Race boards are specifically designed for kite course racing, and excel in upwind and downwind/reaching speed. Race boards can be hand made to order. The rocker, board outline, volume displacement, foot strap and fin positions are all designed for one purpose – upwind/downwind speed.
Dedicated raceboards can be difficult and technical to ride, but they are the fastest option for general riding.
Airush Sector 60 V2 and One Design [review]