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Old 30th March 2015, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Isonic 97 wood or Isonic 90 carbon 2014

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I have a Isonic 97 2014 wood and very happy with it. The only disadvantage is the wheight and a bit lack of stifness compared to carbon. I use the board mostly with 7,0/7,8 and sometimes the 6,3. My wheight is 84 kg and i'm 193 cm.

I have the opportunity to get a Isonic 90 carbon 2014 for a good price. How will this board carry a 7,8 compared to the IS 97 wood? The difference in real volume is only 2 liter according the ISAF board list. For a 7,0 and sure a 6,3 the IS 90 will be the best choice. But what about the 7,8 , I was thinking the lower weight and stiffer construction of the IS 90 will compensate the lesser volume and less width. What do you think?
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Old 31st March 2015, 07:25 AM   #2
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I haven't tried to use a 7.8 on my Is90 yet, however, it goes extremely well with a 7.0. My Is90 replaced a 2010 Is101 (also 97L) and and 2012 Is87. In terms of size it feels close to the Is101 - in non planing conditions is it easy to sail and will get you home, whereas the Is87 was tricky (I weigh 86KG). The Is90 has good planing characteristics (maybe even better than the Is101)

In some ways I will miss the ease of the Is101, it really was the easiest slalom board ever, it was not especially quick, but a joy to gybe on rough water.

If you read my previous post, you will see that I had to change my fins to suit the Is90, it is very fin sensitive.
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Old 1st April 2015, 03:36 AM   #3
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Hi Guest,

7.8 can be use on it but for mainly speed in down wind, reaching will be not comfortable as the 97 for sure.

Highly recommend to use Drake Slalom DW on this board as he is made for it.

Hope this help

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Old 1st April 2015, 05:43 PM   #4
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Thanks, in that case i keep my IS 97 wood. And probably will look for a IS 97 carbon 2015 in the near future.
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Old 13th April 2015, 06:18 AM   #5
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Sailed the is 97 yesterday with 7,0 and 6,3 in strong wind and choppy conditions. Had lot of control problems and was difficult to get good speed. Used a 35 cm select vmax 2 fin, for the 6,3 a smaller fin would probably be better.

Does the isonic 90 2014 handles chop better with 6,3 and 7,0 than the is 97 does?
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Old 18th April 2015, 08:08 AM   #6
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Hi Unregistered

In strong winds your current fin is to big, you need to go to 34, the Drake Slalom DW will be perfect in this case.
More the wind is strong more the 90 will better than the 97 and of course reverse when the wind will be lighter.
Hope this help

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Old 22nd April 2015, 04:23 PM   #7
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Thanks Remi, I decided to get an isonic 90 carbon 2014. Will try it with a Chris Lockwood SL2 32 cm.
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