That is all very well, but what about strong wind performance.
The formula board claims that it can plane really early in as little as 6 knots, but once it surpasses 15 knots, its performance deteriorates almost instantly. It starts to waver and control gets out of hand. Also, the formula board is harder to pump.
As an avid RS:X racer myself, I believe that we should just stick to the RS:X equipment. Yes, it is more strenuous work and more expensive, but think of the races which involve tactical thinking and strategy.
Some opinions on this please!