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Old 13th November 2010, 09:26 PM   #111
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How much wind will the ultrasonic 147 handle comfortably with an advanced 90 kg sailor and choppy conditions? Will an 85 cm slalomboard like Is 127 handle more windy/choppier conditions much better?

I might follow your advice belscorpio because I will probably not go bigger than turbo 9.2 an my next board down in size is a kode 112 and ncx, therefore maybe Is 127 is a better choice.

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Old 14th November 2010, 02:29 AM   #112
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Hi MOP,

Boy, you 're really in a struggle.

Again, my personal opinion.

A 9.2m2 sail, you will use in 12-15 knot conditions.
Will the US147 be able to handle it, sure it will.
Will it be fun, of course, Why not.

BUT, the IS127 will be more fun, lively and faster in these conditions.
The IS117/wide (80cm wide, only 5 cm less than the IS127) will be even faster and do a great job as well, according to me.
Like I told you, I use a 9.5m2 sail in these conditions on a IS122 (114L, 75cm wide).
These are conditions where I really like to be fast on reaching racks. 12-15 knots is wind enough, no need to struggle to get onto the plane. Just blast that board forward and sheet in as hard as you can, do you already feel the adrenaline flowing ?
The only way the bigger boards will help you is going upwind and in the lulls.

The picture changes competely below 12 knots. Then I don't care anymore to be the fastest. All I care about is planing in wathever direction. Sometimes I need to be able to do upwind racks to easily come back, even when the wind drops further temporarily. I know that I need a 11m2 sail then and a very wide board with a large fin, like a Formula.


Hope this helps.
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Old 14th November 2010, 04:04 AM   #113
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Hi Mop

The Ultra Sonic 147 was design for those who are looking to very early planning and hi performances speed but don t want to go for Formula board who are physical particularly for the reach

The board is extremelly fin that allow you a very good control when the wind pick up and can surprise marrow board like Formula do but with a lot less physical demand

Now is just a question what you want, to be unbeatable in light winds and go where you want like a Formula or more like Slalom performances, in this case the iSonic 127 will be the choice but the sail will not be the optimum one

Hope this help

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Old 23rd November 2010, 02:17 PM   #114
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Hi again!

I have ordered an ultrasonic 147.
I also ordered a turbo 9.2 because of the fact that my boom and mast (490) dont fit an overdrive 9.7.
To bad severne doesnt make the overdrives in around 9,1-9,2 meter. (why??)

Anyway, this will be my light wind equipement so I think the turbo will be a good sail to go with this board around 4 beufort.

Regarding choice of sailtype:

I can see some of the testers, both german surf and also rikswindsurfing mentions that these boards( jp superlight wind and probably ultrasonic) are designed for people NOT wanting an 11-12 meter. They are ment for sails of 8-10 meter . f eks np helium, H2, and, I suppose the turbo.

I will give you my qualified opinion when it is no longer minus 10 degrees celsius and snow here in Norway and I have been out testing the kit a couple of times

Thanks for all the help!

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Old 23rd November 2010, 05:04 PM   #115
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Could you make an album in your profile and post a few pictures when you get it?
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Old 24th November 2010, 01:45 PM   #116
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Yes I will do that!
I would really appreciate if everybody who get the chance to try it will write something about it.
If it is anything near the JP superlightwind I will be very satisfied. I sailed together with a friend in october who used the jp sperlightwind in marginal conditions and he had 2 fun hours while I was struggling on and off the plane with my jp supersport 74.

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Old 24th November 2010, 11:32 PM   #117
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Yes I will do that!
I would really appreciate if everybody who get the chance to try it will write something about it.
If it is anything near the JP superlightwind I will be very satisfied. I sailed together with a friend in october who used the jp in marginal conditions and he had 2 fun hours while I was struggling on and off the plane with my jp supersport 74.
Good to know this, as I've also tried the largest Supersport 74.

Definitely, a comparison between the US and the JPSLW needs to be in order!
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Old 1st December 2010, 05:59 PM   #118
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Following this topic for some time now and just registered today because of some problems with the registration page which is now solved.

2010 started recreational Formula surfing with a new F2 FX VI and Maui Sails TR5xt 11mtr. Had great fun with it this summer but the problem was that i couldnt use the board in its full potential with a 70cm+ fin @ Strand Horst because of the undepth. Sailed with a weedfin instead for some time but that totally didnt work . Ordered a custom Formula fin (Busca) 83cm cut down to 56cm which could just let the board rail in winds from 12-15kn and could start planing from 10kn. After planing, the wind could drop until 8kn still maintaining the planingmode. So, its better but still not the ultra light performance what its capable of.

As Formula @ Horst with weedfin or 56cm fin is still not the best choice, i was thinking about changing gear (or adding a larger slalomboard for this great spot). Started reading some reviews about de JP SLW, great board, but actually not the real one im looking for because im somehow addicted to a full slalomboard (erhm sorry, sailing with F2 SX58, 68, 77 ... but, you never know, maybe changing to iSonics next year )

Too bad the winter is in Holland now, so no surfing for a few months i think . Though in this period its nice to look around and renew / change some gear as im allready busy with.

For 2011 i will search an iSonic 150 '10 (have one in sight, sorry, no cash for an US ) and this weekend i will pickup a Severne Overdrive 9,7 '10 to have a large slalomset for the 2011 season and my first Star-Board. As soon as its completed, no ice is on the water and the temps are above 5C, i will post some pics and my experiences compared to the Formula.

Nice winds, good surfing! Aloha!

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Old 4th February 2011, 03:22 AM   #119
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Has anyone tried an US 147 yet?

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Old 28th February 2011, 05:03 PM   #120
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For all the carbon lovers, first pics of the US147 carbon

Chris, did you get one in the end?

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