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Old 22nd April 2009, 06:47 AM   #6
Philip
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HS definitely likes full on race sails for which the standard fin sizing covers an amazingly wide range of sail sizes. Is OK with freerace sails but IMHO is more sensitive to fin sizing and it is necessary to change down fin size earlier than with a race sail. With race sail the amount of float for slogging home is noticeably less and the short length means a bit more of a balancing act. HS realistically is a great medium wind board that becomes that much more 'interesting' over 20 knots average wind speed. Yes chop handling depends on chop and the amount of fin lift you are getting to ride over the chop. For fast runs look for water with a short upwind fetch and away from 'sea walls' that chop likes to bounce off.
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