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Notsofreakin' expensive mast for Superheroes?

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Created by DasM A week ago, 11 Oct 2021
DasM
15 posts
11 Oct 2021 7:14PM
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Howdy,
I bought a line of 2020 Superheroes and can't afford the original masts so I'm looking at Gun Select RDM 100. It has the same characteristics according to the Unifiber conversion table. Someone that have tried this combo and can chip in their thoughts?
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Madge
NSW, 399 posts
12 Oct 2021 8:23PM
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I'd always use the right masts, thats what the sails were initially made around and they will never feel better than using the correct mast.

The Gun masts I've used are heavier than norths and won't feel anywhere near as responsive or rig the sails as well.

North masts are expensive for sure but you do get what you pay for.

sheddweller
8 posts
12 Oct 2021 8:55PM
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Madge said..
I'd always use the right masts, thats what the sails were initially made around and they will never feel better than using the correct mast.




That is not necessarily true. Sometimes things like that are surprising.

Sea Lotus
195 posts
12 Oct 2021 9:24PM
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You can check Maverx 70% from easysurfshop, they have some nice discounts from time to time, you get 20% vat reduction at prices if you are outside eu so don't forget to chose your country from top right when checking prices.

JakeNN
228 posts
12 Oct 2021 9:37PM
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Peace of mind for performance with the same brand ..

www.duotonesports.com/windsurfing/hardware/masts/black50-series/

Roy
VIC, 101 posts
13 Oct 2021 5:07PM
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I also run 2020 Duotone Superheros, I have the frekin expensive Platinum Aero mast (bought on shop clearance) for the 4.7 & 5.3 but use an Ezzy 370 mast for the 4.2. The platinum aero is super light and responsive, but I think the sail looks better (less creases etc) on the Ezzy mast. If the curves match up then I think you will be OK with another brand....only issue is you will keep wondering if you would have been better on the Duotone mast.

TheTank
117 posts
14 Oct 2021 4:37AM
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Not sure about the current Gun and Duotone masts but the 'older' ca. 2010 Gun and North masts had the exact same bend curve and where made in the same Italian factory. The only difference was the topsheet with the decals.

The current Duotone site mentions that Gun Sails masts are a good match with Duotone sails. So if budget is limited I would go with Gun masts.
HERE IS HOW GOOD OTHER BRAND SAILS WORK WITH OUR MASTS AND VICE VERSA:Challenger Sails, Ezzy, GA (2017 on), Goya, Gun Sails, KA Sails, Loft Sails, Naish Sails, NeilPryde (RDM masts), RRD, S2Maui, Sailloft, Sailworks, Severne (RDM masts, 2014 on)
>> 80-90% (depending on model and size)

robbo1111
NSW, 559 posts
Friday , 15 Oct 2021 9:26AM
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Looks like the new Duotone wavesails are going flextop - what a disaster for those wanting to mix and match between year models

elmo
WA, 8330 posts
Friday , 15 Oct 2021 2:54PM
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Mentioned in this Wingsurfing tv episode @3.20

PhilUK
200 posts
Friday , 15 Oct 2021 3:32PM
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I've not seen or heard more on the flex top masts since then. Were they teasing Ben about it for a giggle?
I think it would be dumb to start flex top masts for a line of sails in a brand, even if there was a small benefit. How many windsurfers would ditch their old masts just for this? There are people with more money than sense who think they must have the latest kit thinking it will improve their sailing but in reality not.

JakeNN
228 posts
Friday , 15 Oct 2021 5:24PM
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I'll buy the new stuff next season

swoosh
QLD, 1872 posts
Friday , 15 Oct 2021 8:59PM
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Duotone website has some info. www.duotonesports.com/windsurfing/sails/super-hero/

HERE IS HOW GOOD OTHER BRAND MASTS WORK WITH OUR SAILS AND VICE VERSA:
1. Challenger Sails, Ezzy, GA (2017 on), Goya, Gun Sails, KA Sails, Loft Sails, Naish Sails, NeilPryde (RDM masts), RRD, S2Maui, Sailloft, Sailworks, Severne (RDM masts, 2014 on)
>> 80-90% (depending on model and size)

2. Hot Sails, NeilPryde (SDM masts), Point7, Severne (SDM masts, 2014 on), Simmer Style, Chinook
>> 70-80% (depending on model and size)

3. Avanti, Gaastra (until 2016), Maui Sails, Severne (until 2013), Vandal
>> Not compatible

Faff
VIC, 903 posts
Saturday , 16 Oct 2021 10:17PM
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swoosh said..
Duotone website has some info. www.duotonesports.com/windsurfing/sails/super-hero/

HERE IS HOW GOOD OTHER BRAND MASTS WORK WITH OUR SAILS AND VICE VERSA:
1. Challenger Sails, Ezzy, GA (2017 on), Goya, Gun Sails, KA Sails, Loft Sails, Naish Sails, NeilPryde (RDM masts), RRD, S2Maui, Sailloft, Sailworks, Severne (RDM masts, 2014 on)
>> 80-90% (depending on model and size)

2. Hot Sails, NeilPryde (SDM masts), Point7, Severne (SDM masts, 2014 on), Simmer Style, Chinook
>> 70-80% (depending on model and size)

3. Avanti, Gaastra (until 2016), Maui Sails, Severne (until 2013), Vandal
>> Not compatible


Avanti is CC (at least the RDM stuff). My 2019 Avantis rig perfectly on 2016/17 Severne masts.

JPBARNA
127 posts
Sunday , 17 Oct 2021 6:11AM
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elmo said..
Mentioned in this Wingsurfing tv episode @3.20


When I get older I would want to be Ben



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