RE: NS X_type Vs. Natural
My point is the following: I bougth this Tonix 5.8 (~ Natural) with the intention to use it as a hi-wind slalom and low-wind wave sail. I ended up with a Transam 6.0 for slalom and an Instinct 5.7 for waves. Both are much better than the Tonix for their respective use. So the Natural maybe a fair and - last but not least - affordable compromise, but you will have more fun and excitement with the X-type if you use it mostly for slalom/freeride.