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How high do you fly?

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Created by Paducah 1 month ago, 4 Apr 2019
Paducah
335 posts
4 Apr 2019 5:04AM
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Any preferences on how far off the water? Hovering? Weather satellite? In between?

IndecentExposur
70 posts
4 Apr 2019 6:55AM
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I try to keep the board from touching and the wing from foiling out of the water. :) I like to keep it about mid mast.

jusavina
QLD, 1177 posts
4 Apr 2019 3:20PM
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WhiteofHeart
104 posts
4 Apr 2019 2:27PM
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I don't ever touch, but lets say somewhere between 1/3th and 1/2 of the mast out of the water, but going just deadstraight between the chops, so I have pics of being +/- 80cm above the water at times.

i fly a little higher in the downwind than the upwind too. And the more overpowered I am the higher I fly, to be able to bank the board, and it does that kind of out of its own.

BSN101
WA, 1575 posts
5 Apr 2019 3:21PM
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Whats the longest production mast length?

joe windsurf
1456 posts
5 Apr 2019 6:11PM
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windsurfing or pot ??
it is now legal in Canada with government run shops in some provinces
come on over

IndecentExposur
70 posts
5 Apr 2019 9:49PM
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BSN101 said..
Whats the longest production mast length?


110cm? I'm guessing based on no real research skills, nor did I google it. :)

I did just get the 110cm mast from starboard, yikes that's tall.

WhiteofHeart
104 posts
5 Apr 2019 10:58PM
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IndecentExposur said..


BSN101 said..
Whats the longest production mast length?




110cm? I'm guessing based on no real research skills, nor did I google it. :)

I did just get the 110cm mast from starboard, yikes that's tall.



I think 110cm indeed ;), although custom you can get anything. Have to say, longer isnt necessarily better (and definately not better because the pros use it)

the length of your mast and the impact it has on the setup is very dependent of board width. If 110 (max PWA length) was best then all brands would make 110 masts for 2019, but most are in the 100-105 range for race.

CAN17
213 posts
6 Apr 2019 1:45AM
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joe windsurf said..
windsurfing or pot ??
it is now legal in Canada with government run shops in some provinces
come on over



Yes, our government is telling us to do drugs(sold from us) and stay home. Don't bother windsurfing or doing anything to stimulate your mind....so come on over!

powersloshin
NSW, 1004 posts
6 Apr 2019 11:20AM
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better than giving money to the mafia to buy your drugs

Faff
VIC, 658 posts
6 Apr 2019 6:10PM
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Higher feels better, but hard to sustain. My mast is 91 cm.

Gorgo
VIC, 4149 posts
6 Apr 2019 7:39PM
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It's dynamic and sort of automatic. Your legs suck up as you go over waves and push down as you go through troughs.

When doing gybes, especially slow under powered ones, it's best to stay as high as you can so you can "coast down the hill" on the exit.



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