Old 4th September 2012, 08:10 AM   #11
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Well, the fact is of course that full on slalom boards now are quite popular with the general, better than average skills, crowd (at least here in Finland). The challenge of riding a full on slalom board as compared to a freeride makes the blasting part of the sport interesting again.
And this largish group of people certainly appreciate well made boards that last for some years, and don't have to be repaired repeatedly. It is of course nice to ride the same boards that top racers are using in worldcup events, but not at the cost of a "total eggshell experience".
Making the slalom boards disposable after use sounds a lot like the sinker trend that killed windsurfing in the eightees.
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Old 4th September 2012, 10:21 AM   #12
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hey people,I was no talking about a wrong or inappropriate use of the boards by a beginner.We are a crew of experienced advanced sailors that use the board with as much care as possible.I was not talking about damages from crashes oe else,just about poor costruction quality.
When you pay so many cash for some stuff you'd expect it would last (at the top) for a couple of seasons.Or you want pay it lot more less...
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Old 5th September 2012, 01:02 AM   #13
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Reading between the lines of Remi's reply, am I right in assuming Starboard are admitting there was a problem with the construction of the 10, 11 & 12 models?

My 2009 iS 101 & 122 and earlier SB's have been pounded to death in the ocean with no issues (apart from peeling pads) but the same can't be said about my experience with my 2012 iSonic. I have no issue with the performance of the boards, in fact the improvements from 09 to 12 have been massive, but feel they may have drop their standards in respect to construction specifications and quality control.

It's a shame that being a loyal SB fan, I am now looking at other brands as an alternative.
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Old 5th September 2012, 06:04 AM   #14
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Hi All

The problems was comming as I say from the UD 80 Carbon who is replace by the Biax Carbon 150g who is much more stronger, so iSonic is more stronger than version 10 & 11.

And for the PWA riders like Bjorn, Ben and Cyril, they have 2 boards of each so 6 in total mostly to have one for pratice and one for race.

Hope this help

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Old 6th September 2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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i sonic 90 WC my 2011, delamination on the hull.just in front of the tuttle box. the after only few hours of use!
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Old 6th September 2012, 05:29 PM   #16
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2008 iSonic 111 wood - perfect condition and just keeps on going. Hopefully, starboard will keep this in mind as the try to build better boards. I wonder what percentage of iSonic buyers are serious racers?

By the way, the new products page, specifically the iSonic (I didn't look at the others) is a mess, trying to navigate through the HUGE over sized page. I never did find a list of all the iSonics by size, with all the measurements, stats, and which if any come in both carbon or wood. I hope you didn't pay for the change.
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Old 7th September 2012, 10:24 AM   #17
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It took me a while to react on this topic, but here I go as well:

IS87/2007 = OK
IS101/2009 = OK
IS122/2008 = OK
US147/2011 = OK

Unfortunately, we mostly hear negative things from "unregistered" users.
It would mean much more to me, to hear negative things from registered users with 100+ Posts, like Ken, markh, etc ....
I don't want to say that I don't believe "unregistered" users, but I'm sorry, they are just less trustworthy to me.

Again, don't let it stop you of course to criticize. When there are structural problems with certain boards we ALL want to know. In some cases pictures could help.

For my son, I've bought a few years ago a non SB 2nd hand board of 2009. After 1 year I already noticed soft spots just in front of the front foot straps. I hated it as well.

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Old 7th September 2012, 10:37 AM   #18
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2008 iSonic 111 wood - perfect condition and just keeps on going. Hopefully, starboard will keep this in mind as the try to build better boards. I wonder what percentage of iSonic buyers are serious racers?

By the way, the new products page, specifically the iSonic (I didn't look at the others) is a mess, trying to navigate through the HUGE over sized page. I never did find a list of all the iSonics by size, with all the measurements, stats, and which if any come in both carbon or wood. I hope you didn't pay for the change.
Ken, it took me a while to find it too. Scroll all the way to the right, there are three boxes - Specs is the top one. Click and all shall be revealed.
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Old 7th September 2012, 12:43 PM   #19
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I reply for Skorpio:i'm waiting for registration approval: Then: I sonic 86 M:Y 2008 ok,I sonic 111 M.Y 2011 Ok.I sonic 2011 107 WC ok (for now) I sonic 127 2011 OK (very fragile but i knew before..).BUT many of friends of mine has still delamination problems ,and we are expert sailor and we care about our babies ,but this happens ..I say it agai,my i sonic 90 M.Y 2011 WC after ,i think,5 hours on the water,has micro cracks (osmosis) on the hull,is normal for a new board???
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Old 9th September 2012, 03:14 AM   #20
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Hi Unregitered,

Did you file the Waranty form and send to our Distributor to study your case?

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