RE: How fast can you go with your F161?
None of us are buying formula boards for speed, it's just fun to see how fast they will go.
A 100 cm wide board with a 10 m sail moving at 30 knots is impressive. I think even more so than a speed board and 6 m going over 40 knots.
It's just fun to push them to the limit. Actually, it's pushing the sailor to his limit.
If your point is that it doesn't matter that the 161 might have a slower top end than the 160, you are right. It's the other factors that determine who wins and who loses.
Formula 160; iSonic 111; HiFly Move 105; Tiga 263; '85 Mistral Superlight.
Maui Sails TR 11.0; 9.2; 8.4; 7.6; 6.6; Maui Sails Switch 6.0; 5.2; Maui Sails Global 4.5; 4.0.