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Neil Pryde mast program is based around three performance levels: TPX100, SPX90-95 and SPX65. All masts are made using pre-preg technology that ensures optimum control of resin content and resin distribution throughout the laminate (avoiding risk of dry s Read more..
Neil Pryde mast program is based around three performance levels: TPX100, SPX90-95 and SPX65. All masts are made using pre-preg technology that ensures optimum control of resin content and resin distribution throughout the laminate (avoiding risk of dry spots that could cause local weakness). All masts are featuring our unique Progressive Flex & Bend Curve, compatible with previous sail models. Higher performance level masts will have higher carbon content reducing the weight of the mast as well as significantly increasing reflex and overall performance.
Every NeilPryde sail will perform to its highest potential when used with the specified NeilPryde mast because our sails are designed around our mast curves. The NeilPryde RDM masts are compatible in curve with NeilPryde SDM Masts. Choose a RDM mast for a softer, more forgiving feel and durability and a SDM mast for faster response, stability and more direct feel. We recommend the use of SDM Masts on cambered sails.
It is the top of the line mast and the fastest, most flexible mast in the range. The 100% carbon prepreg construction uses the Torq-Preg. This unique prepreg material features +/- 45 degree fiber orientation. This helps to control torsion, particularly in the boom area. Due to its construction, the mast is extremely lightweight while having a very fast response time.
TPX and SPX masts are finished using our unique, “Shark skin” surface texture layer. This low friction surface finish prevents wet materials to stick onto the mast surface and reduces friction.
The standout feature of NeilPryde masts is the unique flex and bend curve. Our shorter masts are close to ‘flex-top curve’ while longer masts are closer to ‘constant curve’ – this is why we call it the Progressive Flex. The distance from the mast bottom to the boom is relatively constant between all mast lengths. Short masts are supported by the boom head at a relatively higher point than long masts. To compensate for much less ‘flexing length’ above the boom, short masts will have a relatively softer top section compared to long ones as there is much more sail area above the boom that needs to be supported by the mast.
All NeilPryde mast models of the same size will have the same bend curve. This means you are not limited to a particular mast model to match your sail. The curve will only differ across different mast sizes, regardless of the model. Because of the importance of the sail and mast relationship, and the complexities involved, it is essential to use a NeilPryde mast with a NeilPryde sail. This ensures you can benefit from the full wind range on offer and spend minimal time tuning. All NeilPryde masts are designed with the NeilPryde Progressive Flex and so when used with a NeilPryde sail they have the correct shaping, twist and ability to remain stable in variable conditions. Higher end carbon masts have a faster reflex response and so the mast will return to its original shape with more speed creating better acceleration, speed and control.