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Rear edge of a foil mast too sharp

Postby Dazgray » Tue May 19, 2020 5:45 pm

Hi all

I Recently picked up one of the original F-one foils and afterlooking at many foils on the beach i was amazed how dangerously sharp the aluminium mast rear edge is.

To the point I cut my hand getting it out of the box.
I get that the foil itself needs to have a sharp trailing edge but does the mast itself trailing edge really need to be that sharp ?

If you kicked this in the water of even worse landed on it it would cut you to the bone.

Its sharper than my axe in the shed

Whats everyone's thoughts ? Should i get the rear edge taken off very slightly so its not as dangerous.
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Re: Rear edge of a foil mast too sharp

Postby AndersP » Tue May 19, 2020 9:01 pm

If you don't race you don't need any sharp rear edges.

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Re: Rear edge of a foil mast too sharp

Postby bragnouff » Tue May 19, 2020 10:08 pm

Trailing edge doesn't have to be sharp. And you can make it less dangerous by squaring it off. I think it's been discussed here that square is better than rounded.

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Re: Rear edge of a foil mast too sharp

Postby nixmatters » Tue May 19, 2020 10:31 pm

Same here with the Zeeko Blaster stab! You can slice a soft tomato with it!

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Re: Rear edge of a foil mast too sharp

Postby Faxie » Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 pm

nixmatters wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:31 pm
Same here with the Zeeko Blaster stab! You can slice a soft tomato with it!
Huh? I have that one and it's not sharp? ...

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Re: Rear edge of a foil mast too sharp

Postby nixmatters » Wed May 20, 2020 12:47 am

Faxie wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 pm
nixmatters wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:31 pm
Same here with the Zeeko Blaster stab! You can slice a soft tomato with it!
Huh? I have that one and it's not sharp? ...
Got it last July. The corners of the stab TE are the most dangerous part.
Is your rounded or squared off?

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Re: Rear edge of a foil mast too sharp

Postby Faxie » Wed May 20, 2020 2:04 am

nixmatters wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:47 am
Faxie wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 pm
nixmatters wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:31 pm
Same here with the Zeeko Blaster stab! You can slice a soft tomato with it!
Huh? I have that one and it's not sharp? ...
Got it last July. The corners of the stab TE are the most dangerous part.
Is your rounded or squared off?
It's this one:

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Re: Rear edge of a foil mast too sharp

Postby nixmatters » Wed May 20, 2020 8:01 am

Faxie wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:04 am
nixmatters wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:47 am
Faxie wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 11:07 pm


Huh? I have that one and it's not sharp? ...
Got it last July. The corners of the stab TE are the most dangerous part.
Is your rounded or squared off?
It's this one:
Exactly same.

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Re: Rear edge of a foil mast too sharp

Postby Faxie » Wed May 20, 2020 3:02 pm

nixmatters wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:01 am
Faxie wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:04 am
nixmatters wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:47 am


Got it last July. The corners of the stab TE are the most dangerous part.
Is your rounded or squared off?
It's this one:
Exactly same.
Well, I just checked....

It's a thin edge but I wouldn't call it sharp tbh.


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