Got the recommended board. 5.0 sky wing for my weight is great, easier to pump onto the foil and less drag in case of a touchdown. But only as long as the wind is above 6-8kn. Below 5kn it is more comfortable to sit on the board ;-)) and it took me about half an hour to get used to the board and find the balance to start foiling :-((
Got the recommended foil. 1000 aero free set is great if the wind exceeds 11-13kn. Especially the higher board-speed makes it more fun to ride. So far ok. The tendency to turn off the wind at low windspeed remains and as well the necessity to place the mast fully rear or maybe max 2cm forward to have a balanced flight, although the straps are max forward.
This leads me to step three, getting the Alu Mast and fuselage V3. Which length mast and which length fuselage to buy?
With my V2 mast 750 I feel quite comfortable on flatwater. Nevertheless if there are small waves, which I cannot ride but have to cross, I feel that it is disturbing the balanced flight, still controllable, but because the waves are small, the frequency is above 1Hz so hard to control/follow the surface. Consequence is to maintain a small variation in flight height to not breach the surface or touch down.
Might a longer mast help? Fanatic describes it would help in the surf?
What is your recommendation for the mast length only for winging? 75, 82 or 90cm? What are the disadvantages if using an 82 or even 90cm mast besides ground clearance?
An experienced wingfoiler recommended using the 68Fuselage instead of 78/74, easier pumping and improved Maneuvers. What is your opinion? Which length would you recommend? What are possible disadvantages when using 68cm?
Thanks again for your support
Today was a fun day on Northsea without foil, force 5, small waves, Freewave 85 with 5.3. Great combo!
Riding till after sunset :-)))