A shorter mast has a few more advantages.
3) As mentioned before a not so hard wipeout, and less chance to landing on the foil when crashing
Ok this one is pretty big. My shins agree.
My friend Tommy in SD, told me to use a helmet for when the foil comes around
and tryes to knock you Out after each fall !!
Kite boarding for me is like standing on Stilts while standing on an unstable
board ; and the stilts are NOT very well attached. If i tighten them up More,
then the blood stops flowing and i cramp up immediately.
Doing a back-roll on a strapped surfboard will never result in the same rotational
energy because of that slop in the interface. The leg i'm designing will give
me a LOT more control, so it's gonna be like buying all new kite boards
because the added control. I feel it now when the leg is Over tightened , but
can't do that for more than 10min or the cramps start to Really hurt and
i have to come in and loosen the leg.
Part of the reason i Need such big fins is to dampen out the slop in
the prosthetic ; will be fun not having to deal with that any longer.
SO -- riding a hydrofoil should be like standing on sloppy stilts ;
while standing on the mast of the foil or a second pair of stilts.
This should be difficult but :
This is a challenge i look forward to ; and should net me a bunch of Free Beer
if i can pull it off !!!