For the first time I used a raceboard. And yes, thats something different for sure! Some differences which I found out (I never had a board with 140liters+):
- you would think it is very stable, but its just 70cm wide and thick.. Therefor it is actually less stable than a lightwind slalomboard;
- you would think it is very heavy to sail it for 10km on a reach. It is actually very light on the feet/arms, just a good exercise. However I had to search on the board for a while (where do I put my feet);
- you would think it is quite slow. It was a beautiful day and I shared the water with many other sailors. It was definitly not slow compared to a sailboat. My 25ft sailboat which I sold this year could not reach these speeds. The wind on the water was too less to glide for my good old hypersonic, soo it even beats my hypersonic (in these conditions);
- you would think it is not playfull, however it actually is... You are constantly playing with the board angle and let it "surf" on the waves. If you use a wave good it will increase your speed.