Thanks for the reply. I've never thought of it as a raceboard, although I'd like to kick certain Formula guys a*s on a local lake
I think this is THE thing for light wind sailing, not Formulas, not even raceboards/longboards. For the latter two, there is always a point (too often) when it becomes slogging = no fun.
PS Excellent article on windsurfingmag. (Wood version looks like a work of art). I have an idea what to expect, but I'd still like to hear comments/comparison from an ex div2 racer.