Hi kapten k
Appreciate the input. At the moment, I use it only when conditions are perfect for it.....at least until I get used to it more. I also have the Go and an Exocet Windsup 10' so I'm well covered in the 7.5 to 10 sail range.
Yes, it's the hardest board to use, and when it's set up wrong its horrible, but when it's right, there's something about the ride over small chop which makes it quite unique.
I had a recent session on my 7.5 and HS when it got a little overpowered and scary, so I switched to the Go. It was much easier to ride but I was amazed at how much choppier the water had suddenly become, even though the Go is a great board.