We have had great success for years with our dedicated slalom boards – the iSonic´s. Plenty of testing, new designs and shapes make the iSonic a winning board. We have asked some of our Team Riders to tell us what they think about the iSonic.
The boards I have been using this year are the 87L, 107L and 127L. I love the 107L because for me it’s an all-round board and I love sailing in 7,0 and 7,8 conditions. I feel like the 107 is very stable and easy to control in a big variety of conditions. I’ve used 6,4 up to 7,8 on there. The 87L worked great in Portugal this year. I am pleasantly surprised about the control I had during my gybes in 40 knots. The 127 is my go-to board for really light and 8,6 weather. Again, even though the board is quite wide, jibing is easy and getting planing is a dream.
I had the chance to take part in the development of the 2019 iSonic 63 with Sarah-Quita Offinga. The board we chose together is super easy and has better acceleration than the iSonic 2018. It’s my favourite size board as it’s perfect to use with 7,0 and 6,3 which are my favourite sailing conditions! For my winter training in St Barth in 2017, I most of the time used 117L and 97L as the wind was never stronger than 25 knots.
I’m very happy how the 2019 iSonic´s turned out! I mostly train in Tarifa and fully rely on the outstanding control of the boards in the rough conditions there. My choices for the PWA Tour 2019 are the iSonic 63, 72 and 85. With those three boards, I have the right weapons to tackle any conditions the sea might throw at me at the world cup spots. The performance gain is tangible in all of the boards but I mostly look forward to the 72. With the change in rail shape between the footstraps, it creates more power and that makes it possible to use sails up to 8.6 comfortably which boosts the incredible range of the 72 even further.
I usually sail in the Canaries and Turkey preseason and then of course all around the world during the PWA racing season.
The iSonic´s are just super adaptable. Flat or choppy conditions don’t matter, they are speed machines.
My chosen sizes are 87L, 97L and 117L. These 3 boards got me covered for all kind of wind strength.
I haven’t actually sailed on the 2019 boards yet, but they look amazing 😉 Can’t wait to get my feet on them!
The iSonic is the most efficient slalom board. I’m using the 90L, 107L & 137L almost everywhere in the world.
In Guadeloupe, I use the 107 and 137 with 37cm and 45cm fin. The perfect sails size on those boards are 7.0 , 7.8 , 8.6.
Every year we spend a lot of time and energy on the development, trying to test the board in many different wind and chop conditions. The main idea is to find a compact board with comfort, control, speed and a board that is easy to gybe. A board that will be optimal in every condition.
Today the boards have more volume, but the compact shape offers a bigger using range. Now I can use the iSonic 107 between 14 knots and 30 knots.