Hi Lampi and Gem,
the reason i did recommend the Stype is because stefan is looking for a board that he can do all kind of things with it, from fast,freestyle,cruising
You can't give a guy that want to have a fast board but still have the feeling of wanting to do a bit freestyle a Flare.
The Flare is not faster then the Stype, and with the Stype you can for sure have more option when sailing, either you can just change the footstraps and go freestyling or simple go do a bit of speed slalom cruising with your buddies.
I am considering you the stype as an all around board. and it will for sure be a good choice..
It will be up to you buddy,