flylow wrote:Mikebirt.....what's the chop top like compared to your Airush V experience?
I do like the CTs.. they have a very good turn of speed an efficiency in lightwinds, good control, even foot loading at speed, and although the rail bite is not explosive you can really throw them and keep control. They pale into insignificance when compared to the efficiency of the sector 54 though..
I need to try this big CT lightwind when it comes, as this may be closer to what a sector can do with little power, but for now the CT 5'6 and 5'8 do go very early for a surfboard yet no where near a sector.
The CT and Sector are much closer than the y have been but still totally different creatures for different riding..
The 54 sector V3 will engage the rail as easily as the CT (which is quite an achievement) but when you load power into the turn the 54 will not increase it's bite anywhere near as high as a CT will... That said I can charge around a decent sized wave break on the 54 with impunity.. so it's a big step forward from the V2's in that respect.
Dr_Rosen wrote:So at 85 kg, how much earlier would you get going/plane on the 60 compared to the 54? Best guess !.
Hmmm... the best guess I can offer is against the V2 60 - I am hoping the V3 will be significantly more efficient (I have been told by the designer this is so).. But V2 60 goes upwind much better, and from this you can nurse the board through the lulls and keep it going, and go everywhere.
The 54 will get up and going at almost the same time; it has a higher cruising speed, hence more apparent wind, but it doesn't point as well, so you'll be starting to struggle to hold the spot upwind, and that is the real difference in super light winds... The 60 will go everywhere when it is light (and for me the biggest trouble can be getting back downwind sometimes) whereas the 54 is more of an across the wind style board...
droffats wrote:I for sure found the V1 and V1.5 easier to turn than the V2. The V2 has a wider tail. It also rides flatter and overall felt more "race board" than V1.
Hmm.. maybe it was the lower angle of fin cant that made me prefer the V2.. I felt the V1 that I had (first gen) looked like it had hill-billy teeth and it's fins were always freaking out when I planted a rail with any gusto... The V2 bit and behaved itself!