yes, I quite agree, having an 07 asap strictly for pics and demo’n would be most awesome. The Jamie L is a great board too. A lot of guys ride that board here in Seattle. I’ve riden it and thought it was an easy board to step into, and stayed upwind nicely.
The mako will change everything. You will be blown away when try one.
Those conditions look like they were made for a mako, nothing slows it down dude.
Hey man, don’t you have a hurt arm? Does your mom know you are sailing with a hurt arm?
I’ve got no pics of the action yesterday, but one of the aftermath.
I was sailing on Lake washington in 15 to 30kt conditons with the 14m diablo down low, when a mega gust hit and snapped the depower line on the bar! I thought for sure I’d lost the kite the way it blew out of my hands, but the 5th line worked perfectly! It depowered the foil instantly and I was able to take my time self rescueing, using those handy grab handles on the kite for the 1st time. Nice.
(still not quite sure what exactly let go inside that mystery tube, maybe someone out there who has worn one of these out knows)
check your gear for wear during the storm season!