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Masts are they all the same.

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Created by Deefer A week ago, 21 May 2020
Deefer
VIC, 53 posts
21 May 2020 7:27AM
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I have a Slingshot dwarf and the H2 that we use for prone foiling and now my youngest son is using it for kiting. We have the two smaller masts and are looking for the 90cm or larger but there aren't any available in Aus that we can find. Was down the beach the other day and noticed the Cabrinha and North Masts look pretty much identical in plan shape any body got any idea whether they all are the same extrusion just anodized and labelled differently for the brands?

daddycool
WA, 335 posts
Thursday , 21 May 2020 2:39PM
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Good question - I wondered the same! I guess they are similar but the end fittings are where they differ....

Kamikuza
QLD, 5172 posts
Thursday , 21 May 2020 7:41PM
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You'd need to check bolt position and the profile of the mast -- pull your plate and fuselage and see if they fit.

I know that the original Naish and LF masts were identical, and several brands did indeed share supplier and just "paint" them company colors.

www.jupiterkiteboarding.com/store/cabrinha-foil-mast-head-p-7760.html

Livit
WA, 477 posts
Thursday , 21 May 2020 6:18PM
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Deefer said..
I have a Slingshot dwarf and the H2 that we use for prone foiling and now my youngest son is using it for kiting. We have the two smaller masts and are looking for the 90cm or larger but there aren't any available in Aus that we can find. Was down the beach the other day and noticed the Cabrinha and North Masts look pretty much identical in plan shape any body got any idea whether they all are the same extrusion just anodized and labelled differently for the brands?


I am pretty sure the Moses alloy are compatible with the Slingshot. Moses Chord is a bit deeper (116mm vs 114mm) but the space between the crews is the same (50mm).

Looks like Foilsports in VIC have the 95cm Moses in stock.

foilsport.com.au/collections/hydroils/products/alu-mast-95

horey69
QLD, 337 posts
Friday , 22 May 2020 7:37AM
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I wouldn't be sure of the Moses Slingshot cross over, best to ask foils port.

Deefer
VIC, 53 posts
Friday , 22 May 2020 5:08PM
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Thanks all for the info, I'll chase them up

ActionSportsWA
WA, 768 posts
Saturday , 23 May 2020 2:08PM
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horey69 said..
I wouldn't be sure of the Moses Slingshot cross over, best to ask foils port.


Hey Horey,

Moses and Slingshot do have some cross over. Slingshot Ghost Whisperer is simply older designs of Moses masts and wings. I suspect the Slingshot masts were used in the Moses Alu setups. However, I believe Moses may have ceased with the Alloy masts.

DM

horey69
QLD, 337 posts
Sunday , 24 May 2020 7:39AM
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ActionSportsWA said..

horey69 said..
I wouldn't be sure of the Moses Slingshot cross over, best to ask foils port.



Hey Horey,

Moses and Slingshot do have some cross over. Slingshot Ghost Whisperer is simply older designs of Moses masts and wings. I suspect the Slingshot masts were used in the Moses Alu setups. However, I believe Moses may have ceased with the Alloy masts.

DM


DM,
Yeah I know the Moses/Slingshot story, was just thinking Ali. I've seen a few blokes try and fail with other brands.
Looking forward to the Phantasm dropping.
Horey

AquaPlow
QLD, 904 posts
Sunday , 24 May 2020 6:22PM
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Love to replace SS alu mast with carbon...
The infinity setup I have is g8 for me except the mast is too...oooo.... Heavy..
Is there a carbon replacement..compatible???

If moses carbon mast can replace this it would fantastic... Else will abandon soon for Armstrong kit..
With weak tendon/ muscles still after bust collarbone too much negotiating surf break in lighter winds..

I almost had to get help trying to get out of front entry wettie I was trying on in shop on W/E.. Ouch..
Cheers
AP

natho6026961
WA, 61 posts
Monday , 25 May 2020 12:37PM
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In one of Gunnar's unboxing vids, he tried to put the Moses ali mast into the slingshot baseplate and concluded they weren't compatible.

Must be profile difference as I understand the bolt hole spacings are identical. Apparently you can even use a Moses/Slingshot adapter (Stringy or Foilmount) to bolt a standard Moses fuse to the Moses ali mast, instead of buying the special Moses ali mast fuse..

airsail
QLD, 416 posts
Monday , 25 May 2020 3:21PM
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Even different years of the same brand can trip you up, 2019 Naish mast won't fit a 2018 Naish foil, slight profile change.



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