Go Back   Starboard Forums > Ask Our Team

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 14th May 2008, 08:22 PM   #1
joshjosh
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Default Noisy I sonic fin

Hi,
The drake fin on my 101 I sonic 2007 is extrmely noisy.I am thinking about buying a new fin 2008 model.Is it going to be different?
joshjosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2008, 06:13 PM   #2
joshjosh
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3
Default Noone Has The Same Problem?!!!!!

I own both the 101 and the 94 I SONIC plus two EVOS plus one Hyper
plus one Acid.From what I believe I am a good customer to Starboard.Why noone from the team spends a second to answer my humble question?
joshjosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2008, 01:16 PM   #3
Franc from Portugal
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 11
Default

it won' whistle but will spin out (2008 model)
Franc from Portugal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2008, 06:41 PM   #4
Pacs
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Galicia is different - SPAIN
Posts: 303
Send a message via MSN to Pacs Send a message via Yahoo to Pacs
Cool

Hi Josh,

There are a old post about 2007 isonic fins and noise:

http://star-board.com/forum/showthre...hlight=whistle

i hope this help.

Regards,

Paco
Pacs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2008, 09:07 PM   #5
Ken
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 799
Default

Fin whistling results from subtle design flaws or a construction error. Ask your dealer to get a replacement.

If you have to buy a new fin, I would avoid the Drakes. As Franc says, spin out is a problem with the 2008 fins. I have the iS 111 and the 38 fin has major spin out problems. Part of this is rider style, since the fins have a small foil and are designed to be fast for down wind racing. A little too much pressure on the back foot and you are sailing sideways and they are very difficult to pull back in after a spin out. It also spins out over chop.
Ken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2008, 10:03 PM   #6
van
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Greece
Posts: 94
Default

Hi joshjosh

I had the same problem on my iSonic 2007 101 34 cm Drake fin last year which was very annoying. I posted the problem on a thread and was told to slight 'water sandpaper' the back end at a 45 degree angle etc etc but never managed to stop the fin whistling. In the end I went and bought Techtonic fins and solved the problem once and for all. Bottom line is that the Drake fins are second rate fins in my opinion should not be supplied at least with the iSonic line cause they are not good for the job. Basically it's like buying a Ferrari which is supplied with tyres suitable for a tractor if you catch my drift ha ha.
van is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th May 2008, 01:07 AM   #7
Phill104
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 297
Default

I honestly do not think the fins are that bad. Yes, my Tectonics are better but I wouldn't say the stock fins are bad. I quite like the whistle as it starts very close to the 30kt mark on my 115.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
All the latest windsurfing news in one place.
Phill104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th May 2008, 04:41 AM   #8
MartinJE
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 26
Default

Hi Phill104

Which Tectonics do you favour, and under what conditions?

I'm (85kg) looking for a 2008 iS122 with 6.6; 7.6; and 8.2 on pretty flat to inner harbour chop. B&F and off-wind blasting.

Thanks - Martin
MartinJE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th May 2008, 11:49 PM   #9
Phill104
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 297
Default

I only have the F1 Falcons which I find great for downwind blasting mainly on a choppy lake or on a harbour. I have tried the Goldwings which I felt had better upwind performance but were not as smooth downwind. Both managed the chop brilliantly.

I've not tried any other fins in their range.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
All the latest windsurfing news in one place.
Phill104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +7. The time now is 03:37 PM.