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Old 26th September 2013, 02:48 AM   #31
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BelScorpio,
I've used the 107 with 8.6 (Vapor 2011/2012) but it felt too heavy with both 38cm and 40cm fins.
Now I'm looking forward for the 2014 107 model to try it with my R4 8,6&7,8.
Last weekend I tried the new 117 briefly and it felt very good with a Vapor 7.9. Still I can't compare it as I don't own 117 iSonic. Only the weight was a little bit disapointing but I guess that is normal for the first production boards which the distributors order as samples. The standard should arrive in October (later than in the previous years) and should be closer to weight quoted in the catalog.
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Old 30th September 2013, 05:27 PM   #32
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So the tolerance for a Starboard is +/- 3mm on tail kick? That would make a big difference to how any board feels!
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Old 31st October 2013, 09:51 PM   #33
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Hi Remi

Congrats for a great line up this year but I have to say this 107 vs 110 choice is now more confusing than ever. I am 70kg and want a board which I will use only with a 7.8 NP Racing sail (11-18 knots on flat to choppy water). I already have a 2013 iSonic 97 as my main board for my NP 7.0 & 6.4 racing sails. And I know your recommendation will be the 110 for me but the 75cm width scares me somewhat and I think at 16-18 knots I will get bounced around a lot. To be honest I think an RRD 114 (70cm width but with extra volume) would be the perfect board for me (and correct me if I'm wrong but the extra volume over the iS 110 would make it plane pretty much the same and at 70cm wide I would have more control). But I have been a Starboard man for 7 yrs now and I'm a bit addicted to the brand. What do you say.

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Old 2nd November 2013, 08:39 AM   #34
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Tail kick is a funny thing ...

If I was to look at the boards that have been modified on the PWA this season (legally, just resanding/filling back to their original designed shape because they've come out of production completely wrong) it's easy to see a lot of boards - Tabou, Fanatic, RRD etc have boards being sanded by their riders and I've failed to ever see a Starboard sanded by any rider ...

Designing a board is one thing... building it is another.

Agree with Remi on all points regarding the tail kick. Easier to just not have it ;-)
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Old 2nd November 2013, 09:09 AM   #35
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i thought they were all from the same factory.....
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Old 31st December 2013, 01:00 PM   #36
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Hi everyone,

This has probably been discussed before, but I eanted to give my personal feedback after using Starboards for more than 10 years.

I really like the boards, bith for it's performance and design.

But what happened 2014 with the isonic design? Blue???
I know the boards werent UV resistant, I have that problem und my 2k13 isonics. But why didi you guys pick blue? Ok it might look good for people whi use Severne and like strange colors, but for me it's the worst design change you made in the boards.

Thats actually one main reason I wont buy those 2014 boards an hope for a neutral design in 2015!

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Old 31st December 2013, 09:19 PM   #37
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If you dond like the blue. you can always get the wood version. considering you sailed starboard fo 10 years you wwould like the wood! I personally hate wood in a slalom board.. i liked the shape and innovation of starboard. but hated the wood construction for slalom boards. even my 1998 bic vivaces was carbon top and bottom.. dont like the glass bottom on smaller slalom boards either! i think all started using more glass since 2008 when carbon prices went up. The 2006 mantas are all carbon. but the 2008s had glass bottom. I dont mind the color at all. i buy board bases on shape construction and performance. I wish they all looked the same so my wife would not see when i change them! perfect for a 2011 to 2013 swap! just orderd a 2014 isonic 90 because that tail looks sick! i recon it will really perfom as a light wind speedboard also!
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Old 1st January 2014, 10:34 AM   #38
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I really do like the shapes of those boards, that's why I stick to starboard, even though I tried different brands aswell.
I agree, the design shouldnt change dramatically
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Old 3rd January 2014, 03:59 PM   #39
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Kapten K, surely the wood version would be more benificial in the smaller sizes to help soften the chop, but what do I know.....?

Hi Markus, not so keen on the blue myself but have no idea if the UV resisting carbon can be made in any other colour? Does seem a coincidence that Neil Pryde have made sails to Match perfectly with these blue boards doesn't it?
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Old 6th January 2014, 01:02 AM   #40
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Hi All,

We switch to blue for UV protection, actually in the grey you have white and black and the white turn yellow with the sun and also the variation sanding was to much visible for customers. The blue reduce this by quiet a lot, so board have a better finish look compare to the Grey one. But still an unfinished paint board to save weight who make us an weight advantage on other manufacture on top of our full carbon construction while many other contenders are in glass on bottom.
Hope this help to understand.
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