24th August 2006, 09:52 AM
I'm an OK baf slalom and open sea sailor, meaning not really into competition but pretty competent. Never interested in freestyle but now I just feel attracted to super-x type of sailing, to me it will be bump&jump with loops and spocks. Maybe push for a local super-x fun race. Problem: I never spocked or looped. I think I could start practicing with my Kombat 106 (could I ??) but decided to invest in a 2007 S-Type 104. Honestly would you start spock and loop training on a woodie? Side by side I would buy the woodie (it is soooo beautiful, Ferrari like) just for the looks but don't want to ruin my investment after the first failed spocks and loops. Is it really more durable? What's the deal with Technora? Is the gap between both construction methods smaller now?