Evolution Cedrus – Custom Mast Deposit
OPENING WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21 AT 12:00PM PST
We are opening another limited production batch of masts while we work on a new website and continue to scale our manufacturing operations. If you are interested in lengths 72.5, 77.5, or 82.5, please consider ordering through The Foil Shop as we are already building masts for their inventory. We are limiting production slots in this batch to prevent extended wait times and to reduce the load on our team given the time consuming process of managing and invoicing custom mast orders with our current online shop. Please understand that this is a non-refundable deposit for custom design services, and that the balance of $1,100 will be due before delivery which we hope is within the next 4-6 weeks. We will continue to increase production capacity and reduce lead times; thanks in advance for your patience and support.
Not sure which mast? We’ll try to make it simple for you. Begin with length: If you ride between 65 and 80cm, Evolution Surf is your only option, with industry-leading performance in the lower speed range (10-20kts) of prone foiling. Above 90cm, you’ll need to go with Evolution Wind, which is optimized for the higher speeds associated with longer length masts.
Between 80 and 90cm is a model overlap region, and both masts have comparable stiffness and strength but are instead tailored to different riding styles. If you are riding larger foils, and therefore lower speeds, looking for a more surfy feel, you will be happier with Surf. Many wing foilers may go this route, especially if you like to de-power and ride swell. If you ride smaller [faster] foils and like to “get on the rail” and sail close-hauled (upwind) in choppy/rough conditions and heavy winds, you may want the added ventilation resistance of Evolution Wind. Due to the higher and longer water-piercing region (ride height of the mast), Evolution Wind may feel more forgiving and progressive as you move up and down the water column on the mast. Evolution Surf will reward riders for staying high, keeping the shorter chord length region at the water piercing zone. For a summary of the two models, check out the product page. For a super detailed, in-depth explanation, you can read the blog entry here. As a reminder, the longest Evolution Surf is 85cm which assembles to about 90 with an adapter/mount. The shortest Wind is 80cm.
Adapters should be ordered at the time of mast deposit, to ensure that adequate quantities are available to ship with masts and for combined shipping/order processing. In the future we plan to hold inventory of popular adapters just like we do the Classic, but it will be some time before we have all adapter models in stock and are focused on delivering them with masts at this time. Please note that Evolution Cedrus masts/adapters are not cross-compatible with Classic/Clydesdale/Aluminum Masts.
Mounts are now included and shimmed precisely to the mast at our facility for a tight fit. You do NOT need to order a mount with your mast.
Shipping is calculated at checkout. Because we ship masts all over the world, shipping is not included in the mast price. We have a very good idea of the costs involved with shipping and order fulfillment. Our shipping charges cover custom boxes, packaging time, insurance, and customs paperwork. We are not liable for duties/tariff/fees for international delivery and have no way to estimate them.
Like all Cedrus masts, the adapter + mount adds about 4-5cm to the total mast length. Please take note when placing your order and verify the length of your current setup as all brands measure length differently.