live2play wrote:Thanks for all the info and reviews Frank.
Looking forward to hearing about the Comet mast.
Frank - great feedback, thank for the write up. With you having tried all the masts so far, can you tell us similar feedback about the other masts? Mainly what do you find the big difference and uses on 101 vs 91? What is the best use of 71?Frank Rosin wrote: ↑Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:27 pm
It is and feels long. No surprise really.
I tested it back to back with the Vorace 101 mast using the same wings.
The difference is massive.
It feels very stiff in any direction, at least as stiff as the shorter 101.
I have been riding all Moses masts lately, coming from spending a few weeks on the new Fluente 91 mostly, then testing the 101 and then also the 41 and 71.
It may seems strange but in a way to me the 111 stands out as much as the 41.
Both are extreme length and require riding style adjustments.
While 71, 91 and 101 I felt at home on immediately, 41 and 111 are different and need a lot more attention at first.
With the 41 I guess most will understand immediately and probably don't care about, but with the 111 personally I got the feeling that it has massive potential for racing, in the hands of a rider that is spending a lot of time on this length making the most of it on extreme upwind angles and rough waters. Then it will be awesome due to its very direct and crisp feeling and its length of course. Especially in rough open ocean racing conditions it can shine.
While for me riding strapless only and mostly riding short tacks with a lot of maneuvers, often spontaneous maneuvers it is actually relatively tricky to ride as it is not as responsive as a shorter mast which can be an advantage for racing maneuvers as it adds stability in a way, but on the other hand makes it more difficult to ride for me being used to a different riding style, it is messing with my timing and the input I give to the foil normally.
So at the moment it seems like it won't be my number 1 choice even when entering races, as I am not training for racing specifically, so won't be on this length much as it does not support my riding style the most. This may change, who knows, but for now the 101 would be my personal choice for racing.
Long story short, I see it as a dedicated race mast for dedicated racers. Which is exactly what it is designed and marketed for.
People who want to optimize everything for racing are facing an excellent choice here.
Hope this makes sense.
pikovsg wrote: ↑Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:27 pm
Frank - great feedback, thank for the write up. With you having tried all the masts so far, can you tell us similar feedback about the other masts? Mainly what do you find the big difference and uses on 101 vs 91? What is the best use of 71?
I have the Vorace 101 and the 550 / 330 freeride and also the new 548 / 325 wave wings, and mostly looking for wave riding and carving/freestyle. Curious about the other mast lengths.
Flag53 wrote: Hey pikovsg what do you think about the new 325 rear wing compadres to the 330 ?
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