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2011 Isonic 107 & W54

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Created by Magnus8 > 9 months ago, 14 Sep 2010
Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
14 Sep 2010 10:44PM
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Just arrived today my 2011 Isonics 107 wood carbon and the W54. Decided this years biggest sail will be 7.8, so decided to go for a 107. Also wanted to be able to use this on a speed board, so the W54 looked like the go.

I have to say that theses are the best looking boards Starboard have put out to date. You just can't tell form the pictures on the Starboard website, how great they look. The first thing that stands out like dogs ('s) is the deep deck concaves. I dont think the pictures do them any justice, you have to see in the flesh!

The noses on both models are also noticably thin, and I think along with the deep deck concaves, help make these boards extremely light.

Hope to get both of these out on the water soon!








vando
QLD, 3400 posts
14 Sep 2010 11:07PM
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Hey Magnus new boards looks good mate the 54 speed should be a good size for up here. Are you also getting a bigger one than the 107.

Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
14 Sep 2010 11:17PM
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vando said...

Hey Magnus new boards looks good mate the 54 speed should be a good size for up here. Are you also getting a bigger one than the 107.


No mate, decided 107 will be big enough. With 3 and 3/4 kids, can't be arsed pissing about in 8-10 knots of wind. Still have the 8.6, but its going as soon as the new 7.8 RSSMIV arrives. Figure it should plane up early enough with that.

I think in QLD you just need a big speed board, so looking forward to sailing it with 7.8 and 7.0, its not often we get 6.0 weather here, esp on Golden Pond.

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1824 posts
15 Sep 2010 9:51AM
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Man that's some concave in the deck. May need to carry a bucket to bail the water out!

Looking forward to hear some reports on how they ride. I'm keen to know on how the new shape will improve on my 09 Model - 111

Haggar
QLD, 1596 posts
15 Sep 2010 11:10AM
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Sooooo..... glad that you decided to make these team boards mate, cant wait to try them They do look good, be interesting to see how the 54 goes

Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
15 Sep 2010 4:44PM
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Haggar said...

Sooooo..... glad that you decided to make these team boards mate, cant wait to try them They do look good, be interesting to see how the 54 goes


No worries, just bring a bring a six pack with you....

sausage
QLD, 4800 posts
15 Sep 2010 4:55PM
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Magnus8 said...

Haggar said...

Sooooo..... glad that you decided to make these team boards mate, cant wait to try them They do look good, be interesting to see how the 54 goes


No worries, just bring a bring a six pack with you....


What, of knead-it?
PS - nice looking boards. Will be interested in your thoughts and donations towards my board fund.

Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
15 Sep 2010 7:00PM
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sausage said...

Magnus8 said...

Haggar said...

Sooooo..... glad that you decided to make these team boards mate, cant wait to try them They do look good, be interesting to see how the 54 goes


No worries, just bring a bring a six pack with you....


What, of knead-it?
PS - nice looking boards. Will be interested in your thoughts and donations towards my board fund.


Hey sausage will keep you posted. When your our age mate, a six pack of anything will do...

ULF
QLD, 244 posts
16 Sep 2010 4:16PM
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Wow they are superb in the flesh.

Hey Vando hows the Lorch

sausage
QLD, 4800 posts
16 Sep 2010 6:25PM
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As nice as the old boards looked with the footpads being co-ordinated with the board's livery, at least the foot pads won't peel away at the seems of colour changes the old models regularly had a habit of doing.

vando
QLD, 3400 posts
16 Sep 2010 7:16PM
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ULF said...

Wow they are superb in the flesh.

Hey Vando hows the Lorch


Pretty bloody quick actually the 75 rides very similar to my last IS121, the 67 rides a lot more off the tail then the IS94 and is certainly a better combo with the 7m.
Gybes well too

Have to say I like the look of the Isonic woods better then this year carbon nice clean look IMO.

izymiester
WA, 286 posts
17 Sep 2010 6:45PM
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I sailed the 107 woodcarbon on the Sunday 11th Sept and it was a good 15-25knots, 7.8m sail and hadnt been on the water for 5 months,Hangover and it just ripped.

Compared to the 111 i previously had it just wanted to go hard and u had that feeling on just putting the foot down and head downwind.

Upwind this board ripped and many comments about me sailing it upwind and downwind just confirmed that this board was sick!

Acceleration was insane and so controllable. The mast track position is marked perfectly for you and it works straight out!

Bjorn Dunkerbeck has got his fastest speed on this board out of all the isonic range





Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
17 Sep 2010 9:43PM
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izymiester said...

I sailed the 107 woodcarbon on the Sunday 11th Sept and it was a good 15-25knots, 7.8m sail and hadnt been on the water for 5 months,Hangover and it just ripped.

Compared to the 111 i previously had it just wanted to go hard and u had that feeling on just putting the foot down and head downwind.

Upwind this board ripped and many comments about me sailing it upwind and downwind just confirmed that this board was sick!

Acceleration was insane and so controllable. The mast track position is marked perfectly for you and it works straight out!

Bjorn Dunkerbeck has got his fastest speed on this board out of all the isonic range



Was size fin & type did you use?

izymiester
WA, 286 posts
17 Sep 2010 10:14PM
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vector canefire g-10 42cm

It seems you could almost use slightly smaller fin than the 111, probably a 40.

Obviously you would lose the lightwind early planing but in a solid 20 knots a 40 should be sweeeet , but in most 107 conditions i would recommend a 42cm

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1824 posts
18 Sep 2010 9:52AM
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I have found that my 09 IS 111 needs a larger or more powerful fin to make it trim nicely. Has this changed in the MY 11 with sharper rails?

keef
NSW, 1994 posts
18 Sep 2010 3:09PM
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i hope starboard have done there home work and aren't infringing any copyrite laws i like the look of the dromederry it has 2 back foot straps and maybe a tad flatter

Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
18 Sep 2010 11:50PM
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izymiester said...

vector canefire g-10 42cm

It seems you could almost use slightly smaller fin than the 111, probably a 40.

Obviously you would lose the lightwind early planing but in a solid 20 knots a 40 should be sweeeet , but in most 107 conditions i would recommend a 42cm




I think you may be right. I decided to go for a Select S10 41cm. They quite a powerful slalom fin, so will post how it feeld when there is some wind, one day. I will tend to use this setup in lighter winds 13-20, so will be interesting to see how the 41 holds up.

fitz66
QLD, 537 posts
21 Sep 2010 2:34PM
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Great looking boards captain, i can't wait to sail past Haggar on them;)

Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
21 Sep 2010 5:12PM
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fitz66 said...

Great looking boards captain, i can't wait to sail past Haggar on them;)


I can't wait to see yo do that either

ULF
QLD, 244 posts
22 Sep 2010 9:11PM
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I saw HAggar out for a sneeky Monday afternoon sail last week on the Isonic. I think he is getting ready to give you a run Fitz

fitz66
QLD, 537 posts
23 Sep 2010 9:22AM
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Cant wait, looking forward to some competition in the team this year

Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
25 Sep 2010 5:04PM
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izymiester said...

I sailed the 107 woodcarbon on the Sunday 11th Sept and it was a good 15-25knots, 7.8m sail and hadnt been on the water for 5 months,Hangover and it just ripped.

Compared to the 111 i previously had it just wanted to go hard and u had that feeling on just putting the foot down and head downwind.

Upwind this board ripped and many comments about me sailing it upwind and downwind just confirmed that this board was sick!

Acceleration was insane and so controllable. The mast track position is marked perfectly for you and it works straight out!

Bjorn Dunkerbeck has got his fastest speed on this board out of all the isonic range



I had mine out for the first time today. Used a 8.6 RSS and 41S10. Wind was very light. My session is here:

gpsteamchallenge.com.au/sailor_session/show?date=2010-09-25&team=1

I have to agree the acceleration was great, esp for light winds. Loved the deep concaves, the board feels rock solid. I actually left my boom at its normal height bas SB reccomend to up it by 2cm, worked great for me. My favourite Isonic so far. The 7.8 on it will be awesome, cant wait!



fitz66
QLD, 537 posts
25 Sep 2010 5:38PM
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Saw the 107 today and that is a serious concave in the deck. Nice looking board.

nonopr
26 posts
27 Sep 2010 5:58AM
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A photo from the bottom of the board will be great.
Thanks
JS

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1824 posts
27 Sep 2010 8:50AM
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nonopr said...

A photo from the bottom of the board will be great.
Thanks
JS


Some more feedback on how it rides would be even better!

under finned
NSW, 76 posts
27 Sep 2010 10:26PM
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..... and you'd think having a below ground pool built in is going to improve the resale value down the track too!

Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
28 Sep 2010 6:01PM
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Waiting4wind said...

nonopr said...

A photo from the bottom of the board will be great.
Thanks
JS


Some more feedback on how it rides would be even better!


Will take some bottom pics tommorrow. Here is a link to the latest session:

gpsteamchallenge.com.au/sailor_session/show?date=2010-09-28&team=1

I think compared to the older models the feel is a lot more direct. It may well ride off the tail more as well, and glides over the chop with ease. Compared to a 122 it rides significantly smaller whilst retaining early planing qualities.

mark62
285 posts
23 Oct 2010 4:42AM
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I put this quick first impression on SB site, thought I'd add here as well.

Managed to get a couple of iS107 wood session in, first impression are great.

I came from a 2008 iS111 so I was looking for a few big improvements since three years had past by, I am not disappointed, the iS107 has been improved in all areas.

So far, I have only used it with a 9m and a 41cm fin. But even when weighed down with a 9m race sail and a 100kg ridder, this board is comfortable. My old iS111 always felt like it would have been better with an 8.5m.

The iS107 takes off about the same as the old iS111. Gybing is about the same. Upwind about the same. Downwind speed is faster for sure.

The iS107 feels easier to sail at full throttle in choppy waters c/w my old iS111, I could not figure out why as yet, deck concave must aid control I guess, but I think there are other factores working here. The iS107 wood is not too physical to sail, maybe this because wood is much easier than carbon? My 137 carbon is more physical to sail c/w iS107 wood.

I feel that the iS107 is slightly faster than the iS111. Managed 33 knots peak speeds with a 9m/41cm in 15k to 20k winds during my first couple of sessions, with more speed to come. My old iS111 has had peaks at over 35 knots, but that was with smaller 7m and 8m sails, I think the iS107 will go slightly quicker.

The iS107 rides higher than the old iS111. I also feel that the iS107 will take a slightly smaller fin if you want top-end speed.

iS107 pictures in my public profile album.

I think I will be keeping this board for a while, I love it
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Magnus8
QLD, 353 posts
23 Oct 2010 12:22PM
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mark62 said...

I feel that the iS107 is slightly faster than the iS111. Managed 33 knots peak speeds with a 9m/41cm in 15k to 20k winds during my first couple of sessions, with more speed to come. My old iS111 has had peaks at over 35 knots, but that was with smaller 7m and 8m sails, I think the iS107 will go slightly quicker.

The iS107 rides higher than the old iS111. I also feel that the iS107 will take a slightly smaller fin if you want top-end speed.
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Thats a great top end with a 9m sail size. I agree that this 107/41 combo will work nicely from a 7.8m to a 9m. My impressions are that is should cruise nicely off the wind at anywhere between 30-35 knots without to much trouble, depending on the conditions.

Still waiting for another sail on it~

AUS02
TAS, 1848 posts
9 Nov 2010 10:43PM
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I've had my wood iSonic 107 for a few months now and am also loving it. Mainly use my Severne Reflex 7.8 with this board and 40cm C3 Venom or 40cm C3 Sting. Top speed so far is 35.76 knots, 2-sec Doppler (36+ on the dial) and that was with the 7.8 and the 40 Venom at the local bump-n-jump spot (not particularly flat). Board, rig and fin all feel great. This kit has replaced my iSonic 121 and Code Red 7.5.



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