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Starboard Isonic 2017

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Created by vando 5 months ago, 14 Mar 2017
vando
QLD, 3337 posts
14 Mar 2017 4:48PM
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Received my new 2017 IS 107
very smick looking boards
Couple things you notice straight away compared to the 2016 is the new tail shape.
Very different looking for an Isonic . Looks like thy have added a little more vee up towards the front section of the board.

Had my first run on it on Friday
Wind was 12-17, Gear Gun GSR 7.8, 37 Fin
Strap posi Back/Back, Mast track middle
First thing you notice when compared to the 2016 is the smoother jibing, you can really hook into the jibe much quicker and tighter.
The board feels smoother in the chop and trims a little nicer when compare to the 2017.
Overall some really nice improvement's in 2017.
Really Looking forward to spending more time on this board.


seanhogan
2609 posts
14 Mar 2017 3:19PM
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^^ like Vando said except mine is faster and better looking with straps color matching the pads

Steve Charles
TAS, 984 posts
14 Mar 2017 9:10PM
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Nice Vando. Photo please Sean. Lets see the footstraps.....

MartinF2
QLD, 407 posts
14 Mar 2017 8:51PM
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I think you need to spend a little less time using it and concentrate some more on that lawn

vando
QLD, 3337 posts
14 Mar 2017 9:41PM
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Steve Charles said..
Nice Vando. Photo please Sean. Lets see the footstraps.....


Yes please do Sean

seanhogan
2609 posts
15 Mar 2017 4:34AM
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Voila


Ian K
NSW, 2394 posts
15 Mar 2017 12:28PM
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MartinF2 said..
I think you need to spend a little less time using it and concentrate some more on that lawn


Can't understand this obsession with lawns? A secret society? The board looks fine also. Like a Tabou Rocket topside and a Swiss Army knife bottom side.

Haggar
QLD, 1555 posts
15 Mar 2017 12:03PM
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I like how the tail now has clean lines and less complicated cutouts ..............

vando
QLD, 3337 posts
15 Mar 2017 4:32PM
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seanhogan said..
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Thats one sweet looking board Sean

Steve Charles
TAS, 984 posts
15 Mar 2017 8:05PM
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Hmmm so some boards are coming out with different footstraps


petermanDK
2 posts
15 Mar 2017 5:58PM
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Haggar said..
I like how the tail now has clean lines and less complicated cutouts ..............


peterman.dk/windsurf-iSonic97-tail-1000.html

Mastbender
1401 posts
16 Mar 2017 1:15AM
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I like the white and grey foot straps the best, it makes the board look more serious, as opposed to candy.
But that's just me.

mark62
WA, 179 posts
16 Mar 2017 2:03AM
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Very nice. Carbon hybrid or carbon reflex?

seanhogan
2609 posts
17 Mar 2017 3:16AM
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Vando you had me hesitating so I checked with my spare 107 ..... nah.... looks better with the coloured straps





AUS4
NSW, 814 posts
17 Mar 2017 7:31AM
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I would put red on blue and blue on red for some contrast.

my7thlife
16 posts
17 Mar 2017 4:57AM
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seanhogan said..
Vando you had me hesitating so I checked with my spare 107 ..... nah.... looks better with the coloured straps







your 'spare 107'? No, I am not jealous! Actually every year I buy each size of my isonics in batches of seven with different coloured footstraps fixed on each one to match the mood of the given weekday!... (no, I still haven't waken up I am afraid...)

vando
QLD, 3337 posts
17 Mar 2017 11:13PM
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seanhogan said..
Vando you had me hesitating so I checked with my spare 107 ..... nah.... looks better with the coloured straps


Its not a french thing is it Blue/White/Red
I still think the White/Grey look more professional

vando
QLD, 3337 posts
19 Mar 2017 5:55PM
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mark62 said..
Very nice. Carbon hybrid or carbon reflex?


Ive got the Carbon Hybrid Model

firiebob
WA, 2731 posts
19 Mar 2017 6:54PM
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Guys, this is sounding a little gay Not that there's anything wrong with that

Steve Charles
TAS, 984 posts
19 Mar 2017 10:19PM
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Better Liven things up then with some windsurfing porn.....


TASSIEROCKS
TAS, 1612 posts
20 Mar 2017 5:32PM
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Steve Charles said..
Better Liven things up then with some windsurfing porn.....



Nice going Steve and Dave

Best of luck fellow gunfighters

petermac33
WA, 3807 posts
20 Mar 2017 4:47PM
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There are a lot of worse things to spend your (wasted) money on than new windsurfing gear.

Its just that whenever i borrow new sails or board I don't go any faster on them.

Colin555 let me try out his 16 or 17 Sonic 107 recently with his 2017 7.7m Warp and it felt and was much slower than my 2014 Sonic 97 with my Maui 7m. Colin can confirm this!

If the motivation for buying new gear is improved performance then I'm not seeing it.

Race sails from around 2012 are every bit as fast as today's sails. With the boards it was around the same time too.

All their claims of improved performance are just that,claims.

Great for those that are short of money and can buy a near new board or sail next year for around half the price.

Waiting4wind
NSW, 1739 posts
20 Mar 2017 8:38PM
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Steve Charles said..
Better Liven things up then with some windsurfing porn.....



Time to upgrade to a bigger trailer.

I notice yiu you have some spares there, yiu must trash a lot of gear. :)

Steve Charles
TAS, 984 posts
20 Mar 2017 9:04PM
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Just to clarify. Trailer heading up to Burrum for Windfest. Dave and my gear in there. Peter sorry but I have to disagree with your comments which I have seen you post the same comments before. The gear does improve each year. Maybe not much but it does. Perhaps not every model sail or board is better than the previous model but overall the gear is better. Cheers Steve.
PS The Isonic 2014 is an awesome board

Tinlyds
NSW, 116 posts
21 Mar 2017 6:23AM
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Steve Charles said..
Just to clarify. Trailer heading up to Burrum for Windfest. Dave and my gear in there. Peter sorry but I have to disagree with your comments which I have seen you post the same comments before. The gear does improve each year. Maybe not much but it does. Perhaps not every model sail or board is better than the previous model but overall the gear is better. Cheers Steve.
PS The Isonic 2014 is an awesome board


Steve, are you driving up? You could drop my IS80 off at Newcastle on the way back Good luck up there......

Steve Charles
TAS, 984 posts
21 Mar 2017 6:59AM
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Ha ha keep trying Steve. Dave and his wife Gerri are on their way driving up with the trailer. I am flying up Sat. Sorry guys for getting off track on gear reviews.

Tinlyds
NSW, 116 posts
21 Mar 2017 8:22AM
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Have a great contest Steve and I'm happy for Dave to drop it off ??????????????

joe windsurf
1105 posts
21 Mar 2017 5:54AM
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Steve Charles said..
Better Liven things up then with some windsurfing porn.....




LOVE those red butts in your windsurf porn !!

Steve Charles
TAS, 984 posts
30 Mar 2017 9:55PM
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Here ya go. 2017 Isonic 70, 80, 87, 90, 97, 107, 117, 127, 137

Steve Charles
TAS, 984 posts
31 Mar 2017 8:13AM
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Here we go...







Rob11
158 posts
31 Mar 2017 5:59PM
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Steve Charles said..

Here we go...









And you used one during the event???



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