Yesterday, I had another great ride on my US147.
In the afternoon we had a Northern wind, slowly but firmly building up.
When I arrived at my spot, there were only a few Formula boards planing in +/- 10 knots.
Because i knew that the wind was going to build further towards the evening, I put my 8.8 ready.
When the wind reached 12 knots, I went on the water. I almost immediately started planing, but without too much reserve. When the wind increased further to 14-16 knots, I had the time of my life. I was flying on racks of 6km length. Super. When the wind increased even further to 15-19 knots, I got a little overpowered in the gusts. Normally I change for my IS122, but I was already too tired. Anyway, it felt good to see that the board also performs very well in the high end. I had my mastfoot right in the middle. Good choice when you're riding the US in the high end. In minimal conditions I have the mastfoot very far to the back.
Amazing what a wind range it handles with 1 sail (8.8), i.e. 12-19 knots.
IS87 / IS101 / IS122 / US147
Last edited by BelSkorpio; 20th May 2013 at 08:12 PM.