Certainly Speed boards set records and and ultimately faster are but dont think there`s much difference at all in sheer top speeds of freerides and slaloms.There`s quite a few instances of freerides approaching 40 knots. Martin Van Meurs managed 38knots on a Fanatic Shark which is quite a big freeride to say the least and not renowned for its speed !!
How many so called salalom boards could top out at 38 knots ?????