The Sector 60 is claimed to handles more easily than a specialised race board, and has great upwind and light wind characteristics.
|Ivan removing the extensive packaging|
|First sight of the board, what a beauty!|
|Large fins for the front and smaller ones for the rear|
|4 fins and three footstraps|
|Positioning the screw attachments and plate for the footstraps|
|Footstraps laid out|
|Holes for rear footstrap|
|Carefully screwing in the self tapping screws.|
|Bottom of board|
|Fins in position|
|And it fits in the rear of my X-Trail - bonus!|
Some further tips from Ivan:
- Use a kite 1 size smaller than you would for a twin tip or surfboard
- Be careful to keep the kite in the sky in light winds when turning. The board can function in 10 knots or less, but when you stop, the apparent wind reduces and your kite could fall into the water. Keep it flying.
- Don't edge the board. Ride it flat and steer by "twisting" your feet.
- Be careful of the sharp fins when doing a water start. Approach the board with your feet on the rail to avoid getting cut by the fins. They are sharp.
- Good for downwinders - you can keep going when the wind drops and you can paddle the board if the wind dies completely stops.
- Speed. More speed!
- Upwind tours - going upwind then back downwind to the same place - less logistics than pure downwinders
- I might have a go at course racing
- I will be able to kite on lighter wind days of 8-14 knots (hopefully)
See also: Airush Sector 60 V2 race board - Kitesurfing Handbook