I've got a 1999 F2 Ride 277 which I absolutely love.
I understand that the 277 is being replaced by the Ride 274. A couple
salesmen from some windsurfing shops have told me that the 274 is a lot more
fun than the 277. It's looser and livelier.
In looking at the specs for the new 274, I notice that it ships with a
"convertible" fin ... one that is swept back. The old 277, however, shipped
with a slalom fin. My guess is that the better "feel" of the new board
might be do in large part to the fin it ships with. I'm thinking I could
mimic the feel of the 274 simply by putting a "convertible" fin on my old
Anybody have any first hand experience with both boards? Should I upgrade
to the 274, or just buy another fin for my old 277?