Simple and cheap, put a couple of reasonable quality shop size plastic bags inside your wetsuit.
If floatation is required, pull bags out then fill with air and tie handles tightly together.
U maybe able to put your hand through the handles.
More detailed info available if this is not clear.
Reply to above.
15kn plus with the W1000 no issues with 4m BRM Cloud windwing.
Less requires board speed pumping skills.
5m Cloud with W1000 12kn wind but can go to 20kn due to efficiency of the W1000.
1100 in 20kn plus wind requires 4 or 3m BRM Clouds
Update on above.
Yesterday the wind was mostly 15 to 20kn gusts with some lighter lulls.
In the lighter lulls the W1000 took enormous pumping effort to get up to sufficient board speed. Failure to reach the right speed results in some porpoise action.
The 1100 would have popped up easily.
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