Since sail manufactorers mainly focus on PWA we speedsurfers have to deal with a limited sailrange. Jumping from 5.5 to 6.2 to 7.0, for me it is clear on tight courses you have often to choose: to big or to small sail. Also you can be caught by surprise... how to perform well? To big is the safest bet for competition, but to small might have some oppurtunities which might lead to worldrecord speeds.
I am better in sailing to big compared to small, when sailing competitive a big sail/board/fin it means you can keep the gear on the water. To big means often more vertical lift (at least when everything is trimmed normal). If I get to much vertical lift there are I know plenty of solutions (depending on conditions). Often I make my harnasslines a bit longer to solve the lift problem. The exhausting part of sailing to big is all the forces being bigger.
By William Breukelman) was token at Bad Hoophuizen, Falcon Speed+ RS:Slalom MK3 6.2+ Sonntag GPS_2 250. Very good wind at that specific moment, I guess 28-30kn gust.