Topic: my first breackage, hands up to Smack (down to RDM)
My first crash with damages in windsurfing life. One week ago I've decided to go out with fully onshore wind and shorebreak, Marina di Donoratico, middle-north Tuscany,Italy. Mast FS RDM Tidal Wave, sail HSM Smack 6,3
Waiting a little bit more and remembering how it works in Tuscany since ever, it would have ben much easier, with stronger NW (Maestrale) wind, side onshore on the right, 20/25 knots.
Anyway just when a bigger wave was coming I've lost the control of the rig, sail flipping over the board and towards the shore, and in one moment the damage was done.
Feeling sad for the breackage, mast split in half just over the boom clamp, I was suprised by the low damage to the sail, as mastsleeve was still perfect and simply was detached from sail body; even sail repair service hearing this was suprised. A question: is it a choice to make the sail sleeve stronger and the stiching slighly lighter to leave the damage to these last?
On the opposite some complaint about RDM masts. The first mast (FS) I've broken in my windsurfing life it is so a new RDM mast, Tidal 430 65%. Many time I have been washed to the shore but no breackage with the FS sdm's, so the things make me reflect a little bit. RDM toughness all true or a little mith?
Last edited by Nico (2012-04-15 22:58:50)