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Mast compatibility

Postby edt » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:26 pm

So I know most of the base plates are 90mm and if you have a track system you can swap the entire foil kit, mast, fuselage and wings over from one board to a different board.

But today I heard that the Naish and Liquid Force masts are also compatible. I find this a little hard to believe, as the mast sizes and bolt places should be all different. Anyway, is this just a bad rumor or are some of the masts actually compatible between brands? I have a liquid force setup so I can measure that but no access to a Naish right now. If the masts are compatible that makes shopping for a short mast and not having to tap new holes easier.

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Re: Mast compatibility

Postby RagingGrandpa » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:51 pm

== edit: corrections made now ==

The current Naish foil parts series is called "Thrust" and uses a 3-screw mast, not compatible w/ LF and not compatible with Hover.
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Naish "Hover" (ie: 2017) foilsets use the same fat crappy mast as the old LF "foil fish": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_Gi2q9_zvs
https://kitesurfdubai.ae/wp-content/upl ... mplete.jpg
https://image.isu.pub/160222083825-62ab ... age_62.jpg
2017 Naish Thrust.jpg
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Shown above, those old "foil fish" orange LF masts are thicker than the (below) LF Rocket, Happy, and today's other current (black color) aluminum masts.

2017 Liquid Force aluminum mast:
2018_LF_Mast.jpg
So in conclusion, I haven't found any example of todays LF masts being used under brand names besides LF/Wakefoil/RideEngine/CloudIX.
Last edited by RagingGrandpa on Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:40 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Re: Mast compatibility

Postby edt » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:37 pm

Nice!! thanks

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Re: Mast compatibility

Postby RagingGrandpa » Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:36 pm

More datapoints, for posterity-

2017 Slingshot Hoverglide aluminum mast:
SS_Hoverglide_Mast.jpg
2018 Airush Core Foil V2; Naish Thrust; RRD; Takuma; Gong
efoil.builders wrote: http://efoil.builders/t/carbon-wings-op ... ble/2230/9
SoEFoil, Aug 24 2018
Since 2017, a few manufacturers have moved to the same standard: 3 screws spaced by 4cm : RRD, Takuma, Naish, Gong (55USD for 65cm mast), Airush … The mast is held by 3 screws diam 6mm, the fuselage is held by 2 x 6mm screws (could be 3). This profile is not symmetrical as profile max thickness is located at 40-45% from and closer to leading edge.
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tegirinenashi wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:51 pm
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(2018?) North Speedster:
HendrikVdP wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:16 am
here is what i measured from my North speedster mast :

Mast thickness : 15mm
Cord : 96mm
2 bolt fixing, M8 47mm apart

Baseplate 90mm x 165mm


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