No, it is not counter intuitive. If mast moves back, so does the front wing (which should be quite close in between your feet). If stance location is however same than earlier(for example if board is so short there is no room to move back foot backwards) result is kiter must move his weight back. This means high back foot pressure, for sure tiring after a while.Laughingman wrote: ↑Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:14 pmThis is counter intuitive.DAnderson wrote: ↑Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:22 pmI also ride the same setup, 3'6 & 150 wing w/ a single strap in the forward position. I have the mast set @ the 3cm from rearmost position. My opinion after adjusting it several times, is further rearward increases rear foot pressure. Which certainly can get uncomfortable after an hour or so. This is accentuated w/ a longer mast.
If you move the mast back then your general overall weight is more forward then it was if you stand in the same spot. I think what you are experiencing is fatigue due to not putting your weight on the rear foot but yet having to maintain control with that foot. I have to keep my rear foot in front of the strap and have my mast as far back as possible if I move my foot back, I also get fatigued but not because I am putting weight on my back foot, its because I cannot. Moving the mast forward would require me to move more forward or put more weight on my front foot.
Mast (foil) placement affects where you stand on board. Balance and inertia of the board will be different in different positions. If board has tail rocker foil (or board) has different angle when foil is far back. If foil (stance) is too far front board will nose dive easier in water contact. IMO foil placement affects foot pressure only when there is no room to move to new balanced stance (or if straps limit it).junebug wrote: So are you saying mast placement does or doesn’t affect things other than the relative foot pressure needed?
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