Originally Posted by BelSkorpio
Yes, it's good to hear that I'm not the only one who needs to fall back to a wave board when the going gets tough
Outside of my speed spot I often sail a RRD 85 with a 6.0 Hot Sail Maui Speed Demon, mostly because the RRD makes for a good moderate to strong wind board as I use it 4.7 to 6.0. I personally find a slalom board more comfortable above 6.0 because it erases swell/chop in those conditions. Below that it is unquestionably more work to be out with a slalom, and speed is not that great either, if your are sailing overpowered in heavy chop with a 4.7-6.0 and free-style wave board a slalom will not be much faster. However drop the wind a bit, and take away some chop it will smoke by.