RE: Apollo Vs F161
Scotty, You're right formula is pretty amazing in it's elemet but looks far from sleek - especially from the front where you see the full 'barn door'. Of course there's no prizes for elegance, but many formula are bought by non racers, whom I bet normally prefer to buy things they feel have a certain amount of style. I've wondered if a formula board would look better if it was a more normal width to somewhere between mast foot & footstrap, then tapered out to the full metre in the standing area. To make tacking possible for weekend warriors the nose would have to be pretty thick - maybe semi canoe nose ?
BTW has Apollo got cut outs ?