Armstrong Performance Masts

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Armstrong Performance Masts

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Armstrong just stepped up their game with new high modulus masts. No more Mr. Noodle! :lol: Looks like some other cool stuff coming soon too...



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Re: Armstrong Performance Masts

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Looks impressive, but not cheap. I just saw one on the kiteforce website and they are about $2000, just for the mast.
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2023 is the year of 2k masts. Unfortunately most of them do provide that much more high speed and glide performance. Matt Nuzzo stop playing dumb. The mast is nearly 40% heavier than the original 85. 'Slight' stops at 10%. And Army saying they cut weight away from the baseplate where you don't need it? That's the most structurally critical part of a mast. Meaning the weight is more swing weight.

That being said, it is still the lightest weight of all the new stiff masts I've seen. I bet the axis 90HM is ~6lbs. Weight is not always a bad thing though. If you're into max speed on small foils the weight will add a lot of stability though turbulent water.
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