Raceboards are just a compromise. They do nothing exceptionally well, but do everything well. Formula kicks butt in winds over 10 knots and long boards kick butt under 10 knots.
I have been burned more than one time racing in Open class when I didn't make the right choice between my long board and my formula board. Raceboards don't have to make that decision, they do fine in all conditions.
Will I ever buy one? Can't say just yet, but they are all too heavy in my opinion. If you make a race board, make it light.
Formula 160; iSonic 111; HiFly Move 105; Tiga 263; '85 Mistral Superlight.
Maui Sails TR 11.0; 9.2; 8.4; 7.6; 6.6; Maui Sails Switch 6.0; 5.2; Maui Sails Global 4.5; 4.0.