Starboard iSonic 2011 less Freerace -> more Slalom
The iSonic range 2011 is the result of Starboards all new R&D methodology and their new updated R&D team. Reading through the updates and the test results below its pretty obvious that the Starboard team goes all in when it comes to Slalom performance. Starboard iSonic 2011 less freerace -> more slalom, which is great if you are into Hard Core Slalom.
Starboard Isonic – To Hard Core?
iSonic 2010 vs 2011 – The updates
The iSonic 2011 has got harder rail edges in the tail for increased top speed, quicker acceleration in gusts and improved planing ability. The new iSonics have even deeper deck concaves than its predecessor for improved control. To make the iSonic lighter Starboard uses pigment instead of traditional paint. More about the updates, have a look on the iSonic Technical Video below.
Hard facts – Starboard iSonic 107
Weight 6.15 kg (Wood Carbon), 6.75 kg (Wood)
Length 235 cm
Width 68.5 cm
Volum 107 l
Sail range: 5.8 – 9.0 m2
Fin box: Tuttle
Recommended fin: Drake Slalom Pro 40 / Deboichet SL4 40
Speed potential – Starboard iSonic 107
Top speed 2 sec: 39.69 knots
Avg speed 5*10 sec: 37.72 knots
Max Alpha: 25.19
Windsurf (UK) March 2011 – Starboard iSonic 107 test
The Starboard iSonic points higher than any other board and also carries a lot more speed upwind, this enables you to position yourself well amongst the racing fleet for clean wind and easier overtaking manoeuvres. Round the corners the iSonic requires full commitment and will reward you with lightning fast exits when you get it right. This iSonic is more technical ro ride but once you have it dialled, blistering top speeds are easy to unlock.
Windsurfing (US) June 2011 – Starboard iSonic 117 test
While other boards in the test kept up with the iSonic when the wind was honking, it was the iSonics unmatchable quickness when the wind was light that really impressed our test team.
Surf Magazin (Germany) June 2011 – Starboard iSonic 117 W test
Slalom: ***** Freerace: ** (out of five possible: )