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Old 7th February 2008, 01:45 AM   #11
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Thanks Ian,
Iīm 1,87, about 90 kg and doing some national compīs. I did suspect that two fins would be the way to go. If I go for 38 and 34, at least I would be able to use 34 on my iS87 for 7.0 as well I guess. You mean F8-Tomcat, right?
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Old 7th February 2008, 03:33 AM   #12
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Maximus & Ian,

Thanks again for the help. I think a good part of my problem is the short choppy waves at my favorite sailing spot. As I metioned before, in 20 knots of wind we have 20 to 30 cm chop, spaced about a meter to a meter and a half apart. Air gets under the board quite easily with the bouncing, which increases the chances for cavitation and spin out.

Placing more weight to the tail of the board makes some sense, which should help keep the fin in the water. It doesn't seem like it, but I may be carving too tight in the middle of my jibe.

Thanks again,
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Old 7th February 2008, 03:58 PM   #13
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If you are thinking Tectonics in the 36+ size range for iS a more suitable model is their F8 Falcon
Not really...................

Tomcat in 38+ size between SL1 & SL2, you can take 48 without any problem

Falcon from 22 to 36, it work's like SL3 => Forget for iSonic

GW from 26 to 38, between SL2 & SL3 => Good on Sonic, increase downwind capacity for iSonic but big lost upwind

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Old 7th February 2008, 05:24 PM   #14
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Hi Lars,

Yes, F8-Tomcat was definitely what was intended, "F8-Falcon" was a typo and obviously refers to the smaller small raked/slalom speed fin in sizes below 36cm.
Thank you Papounet for the graphic presentation.

Sure you can buy a Tomcat in 48cm, but most powerful riders in power mode on wide tail boards will find a G10 pretty soft at 48cm, and maybe not as ideal as a good carbon molded fin in that size..


Cheers ~ Ian
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Old 7th February 2008, 05:50 PM   #15
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Hallo,
I've used my new Tomcat 42 and 40 on my '07 111 with respectively 7,8 and 6,8in wind 12-13 and 16-26 and I'm pretty stocked.I was scared that in marginal wind I wouldn't be competitive but I've found that it worked.Please note that I can't comment how it would have been with sl2.When stronger and rough the soft touch of G10 could help to push better the board.
Still waiting to test some new Falcon on smaller board (not Starboard).
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Old 7th February 2008, 08:42 PM   #16
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G, i don't think you need as Big Fin's on iSonic for thoose sails....
For my 9X Kg, on my "Old" iSonic 125 :
8.4 => Tomcat 42 ( 44 should be better in marginal winds )
7.4 => Fin's Tracer 37, work's anyway
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