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Takuma mast hole spacing

Postby jespin4845 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:39 pm

anyone can measure the takuma mast holes? or know of any full sized mast that will fit in it? I was told by a kite shop the slingshot will not fit :(

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Re: Takuma mast hole spacing

Postby gmb13 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:49 pm

Hi,

The Axis, RRD, new Naish, new Slingshot masts will all fit. The masts all come form the same factory.

The spacing is 40mm from hole to hole.

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Re: Takuma mast hole spacing

Postby airsurfer » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:50 pm

older slingshot masts won't fit Takuma I tried it

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Re: Takuma mast hole spacing

Postby Dspace » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:58 am

I posted this in the Frankenfoil thread but guess it makes better sense here
gmb13 wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:49 pm
Hi,

The Axis, RRD, new Naish, new Slingshot masts will all fit. The masts all come form the same factory.

The spacing is 40mm from hole to hole.

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Thanks for this info to Gunnar, foil expert and always a good knowledge source!
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I checked with Gunnar and when he says "new" Slingshot and Naish masts, he is referring to 2018 models which I guess aren't really at the dealers yet. He said the Takuma masts are also coming from the same factory so one more to add to the potentially "swappable mast" list. I have the RRD H-flight foil set with the 40 and 90 cm masts (newer 3 M6 bolt connection points, 40 mm spacing). It's a much lighter mast compared to current solid filled Slingshot. I had the chance to compare both full length masts directly on a scale; 2.0 kg for the slingshot versus 1.4 kg for the RRD). That's a pretty hefty difference and explains why Slingshot and Naish are switching, assuming the lighter aluminum construction holds up.

The factory producing these masts must be backed up because RRD ran short of 65cm masts (they just didn't anticipate demand for a stubby mast option) and they are having a hard time getting more in stock right now. So I'm spending way more than normal on a 40 cm mast in my shallow water location, while trying to hunt down a plug-and-play mast in the 65cm range........or going the frankenfoil route if all else fails. I might try a 15 cm extension on my 40cm mast :-?

Update: The Houston Kiteboarding guys sent me a pic of the Takuma mast (top pic) and it does look like a swappable match for the RRD (3 M6 at 40 mm on center). We'll see
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Re: Takuma mast hole spacing

Postby ulx » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:15 pm

I just checked the actual Slingshot mast. I think it was the one that is sold for the windfoils at the moment, too. And I checked the profile in the "Slingshot 2018 Windsurf Foil Collection Book". It looks like this:

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So, it looks quite different from the Takuma mast. Will the 2018 Kitefoils have a different mast than the 2018 windfoil masts? So that that might fit?

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Re: Takuma mast hole spacing

Postby TomW » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:28 pm

All 4 of those photos show a different extrusion.


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