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Re: Jumping with large wings (Onda) destroys masts?

Postby twig » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:32 pm


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Re: Jumping with large wings (Onda) destroys masts?

Postby twig » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:33 pm


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Re: Jumping with large wings (Onda) destroys masts?

Postby twig » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:37 pm

After sanding another pic.

https://www.directupload.net/file/d/576 ... nh_jpg.htm

This is more how it looks to the eye, the images before is a bit lighter at the crack then how I experience looking at it.

Any reasons to worry about the damage? what do you think?

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Re: Jumping with large wings (Onda) destroys masts?

Postby Foil » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:30 pm

well, that's not great
but you have to remember there is a massive metal reinforcement that sits directly behind that crack,
see the X Ray of just how big that piece of hardware is.
If you don't jump then it may well hold up well due to the reinforcement inside,
but if you boost big with some dodgy landings then I would stay not too far from shore and keep an eye on the crack to see if it gets worse,
there is a bit of missing carbon around that screw hole as well,
I do know that you can inject epoxy resin into the screw hole to fill and secure any gaps, but how good this may work depends on if the epoxy can get inside and grip hold good enough to make any difference.
For info a foiling buddy of mine has filled the same hole completely with epoxy, then re tapped the thread clean again, as he did slam into a hard sand back at high speed and slightly lift the mast screw fixing by a few mm, this will be the second time he has had this done on his mast, and it hasn't stopped him boosting big on big wings and hitting the odd sandbank.
these moses masts really can take a pounding, even direct full on high speed runs into reef rocks, the wings on the other hand don't hold up to such impacts, but they are easy to mend.
I have never heard of anyone actually snapping the moses mast at that joint area, some early masts did have a small amount of de lam issues, but as with anything Moses they stand by their products.

I would be more worried about fixing the moses rig to a weak cheap board and boosting big or slamming into hard objects and ripping the tracks out or pulling the mast screws through the hull still attached to the screw fixings

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Re: Jumping with large wings (Onda) destroys masts?

Postby twig » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:32 pm

Thanks for your reply!

Im not that worried anymore now that I see the xray of the mast, and it feels solid still. I think the damage was due to one time when I still could not foil but wanted to practice riding the board with mast only to not be able to lift and just surface ride the board, then I was hitting some rocks while bodydragging in high wind.

No I will not jump the board, maybe later, just trying to get into racing and will put alot of pressure on the foil through just riding it. I dont think that will damage the foil, atleast not very likely.

And im using a groove carbon raceboard so i dont think that the rig would fall out from that one.

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Re: Jumping with large wings (Onda) destroys masts?

Postby richy-c » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:29 pm

twig wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:37 pm
After sanding another pic.

https://www.directupload.net/file/d/576 ... nh_jpg.htm

This is more how it looks to the eye, the images before is a bit lighter at the crack then how I experience looking at it.

Any reasons to worry about the damage? what do you think?
I used to detail cars and that looks like the surface laquer/coating peeling? Are you sure its a crack? Can you get your fingernail into it? If not you can sand back the rough edge going with finer grades of paper and chase the edge back then polish back up with rubbing compound.

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Re: Jumping with large wings (Onda) destroys masts?

Postby twig » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:42 pm

No im actually not sure if its not very deep, i cannot get my fingers in, it feels very smoth from the sanding ive done now. I just dont want to sand much more to not loose too much material.


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