i got a north sonar 1150/ 85cm mast and have been learning on it since last september and like it a lot,, a lot of bang for the buck. at your weight you might be ok on the 850 front wing but i suspect the 1150 would be fine, 300 cm is not that big of a jump size wise,, personally, i think i could keep using it for years.
The only benefit of a short mast is to be able to ride in shallow water. Dont bother getting a 50 cm mast, it is too short.Indulang wrote: ↑Mon May 10, 2021 6:09 amThank you all for the suggestions
I looked into Gong and came across this Allvator Freeride foil with 712cm2 wing area that they claim is beginner-friendly. Is it really beginner-friendly given my weight (64kg)?
https://www.gong-galaxy.com/en/product/ ... reeride-3/
Also, I'm curious how this Gong Allvator compares to F-one ic6. F-one foils are reasonably priced with our local dealer though not as cheap as the Gong ones.
Lastly how beneficial is it while learning to have extremely short 40-50cm masts?
get a gong full carbon..Indulang wrote: ↑Sun May 09, 2021 8:34 pmYes, I'm looking for gear suggestions. That Sabfoil/Moses 633 seems to go for €1,490 without the board. Are there cheaper options?leeuwen wrote: ↑Sun May 09, 2021 8:17 pmNot sure what the exact question is?
Are you looking for gear suggestions? Or something else?
I use a Sabfoil/Moses 633. I think it’s generally considered one of the better carbon setups suitable for both beginner to advanced for a “reasonable” price (it is not cheap but none of the carbon setups are).
FWIW, just saw this on the used gear thread:junebug wrote: ↑Mon May 10, 2021 3:56 pmI learned on the Slingshot flight school masts. I hour on the 15in mast, a couple of hours on the 24in mast, a few hours on the 30in mast and I was good to go. I still flailed on a full size mast, but the porpoising was pretty much behind me by then and it was much less dangerous.
If your only background is twin tip, like mine was, I recommend starting on a short mast or two or three. They won't last you very long, but they will make the process much easier. You could skip the 15in one--that one is useless for anything but learning--and go straight to the 24in one, which you could use in shallow water.
The only downside of learning with a short mast system is that your friends who learned on a full-sized mast will call you a wuss. I personally am comfortable with that.
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