RE: What is your fastest 2 Sec GPS with an 8.5?
From experience I would suggest that doing 32 knots on a hyper is pretty good! In fact, it is my firm believe that this board does not go much faster. I used to own one, and it had a definite top speed that you really couldn't press further. For me, it was around the 32knot mark, and I am no slouch.
Where the HS always excelled was speed over distance. The board has an incredible capacity to keep planing on apparent wind and get through lulls at pace. Over distance, this will win you races. However, there are boards out there (ST, iS, Sonics and perhaps even smaller Carves) that have a higher top end than the HS used to