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21st September 2006 09:27 PM
jtw
RE: Who all's going to the Hybrid Showdown?

James!!!!! You burst our bubble! We didn't realize this was a recreational race. We thought hybrids and longboards were for folks who wanted to do a little more tactical racing in a wider wind range. Do you feel that most folks think that, in general, winning an RSX national championship (hybrid) or IMCO national championship (longboard), is less demanding than winning a formula national championship? Locally, the recreational and serious racers are spread out among all three groups. (The only difference is that the formula guys sit out alot of races because the wind is too light.)

We hear that there will be some Konas w/rigs available for charter, but they will not be considered hybrids. The contact is liquidsurfandsail.com
21st September 2006 12:50 AM
James
RE: Who all's going to the Hybrid Showdown?

Sounds like a fun event (though I won't be able to make it). Hopefully there will be a variety of hybrids there, and the question of which is best for recreational racing will be answered.

I'm considering switching from formula to hybrid or longboard for less demanding racing, so I'm interested in hearing how those racing classes are doing.
19th September 2006 11:51 PM
jtw
Who all's going to the Hybrid Showdown?

Who all's going to the Hybrid Showdown in Ft. Walton Beach on the last weekend of October? About 10 of us from our newly formed 20-board Prodigy fleet in Houston are planning on going...and most of us don't even have our complete set-up yet.

The format looks real interesting. All Hybrid boards on the same line, and the fastest 4 get big prizes. We'd LOVE to see Roger there with the Star-board hybrids, as well as other team riders from other manufacturers.

If you're worried about finishing last, DON'T. Our overweight Houston supertanker group will only have 3 weeks to practice on the gear we'll be racing on, and we're limited to the 8.5 because this event is also Prodigy Nationals.

By the way, it's a shame, but the top RSXer's will be on the West Coast for a pre-trials event.

See ya' there!

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