BraCuru wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:52 am
In these conditions I would also take my 100 cm, but sometimes in smaller waves and less wind I use a 91.5 instead
But a 90 cm would work just fine too in your video conditions.
Peter - did you try 110+ ?
In my case it was love from the first ride. Don't want to touch all my foils below 1m now.
No I cant say that I have no...
I have 3 lengths roughly 80 and 90 and 100 cm.
80 is only for marginal conditions dead onshore where it is the only solution, but works fine.
Or for strapped riding when jumping/freestyle with a fast wing, where the shorter mast/foil is easier to turn in the air, and the straps makes ventilation less of an issue.
90 works great in most conditions actually, and 100 when really windy and a must in close megachop.
But there is a slight advantage in the 90-95 in terms of turning tight, where the 100 is still fine but maybe has a tad more turning radius/agility when riding waves and turning.
Where the 80 is definitely no good when not relatively flat, as you will ventilate and crash often - OR have to think about riding "easier".
The 90 works fine as an "do it all" length, easy to start and ride waves in shallow water/sand banks, turns tight and agile, and still easy to conquer breaking waves, and give you the extra room for making flying jibes or tacks.
100 even better at the two last parts, but a slight lowering of the two first advantages.
110+ will of course be way better if you have to ride straight, even in less than huge megachop, where 100 and less is extremely tiring in these conditions, if you want to ride some distance, even shorter distances, are my experience
But for waveriding and carving tight, I can see even within my 3 mast lengths, that 90-100 is the range that suits really good overall, 90 in low winds and 100 when more is my typical preference.
That is mostly what I do and love, so can not comment on "other" styles and how even longer masts will be, sorry...
But for riding the video'd conditions, I would say a 95-100 would be spot on for fun carving around and riding the waves, and if one got a 90 and used to it, it would work okay.
If you were to ride for a bit longer distance though, even just 1 km (2/3 mile) a longer mast would probably be way better indeed - but I usually dont ride that far (well, I do, but always doing "something" on the way, 360s or carving around and such, or at least practicing things so crashing), but I like to keep in and sometimes just outside the breaking zone usually, so very different from many others.
In less wind and small wavechop, it seems one can ride for 10 km relaxed with the shorter ones like 90 cm easy.
So no Bracuru, my view is solely based on above deductions, as I havent ridden waves with a 110+ mast no
All the racers here are on 110-115 cm but does not make sense to try a racefoil for me - it should be a long mast with a wavewing
But I could be surprised of course, if I got one 110+ and got to ride waves with it