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Armstrong A+ Performance Foil Masts

$1,449.99 Armstrong A+ Performance Foil Masts SKU: 210000009652
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Armstrong A+ Performance Foil Masts

Highly responsive for prone surf, wing, wake foiling and SUP surf/downwinding. 

“As the sport develops, riders push themselves and the equipment to the limits. After listening to feedback, we wanted to develop a new, innovative, ultra-high-performance mast that minimizes drag and ventilation while also being stiffer and even more responsive.” - Armie Armstrong

Collaborating with a team of America’s Cup foil engineers, we set out to develop a high-performance mast to take us into the future. Our design goal called for a unique blend of strength, stiffness, drag and light weight. Combining CFD analysis with expert insight allowed us to tune each section of the mast from baseplate to fuselage connection for maximum efficiency.

The result is a top-of-the-line mast consisting of top shelf materials, new mast section, refined baseplate, reduced drag fuselage connection and new construction method. Proprietary titanium M7 mast top hardware follows suit with a strong, light and drag reducing connection to the board.

These masts are designed with a mast rake angle. This fine tunes the board angle relative to the foil for a more comfortable and forgiving ride. It does not change the lifting force or balance of the foil itself, and it does not impact the foil’s “foot pressure” bias front or back. Board rocker also directly determines effective mast rake – boards from different brands have a variety of different rocker lines which influence rake angle – and more rocker in the rear half of board effectively increases mast rake. The 1 degree of rake we’ve placed specifically into the top of the Performance Mast shape provides three main benefits by adjusting the board relative to the foil underwater:

  • By bringing the foil closer to 0 degrees when the board is in the water, drag is reduced which makes takeoffs easier.
  • Touching down at speed or landing a jump is more forgiving and there’s less chance of crashing headfirst over the board.
  • By lifting the board nose slightly (1 degree = 17.46mm/m), mast rake makes it easier to ride fast without catching the nose at steep riding angles.

Simply put, the Performance Mast range takes the sublime Armstrong feeling further than ever.

PERFORMANCE 795

Highly responsive for prone surf, wing, wake foiling and SUP surf/downwinding.  

Recommended for:

  • PRONE SURF
  • WING
  • WAKE
  • SUP SURF
  • DOWNWIND

PERFORMANCE 935

All-around size for wing, tow, kite foiling and high wind downwinding.  

Recommended for:

  • WING
  • TOW SURF
  • KITE
  • DOWNWIND

PERFORMANCE 1035

Control at speed for high speed winging, kiting and tow foiling in larger surf.  

Recommended for:

  • WING (HIGH WIND/RACE)
  • TOW SURF (XL)
  • KITE

Aaron

Content Creator

Armstrong Performance Mast - At a Glance

Foiling is progressing at rapid pace and Armstrong is leading the way. This new mast is piece of tech that is a game changer for those looking to push their foiling to the next level. The Performance Mast is stiffer which gives more drive and power to bigger front foil wings. The Performance Mast retains its super light feeling so pumping up onto foil is effortless. The change of rake angle makes touch and go's more effortless. From our testing the Mast needs to be moved forward just a small amount on the foil board in comparison to the standard Armstrong mast. The Performance Mast in general provides a more planted and firm foil experience with no un-necessary twitching which can happen to mast's as they get longer in length with larger front foil wings.

- Aaron

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