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Old 18th June 2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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Default Isonic 150 vs. Isonic 133

Remi sure likes the Isonic 150. I've never sailed one, but I've sailed the 133 and quite often against the 133 (recreational sailing) and I'm very impressed! Does anyone have experience with both or with at least the 150?
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Old 20th June 2009, 09:02 PM   #2
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I am beginning to suspect that Starboard hasn't sold a single Isonic 150! If it has then that one person either isn't willing to talk about it or doesn't read this forum.
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Old 21st June 2009, 04:32 AM   #3
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I saw a 2nd hand iS150, a white "none wood" version on friday at my local WS shop. Did realise SB did a non wood version. It looks much wider than my iS144 in the flesh than the numbers suggest. Its also much thinner than the iS144. I opted for the iS144 as it was thicker, I just felt that light wind pumping would be better CW a thinner board. Heres a link with pics of an iS150.

http://www.windsurfing33.com/forum/v...24710&start=15
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Old 21st June 2009, 11:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link - just wish my French was better.
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Old 21st June 2009, 11:37 PM   #5
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Hows this. Not the best translation, but readable

http://uk.babelfish.yahoo.com/transl...rUrl=Translate


The tail thickness is on-parr with an iS111, so its quite alot thinner than an iS133/144. This was the only thing that bothered me about the light wind performance off the iS150. I could be wrong, but my feelings are that thicker rearward sections will out perform thinner sections. Other than that, the iS150 does look "one size" bigger than the iS133/144. Although Im a bit sceptical about thin tails on wide tailed boards, Remi has assured me that the iS150 will plan earlier and feels more powerful CW the iS144/133. I'm still thinking of switching to an iS150???
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Old 22nd June 2009, 06:39 AM   #6
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Hi Grant,

If you want to use 10 and up for sure this board will be the best one and also will be more easier, jibing will be better also with a very good exit.

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Old 22nd June 2009, 10:41 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comment Remi. The sail range I'm looking at is basically 8.5 to 10.5. I'm assuming 10.5 is a little big for the 133 and 8.5 a little small for the 150. Which is the better compromise - sailing a 150 with a 9.1 or sailing the 133 with a 10.5? Does the 133 have a distinct advantage when an 8.5 to 9.5 is used? Thanks for any response.
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Old 22nd June 2009, 07:46 PM   #8
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Hi Grant,

We use just to compare in Formula Experience 7,5 on the F 160 and this work perfectly.

The iSonic work great also with a 8,5 but will be less easy in choppy condition compare to the 133. But for sure with 10,5 the 150 will be much better than the 133 and alos the insert position are not the same, less extrem and more confortable.

To help you in your choice just think how many hours you will have on your 10,5.

Hope this help

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Old 23rd June 2009, 12:02 AM   #9
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If my largest sail is a 9.0, and I sail in fresh water, is the 122 big enough?
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Old 26th June 2009, 10:51 PM   #10
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yep, plenty big
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