Old 9th June 2008, 04:20 PM   #1
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Hi dear surfers !

I'm 193cm/115 kg, good surfer (not competitor) and I'd like to change one of my boards. I'd like an Isonic able to cope with 9,0 and 7,8 and there is a Isonic 145 available where I live.

Is ity a good choice or is it too large considering I already have a formula rig ?

I'd like something really fast and which feels like a slalom board, not a formula but would an Isonic 133 or 122 be suitable for me with 7,8 and 9,0 ?

My Formula quiver :
F2 FX 100 IV 2006
North Warp 11m 2006
Deboichet Custom: 70cm R13 and R19

Thank you for your help, greatly appreciated !!!!
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Old 9th June 2008, 04:27 PM   #2
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Just to clarify : I'll keep my formula, the iSONIC would replace an old race board (134l)
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Old 10th June 2008, 03:11 AM   #3
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HELP ! I really need to decide myself very soon and I don't know what to do !!!!
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Old 10th June 2008, 04:30 AM   #4
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I think you could go on 144/133 isonics, even if the 144 would be quite similar to your formula quiver..
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Old 10th June 2008, 06:46 AM   #5
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Hi unregistered

I don't consider myself lightweight (86-88kg), but I really think some heavyweights should chime in with the advice....
I have an iSonic122 for sails 7.3-9.0, but that's a sinker at your weight. The choice between 133 and 144 will depend on the fact do you need extra float (slogging etc) versus top speed/control. Since you used to sail your old raceboard (134lit) and have a larger board (Formula), I'd say go for a 133.
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Old 10th June 2008, 08:48 AM   #6
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For 9.0 and 7.8 sails I think you would like the iSonic 145. I think it will give you a faster, more "slalomy" ride than your formula board without requiring a huge amount of wind to get going. For a smaller guy, there might be too much overlap between the 145 and your formula board, but for you I think the combination is appropriate.
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Old 10th June 2008, 03:32 PM   #7
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Don't you think the 145 is too close to my formula rig ?
It' 80 cm wide and 145 l where my formula is 100 cm large and 154 l ...
I'm fine with 8,5 on my old race board (134l) why should it be different with newer boards ? I'm afraid I won't enjoy being with 7,5 or 7,8 on a 80 cm wide board :-(
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Old 10th June 2008, 09:31 PM   #8
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I think 100 -> 80 cm width is enough to make a big difference between the formula and the iSonic 145, but if you're happy on the older raceboard you might as well stick with it until it wears out.
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Old 10th June 2008, 09:52 PM   #9
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Sorry the 145 is 88,5 wide that's why I think its too close to 100.
The 133 07 is 80 wide and the 08 is 85 wide.

Which combo would work the best for my weight ?
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Old 11th June 2008, 05:01 PM   #10
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I don't think that 5cm will make a huge difference by itself, but I believe 2008 133 is a much improved board. Some users reported 2007 was hard to get planing, this is supposedly better now with the dual flat planing section.
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