top of page

NERD'S CORNER

LOVE YOUR SAIL

 

The mast is the backbone of the sail and, just as in a human body, is the core of its proper functioning. Any body, even the most trained, cannot express itself in any athletic gesture if its spine is not functioning properly!

Choosing a mast with superior mechanical characteristics is the most important step to obtain the best performance from your sail.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

L’ALBERO

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CONCLUSIONS

 

In the past, different brands actually had very dissimilar curves between their sails, now it's different. Sails that mount constant masts, even with the relative differences, are the majority. The thing that can enhance the efficiency of a sail today is therefore not only the percentage of carbon in the mast, nor even the "perfect" curve. The latter, as we have seen, comes from a test involving a load, not corresponding to reality, of just 30 kilos (when instead peak loads of a few hundred kilos are involved) and from obligatory tolerances that deviate the values ​​from to the expected result.

 

The difference, sometimes a true quantum leap from a technical point of view, between one mast and another, basically comes from the construction process, starting with the way the fibers are impregnated with resin, to the type and quantity of resin used. Finally by the times and methods with which the mast passes through the various and numerous construction phases. Two identical masts produced by two different companies will have different mechanical and qualitative responses. The technology and know-how of a company that has been producing composite for over 30 years such as Reglass, translates into advanced technology and very high mast performance. A mast's main task is to maintain the most efficient profile of the sail under load, to return it to its maximum aerodynamic efficiency position when it moves away from it and to distribute the efforts in the most harmonious way possible along its entire profile.

 

In the abused metaphor of the vertebral column, this has not only the task of supporting the muscles but, and above all, the one of giving precise, fast and coordinated signals to make the movement perform as efficiently as possible.

 

A mast built by Reglass is all of this.

  • Trentino Alto Adige
    Surf Planet Ba S.r.l. Torbole-Garda Trentino, Trento +39 0464-548180www.surfplanet.it Gretl Am See Kaltern, Bolzano+39 0471-960055 www.gretlamsee.com Oradini Sport Torbole-Garda Trentino, Trento+39 0464-505080 www.oradinisport.com
  • Veneto
    Detour Boarding Store Peschiera Del Garda, Verona+39 045.2589048www.surfandsnow.it Best Wind Malcesine, Verona+39 045.7400075 www.bestwind.it Crema Sport S.r.l. Padova +39 049.604340 www.cremasport.it
  • Liguria
    Radikal Genova+39 340 7046099www.radikal.it
  • Emilia Romagna
    Nautica Urban Bellaria, Rimini+39 0541 349752 www.urban.it Surf Paradise Riccione, Rimini0541-643304 www.surfparadise.org
  • Toscana
    Vada, Rosignano MarittimoLivorno +39 0586.787576 www.spot1.it
  • Lazio
    DNA surf Latina +39 0771 658972 www.dnasurf.com
  • Abruzzo
    East Sailing Roseto degli Abruzzi, Teramo+39 085-8936094 www.eastsailing.it
  • Campania
    Nicosurf Caserta+39 346 3211427www.nicosurf.it
  • Puglia
    Bari+39 080-5343801 www.impactsurf.com AK surf Monopoli, Bari +39 080 742304
  • Sardegna
    Eolo Windsurf Oristano +39 349 6167147
  • Scotland
    Scotland +44 (0) 7881581618
  • Poland
    Poland +48 513 020570 Poland
  • Germany
    Surf Snow Augsburg Germany +49 0821 519517 www.surf-snowcenter.de Sport Spezial Germany +49 24122243 www.shop.sport-spezial.de
  • Olanda
    Siem de Jong Funsports 015 261 80 00 – 015 262 65 51www.shop.siem.nl/
  • Austria
    Sport Schneider Austria +43 676 3573562
  • Spagna
    Pozo Winds Gran Canaria Spagna Wet El Cabezo Tenerife Spagna
  • Finland
    Gangut Store Ay Finland +358 (0) 414809457
  • Trentino Alto Adige
    Surf Planet Ba S.r.l. Torbole-Garda Trentino, Trento +39 0464-548180www.surfplanet.it Gretl Am See Kaltern, Bolzano+39 0471-960055 www.gretlamsee.com Oradini Sport Torbole-Garda Trentino, Trento+39 0464-505080 www.oradinisport.com
  • Veneto
    Detour Boarding Store Peschiera Del Garda, Verona+39 045.2589048www.surfandsnow.it Best Wind Malcesine, Verona+39 045.7400075 www.bestwind.it Crema Sport S.r.l. Padova +39 049.604340 www.cremasport.it
  • Liguria
    Radikal Genova+39 340 7046099www.radikal.it
  • Emilia Romagna
    Nautica Urban Bellaria, Rimini+39 0541 349752 www.urban.it Surf Paradise Riccione, Rimini0541-643304 www.surfparadise.org
  • Toscana
    Vada, Rosignano MarittimoLivorno +39 0586.787576 www.spot1.it
  • Lazio
    DNA surf Latina +39 0771 658972 www.dnasurf.com
  • Abruzzo
    East Sailing Roseto degli Abruzzi, Teramo+39 085-8936094 www.eastsailing.it
  • Campania
    Nicosurf Caserta+39 346 3211427www.nicosurf.it
  • Puglia
    Bari+39 080-5343801 www.impactsurf.com AK surf Monopoli, Bari +39 080 742304
  • Sardegna
    Eolo Windsurf Oristano +39 349 6167147
  • Scotland
    Scotland +44 (0) 7881581618
  • Poland
    Poland +48 513 020570 Poland
  • Germany
    Surf Snow Augsburg Germany +49 0821 519517 www.surf-snowcenter.de Sport Spezial Germany +49 24122243 www.shop.sport-spezial.de
  • Olanda
    Siem de Jong Funsports 015 261 80 00 – 015 262 65 51www.shop.siem.nl/
  • Austria
    Sport Schneider Austria +43 676 3573562
  • Spagna
    Pozo Winds Gran Canaria Spagna Wet El Cabezo Tenerife Spagna
  • Finland
    Gangut Store Ay Finland +358 (0) 414809457
bottom of page