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Old 29th November 2007, 03:27 AM   #3
mark h
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I think it is true that Steve AUS-0 was using a 160 for the reasons that windstock explained. The higher performance was always there for the taking, but as pre-2007 boards had to cover 7 to 30 knots, so light and high wind performance was needed. Now that the PWA has replaced Formula with Slalom 42 (36 for 2008). This is a good thing as Formula can consintrate on "true light wind" performance (no more hanging onto a barn door in 30k winds for valuable world cup points). Seems like all the manufactures have now gone super wide tails & rockers that are light wind biased.
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