Based on Franckite (the Sword father) method on the kitefoil Forum:
Comparative measurements for mast flex and torsional stiffness
Purpose of the method: investigate what makes a fast ? comfortable ? kitefoil .... using a method as reproductible and scientific as possible ... though cheap.
A very straight forward protocol:
1- a cantilever beam test with 5kg applied at a 85 cm distance from the "wall"
2- torsional stiffness test : 5kg applied at a 30cm distance from the mast
Measurements taken at 85cm and 30 cm in each case with respect to the initial position without weight
Metric to Imperial conversion: 5 kg = 11 pounds at
1 - 85 cm = 2.79 feet (2 feet 9 15⁄32 inches)
2 - 30 cm = 11.81 in - 0.984 foot (11 13⁄16 inches) - 25cm = 9.84 in
The results will be updated with your values and the Kitefoil Forum ones (Spotz, Ketos, Zeeko, Carafino and MHL measurements are missing).
Results expressed in mm would be an advantage.
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