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Old 26th February 2009, 03:18 AM   #5
Ken
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Location: Dallas, Texas USA
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Formula - What a God send.

For those of us that live in light wind areas, nothing else provides as much fun as a formula board in 10 to 15 knots of wind. I raced longboards for 18 years and thoroughly enjoyed it, but rarely sailed longboards for fun. I have raced formula for over 6 years and love to free sail in winds under 20 knots.

All races that I attend have either formula classes or open classes and are usually very successful. For many of us, formula has filled a significant need. Others could care less as noted above and if you don't like formula, good for you. Clearly it's not for everyone, but some of us thrive on it.

I am not an expert formula racer, but I still get a rush when on a downwind run in 1/2 meter chop in 15 knots of wind on an 11.0, reaching 25 knots of board speed.
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