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Old 7th March 2007, 05:26 AM   #5
mark h
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Default RE: What Starboard for 8.5 + 10 m?

Hi ThierryP

Not Ian or Remi, but I think I can see where your comming from. I'm about 30kg heavier than so can't vouch on the weight thing. I'v tried the iS105/115 and 125 and own a full set of 04/05 Sonics (but sold the S110 recently as I did'nt use it much). The Sonic 110 & 125 sail pretty similair to the iS115 & 125.

Would it be worth considering loosing your F155 & HS125 and also the 8.5m & 10m and replacing with a iS122/125 & a 9m? (the new TR3 9m is supposed to have better low-end and a bigger tunning range than TR2). This would get you loads more space in your van.

If not. Then you would need to consider which type of ride you prefere.

Although they share the same name, the iS133 and iS145 are two very different boards. The slalom based iS133 will give a crisper/faster feeling ride (& some would say, more exiting). The iS133 will work OK with your 7.6, and it will feel sweet with both your 8.5 & 10m with a fin for each sail. Should be faster down-wind and accross the wind than the iS145, but the iS145 will catch up going back up-wind.

On the other hand, the iS145 is not a true light wind slalom board. It is more geared towards a Formula type/style ride. It's worth bearing in mind that the iS145 is an evolution of the F-type 148, so softer rails/easier ride than a full-on formula board, easier in chop etc. My feelings are, its to big for your 7.6m (not much fun), but again, it would be sweet with your 8.5 & 10m and one fin for both sails should be good.

The iS145 is not used in Slalom 42 as its to wide. So the likes of AA and KP will be using the iS133 at light wind events with 8.5 to 10m sails.

You seem to really like the full-on slalom feel, so you might be disappointed with the style/feel of the iS145. If you cant try both boards before you buy, it might be worth sticking with the "true slalom" the iS133.

Hope you get sorted soon.

Cheers
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