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Mast length freeride

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Created by kitcho207 1 month ago, 30 Oct 2019
pampel
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30 Nov 2019 5:47PM
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Isn't jibing easier with a longer mast at higher apeeds without the risk of breaching?

Kamikuza
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30 Nov 2019 7:56PM
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pampel said..
Isn't jibing easier with a longer mast at higher apeeds without the risk of breaching?


Yes but you can adapt to it. If I can gybe a 820mm wide wing on a 750mm long mast, then anyone can.

You have to pay attention a little more to what the water is doing and what it will be doing during the gybe so you don't poke a tip through a trough, but you can still load up and carve hard enough to make your knees collapse

Kamikuza
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30 Nov 2019 7:57PM
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warwickl said..
My next comment may say more about me than the gear.



Probably says more about me

IIRC my SS mast was stiff enough laterally but tended to twist more than was useful...

Kamikuza
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30 Nov 2019 8:00PM
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benmj said..
Just measured the plate adaptor .75 kg And of course yes part of the 2.5 kg so you could compare


1.8kg for the mast? Seems overly heavy for only 75cm. That's half a kilo heavier than mine...?

benmj
VIC, 71 posts
2 Dec 2019 11:19AM
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Kamikuza said..

benmj said..
Just measured the plate adaptor .75 kg And of course yes part of the 2.5 kg so you could compare



1.8kg for the mast? Seems overly heavy for only 75cm. That's half a kilo heavier than mine...?


well it will be a lot stiffer

Kamikuza
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2 Dec 2019 8:32PM
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benmj said..
well it will be a lot stiffer


While that's possible, that's not what I've heard



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