|13th April 2008, 05:37 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Advice on what board to buy
I am hoping that you can help, I have recently started racing and have found that my free ride gear is not up to it. I have recently got 2xNP V8's, 7,5 & 6,5M. I currently have a 06 Carve 111, which I have been really happy with until now, but it is just not competative with the Falcons.
I have placed an order for an Isonic 101 and from the dimensions I am hoping that it will plane earlier than the Carve - as my firends are getting away from me in lighter winds (13 knots)
Am I correct in assuming that the wider tail is going to make a much bigger difference when racing in lighter winds? Will I get planing earlier on the Isonic 101 than the Carve 111. the rest of the dimensions are very similar to the Carve?
Oh I weigh 75kg
Look forward to hearing your comments
|13th April 2008, 07:03 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: AUSTRIA, Lake Neusiedler
Hi SA 68,
you are absolutely right. The Isonic 101 will plan very early and will accelerate more than the Carve 111. You can carry a bigger sailsize than you have in your quiver. Aestimate a 8,0 to 8,4. The tail got wider a bit and that means it allows bigger fins (38 cm - 42 cm). The board is definitely a great choice. If you think about to get a 9,0, too I would decide for the iSonic 111, but for the 7,5 and the 6,5 the 101 is just perfect.
Just come back if you should have further questions.