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Old 13th November 2006, 09:42 PM   #11
kenneth
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Hi Roger,

I'm planning to get the IS22. Just wondering if you have sailed this board, and what is its sweet spot in terms of sail size?

This board can take a sail up to 9.5m , but I am not sure if I should go for an 8.5m or a 9m. My favorite size is an 8.5, but a 9m would give me more low end. The other option would be 9m + 7.8m ..instead of a compromise at 8.5 ??

If IS122 is my biggest board ; the next size down would be the IS101 I suppose?

In fact I already have a Fanatic freeride which is 127L, but 69 wide (trying to sell it though), this would be an overlap with the IS122 despite the later is 75cm wide? I've read that the width is a more appropriate way of classifying boards rather than volume...

your comments would be much appreciated!
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Old 14th November 2006, 11:31 AM   #12
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Hi Kenneth,
Sorry, but I have no experience on the Isonic 122.
I sailed the Isonic 115 alot last year, and the Isonic 105 one day in Worthington, Mn.
I've sailed the new Isonic 145 and 101 as much as possible this year.
I'd suggest going with the Isonic 122 and the 8.5 m2 rig. I don't think that going larger (even though it's within the recommended range) with the 9.0 is going to give you a real big gain in early planing.
I found the Isonic 115 to be fairly early planing last year, but I think the "sweet spot was in the 6.5 m2- 7.5 m2 range.
I've sailed the Isonic 105 with the 6.6 m2 Hucker and a 6.5 Retro and it's pretty awesome.
I suspect that the Isonic 122 (at 75 cm wide) will get going pretty early.
Just take it off the wind and pump/ooch a little and it will take off.
Hope this helps,
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Old 14th November 2006, 05:29 PM   #13
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Hi Roger,

Thanks! Good to hear from u again!
That sounds like what i wanted to hear ;-P So i will go for an 8,5 !

Meanwhile, i might be keen to get the IS101 as well, what's your comment on this board, and would 7.3 be the sweet spot for this board?

Thanks!!
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