I would agree with your post if there were free race boards available for $600 or $700 US. However, it seems like the free race boards (Sector V2) are selling for more than the price of a production race board.toober wrote:If you are full into racing 100% you are looking for performance and that usually comes with a durability premium. At a performance price!
..but do you feel you are actually riding waves on that board?OzBungy wrote:When kiting in the surf on a surfboard I do lots of ins-and-outs. Carve onto a wave, ride in, carve, blast out, repeat. Eventually I have to stop laying, dig in and ride back upwind.
Today on the Sector 60 I did an 8km upwind run, followed by a 10km downwind run, followed by a 2km return leg. On the return leg I was doing ins-and-outs through the waves, and riding upwind doing it, gaining ground on each leg. So much fun!
Sounds like great fun. The upwind-downwind sound pretty cool. But I can't even imaging riding waves with them...OzBungy wrote:Yes, but it's more like surfing a longboard, or riding a SUP in a downwinder. Mostly trimming with a bit of pumping to add some interest to it.
Is it surfing like the best of the kite surfers? No.
Is it surfing like 90% of people who ever surf a wave? Absolutely.
Is it fun?
I haven't gotten a chance to try out a Sector, but after two months of riding a 2011 Cabrinha Race 183x59, I'm really stoked on the race board. I want bigger fins and a wider board!OzBungy wrote:The 2010 LTD was way too much hard work to be fun. Fast upwind but horribly uncomfortable and not so much fun.
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