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Foil, Mast foot position

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Created by CAN17 Thursday, 9 Aug 2018
CAN17
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Thursday , 9 Aug 2018 7:57AM
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Was out for my first foil. Was on a sb formula 162 and a np rs:one AL foil, 7.5m sail.

Mast foot was almost all the way back (covering the serial #) I find with this board in perticular you need took keep the mast foot back to keep the nose from sticking. I'm light 65kg. Had a few decent fights in light wind with one crash. around 6-10 knots. With foiling there seems to be even more tuning then windsurfing. Had trouble at times keeping enough weight in the back to get the foil to lift probably some poor foil nubbie technique. But is there a standard distance foiling boards keep the mast foot from the edge of the fin box for maximum control and lift. I will measure mine to compare, since i use a non foil board is the track in a weird position comparied to dedicated foiling boards?

AUS 814
NSW, 189 posts
Thursday , 9 Aug 2018 10:52AM
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Seems that a good ball park figure is 110cm from the front tuttle bolt and then adjust either + or - as required

CAN17
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Saturday , 11 Aug 2018 5:38AM
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Yep, on my f162 the distance from where the mast track starts to where the first fin bolt is is 108cm.
Will hopefully be out on the water this weekend.

Need to play with foot positioning. May try without back strap. Wounder if moving the front strap more inboard will keep my weight to far forward. I guess I will not know until I try.

IndecentExposur
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Tuesday , 14 Aug 2018 6:29AM
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CAN17 said..

Need to play with foot positioning. May try without back strap. Wounder if moving the front strap more inboard will keep my weight to far forward. I guess I will not know until I try.

This is my first post here, I'm new the forums but have been foiling since May.

Like you, I was having issues trying to get foiling and weight distribution. I was told to move the straps around in one hole increments rearward from the front to find the sweet spot. It makes a big difference to move that front strap back first.

Also, I'm having more success by having removed the rear straps all together. I find that my rear feet are all around the rear of the board. Until I get better technique in general I won't put the rear straps back on yet.



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