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ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby edt » Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:28 pm

I was looking to get a pocket hydrofoil board but I have an aluminum mast and g10 wings. Is there a pocket board that has enough flotation for such a heavy mast? I can't use a sinker the water is so brown here if it is gone from my sight for a second it's gone forever.

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Re: ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby grigorib » Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:33 pm

Slingshot Travel Craft has plenty of volume
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Re: ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby edt » Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:37 pm

wow! Thanks that board looks perfect.

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Re: ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby grigorib » Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:50 pm

edt wrote:
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wow! Thanks that board looks perfect.
MacKite has a couple of them in stock
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Re: ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby rnelias » Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:57 pm

edt wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:28 pm
I was looking to get a pocket hydrofoil board but I have an aluminum mast and g10 wings. Is there a pocket board that has enough flotation for such a heavy mast? I can't use a sinker the water is so brown here if it is gone from my sight for a second it's gone forever.
I use a pocket board (15,8L) with 95cm aluminum mast without any problem.

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Re: ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby Lamilu » Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:38 pm

RNELIAS,
Onde na lagoa é isso, exatamente, mastro 95? É tao raso lá, nao arranha no fundo?

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Re: ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby rnelias » Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:55 pm

Lamilu wrote:
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:38 pm
RNELIAS,
Onde na lagoa é isso, exatamente, mastro 95? É tao raso lá, nao arranha no fundo?
Foi entre Figueira e Arubinha.

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Re: ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby Windigo1 » Mon Sep 26, 2022 11:38 pm

I use a SAB T38 only 13 liters no problems with my Gong M Pro with aluminum mast!
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Re: ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby bragnouff » Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:19 am

You can also easily add floatability to your board through extra EVA foam on the deck, on nose, tail,...
I was using a wakeskate with a zeeko spitfire XXLW, and the whole thing was barely floating. It was never an issue until I hit the bottom, and the seaweed was such that the board never resurfaced. I had to criss-cross the area of my crash, trying to find my board. Lucky the deck pad was yellow, and I managed to find it eventually before it got dark, but I was already thinking about having to come back in the early morning at low tide to get my board. So yeah a bit of extra buoyancy is good!

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Re: ok I finally understand why everyone has carbon masts

Postby edt » Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:23 am

What a bunch of great suggestion


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