Airush Sector 60 V2 race board
Reviewer: Peter Campbell.
Date: 18 January 2012.
The Airush Sector 60 V2 is a kitesurfing race board that is also designed for ease of use (compared to a competition race board) and for recreation.
Note: the V2 model has been superseded by the V3 launched in March 2012
Wide body (60cm) provides good stability
Shaped nose skims over chop well
Rails allow carved turns
Long fins (24cm front, 22cm rear) provide great upwind tracking
Extensive deck pad for feet
Single rear foot strap for simplicity
Goes upwind very well
Very stable and easy to ride
Very good speed downwind
Suitable for course racing
Good flotation - more safety for downwinders and tours
Turns well - the rail means you can turn the board surprisingly fast
Can use in light winds too
Fits in the rear of a medium size car with the rear seat folded down
Directional board - either jibe turn of dismount and switch feet to change direction
Sharp fins - care is required to keep feet and legs clear when approaching board
Heavy for big jumps
Use a kite one size smaller than you would with a twin tip board for the given wind conditions. E.g. if you would take out a 12m kite on your twin tip, use a 9 or 10m kite with the Sector 60
Take the fins off the board for transit as they protrude a long way and can be easily damaged.
The Sector 60 is easy to ride and great fun. It can extend your wind range and that could mean more kiting. It is also great for tours and downwinders. I have bought one and am very happy with it.
Sector 60 variants
The Airush Sector 60 has three distinct types:
1. Airush Sector 60 V2, circa 2011
The original sector 60
Quad fin only
Single rear footstrap
2. Airush Sector 60 V3, circa 2012
Tri fin (standard) for carving
Quad fin option for racing; provides maximum stability and upwind ability
Double rear footstraps
2012 Airush Sector 60 V3 fin configuration - Tri fin
2012 Airush Sector 60 V3 fin configuration - Quad fin
3. Airush Sector 60 One Design, 2011 - 2013
The Sector One is the first one design race class introduced to kiteboarding, the design is identical to the Sector 60 V2
The board will not change for 2 years (Aug 2011 – Aug 2013) allowing for more competitors to join throughout the seasons and avoiding riders to update their equipment every 6-12 months
Quad fin configuration only
Single rear footstrap
Dave Tyburski showing some incredible moves on the Sector 60 including kiteloops!
Upwind from Hampton to Ricketts Point on Sector 60 raceboard, Peter's kiteboarding blog
Airush Sector 60 race board unboxed, Peter's kiteboarding blog
Airush Introduces the Sector V3 (new model)