Picked up a new '12 Fanatic Hawk 110L (245 x 65) a few weeks ago and am really impressed with this board.
So far have used it with a 6, 6.6 & 7.8 freerace sails with 36cm fanatic freeride fin & 40cm black project race fin.
I think this is the ideal board for moreton bay blasting, with my 80kg sits in the water enough to carve through the chop and feels fast, is really responsive to where you want it to go when planning ( and off the plane); gybing heaven, then has just enough buoyancy to uphaul if the wind drops off out the back.
If your not into GPS and just want to go out and have some serious fun then this is the board.
Was on a older 7.5m KA koncerpt other day,around 2009.
Compared to current model sails it felt so light!
Cam rotation was heaven,nearly as good as a no cammed sail.
Then i sailed a unnamed 2012 7.8m on same board and it felt about twice as heavy.
What feels great may not be fast.
Think they have taken this performance obsession thing too far,especially with the wide luff pockets.
With boards will have to try the model back from slalom to see if they are more enjoyable to sail.
Sounds like a nice board Stanly, think I may need to bum a ride off you
Make sure you open the breather screw if you store the Hawk anywhere hot as my recent beloved 2009 Hawk 93 suffered a full bottom delamination (the Fanatic light sandwich construction is pretty thin so take care).