Forums > Kitesurfing Foiling

best size mast for wave caving

Reply
Created by kemp90 > 9 months ago, 6 Jan 2018
kemp90
QLD, 1647 posts
6 Jan 2018 8:17AM
Thumbs Up

whats everyone thoughts on carving the swell and waves. iv only used the one size mast. would a shorter mast (24) be quicker and more snappy rocking from one side to another.

i feel like it would be better on a short mast but more chance of breaching.

or would the longer mast (35) be better.

sorry if is a restarted question

DukeSilver
WA, 256 posts
6 Jan 2018 7:05AM
Thumbs Up

I haven't started foiling in waves yet, but a few people on other forums have spoken about 70cm being a good compromise between being able to use in shallower locations and pitch stability.

bigtone667
NSW, 1035 posts
6 Jan 2018 11:55AM
Thumbs Up

In my experience, 55cm is too small, I spend all my time breaching as I travel down the wave face.

Currently riding a 70cm mast and that seems to work well for me. Short enough that I can manage shallow conditions.

Fly on da wall
VIC, 685 posts
6 Jan 2018 1:48PM
Thumbs Up

Longer mast equals a more docile and forgiving ride. If you're on a hoverglide the 24inch sucks after riding the standard 35 odd inch mast. It has a lot more tolerance for riding waves and big chop... It takes time to get to that understanding of hoverglide. But it's a foil that you'll one day appreciate and respect as it's the goods as a alrounder and learner/progressive set up. Ps disclaimer.. I have no affiliation with slingshot besides they have a lot of my money in their bank! Dam straight

Plummet
4455 posts
6 Jan 2018 4:56PM
Thumbs Up

I can 90cm and that is too short!

kemp90
QLD, 1647 posts
6 Jan 2018 11:17PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Fly on da wall said..
Longer mast equals a more docile and forgiving ride. If you're on a hoverglide the 24inch sucks after riding the standard 35 odd inch mast. It has a lot more tolerance for riding waves and big chop... It takes time to get to that understanding of hoverglide. But it's a foil that you'll one day appreciate and respect as it's the goods as a alrounder and learner/progressive set up. Ps disclaimer.. I have no affiliation with slingshot besides they have a lot of my money in their bank! Dam straight

Haha love the disclaimer.

im actually using the ride engine surf foil at the moments. It's fun a weapon but comes standard with a 24" mast. It must be better for a surfboard with no kite pulling you.
Its fun in the waves but I do find I have to be super mindful of breaching.

ill get a longer mast in the next few weeks I think.

disclamer: I do ride for slingshot

horey69
QLD, 266 posts
7 Jan 2018 8:27AM
Thumbs Up

Kempo I just got the 30 inch from Josh, it's perfect for chop and waves here in the bay. And will Bolt right onto your set up. What wing are you using? Disclaimer I love Slingshot gear.

kemp90
QLD, 1647 posts
7 Jan 2018 9:05AM
Thumbs Up

Josh is the man!

The ride engine futura surf foil. Don't quote me but I think it's the same as the slinggy H2 surf foil. It has so much lift at low speed. You don't even need to plane to get on the foil haha, just straight up and your foiling.
Super slow, but the progression with tacks, and doing weird **** is outrageous because you don't have to super fast haha.



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Kitesurfing Foiling


"best size mast for wave caving" started by kemp90