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 Post subject: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:04 am 
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We've only gotten the Sector 60 V5 out once so far and in the opposite conditions of what you would want to ride it in -- 20-25mph, waist high swell/chop. I rode it with a 6m 2012 Ozone Catalyst and a 20-something Caution Zombie 9m. Set up with three straps.

Overall, it felt like a little bigger V3 Sector 54. Not loose, but easy to ride, jump on and go type of board. Of course, I've been riding them since V1 so maybe I'm not the best judge. Another shop rider was able to ride it "jump on and go", even in the mess of chop we had going on.

Here are some pics. Noticeable things are the ski slope nose, which makes the downwind ride much better (no pearling or pitchpole), the concave throughout the center, and the angled footbeds.

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 Post subject: Re: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:57 am 
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I saw one in my local shop today and the build quality looked and felt superior. I'm excited to try one.


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 Post subject: Re: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:45 am 
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So what is your first conclusion if you would compare it to a sector 60 V4?
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 Post subject: Re: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:03 pm 
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Naishdude,

None of us in the shop rode the V4 -- we skipped that model. Compared to the V3 60 it is looser and compared to the V3 54 it just feels wider. But again, I was not in flat water with a big kite. I will post more when I get more time on it....

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 Post subject: Re: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:38 pm 
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I like your attitude Droffats :thumb:

You are not just trying to "sell" something or get "hyped" into new gear (like most do), and you wont comment before you have a test you feel yourself is valid :naughty:

Not many are so sincere, respect :rollgrin:

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 Post subject: Re: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:54 pm 
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droffats wrote:
Naishdude,

None of us in the shop rode the V4 -- we skipped that model. Compared to the V3 60 it is looser and compared to the V3 54 it just feels wider. But again, I was not in flat water with a big kite. I will post more when I get more time on it....

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Thx mate,
l had sector 60 v1 v1,5 V2......and have been very happy...then l purchased the V4 60 ...and...l did not like it at all...quad fin/ 3 fin....this v4 was way too racy/technical for me compared to the previous shapes...
Yes it is faster, yes it starts earlier, goes faster upwind...but all at a cost...it lost its ''freeride fun'' that is my opinion. At nearly 60 yo. I wanna have cruising fun instead of strugle/battle.

I am very curious now at or the new Sectors and especially to the new Slayer54 that as far as l read some comments, would be a great freeride cruising board, ofcourse it will not tip the sector...but hey l am not into racing :-) :-) :-)
Just wondering what will be the windrange with 80kg and biggest kite ozone edge 13m 2013

Cheers dude :cool2:


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 Post subject: Re: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:29 pm 
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I have the V5 54 and used it 6 times now from 10 to 20 knots with a Speed 3 21 m² and a Rebel 2014 12 m².
The fins are narrower and shorter than the V3 54 I had before. Overall, the feeling is the same , it kept that smooth
gybing. The big difference is the speed on all points, upwind angle is the same but with more speed.
It feels like it's a good challenging and easy slalom board.
I hope the improvements are the same on the V5 60.
Well done Airush ! :thumb:
Pat


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 Post subject: Re: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 6:37 am 
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Updated review please?


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 Post subject: Re: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 12:25 pm 
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patdeebee wrote:
I have the V5 54 and used it 6 times now from 10 to 20 knots with a Speed 3 21 m² and a Rebel 2014 12 m².
The fins are narrower and shorter than the V3 54 I had before. Overall, the feeling is the same , it kept that smooth
gybing. The big difference is the speed on all points, upwind angle is the same but with more speed.
It feels like it's a good challenging and easy slalom board.
I hope the improvements are the same on the V5 60.
Well done Airush ! :thumb:
Pat

Hi Pat thx, l sent you pm
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 Post subject: Re: Sector 60 V5 Pics and prelim review
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:56 am 
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can you guys advise on V5 54 vs. V5 60?
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