonic 145 (a bit less hard-edged, more softened Formula) or iSonic 133 (a pure race/slalom gear) with both of your 8.5 and 10.0 sqm sails.

Cheers !

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