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Re: Is 70cm mast too short for wavefoiling?

Postby plummet » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:39 am

I want more than the 90cm I have. But im foiling in bigger waves than the average foiler.

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Re: Is 70cm mast too short for wavefoiling?

Postby tomtom » Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:56 pm

jespin4845 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:20 am
tomtom wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:07 am
jespin4845 wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:50 pm


i like 16"

i used to ride 18", then i made a 16" board and found the carves can go deeper, and harder G's, especially with a 70cm mast

one thing is for sure, my G's are way harder on a 70cm mast vs 90, carve harder than a surfboard i feel like, even though it looks lame to spectator..
And how your 16 inch wide board looks like otherwise? Do you need more lenght and more rocker /rail volume/ to compensate for shorter mast and occasional touch downs?
Thanks again.

p.s. Im building my new board right now and im intrigued by shorter mast, so im gathering info.
I made a 36" x 16" with 3.5" of rocker

I also made a 33" but the nosedives after strapless jumps were annoying, cause everything had to be perfect, the three extra inches gave me some more forgiveness

1" thick divnycell with 50/50 rails

this is after I have mastered gybes and no touchdowns though, always starting with a downloop and I use a 1550 wing in 10 knots, but usually a 1200 wing

what's great about 1" thick is if you stomp a jump you can foil out the board out of the water when its submerged by stomping the rear foot, just muscle through it

Many thanks!

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Re: Is 70cm mast too short for wavefoiling?

Postby gozokiteboarding » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:44 pm

I agree with Jespin 70-85 is the range I would stay in, but everyone has their own prefrences
max wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:55 pm
jespin4845 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:49 pm
70 is perfect if you have a narrow board, too wide and you will breach in the carves

90 feels like surfing on stilts to me... but like everyone says, preferences

85 is the biggest I’d go for a wave foil
Actually . . . I have a narrow board :)

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Re: Is 70cm mast too short for wavefoiling?

Postby max » Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:57 pm

gozokiteboarding wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:44 pm
I agree with Jespin 70-85 is the range I would stay in, but everyone has their own prefrences
max wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:55 pm
jespin4845 wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:49 pm
70 is perfect if you have a narrow board, too wide and you will breach in the carves

90 feels like surfing on stilts to me... but like everyone says, preferences

85 is the biggest I’d go for a wave foil
Actually . . . I have a narrow board :)
Am hoping to get out on the new 82cm today. Will comment once I have.


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