Nice input there guys, realy helpfull.
Since I do alreadey have both the Mako 150 (TT) and the Mako King (Have no plans to sell either!!) I don´t have to choose, realy
. My Q was mainly how a Sector would compare to the Mako King if/when I get into some small waves and chop. I do agree that the King is simply unbeatable in chop
My plan (btw I´m 90 kg) is to get the Sector 60 v3 (or v2 or One design) for cruising/racing/slalom in wind of 9-12/14 knots using either my Blade Fat Lady or my Switch Element 13. In those winds we dont have much chop, well, very little anyway. I will also get the extra fin to ride the 60 3 fin thruster and use that together with a single back strap if I get some descent swell.
However I´m not fully set on the Sector. There are others like the RRD freerace and now the BEST Kiola is coming out. I´m sure both Cabrinha, Naish and North have there eyes wide open to following the developement of this "genre".
I have, with great interest, followed the other threads on the Sector subject so I´m confident that I have a fairly accurate picture of the Sector in my head now.
But keep adding input to this thread, it nice reading.
First Let me give You some info,
I have 80kg, I had a switch element 13m , I have a sector 60v2 so 4 fin only
Here l go, first on the switch Element 13m, a very good kite, it got Me going with the sector and ''some'' lightwind experience in 8/9 knots, from 9 knots upward no problem.
As it is fast and floats well in little airs, you sine the kite a couple of times, and your going.
The only ,and Strictly for My feeling, thing why l sold the Element for, is that to My feeling it was not flying deep enough into the edge of the wind window, this produces a massive power if the wind picks up, l tried with depowering and all the tricks, but for my feeling is the kite a perfect alrounder, for TT riders, maybe in its small sizes for wave directionals, as it drifts very good, and is very stable.
The Sector60 I fly it from 8/9 knots ( ozone edge 13m )till my todays max 24 knots(switch method 9m)
We only get ''windwaves'' on this part of the northsee, together with the current gives brutal choppy conditions at some places.
I promise you, when you take your time to get used to this board and chop or other watersurface conditions, it can handle them all! Yes it is sportly challenging, without it being as demanding as on the full Boxy raceboards.
l have 58 yo...and this board is giving us fun( some other guys Here have it too) cruising tours, racing each other, or just simply when tired bringing the kite up getting The backfoot out of the strap and just cruising...all possible.
Lightwind with the V3 version, put your 4 fins!
From 15/16 knots, l use my Switch Method 9 m.....this kite is a dream on the raceboard...it flies Very far into the wind windows edge, downwind it is a dream, drifting along, and even in 12/ 13 knots it brings you home, as it is lightweight and fast
and l do not Have to win regattas its just for fun, l am- sure along your coasts it must be a dream!( should visit sweden one time
My friend is flying Best kahoona's 13,5m and 9m on it and had 90 kg, we both have a lot of fun and nice tours with these combinations!
Good luck with your choice...an no, l have not been paid by Airush