SONIC REFLEX MAST F100 COMMITED TO FLY.
DOES A FOIL MAST ABSORB CHOP?
DOES THE PROFILE, OUTLINE, LEACH LINE OF A FOIL SAIL LOOK LIKE A NORMAL FIN SAIL?
DOES A FOIL SAIL HAVE THE SAME PRESSURE AS A FIN SAIL?
These are just 3 main questions that can be answered the same. NO.
Therefore in Point-7 we have decided to develop dedicated masts to enhance the performance of our foil sails, exclusively for those who don’t want compromises in performance.
WHY THIS MAST:
A foil sail goes smooth over water and the mast does not need to have the reflex of a slalom sail but needs to increase stability of the rig to help keep the balance of the foil.
The way a foil sail is cut is to have no back hand and if the mast can follow this characteristic, it will offer the sail a bigger range.
The fact that the luff lengths of foil sails are different to the slalom sails, the reinforcements can follow the luff curve needs to enhance performance in the different areas of the sail.
Generally, a foil mast can be stiffer in the IMCS to lock in forward the profile of the sail, reducing drastically the power of the back hand. Exactly the opposite to a fin sail.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU USE A FOIL MAST IN A FIN SAIL?
The profile will increase in the front and therefore the pressure point will go more to the front, meaning that the power will be taken out from the back hand. When this happens on the water the sail will feel more dead as you won’t be able to push the power to the fin to accelerate and you will lose stability and wind range capacity. The sail will feel stiffer and not reactive. We don’t advice to use a foil mast on a fin sail.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU USE A FIN MAST IN A FOIL SAIL?
The sail will work well till the wind will not be powered up. At that moment, the backhand power will increase, and the stability of the foil will be less. The wind range will be less when powered and some of the stability lost also in the easier conditions. We still advice to use it if you will not be interested in a dedicated mast.
|Weight (g) +-3%
SDM SONIC REFLEX MAST F100
MAST 100% CARBON
Point-7 presents 4 new mast sizes, to enhance the performance of the F1 lines. 460, 490, 520 and 570.
MADE IN ITALY
HIGH QUALITY WINDSURFING MASTS ARE MAINLY MANUFACTURED IN ITALY.
OUR SUPPLIER IS BASED IN ITALY AND PRODUCES IN ITALY.
Thanks to update of new machineries, we were able to work out a new finish from our masts and introduce new technology in the constructions.
Most of the masts might look the same, but often produced by different manufactures with different machinery, materials, climates, and technology, even if the curve or Imcs numbers might be the same, the performance outcome once down hauled in a sail, will be different. Being the backbone of your windsurfing sail, it makes a very important accessory for the rig. The same as having a suit tailor made. A large 9m slalom sails have different qualities and performance characteristics from a 5m slalom sail which is used in strong wind. The curve and stiffness of the mast needs to be developed accordingly. Most of the masts on the market are constant curve, but this is only a general term to explain the characteristics. What is important is the curve percentages values of the bottom and top sections of the mast, including materials, shapes, and reflex. These are values which are very different in each sail brand, and often kept secret. Therefore, the best efficiency is reached by having an integrated rig.
OUR MAST LINES HAVE THE BEND CURVE PRINTED ON THEM, SO YOU WILL KNOW MORE IN DETAIL FROM THE PRODUCT YOU ARE BUYING!