I found this to be spot on. I bought a shorter mast (after initially buying a long mast) for starting out to minimize bruises and severe wipeouts. I did about 2-3 sessions behind the boat then just said "screw it" and forced myself to learn on the longer mast and definitely improved my progression. It also forces you to build up the necessary muscle memory that you'll need eventually anyways, so it really shortened the learning curve. The ride is much smoother over the chop and overall much more enjoyable!Flyboy wrote: ↑Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:39 pmYup. Once you are up on the foil consistently, the longer mast is not noticeably any more difficult to manage & actually reduces the risk of breaching. The shorter mast is only a step to make foiling less intimidating when you start out (& useful obviously for shallow water).
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