riddim1 wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:18 pm
OzBungy wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:28 am
My understanding is the first generation of Naish Abracadabra worked ok but developed slop over time. They say the new one is better.
Quick Flight looks like a variation on the same theme. Hopefully it will be better than the first Naish and at least as good as the new one.
Honestly the market going to aluminium foils and track mounts is absurd. They only do it because it is a little bit cheaper and they're trying to get market share.
I have carbon foils with deep tuttle mast connections. I do a full assembly every session. I have two masts and two foils and they have about 250 sessions each. No sign of wear. No problems. Amazingly light weight. No real maintenance. I sand out scratches in the wings. I replace the screws every 100 sessions or so. Torx screws seem to last much better.
The cost of a full kit is only a few hundred dollars more than aluminium.
I have come from a track mount set-up with 14 bolts/screws to a carbon set up with 4 screws total. I am a sucker for simplicity and I’m on the water quicker than most now. I too run a carbon foil with a deep Tuttle mast. I still strip down each session and clean but that is just me.Although strong and efficient, having the deep Tuttle connection is very limiting with board selection. I struggle with the idea of going back to track mounts the the extra screws
I’d like to try different boards eventually with deep tuttle connections. Which board are you using and can you recommend others with the same connection.
4 screws in total, amazing, which is that?
I know Spotz had one only for the front wing once (but it could fall off also), but can not remember the others, I believe there was 2 for the Tuttle connection, and 1 or 2 for the mast/fuselage, and 2 for the stabilizer?
I got 6 screws in total on mine (Ketos), 1 for the mast/board, 1 for the mast/fuselage, 2 for the wing/fuselage, and 2 for the stabilizer/fuselage.
So getting down to 4 only sounds amazing
I often only take the board and foil apart, one screw then.
And other times also the "flyer", meaning the fuselage with wings, disconnect it from the mast, 1 screw more.
Then it can all be stored flat in the car, and I can choose the desired combo mast length / flyer / board I want the next time I go out.
Changing wings is 2 screws, so takes a little longer.