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beech

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PostWed Aug 12, 20 8:08 pm    alternate mast for Stringy foil? Reply with quote

I have a Stringy foil with a 90 cm welded aluminum mast and wondered what options I have for a shorter mast? Can I use a Slingshot mast (for example ) on this setup? See pics. I'm a foil newb so was thinking a shorter mast might help the learning curve.

   foil1.JPG 
   foil2.JPG 

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ldhr

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PostThu Aug 13, 20 8:57 am     Reply with quote

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wylieflyote

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PostThu Aug 13, 20 4:23 pm     Reply with quote

He'll make a fuselage that fits Moses, Cedrus, More. Can I say your setup looks stone age? Smile
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beech

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PostThu Aug 13, 20 6:50 pm     Reply with quote

what can I say? covid times are lean and carbon fibre is just so bourgeois anyhow. thanks for the tip kip
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PostThu Aug 13, 20 8:04 pm     Reply with quote

beech wrote:
what can I say? covid times are lean and carbon fibre is just so bourgeois anyhow. thanks for the tip kip


That setup does look a bit primitive but certainly functional and very solid. I wouldn't waste your time/money on a shorter mast as you will also need a new mast plate and fuselage which will be $$ even if not carbon. Instead spend your money on a stringy surf wing which will be much easier to learn on and better in the long run as well. With the newer surf wings I don't think people spend much time learning on the shorter masts anymore anyway.

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Singlemalt

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PostThu Aug 13, 20 8:47 pm     Reply with quote

That rig totally rocks.

Take a foil lesson with Joe the Kiter. Worth it!

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stringy

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PostFri Aug 14, 20 6:02 am     Reply with quote

hey that's a gen 1 mast setup!
We've come along ways in our foil evolution since then. unfortunately no other fuselage will bolt right onto that one. if you need a shorter mast, I have that same setup in a 24 inch mast you can have/borrow. I keep it around for teaching but have a couple of setups so its all yours if you want.
let me know where to meet up.

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beech

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PostFri Aug 14, 20 12:38 pm     Reply with quote

Hey Jim that would be wonderful..kiting kalama this evening...just saying. But otherwise can meet you anywhere in the lower Columbia area this weekend.
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