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Old 23rd May 2012, 12:22 PM   #51
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Agree with you both Mark H and Ozi.

You DEFINITELY want to go for wood on the smaller boards (80/87 etc) as they feel much easier and forgiving under you feet, and I think carbon would be the only option I would choose in the bigger boards (117w / 127 etc) as you get much better early planing with the carbon and it feels more responsive in flatter water you are going fast...

But the 107 is so in between... you could be on an 8.6m in lightwinds or a 6.3m in 25 knots with it ... so hard to say which would be better. I'm really enjoying my carbon 107 and after years of having ugly repairs on my wood boards it's nice to be able to just do a rough paint job and sand over a repair and have it looking seamless with the carbon construction ;-)
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Old 23rd May 2012, 03:21 PM   #52
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Just a note about my wood iSonic 111 (2008 model). I got mine in Nov. of 2007 and after 4.5 years and 130 days of sailing on it, it still looks almost new. No dings or repairs and the wood still looks good (no superficial cracks with wood discoloring).

I record all of my outings with a GPS and put the info on a spread sheet (board; sail; wind speeds; distance sailed; average speed; top speed; time on the water; location; date).
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Old 23rd May 2012, 08:26 PM   #53
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Mak and Ozi thanks for sharing your experiences. It is still a difficult task, as I like to speeding and slalom. I sail at sea and on lakes (flatwater and chop) so both boards are eligible. So i must think good what suits me best.
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Old 26th May 2012, 08:14 PM   #54
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I know now that the cutouts have been changed and that the deck/mastrail a bit deeper is. But do we feel it too? I understand that in the guys in the PWA feel the difference but do we feel the difference also?
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Old 26th May 2012, 10:50 PM   #55
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Hi Nathan

Magasin test are done with riders who are more close to customers than Pwa racers and you can be sure that on our side our iSonic are not test only by Pwa racers to find out if they are not to difficult for "normal" people. Please see in our iSonic page all the test review, thanks

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Old 27th May 2012, 08:07 AM   #56
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Thanks everyone I go for a iSonic 107 Wood, hopefully I can be patience to saving more money for a 2012 iSonic.
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