Frankieboy wrote: ↑Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:46 pmplease give us some feedback.
I will ride 82 + 633 but with the 450 stab as I will use the 1100 for wingfoiling on the same mast/stab/fuse
Too early to give a lot of "average joe" feedback,
Only one gusty shallow water session done with this rather superb looking, very light, and superbly finished work of art,
it certainly has a different higher quality look about it, more slender looking base plate and fine detail finish around the fuselage end , just more eye pleasing.
I resisted touching the back trailing edge with wet/dry paper, although I was very tempted, as every Moses mast I have owned, which has been maybe 8 carbon masts now have all whistled a fine tune at top speed, easy enough to dial out with a few simple 30deg tuning strokes along the trailing edge to silence them.
It goes without saying the feather-weight 82cm mast made light work of picking the rig up with one hand to rest on my shoulder, walking to the water kite in the air style was so much easier, a welcome change to juggling with my 101mast set up.
getting going at the edges of the lagoon was so easy, the shorter mast gives so much more confidence to allow for quick shallow water start.
Coming off the 101 mast used mostly over the last year it was a struggle to behave myself in the shallow water lagoon,
but I have to say that not once did I "explode" due to breaching the wing,
however this is testament to how good the 633 is,firstly warning me with a little slurpy sound,and then instantly gripping again if it pops out a little,
a few times I did go too high but the drop down was slow and gentle allowing me to bounce back off the surface without stopping, all good.
Boosting felt good as the swing weight was noticeably lighter, however the payback was I could not set up for a boost as aggressively, as the wing tip would pop out just before take off, just before leveling off for take off, landings felt no different, but the boosting conditions were quite rubbish really on my 5mtr foil, so time will tell more when using my bigger kites.
I could not really push for high speed due to the gusty conditions and narrowness of the lagoon,I tried hard a few times to get some speed up, and at no time heard any whistle or humming, but I bet I never got up to near 20 knts needed to start any humming.
Coming back in it was amazing how much confidence the 82cm mast gave me to ride high and sail right into the sandy edge, jumping off in little over ankle deep water.
In this short session I can say its a much better mast to use than the shorter moses versions, (of which the 70cm was by far more user friendly than the 60 or the silly short 40cm) which for me were just to limiting and frustrating,
the 82cm is definitely a good shallow water session saver with lots of fun to offer, apart from high and fast upwind angles of attack and carefree basting around the corners, kite looping needs much more care to avoid bursts of high lifting acceleration, you need a bit of self control which is not surprising, no slurping down a few cans of red bull before a session.
when using the 82mast I would definitely only use the 633 wing and 483 rear wing for maximum pitch stability and breach recovery qualities,
And anytime the old question comes up from someone starting off with a little cash to spend, I would definitely recommend getting the 82cm mast as a keeper for learning on and keeping for use as a session saver in shallow water,
and of course for anyone of any level to use on them mega light wind days, especially in onshore winds.
(forget using an aluminum short mast set up, if budget will allow, go for this beauty, you would probably never sell it on)
I did make my own 82cm mast 6 months ago from an aluminium slingshot 90cm mast using the adaptor to allow for fitting to the Moses fuselage, it worked well, but the weight was very noticeable, not so much the riding, as it felt very similar, but the ease of use, in setting up, getting to the water, the weight when carrying, spinning the board around after a wipe out all actions were compromised by the extra weight,
so when moses came to the same conclusion that 82cm was the better length for use for shallow water and other applications then I was one of the first to put my hand in the air and ask for one.