YES. I Completely agree.
I wrote this already more than a year ago in a thread. Don't remember anymore which one.
I cannot compare with the 2013 version of the US because I've never tried it but I compare with my former Formula 161. Perhaps I shouldn't compare with a Formula because obviously the US is NOT a Formula but I also found that pointing was not the best property of the US.
What I can tell you is that a bigger fin (e.g. 64) in combination with a 10.9 sail and the mast foot way back helps A LOT. So, indeed the US needs power for pointing. It handles the power also very well and that's why I like it a lot.
Interesting to hear that the 2013 version points better. Must be the wider tail, although I haven't checked the specs.
IS87 / IS101 / RRD114 / US147
Last edited by BelSkorpio; 17th July 2013 at 09:18 AM.