Windsurf Slalom Board Starboard iSonic 101 from 2009
Slalom Board
Year 2009
Volume 101 L
Range 5,5 - 8,5
Width 63,5 cm
Length 234 cm
Weight 6,22 kg
Finbox Tuttlebox
Materials Wood Glass Sandwich
Since 2006 the slalom board made by Starboard. It is known for its ease of use and control. Therefore one of the easiest slalom boards to sail and also the fastest on choppy water/waves.

In July 2011 bought 2nd hand, has been from Sarah-Quita Offringa, board came without foot straps and with light transport damage (Seller sells equipment for pros more often. I repaired the damage and added a set of Da Kine Core Contours.
I want to go try this iSonic to see if control with7.0is better than on theisonic 111.

Control and Speed
When I first stepped on it, the board immediately felt familiar, not surprisingly, then also had an isonic 111. Speed of the 101 is really a step above te 111 And that with more control in higher chop. Just bit harder to get planing, but yes it is narrower.
Gyben is also going well. In higher waves/chop, the 101 is much better than the  111. Is the water flatter then the 111 planes easilier out of a gybe.

Stopped competing, started looking for a board that sails easily in the waves: ended up buying a Patrik F-Cross 113. As a result, this board was not longer needed. It was quickly sold. I've always had a lot of fun with this board.

i have used this board mainly with my will slalom sails: warp f2009 7.0 and warp f2009 6.3. Bigger does not bring much, unless you really want to go speed surfing. Smaller, like a 5.7 can work, but then the water is actually always rougher and then a narrower board clearly gives even more control. Board also works very well with a fast camberless freeride sail such as a North Natural or E-Type 6.6. Then you have a wonderfully fast freeride set.

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Vin range according to starboard: 30-44cm, but on the forum of starboard it is also indicated that for slalom competition 36 to 40cm is optimal and 34cm is often just too small. In the beginning is sailed with the Deboichet SL2 and C3 Venom fins, over the years those have been replaced by Sonntag SL-P/SL-X fins, which give more rest and lift and can be sailed significantly smaller. My secret weapon: Busca 34cm. Modernn softtip carbon slalom fins work well when they are 34cm long.

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