windfreak74 wrote:Im 71 kilos and im undecided on buying a specific light wind or spend the same amount of money and buy a big a$$ sector!!!
My first thought is a Epic infinity 15 to enjoy light wind but i have to rely on the general hype because i cant demo.
My second choice is a sector 60 or a sector 66.
Both options cost me about $1500
would it be to much overkill to buy the v3 66 to use with a 12m best nemesis and have the ultimate light wind setup? can i expect 8-10 knots on this gear?
i can moan the lawn and hold my ground with my 12m in a 135 x 47 on 12- 14 knots but thats not fun!
Ive never used a directional race board so im on the fence.
Can you guys pitch inn?
the only sure thing is that boards tend to last more than kites!
Thanks in advance!
For sure 8-10 knots on a 60, perhaps at 61kg you really dont need the 66 - unless you are thinking of seriously racing.. The 60 will be more than enough - any more will not give you flotation, just extra drag, and unless you are after the ultimate pointing angle 60 will be more than enough. Windranges are always so hard - in the UK 10 degrees 10kt of cold wind is worth 17 in the 40 degree dry heat of egypt, so I'm always wary of claims.. That said, if my kite will fly (even if I have to keep it moving to stop it stalling) I can ride upwind on the sector 60+.
OzBungy wrote:Also, does anyone know if the straps have changed on the V3?
The only thing wrong with the v2 is the completely useless strap adjuster buckles. The buckles provide hardly any adjustment, are really hard to get any movement through, and the pull loops come off after 2-3 attempts at adjustment.
Yup, you have a point there... The straps are actually very comfy when you get them adjusted properly and they have worn in, but getting them right is a pain. There are three holes on the ends of the strap and this is how you adjust the size.. The strap in the middle can be use for major adjustments but it's not easy to get anything more than minor adjustments. That said, get them right and they are decent straps... conversely if they were easy to adjust but uncomfortable as hell then I would be complaining a LOT more!
TheRussian wrote:I used the V3 54 today with a 16m Raven 3 in 15-20knots and it was superb.
many thanks CBK !!!
I wondered what was happening with those Kiteworld boards! lol Glad they are getting on the water.. It was the one with the damage on the nose? 1st ever sector V3 in the UK and the german couriers drove over it with their delivery wagon! :-/
monacoboy wrote:How does the 54 behave in chop and windy days(25knts++)??
Im after a confy board that goes fast, but without being the heavy/expensive and leg hurting race board
well.. for a freerace board. Heres some footage of carving in waves and rough water.. it went well. Out back in open sea you have complete trust when speeds are normal.. You can wind it up to have chop issues, but for the size of the thing you can hardly expect it to be a 43 wide mutant of 10 years ago..
above is a vid of that first board that the Russian used above when it first arrived.. 8m Varial X in 10-20kts cold wind..