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Old 23rd April 2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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Hi;

I have the 2013 iSonic 110 that I ride with an Overdrive 8.6 and a NCX 7.0. I am dialed in on these set ups and they work superb. In addition to that I sail freestyle, typically with 5.2, 4.4 and 3.8 sails on my 92 liter freestyle.

The 8.6 on the 110 I use manly when it is to light for my freestyle. The 7.0 cuts way into my freestyle territory and gives me more options. Finding slalom so fun I am now after more options.

If I should ad one iSonic to the 110 that can work when the 110 gets to big and also work with a smaller Overdrive or NCX and the current 7.0, which should I choose? How small can I go and still have an overlap? And which size Overdrive or NCX?

My typical conditions will be flattish water with 20-30/35 knots of wind. I am 72kg. I like to set some good GPS speeds, go fast and I love to do high power full speed jibes.

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Old 23rd April 2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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I also have the 110 2013,, i had the 97 from 2011, the overlap to the 110 was kind of big since the 97 from 2011 had such a powerfull tail. So i orderd the 90 from 2014. Im 85kg You might be better of with the 87 or 80 or speed specials if you have flatter water. But i have big hopes for the new 90. and it will be great crossover for the 7.0

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Old 24th April 2014, 02:20 PM   #3
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Hi Carve

At 98kg, I'm not the best to offer you advice. But I reckon the answer is pretty straight forward anyway

At 72kg and as you mentioned 20k-30/35k, the iS87 will you the most versatility. The iS90 might be to big for you in 30k+ and the iS80 might be slightly to small in gusty 20k winds.

I notice you go straight from an 8.6m to 7m so I guess you like get the maximum range from each sail (instead of having every available sail size). So maybe an NCX 6m or 5.5m or Overdrive 6.2m or 5.6m (Overdrive 5.6m would give you a usefull gap), but the Overdrive 6.2m would save you cash as you can share the NCX 7m 430 mast.

I guess if you could try an iS87 it would be an easier to choose.
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Old 25th April 2014, 10:09 PM   #4
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I was actually thinking along the same lines as you guys, I may want a smaller isonic to be the perfect crossover board with my 2014 isonic 110 for my weight of 86kg but it looks like Mark has answered my question, a 90 looks to be the choice for 6.2 & 7m sails.

Kapten K, can you let me know how you get on with the 90 when you have tried it, thanks.
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Old 24th May 2014, 10:40 AM   #5
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I was actually thinking along the same lines as you guys, I may want a smaller isonic to be the perfect crossover board with my 2014 isonic 110 for my weight of 86kg but it looks like Mark has answered my question, a 90 looks to be the choice for 6.2 & 7m sails.

Kapten K, can you let me know how you get on with the 90 when you have tried it, thanks.
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You have isonic and atom 110? How different is their drive? Which plans earlier - is faster and how do you like the boards?
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Old 24th May 2014, 06:32 PM   #6
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I am yet to use the isonic so can't fully answer your question. The Atom is a very early planner given it's size and my weight (87kg) but I am using no cam sails with it so they are much lighter than the crammed sails that I will use with the isonic. You would say the isonic due to the slightly bigger width and tail and lighter board but I really don't know. Maybe Al can answer this better.

All I will say is that the Atom is a really comfortable board to sail and it is so easy you could sail it with your eyes closed. It is deceptively quick and I can be on the same size sail as someone 15kg lighter than me and plane as early and be as quick as a Futura. They are aimed at intermediates but a lot of the pro's are loving them!
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Old 2nd June 2014, 07:33 PM   #7
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I was actually thinking along the same lines as you guys, I may want a smaller isonic to be the perfect crossover board with my 2014 isonic 110 for my weight of 86kg but it looks like Mark has answered my question, a 90 looks to be the choice for 6.2 & 7m sails.

Kapten K, can you let me know how you get on with the 90 when you have tried it, thanks.
Somewhere somehow, somebody F$KED me over and i havent gotten my 2014 Isonic 90 and never will, although i paid for it, So i cannot report back to you how it was! When will pre-orders for 2015 Isonics be available?
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Old 3rd June 2014, 10:46 AM   #8
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That's not good, hope you got your money back!
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Old 5th June 2014, 11:02 AM   #9
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I have an Is110 (2013), Is101 (2009) and Is87 (2012)

For Racing there is too much gap from the Is110 to Is87, however, I am 87KG, with your weight it would probably work

I am torn between buying a 2013 Is97 (ex demo) to replace the Is101 or wait and get an Is90 to replace the Is87 and Is101

I really like ths Is101, but hear great things about the Is97. When speaking to one of the Starboard riders, he felt that the Is90 is a great board, however, when it is really windy and choppy (30kts+) then the Is87 is an easier board to sail and gybe. I don't like carting about 4 boards (I also have an Is137 2012) however, the gap between the boards is perfect (All my boards have a 9cm or 10cm difference in width, which is ideal)
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Old 9th June 2014, 04:17 PM   #10
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Well... i got a isonic 97 2014 to try instead. I sold my 2011 97. So i have 97 110 and 127 .. was out on the 127 and 8.6 then wind picked up alot and i took the 110 and 8.6.. the 127 and 110 feel very similar. But the 110 feels faster and smaller
Maybe the new 97 and 110 are to close in windrange for me. (85kg) Will report back...
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