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13th September 2006, 03:53 AM
Hi, I look for a board that enables me to enjoy my hobby even when the wind conditions are not great. Since I don?t have as much time as I wish (family and job ) I need to live with the conditions that I find when I have time. Therefore I want to buy a board that planes early and complements my 86 and 104 l boards. The current 129 l board does not fully satisfy me in that respect and I want to replace it. I use the 104 l board with a 7 sqm sail as largest one. My weight is 78 kg. Early planing and good speed is relatively more important than fantastic gibing capabilities although I still would like to get reasonably well around ?the corner?. Which board is most suitable and stretches well into low wind speed regions ? and what type of sail would fit best? I would be prepared to buy also a new, larger sail than I have now (largest is 9 sqm).


13th September 2006, 04:52 PM
Hi Thomas.

What is the 129L board you have?

Where in UK do you sail?

On another thread we are talking about a board for your son. The Rio is not the earliest of planning boards but is a lot of fun with a large sail and large fin.


14th September 2006, 01:03 AM

The idea of replacing my current 129 l (JP:( Freeride) is also that I can sail while my son does it as well.

If it helps, I live in the North West of the UK.


15th September 2006, 01:05 PM
If you are holding on to your 9m sail as your biggest, then the iS 122, or even iS133 if you really want to push it (at the expense of jibing), should do the job. Fine tuning you pumping skills maybe still will give you most in return.

Another path is to get yourself a Formula, or a really wide (90+) board and a 10.5 sail. That is of course the ultimate lightwind gear. However, it does change the style of windsurfing.

4th October 2006, 10:48 PM
I own a 2006/101 wood carve and I am interested in buying a new board for lighter wind.

I sail in Italy (Noli, Mar Ligure) and I was thinking about the 138 F-Type but I do not find it anymore on your 2007 products.

Any particular reason you do not sell it anymore?

Any alternatives to 138F-Type (my range sail is 4,5 / 7,7)?

Thanks for helping me.


5th October 2006, 12:11 AM
Hi Matteo,

For 2007 the F-Type line was updated and rebadged under the iSonic model line. Check out the iSonic 145.

5th October 2006, 03:04 PM
Is the 9m a small course sail or large slalom, that will make a big difference in your ability to plane early. I'm also 78Kg and have had a lot of success with light wind planing. I use 8.4 NP race sail + Hyper 96. Are upgrading the board this year to Isonic 122/Hyper 111. Go in about 10 knots. To go in lighter winds then a good 9/9.2 Freerace sail will get you going in perhaps 8 knots, but as PG said the best advise is to to refine your pumping technique, this alone will add a couple of knots. I have chosen the 8.4 as I can still hold in 18 knots ish if really required, whereas a 9m will be a real handful at 15knots and shit to gybe! When the wind is only 6-8 knots, earn some browny points with the family! lol ;)

hope this helps