Dave K wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:24 am
Last wish, move the tracks back another 2cm. I still mount the 633 way back on this board and the front V-straps way forward. My feeble 2c.
Good point on the track position, I am alright with mine as I weigh 90kg, and my 633 sits 2 cm from the rearmost end of the track,
however a sailing buddy who bought my new 130 Skate off me last week is much lighter than me, and he found that my setting was no good for him as the lift was too much, so he ended up moving the mast back to the end and also moving the foot straps forward to get the right balance, he sails with both feet in the straps as he jumps a bit and uses full on race kites, he came off the Moses T60 and cant stop raving about his new board,
He went for my 130 Skate as it has a fair bit more volume than the most popular size of 120 Skate, the 120 is 3cm thick, the 130 is 5cm thick, his reason for going for this thicker board is the fact that sometimes he has to pack down for a swim in and the foil kite even when packed down is still heavy with water so he needs a bit of board volume to keep afloat for his swim in.
another sailing buddy who is 25kg heavier than me bought my old 120 Groove Skate from me last year and had to ignore my mast position marking as he needed more lift,
so he sails his 633 wing mounted 3 cm forward of where I set mine.
It just goes to show you that having a track in the board for the mast is sort of very important to a lot of foil surfers.
After owning 3 of these skates now ( I currently own the 120 full carbon black Naked with gold stripes) I would recommend anyone thinking of a Skate purchase who sails at beaches without the luxury of a soft sandy shoreline or use a rigging area that can scratch, to think of choosing the full carbon naked version of the Skate, the painted versions do scratch up on the edges quite badly, easy to repair with paint spray, but looks a bit naff very quickly if like me you like to keep your kit looking good, some try tape on the edges but this goes tatty very very quickly as well.
the full carbon will scratch up as well but is way more resistant, and a bit of black T cut easily sorts it.