To achieve ultimate performance, we’ve created this full carbon monobloc mast/fuselage/top plate set in one piece.
Its hydrodynamics have been redesigned with perfectly profiled connections to reduce drag. decrease disturbance to be able to generate more speed. But also, it provides a lot more stiffness thanks to extended fillets.
The thickness of the mast has been increased by a few millimeters to gain in overall stiffness. Our tests show that this additional drag is largely compensated for by a stiffness that boosts speed and dynamic. Your drive is more explosive! All the testers report a higher speed. And this stiffness eliminates all piloting blur: the foil is lively and ultra-accurate.
We have also widened the mast to eliminate twisting, especially in the lower part of the mast. Not very noticeable in surfing and for lighter surfers, this twist was problematic for pumping and strong riders who lost a lot of energy and concentration on this point. By widening the mast chord, from the top plate to the fuselage, we have completely erased this twist. The shape of the profile remains our magic profile because this gain in width goes hand in hand with the gain in thickness. Note that we also gain a bit of drive with this little extra chord width on the mast, asserting the trajectories a bit more.
The 70 cm length brings that little extra which makes all the difference in curves and pumping compared to a 65cm aluminum; without penalizing the take off in small waves with a draft that would graze the bottom.
The benefits are clear:
1. More dynamism with a 100% carbon prepreg draping.
2. More stiffness thanks to the single-pass high pressure moulded monobloc.
3. No possible looseness between the parts thanks to the monobloc concept.
4. Significant weight saving with our floating foam mast.
5. Simple maintenance, repairs possible, and easily replaceable inserts.
1/ The 100% carbon prepreg draping is a model of its kind. The 50 layers on the mast and 155 layers on the fuselage are distributed in 5 angles to guarantee an incredible dynamism. The return to its initial shape after effort is 4 times faster than on a standard mast.
2/ This huge part is produced in a 400kg mould, handled by powerful lifting tools to protect our workers. More than 4 hours are necessary to arrange all the layers in perfect order. Then comes the moment of closing the mould, always impressive in strength and precision. Finally, it is rolled in the heating press to compress it to 120 tons and bake it at 155°. A mast of rare stiffness will come out of it.
3/ The looseness between the mast/fuselage/top plate parts is eliminated. Dismantling is no longer obligatory and galvanic corrosion is an old memory. The holes in the fuselage are through holes and mounted with anti-corrosion brass threads. You will be able to screw your wings firmly. A little thread lock in the inserts and your tightening is durable and protected.
4/ The huge advantage of high-quality carbon is its stiffness. So, it is not necessary to put as much material as with other materials. In this way, we save a significant weight loss, almost 30% compared to aluminum. And more significant than the measured weight, the dynamism brings a sensation of liveliness and therefore incredible lightness.
5/ A damaged insert: you can replace it in a few seconds for a few euros. Easy. A bump in the rocks: you repair your mast as you would do on your board.
Not compatible with our Allvator Freeride Kite wings.
Delivered in a high-quality bag, it is the Rolls of the monobloc masts.
Treat yourself with a beautiful and hyper efficient carbon piece.