Our masts are made up of sections that fit snugly together, making our karts easy to assemble, and to add or remove sections to accommodate various sail sizes. The base section of the mast, called the "butt," is the largest, followed by subsequently smaller sections called 3rds, 2nds, and a Tip at the top of the mast. We use three types of materials to construct our masts: Fiberglass, Carbon and Ultra Carbon.
- Fiberglass: Strong, yet flexible, fiberglass mast sections make it easy to sail in light winds and are forgiving for better control in strong winds. This is why we recommend beginners start with a Fiberglass Combination Mast.
- Carbon: These mast sections feature 600 grams of stiff carbon wrapped around a flexible fiberglass core. Carbon sections make the mast stiffer. By adding carbon sections to the base of the mast where most of the bend occurs (especially the "butt" and the next "3rd"), you can increase performance in windy conditions.
- Ultra Carbon: Our Ultra carbon is composed of thicker carbon (900 grams), wrapped around a resilient fiberglass core. Using sections of this stiffest mast material can further increase performance, but may also be less forgiving in gusty conditions.
The ideal mast composition varies per person and depends on sailing conditions, sailing style and preference; no one set-up guarantees better performance than another.
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