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Old 9th January 2010, 04:15 AM   #1
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Default Isonic 145 with 60cm Drake-fin?

Just bought a new Isonic 145 (2007 model), it was delivered with a Drake 60 cm fin. I am going to sail a 11m Code Red and a 8,5m North Warp. Is the fin suitable for both sails? The 2007 site ranges fin size 46cm up to 58cm? Is 60cm not too big? Any experiences?
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Old 11th January 2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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Jacco,

How much do you weigh? What is your experience?
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Old 11th January 2010, 11:05 PM   #3
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Hey Ken, i'm very experienced. Slalom is relatively new, i'm more into wave. Since the kids are progressing on the Starts i like to join them on the water with the Isonic. I'm 1.90 and my weight is a little less than 90kg.

My quiver;

Pure Acid 86, Aero 117, Isonic 145 and two Starts
North;
Voodoo 3,4 and 4,2, Ice 4,7 and 5,3, Duke 5,9, Zoom 7,0, Warp 8,5
Severne;
Code red 11,0

I can sail the Aero with a big wave fin and with a Drake slalomfin 42.

I'm thinking of buying a 50cm Drake slalomfin to use both for the Aero as for the Isonic with the Warp depending on the conditions. The only problem is that the Aero has a tuttlebox so i have to use that type for the Isonic as well. The Aero is a little to small to uphaul the sail for me so i need enough wind to waterstart. I won't have that problem with the Isonic.

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Old 12th January 2010, 12:01 AM   #4
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Jacco,

I don't have any experience with the big iSonics, but given the recommended fin sizes for the 145 and your weight, I would say that the 60 would probably work fine in light winds with your 11m. The 60 would probably be OK with a 10.0, but anything smaller will be an issue.

No question you will need another fin, probably around 52-54 if you want to try to cover everything with two fins. If you want to go to three fins, then maybe a 48 & 54.

Hopefully, someone with personal experience with this board will jump in and give you some additional advice.
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Old 15th January 2010, 06:26 PM   #5
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in addition to my earlier reply;

i just added a Severne Code Red 9,0 and a 6,7 to my quiver. I won't use the North Warp 8,5 or the North Zoom 7,0 anymore. I want to add a 7,7 Code Red to complete the slalom-quiver. With the Isonic 145 and the Aero 117 (with a 42 Drake Slalom Pro fin) i hope to cover a great windrange with the 4 Code Reds (incl the 11,0m i recently bought). Any suggestions for additional fins?

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Old 14th March 2010, 06:17 AM   #6
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in addition to my earlier reply;

i just added a Severne Code Red 9,0 and a 6,7 to my quiver. I won't use the North Warp 8,5 or the North Zoom 7,0 anymore. I want to add a 7,7 Code Red to complete the slalom-quiver. With the Isonic 145 and the Aero 117 (with a 42 Drake Slalom Pro fin) i hope to cover a great windrange with the 4 Code Reds (incl the 11,0m i recently bought). Any suggestions for additional fins?
Iīve got the Isonic 145 from tree years and recently I bought a code red 2008 11.7.I use this sail and a severne C2 10.5 with 62 cm. fin.It goes well with 10.5 althougt the board with the 11.7 itīs quite difficult so near to catapult with gust; probably is a sail extremedly oriented to formula boards.I get top perfomance with 8.5 m2 and 52 cm fin.
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Iīve got the Isonic 145 from tree years and recently I bought a code red 2008 11.7.I use this sail and a severne C2 10.5 with 62 cm. fin.It goes well with 10.5 althougt the board with the 11.7 itīs quite difficult so near to catapult with gust; probably is a sail extremedly oriented to formula boards.I get top perfomance with 8.5 m2 and 52 cm fin.
I answer to myself.Iīve have just sailing four times more with 11.7 and isonic 145 + Drake fin Race 62 cm. and itīs OK.My failure was that I donīt tigth downhaul properly and outhaul must not go so much relaxed.Now I noticed that fin is 2 cm. excess because I think itīs posible go faster.
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