Starboards slalom line, iSonic has over the years been highly successful on the PWA race tracks. Björn Dunkerbeck, Starboard iSonic / Severne Reflex won the PWA slalom world championship title 2011 and finished on second place 2012. And Sarah-Quita, Starboard / Gaastra, won the women PWA slalom world championship title 2011. The Starboard iSonic received top scores in different board tests 2011 and the iSonic range 2012 make no exception.
iSonic 107 – 2011 vs 2012
The iSonic 107 has gone through some fine tuning for 2012. The cut-outs have been redesigned to reduce the wet surface, improving the speed potential. Starboard also have reduced the rail thickness in the nose to be able to move the volume distribution backwards for improved control.
Hard facts – Starboard iSonic 107
Weight 6.15 kg (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
Starboard iSonic 107-Speed potential
Top speed 2 sec: 38.97 knots Avg speed 5*10 sec: 37.44 knots Max Alpha: 25.25 Source: gps-speedsurfing.com
Windsurf (UK) March 2012 – Starboard iSonic 107 test
The Starboard iSonic 107 rides very flat and copes well with chop, making it fast in all conditions, as well as on all points of sail. The iSonic points incredibly high and carries a lot of speed up-wind, which is very useful for positioning yourself in the fleet or executing overtaking manoeuvres. Around the corners the Starboard iSonic is a very rewarding board to gybe, it can be cranked into carves at warp speeds, it holds its line well and rockets out of the exit.
Planchemag (FR) March/April 2012 – Starboard iSonic 107 Test
The Starboard iSonic 107 (like the iSonic 117 Wide) is equally remarkable in its ability to take off on the spot and maintain planing and with superb control. The iSonic always feels composed enough to turn it up to 11 regardless of the conditions and speed you’re at. The testers found the iSonic 107 very easy to tap into its full potential and coming out of a gybe, ready to take off on another reach is nothing less than addictive.
Isonic 107 – Planchemag scores (out of 10 possible)
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