Getting to know my new V14 GT, and took it out to paddle in rebound waves today with a DK 2" flat water rudder and +2" seat pad to keep me on my toes. This ski is incredibly stiff and light (17.8 pounds!!!) so the reaction times need to be pretty quick. Definitely braced a few times to stay on top of it. I like to do these types of drills the day before a race to keep my mind engaged and my reflexes sharp. This translates to less nervous energy on race day and makes me feel far more comfortable and focused on executing my race plan. 

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