cwood wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:10 am
Foil wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:34 pm
cwood wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:18 am
Sweet spot is 100cm in my mind but not far off 91. Just more forgiving on breaches etc. Shorter will always be stiffer....subtle but noticeable.
With Moses fuse, the center of gravity needs to go forward....and if you don't have enough adjustment in straps or mast position you need to shim mast to fuse or stabilizer. What you have is optimal.
The Moses 91 cm is much softer than the 101cm, the 91 is not great, so soft, many more layers less of carbon in its make up, I would never go back to a 91cm moses
you don't notice so much when your learning
but later when loading it up it's just too soft
I thought mine was seriously bad, and when I switched to the 101cm I then knew I was right about the 91cm.
Interesting, just assumed the shorter would be stiffer. My Girlfriend rides a 90 cm but I've never tried it.
lightweight riders may not notice the difference, same goes for newbies, neither may load the mast up like a heavyweight or an experienced rider going hard and fast into turns-waves or turbulent water
turn your board upside down on the grass with the mast and wings attached, grip the back and front wing and try and "screw" the mast in and out of the board, 45deg of twist or more is a little shocking, i thought mine might have been a bad mast, but no, I tested a few others that had said to me they thought they may have a dodgy 91cm mast, they are all like that.
the 82cm mast is stiffer, make up of the layers have fixed this.
read the specs for the masts on the moses web site, some specs show the carbon sheet layers used in the production of the different lengths, i think its 20 for the 91cm and 25 sheets for the 101cm
also its worth remembering this 91 cm mast was fine when used more gently with the older standard moses wings of 550 and the like, the 633 had not yet been invented, but then these large surf style wings came in and the 91 mast was at times subjected to forces that can overwhelm the old 91cm, the 101cm is much stiffer and can cope well with the bendy forces, but the 101cm still moves around a lot when you do the static test above, maybe a little flex is good, like a good shock absorber on a rally car, but change that good shock absorber for a cheap item off a cheap fiat 500 and that rally car is going to get out of shape very quickly