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Old 7th April 2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default Ever wondered if you'd like an Ultrasonic?

Well so did i, i read starboards bumf, opinions on forums and stuff. I own a futura 135 and aN isonic 135, love the i sonic. Managed to buy an ex demo Ultrasonic which lived in my house all winter unused as the lake has been covered in ice or just cold as ice all winter.
Today i finally got to sail it. Brill! it just slips onto the plane in anything more than a fart and stays there. I used my Point 7 ac1, 9.6 and tushingham lightening 8.5. I was concerned about how it would gybe but its easier than my isonic.
All i want to say is if your tempted to get one you've gotta get one its brill.. When i was thinking of buying one i would of liked a post similare to this hope it helps..
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Old 7th April 2013, 06:56 PM   #2
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I know what you're talking about.
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Old 8th April 2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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just out of curiosity - weight vs wind vs sail sizes for early planing ??
at 100 kilos my guess for myself is 10 knots planing with 10-oh ??

thanx US lovers :-)
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Old 8th April 2013, 10:12 AM   #4
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I think that's about right, Unregistered.
Perhaps 9 knots if you pump a bit to get going.

I manage from 8 knots and a 10.9 without any pumping.
Just point a bit downwind and off it goes. Keep your leggs straight max tension on the harness lines. The fin starts working. Choose the exact moment to move your feet backwards, then enter the footstraps and feel the acceleration. Luff up when you have enough speed. That's planing without a white cap in sight. Wonderful !
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Old 8th April 2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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Hi unreg!
Im 70kg ish not sure about wind strength but it feels like its planing when im sure i wouldnt on my other boards or id be doing a lot of pumping. I'll leave all the techie stuff to those that are into it. The point is it is very easy to sail and very sporty my gybes are pretty good but i know after a few outings on the U.S. theyre gonna be better. Oh its much easier to in and out of the straps and its bootie friendly which is good at the moment.
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Old 13th April 2013, 08:46 PM   #6
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Great to hear about the US, as I'm really interested in one. I'm 75 kg and don't want to go any bigger than 8.7m2, should I consider for example isonic 117 or go for the US? Used to sail the hypersonic 105 a lot and loved it. Early planning is a big factor for me, lakesailing in Switzerland.

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Old 14th April 2013, 05:44 AM   #7
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you are light at 75 kilos and the US can handle larger than 8.7 easily

if the lakes are large enough for shortboards, my guess is you are better served with an iS
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Old 14th April 2013, 06:57 AM   #8
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My isonic 135 used to be my lightwind board until i bought the ultrasonic, the US is much more an early planer than my IS the difference is very noticable no matter what your largest intended sail is. I sailed yesterday with my Tushingham Lightning 8.5 and had plenty of power.
I sail on a lake and need to pump through lulls and depower in gusts/shifts and the us is very predictable easy to control... Carves on the end of gusts nice..
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Old 14th April 2013, 11:27 AM   #9
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this is EXCELLENT news and kudos to the US !!!
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Old 14th April 2013, 07:06 PM   #10
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My isonic 135 used to be my lightwind board until i bought the ultrasonic, the US is much more an early planer than my IS the difference is very noticable no matter what your largest intended sail is. I sailed yesterday with my Tushingham Lightning 8.5 and had plenty of power.
I sail on a lake and need to pump through lulls and depower in gusts/shifts and the us is very predictable easy to control... Carves on the end of gusts nice..
I'm guessing, you don't have good pumping skill yet?
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