haha, hope I haven't scared anyone off the 97!
The 97 is still a really fast board! I just meant that I found the 107 keeps riding flatter than the 97 does in terms of the trim. I'm sailing on open ocean with decent sized waves and chop, so nose trim is very important to me to give control! I'm also a bit shorter and slightly lighter than you Kapten K, so you might not even have the problem I've described!
Also fins will make a difference to the nose trim ... I'm using Z-fins and Debs in my boards ... haven't tried anything else!
PS, 40 knots with a 7.8m is impressive on ANY board!
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