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Re: carbon vs Alu mast

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:56 am

Two different wings?

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Re: carbon vs Alu mast

Postby joekitetime » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:10 pm

Yes, 2 different wings. Technically I should have only swapped masts, but in most cases I don't think that is an option.

But I did test a "run of the mill" slingshot hoverglide setup w/a H2 wing (2018 fsurf) and compared it to the 2019 carbon ghostwhisperer 91 and I think as far as that goes the test was successful.

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Re: carbon vs Alu mast

Postby Flyboy » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:20 pm

Foil wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:26 am

kick it underwater and it hurts like hell, flipping thing really hurts much more than lightweight carbon, made my eyes water!
My strategy when foiling with an alloy foil is to carefully reach out with my foot & put it onto the top of the wing. That way I know where it is & won't accidentally kick it. I then push with my foot to pivot the foil up into a water start position.

Had two long walks back up the beach carrying my alu foil ... unpleasantly & eventually painfully heavy after while. The leveraged weight of the carbon foil/wing is way less.
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Re: carbon vs Alu mast

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:10 am

joekitetime wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Yes, 2 different wings. Technically I should have only swapped masts, but in most cases I don't think that is an option.

But I did test a "run of the mill" slingshot hoverglide setup w/a H2 wing (2018 fsurf) and compared it to the 2019 carbon ghostwhisperer 91 and I think as far as that goes the test was successful.
That H2 setup weighs a ton, and it all seems to be in the wing on the end of the mast like a sledgehammer. My SUP foil and 820cm wing still weigh less then the H2. The H2 wing itself is 2.1kg...!

So there's lighter aluminum setups out there. My Axis kite foil was 4kg (the SUP one is 4.9). The HoverGlide was 5.5 -- nearly 40% heavier :o

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Re: carbon vs Alu mast

Postby njrider » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:49 pm

OK - So I have a Slighshot hoverglide with h2 wing. I think I'm going to settle on a 30"mast. What other aluminum setups would be lighter - Im rough on gear and not sure a carbon fiber would last long.

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Re: carbon vs Alu mast

Postby Kamikuza » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:36 am

njrider wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:49 pm
OK - So I have a Slighshot hoverglide with h2 wing. I think I'm going to settle on a 30"mast. What other aluminum setups would be lighter - Im rough on gear and not sure a carbon fiber would last long.
Lighter? Just about any :( I think it's literally the heaviest in the market. But spares are no issues...

I'm hard on gear too, but I've been mighty impressed with my Axis foils.


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