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Old 22nd August 2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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Default is86 vs. is87

i need a high wind slalom board (to second my is111) for a 5.5-6.5 range.
additionally, i want to use it for gps speed sailing as well.
i was all set to order the is87, but now that the successor is86 is out I have a few questions regarding its top speed.

how does the wider tail of the is86 affect the board's end speed?
would the is87 top results at the gps-speedsurfing.com be possible with the is86, given all other parameters remained the same?

in other words, i am interested in how much has the board's top speed suffered, for the (presumable) benefit of better acceleration, wider range and earlier planing of the new model (due to the wider tail, and consequently bigger fins)?

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