Reply To: Magic Numbers
I think a few of us might be sailing with too stiff masts sideways. Its all very well on flat water where you can stuff it and just gain height but with a chop, that ‘flick’ with the softer masts seems to make a big difference to speed. WillT went like a rocket with his older soft mast at the Nationals. Will can hike and is 95kg so if he has a soft mast that gives a message (come on will what are those bend numbers !!!) I hoped not to have to buy 2 masts which also means 2 sails as luck says you’ll only put the wrong one up for the conditions when they change anyway. I’ve decided to be less technical and just put on weight to grow into my mast instead but the food and drink bill to achieve that is close to the cost of a new mast….