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Old 4th August 2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Hi there,

Quick question regarding board quiver selection. I currently have 3 boards, kombat 86 wood, carve 101 and an iSonic 122. Sails range from 4.4 - 8.0m.
Local sailing conditions are a mix of onshore open sea, estuary sailing and west of Ireland fun when I get a chance. I can jibe comfortably enough.

I use the Kombat for 4.4 - 5.8 weather, the carve for 5.8 - 6.5 and the iSonic for 7.0 - 8.0

I want to reduce the board quiver to 2 boards max as I feel there's too much cross over at the moment and storage is a problem. I love the kombat so its staying put and is great for the bump and jump stuff. I was considering selling the other 2 and replacing them with a Futura wood 101 or an iSonic 101. I'am leaning toward the iSonic because of its sail range and the fact that I love my 122 for its sheer speed when the conditions are right. I figure I'd use it for 6.5 - 8.0m usage. Is the new iSonic 101 suitable for rougher sea states or is it a tricker beast to control when compared to the Futura? From reading the literature the new Futura sounds like a toned down iSonic. So I'm asking myself why tone it down when you can have the real thing. However the Futura is probably a safer more all round option.

Simply put iSonic or Futura 101?

Thanks for your help,
Nick
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Old 4th August 2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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A three board quiver is superior, but I do understand the 'problem' .What about an isonic 111 or futura 111? The board to buy is gonna be your biggest, and changing from a 122 to a 101 isonic is maybe a big step. On 111 a 8.0 is no problem, and you can go down to your 6.5, then step over onto the Kombat 89... Just my two cents.
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Old 4th August 2008, 04:14 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's a good point. Have been thinking the same. From reading other threads on this board some folk seem to say that the 122 is actually a 114L board, so would wonder what the actual true figures are for the F/iS 111 and the F/iS 101?
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Old 4th August 2008, 09:31 PM   #4
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Yeah, that's a good point. Have been thinking the same. From reading other threads on this board some folk seem to say that the 122 is actually a 114L board, so would wonder what the actual true figures are for the F/iS 111 and the F/iS 101?
Thinking in terms over volume is so so eighties but seriously, you'd better think in terms of width nowadays.
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Old 4th August 2008, 04:32 PM   #5
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iSonic111 real volume 108, iSonic101 real volume 96, check this site:http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/ISAF_List_Slalom(Complete)-[5764].pdf
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Old 5th August 2008, 01:35 AM   #6
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I've had both F101 and iS101. The F101 is much softer and easier in rough water. But if you don't need to use smaller sails than 6.5, then the iS101 is still manageable even for a non slalom specialist like me (70kg). The more you sail the iS boards, the harder you can charge them in jibes and stuff too. And given your liking of the iS122 and the feel it produces I would say iS101 is the way to go.
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Old 5th August 2008, 03:20 PM   #7
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Cheers Ola, thanks for the advice :-)
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