Thanks again, Tom, you have been a treasure trove of information.Hi,
Both Veloce M on 100 carbon mast and Pro M on aluminum mast sink. They sink about same speed.
Whether that is " quick" or " slow" sinking, i dont know because i have not used any other sinking set-ups for more that a 15-20 min and that only few times.
I dont find it difficult. I can actually line up kite for start, release board and put up feet and as board is sinking, time my kite movement to rise up on board as it sinks, in syncronisation.
Note the Veloce M has 1/2 the volume of the Pro M, So its not inconcievable that that Pro M might float somewhat on the 100cm mast. have not tried that yet.
Yes, the Moses 91cm mast and 633 wing will float forever, and I started to get irritated about that as i started to learn more advance transitions and falling off more often. The floating on side advantage while starting was quicky outwieghed by the disadvantage of having to drag upwind to get the board.
Yes, the foil not sinking can be annoying, especially recovering it in light wind when there's chop: currents drag me downwind while the buoying foil seems to remain unperturbed, and always get a bit farther away...
Still, I find the 633 buoyancy very useful when waterstarting: at times I body drag to the foil, turn my body in the water while still dragging, touch the board with the feet and off I start!
To me, holding the board with one hand to prevent the foil from sinking is a no go: I am (sigh) too fat for that, so I can't crunch enough to reach the board comfortably with one hand and the bar with the other, hence the preference for floating foils...
Thank you again.