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Old 6th December 2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default futura or isonic 2013

Looking for 2 new board for 2013.
Hope same people can give there there experions about the Futura's 111 and 131.
But also for the Isonics.

I now have the jp supersport 116/66 and Jp supersport 136/75 from 2007.

I sail the 116 with The loft switchblade 6.8, And Racingblade 7.8 and when the wind is not so consistent too use the 101jp freestyle wave.
I also use it with me Simmer Iron 5.9 wave sail also this a good combo.
The 136 /75 I use then with theLoft racingblade 7.8 8.6 2012

I have the Loftsails switchblade 6.8 2012 and 7.8 and 8.6 blade 2012 .
Im looking for boards for this sails. What will be the best boards for me you think.
My weight is 100-108 kg and Im sailing on the Grevelingen lake and Brouwesdam Noordsea.
Is it also possible too sail the slalom of freerace with the 5.9 maybe???

Im looking for board with good control. Good speed,easy sailing .
That I can go on the water and not have too think how Im going too keep the boards in controle.
Maybe then the freerace boards are better for me.

Want to have boards that its good for me. not that I have buy the board and then see that the board is not suitable for me.
I hope that me mail make any sense for you guys if not please let me know.

Hope that you gyus can help me for make the best choice.

if there are people how want too email me about this .It is also oke.
All the best ,
And good winds,

Martin Folmer
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Old 7th December 2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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Hi Martin
To increase your performances with your 8.6 & 7.8 at your weight I will go for iSonic 117 if you want the ultimate performances or more easy board the Futura 141 the. For the other sails Futura 101 will be a good option.
Just to remind you that the bigest difference between iSonic and Futura in performances for egual Widft is the planning and acceleration and top end speed but In less proportion.
The Futura are more easy also due to foot straps more inside for those who are not ready for foot straps far out on the iSonic.
Also to get the best results on iSonic better to use cams sails and of course the best is the full slalom sails but you get already hi performances with 3 cams sails to push the board to the limit
The Futura accept a lot better the no cams sails.
Hope this help

All the best

Can answer if you have any questions on this following boards :

AtomIQ 104, 114, 124, 130, 140 & 160.
Carve 111, 121, 131, 141, 151 & 161
Futura 90, 97, 104, 114, 124, 134, 144 & 154.
iSonic 80, 87, 90, 97, 107, 114, 124 & 134
UltraSonic 147
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Old 20th December 2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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Would be the Futura 111 2013 and the Isonic 137 2012 a good Range for me .
My weight is 105-108kg

Think meself with this 2 boards that i will be very happy.

Maby sameone can give me same feedbakc about the isonic 137 2012???

Good winds
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Old 19th January 2013, 10:18 AM   #4
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Hello everyone,

Remi I noticed your comment about the isonics and cambered sails. I have decided on an isonic for reasons I will explain in my next paragraph but I actually prefer no cam free race sails. I enjoy the slightly smoother response of the no cam sail. Will an isonic be okay with a no cam free race sail? if all I am going to lose is a bit of low end power and some acceleration then that's okay. I have cambered and no cam sails and I find the no cams just as good for top end speed, the main difference I find is the cambered sails are more explosive. I dont mind if it takes a little longer to reach my top speed but given that I am trading off acceleration and early planing for handling, would I achieve the same top end speed on a futura?

I have decided on an isonic over a futura due to the strap positions. I actually prefer my feet right out on the rail as far as possible. I have always found it felt more natural and powerful. Having straps that are to far in actually starts to annoy me after a while and I end up tighening the straps down until only my toes are in the straps. I also dont mind a board that takes a bit of effort to keep it on the water. a bit stiffer through the gybes also suits me fine. Apart from these characteristics, are there any other main differences between the isonic and futura in regard to handling?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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