p.s. - I saw this quote from Kevin Pritchard on the PWA site.....
PWA: Are there any new products that you think will give someone the edge?
KP: "I heard that the new North Sails mast base with the shock absorber is going pretty well, but Nik Baker (Fanatic, North) told me that... and he works for them! I think everyone has little bits and bobs that will make them fast."