Windsurf masts

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Are you looking for a windsurf mast? Surf masts are an important part of your windsurfing equipment. The right or wrong choice of a windsurf mast can make a big difference in the performance of your windsurf sail. As Telstar Surf we recommend to purchase the corresponding windsurf mast per sail. This often differs per brand. You can find the mast length you need at the bottom of your sail or in our specification table for the relevant windsurf sail.

Mast specifications

Masts come in all shapes and sizes. There are three factors that make a mast identical. We will write more below to determine which mast is right for you.

Carbon percentage of a windsurfing mast

Each mast has a certain carbon percentage. This means what percentage of carbon there is in the mast. The higher the percentage on the mast, the more carbon there is in the mast. Masts with a lot of carbon in them, such as 75% carbon, provide the ideal performance for your sail. Because carbon masts retain their shape, less energy will be lost during planing in a gust of wind or while sailing. Because the masts retain the shape better, you will notice that you are in planning earlier and that the performance of the sail increases drastically.

Masts with a high carbon percentage are also a bit lighter, making them feel more dynamic, which can help a lot with the handling of the sail.

Pay attention to the vulnerability of the masts. The carbon windsurfing masts are very stiff but sensitive to point load. For example, if you drop your mast on the tiles, there is a chance that a 100% carbon mast will contain hairline cracks faster than a 40% carbon mast. A 40% to 60% carbon is therefore perfect for beginners. The masts contain carbon and are sturdy so that they do not break as quickly when you are practicing surfing.

The bending curve of the mast

There are different types of bending curve masts, namely: Hard top, flex top and constant curve. Because each mast has its own construction method, we do not recommend using a different brand of mast in a particular brand of sail because it is not comfortable to sail.

To help you even better when choosing a windsurfing mast, we have created a special tip page in which we will explain even more. For more information, see masts science.

RDM and SDM masts

You have probably already encountered it because you have two different mast diameters. There are RDM and SDM masts, for example. The SDM masts are the standard masts. SDM is actually an abbreviation for Standard Diameter Mast. Most surfers and in most windsurf sails you will therefore simply place an SDM mast, from freeride to slalom and race. So are you looking for a new mast for your windsurfing gear? Then especially look at the SDM masts.
You also have the RDM masts. RDM is the abbreviation for Reduced Diameter Mast. The RDM masts are often used by wavers and freestyle windsurfers. The advantage of the RDM masts is, among other things, the wall thickness. The wind thickness of the RDM masts is thicker compared to SDM masts. The masts are strong due to the extra thick wall thickness. Perfect for a good wave and freestyle session. You can be rinsed well during wave riding. Since you don't want your belongings to be immediately broken, wave sails and masts are extra sturdy. Of course it is also useful for freestyling. You will practice many tricks where you will fall a lot, the firmer the mast the better! In addition, the masts also feel more flexible and playful while sailing. Perfect for a wave and freestyle session!

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