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Steve R.

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Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:15:42 AM »
The new mast is 29" tall featuring a kai, Iwa, and M200 foil package.

The taller mast has become a real game changer here on Maui.
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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 09:50:33 AM »
I'm starting to see/believe that the taller masts are the ticket (haven't tried one yet), and in the current board I've having being made currently, I'm going with mast tracks instead of the Tuttle box just to get the added 3" of the adaptor to lengthen the mast as much as I able to at this point.

So are these new masts (and I'm assuming fuselage) available by themselves in a retro kit, or is this just a new mast option available when you buy the whole package deal including wing(s)? If they're available separately, I may just go, and throw a Tuttle in between the two tracks, and order one from you...if the price with shipping is right of course. ;) :)
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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 10:53:25 AM »
Gofoil offers also a 28,5 mast with plate.

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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 06:17:59 PM »
The tall tuttle masts are only available as complete kits.

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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 07:20:35 PM »
Saw Rod Parmenter at the Event Center this afternoon, he has one of the new masts. Substantially more chord as well as 5" longer. He also has the new sleeker M200.
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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 07:21:55 PM »
Yes, thank you. In the mean time, I figured it'd be just easier if just spoke with Karla, and she filled me in on the same. We also talked about the plate adaptors adding about 3-3.25" to the height of foil to board, and the custom mast adaptor Alex is doing in his shop that's available, and will add approx. another 3" if I wanted to get that much higher.

Had already decided to go with mast tracks, and plate adaptor in the new board I'm having made, and will play with that added distance before seeing if I will go to the mast extension adaptor...or just buy a whole new complete set of foil, and wings.

But thanks for getting back to me...much appreciated.
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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 10:46:08 PM »
why a game changer?

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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2018, 03:34:31 AM »
why a game changer?

Taller masts let you crank turns over much harder without breaching wing tips. More radical surfing for sure.

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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2018, 07:39:20 AM »
While this is exciting the lack of interchangeability from GoFoil is unacceptable.  And I am one of GoFoil / foilings biggest advocates.

Each iteration of the foil alone is costing $1,500 to $2,000.

Meanwhile the boards are changing EVEN Faster than the foils.

That said if any of your are thinking about it for SUP:

#1 Choice is the GoFoil IWA.  It will work for you in anything from 4 to 10 feet. 

#2 Maliko 200 - Great for 2 to 5 ft waves for people from 150 to 240 lbs.

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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 11:03:44 AM »
Saw Rod Parmenter at the Event Center this afternoon, he has one of the new masts. Substantially more chord as well as 5" longer. He also has the new sleeker M200.
Forgive my ignorance but what's a Chord, and does that mean less flex?
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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 11:13:27 AM »
chord is the the measurement from the leading edge to the trailing edge. a longer chord should in theory mean a stiffer mast

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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 12:06:36 PM »
While this is exciting the lack of interchangeability from GoFoil is unacceptable.  And I am one of GoFoil / foilings biggest advocates.

Each iteration of the foil alone is costing $1,500 to $2,000.

Meanwhile the boards are changing EVEN Faster than the foils.

That said if any of your are thinking about it for SUP:

#1 Choice is the GoFoil IWA.  It will work for you in anything from 4 to 10 feet. 

#2 Maliko 200 - Great for 2 to 5 ft waves for people from 150 to 240 lbs.

How about around 200 pounds surfing 2 to 3 foot waves?
Is there a limit as to how small (and junky) the waves can be?
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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 12:58:11 PM »
Is there a limit as to how small (and junky) the waves can be?

Hahaha I think there is. I tried with the Maliko 200 for a total of 2 miles according to the GPS and couldn't get going. The wave in the rear that's breaking is because of a shallow 2' deep sandbar. Though I really suck at this, there just wasn't enough push to get me up.
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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 01:10:41 PM »
chord is the the measurement from the leading edge to the trailing edge. a longer chord should in theory mean a stiffer mast

Thanks, I'm just about ready to purchase my first foil, I'm leaning Gofoil also, it would be nice to get this newest mast with the combo, I hope it comes out soon.
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Re: Go foil kai, Iwa, M200 kits with 29" mast now available
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 08:38:01 PM »
chord is the the measurement from the leading edge to the trailing edge. a longer chord should in theory mean a stiffer mast

Your definition is correct but longer chord doesn't necessarily do anything for stiffness. As an example, a longer piece of paper isn't stiffer than a shorter one but if you take the same piece of paper & roll it into a tube is a lot stiffer...perhaps not the best example but the camber along the cord has more to do with stiffness. Generally, more camber is stiffer than flat camber. If their mast has the same camber as before it won't be stiffer due to longer chord alone.