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jack

Since 12 Mar 2006
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PostThu Sep 05, 19 10:20 am    Bent mast? Reply with quote

Probably a dumb question, but...

Is it possible to bend an aluminum mast under normal foiling conditions?

I had a pretty decent bend in my mast and am having a hard time figuring out how it got there. It took a decent amount of weight and force to correct the bend and I think I am careful with storage and travel.

Just curious if anyone has experience with this occurring when the cause is not obvious.

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oliver19

Since 25 Jun 2019
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PostThu Sep 05, 19 12:39 pm     Reply with quote

Hard to imagine it happening with just riding unless improperly manufactured.

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wylieflyote

Since 30 Jun 2006
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PostFri Sep 06, 19 7:16 am     Reply with quote

oliver19 wrote:
Hard to imagine it happening with just riding unless improperly manufactured.


Is the bent mast one of the older original Liquid Force 2015 orange masts? I can't imagine any other mast bending unless you're trying to teach your kid parallel parking and forgot where you stored your setup.

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jack

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PostFri Sep 06, 19 7:58 am     Reply with quote

Not LF, it is a very commonly used newer model. I didnt want to mention the brand as I don't think this is an issue that has anything to do with them. At 200# plus I had to hop up and down on it is to straighten it out so I decided not to simply blame my kids...

It will remain a mystery, but the good news is I can blame it on me sucking...

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martyman

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PostSun Sep 08, 19 6:57 pm    Bent mast Reply with quote

I bent a few masts. In the surf and from running into ground at slow and fast speeds. You can bend it back but I found it just bends again as the metal has been compromised

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