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sharksupper

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Mast length
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:25:27 AM »
Hey guys, not sure if anyone knows the answer to this one, but what effect does mast length have on the handling of the kit?

I noticed that most surf foil kits have sub-20 inch lengths, but the Lift foil I'm using is 28" (71cm), which is about 6" longer than others.  I'm curious what the trade offs are in either direction... shorter vs longer.

My intuition tells me the longer mast is making balancing/turning harder, but the depth allows for keeping the foil in the water easier, as well as allowing pumping with longer boards easier... but I really have no idea.

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Re: Mast length
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 10:05:33 AM »
I swapped out my 24" mast for a 20" one.  I still suck, so while the difference is noticeable, I can't say I am really foiling better now...:).  A shorter mast should make it easer to learn on. 
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