Today I repaired my Sonntag SL-S 300 which was crashed in a bunch of roots last session. Also worked for 4 hours on the Fanatic Falcon 262 and it is almost ready for action, putted good footstraps on the board, I made the bottom flat again. Tommorow some sanding/paint and it will be ready for testing!! During my job on the falcon 262 I was thinking "what would be the fastest made-in-1998-board on gps-speedsurfing.com?" This afternoon I completed the list with my goldmember functions. Being goldmember is great for gps-speedsurfing ;), I have searched all years from 1990 till 2009. I think for 2010 it is a bit short time to put it on the list.
1991-Ocean Motion speed slalom-38.26kn-link (custom?)
1992-Home made-44.33kn-link (custom)
1993-Pettit custom speed-37.26kn-link (custom)
1994-Custom Windtech-43.55kn-link (custom)
1995-Custom Windtech-43.61kn-link (custom)
1996-Custom Jimmy Lewis-36.72kn-link (custom)
1997-Ocean Motion speed slalom-41.10kn-link (custom)
1998-Copello Needle LW-39.44kn-link (custom)
1999-Custom Styrotech-40.11kn-link (custom)
2000-Custom Styrotech-42.38kn-link (custom)
2001-F2 Thommen Small-39.15kn-link
2002-Thunderbird Speed 50-39.52kn-link (custom)
2003-Van den Berg speed-42kn-link (custom)
2004-Exocet Speed-44.15kn-link (custom)
2005-Hammerboard speed 44-45.17kn-link (custom)
2006-F2 missile XS-46.23kn-link
2007-Carbon Art Speed 44-47.75kn-link
2008-F2 missile XS-46.20kn-link
2009-Carbon Art Speed 44-44.66kn-link
Since 2006 production boards rule!! Before it looks like you needed a custom to be competitive on real speedsurfing days. Only a strapper and F2 thommen small made it in the list before 2006.
I might start to look for a 40kn sail+mast for € 95,- after the first Falcon 262 test. I don't know yet...