noel wrote:Got a question if anyone can help. I got a Sector 66 on demo and have ridden it twice. I weigh 185 lbs. and been kiting 13 years. Did a little windsurfing. First, is the 66 too big for me as I was thinking about getting the 60? Second, when riding, if my back foot is out of the strap (just in front of it) but hard on the rail, I am pretty good with everything but when I put my back foot in the strap it bounces pretty good. Almost uncontrollable. I have ridden a few other race boards and didn't notice it as much. I like the Sector but is it me or is board too big.
At your weight I think the 60 should be fine.
I'm also guessing that your session was mildly windy, choppy and cross shore?
I had a similar experience on a 66. Bouncy and a bit out of control. I had the similar but lessened feeling on the 60 with 4 fins on the same day. Switching the 60 to 3 fins cured it completely - the board was then a joy, and in choppy short frequency stuff it just cut through it. I have also started using the boards with a wide stance - right at the front on the front straps and right at the back on the back straps, but then i am graced with long legs...
The 66 is a big board, and while it will suffer big fins (stock probably a bit small) you'll loose all the carving, and while it's closest to a raceboard (riding flat) it is still freeride enough to be easy and non technical. Sectors are freeride boards at heart, plug and play... raceboards are most definitely not..
66 is starting to get in to the realms of technical, unless you are a really big guy (200lbs+).
I would see if you can try a 60, and if you get the chance buy it with the centre fin option to make a tri - I do use them both and they do have definite application for each setup.