Anyone tried it yet ?
It is bigger, much bigger nose and more fins - so will be much easier to tack in really light conditions, and go much faster upwind of course.
But how is it for "freeride" ?
The custom race boards I've tried have had so much fin area, that they are NOT fun to ride for jumping and bump and jump fun in light wind - thats why I like the LTD 2009 as it is great for overall riding.
But maybe the 2010 will work okay, if designed "good" ?
And maybe you could remove the front fins and mount some really small (or none) wavefins in front, when you want to have fun - and then mount the standard fins when really really light only ?
The only thing missing on the 2009 is the volume, so the 2009 will "park and sink" if there is a huge lull for a long time, because of very little nose volume - so you can not just "cruise" without planing really...
Not very often it happens - but if you go for a REALLY long trip, it would be nice to be able to just wait for wind while looping the kite f.ex, and still be buoyant
But bigger boards, especially when finned, often seem to lack the fun factor when jumping or going really fast in chop. On the other hand, I know from all the custom board racers here, that some of them behave extremely good even though quite big.
I am curious now, if any experiences on the water with the 2010 !
Kindly, Peter Frank
PS: I did not post this in the "kiteracer" because it seems that the sub-forums dont get much attention, compared to the main forum
Also - I am not a "racer" - but want it for light wind and doing trips along the coast.