Tushingham release their 2015 Mast Range – here’s what is so important about it and why.
Whilst developing our new BOLT range of sails we took the opportunity to look at our range of masts and see what was actually needed for each sail. This enabled us to reduce the range of masts in the range and simplify our offering to make the purchasing process easier. We also looked at the design and functionality of our old masts and have brought all of them in line so there is a consistent look across the whole range as well as being colour coded relating to carbon content. The changes should mean they stay looking better for longer.
Kevlar Reinforced Boom area
We have strengthened the boom area by adding a layer of kevlar, this reduces the likelihood of damage caused by over tightening the boom clamp during rigging. It also increases the strength of the area when under load meaning they are less likely to break whilst sailing.
Several sizes are compatible with a shorter mast than the standard recommended mast. Light weight riders and anyone looking for softer power delivery have the option of rigging on a short mast with long extension, for a softer, more forgiving feel.
Simplified graphics to enable easy identification and all detailing is now under the final layer of resin to ensure they stay looking great for years!
We now have 4 key ranges which relate to the carbon content of the mast:
Carbon 45 – SDM 370, 400, 430, 460 and 490 – A great entry mast for improver performance and cost.
Carbon 60 – RDM 340, 370, 400, 430 and 450. SDM 430, 460 and 490 – Great price and great performance.
Carbon 80 – SDM 430, 460, 490 and 520 – Freeride and Racing specific masts delivering very high performance and excellent strength
Carbon 100 – RDM 370, 400 and 430. SDM 430, 460, 490 and 520 our lightest, most responsive masts for ultimate performance.
Weights have stayed the same as previous models but strength is significantly increased around the boom area without effecting bend characteristics.
To find out full specifications and where to buy just head to www.tushingham.com/windsurfing/masts