Mark's WindLog for Monday May 10, 2010 , 9:30p - 12:30p

27th session in 2010
Sailed at Barton's, Waves NC
Wind from the NE (mph)
        Lulls: 5
        Average: 12
        Gusts: 15
Rated a 5 of 10

Board: RRD FSW 110
Sail: 6.3 Severne S-1
Fin: Fanatic Skate 27cm
Suit: O'Neill 3/2 Psycho 2
Air Temperature: 62 F

I saw Andy, Brendon, and Tom getting ready to start another ABK clinic at Barton's. They are all super nice, and it was nice to catch up with them again. Brendon has all cool new RRD gear, and I got to try out the RRD 120 FSW after slogging on my 110 for a while. I sailed it in PSC, and I hated it. Today I sailed the LTD 2010 version with my sail and fin. It is light, and felt much better set up with my stuff. I found light wind UW360s easier than on my Quatro due to the lesser volume. I was able to sail it backwinded pretty easy as well. I only got it planing briefly, so I really cannot  too much on it's performance. It is probably the closest thing to a production freestyle board in my size. I do think it is ideally too long, and I do not love the brown color. Hopefully, I will try it again in more wind later in the week. Andy offered to let me try the 6.7m2 MS Ghost. I did not have enough time. I was kind of bummed he said someone else sailed it and felt it was a bit spongy feeling. It is rigged on a MS 75% RDM. That was one of the things I did not like about the Goya W3D. I still love my S-1s. I wish I could get a 6.7 in it.