CARBON Top Section ?

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by 67713, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. 67713

    67713 New Member

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    PSA are excited to announce the long awaited Laser Carbon Top Section will be available from February 1st 2017.

    Fully constructed in Australia and Laser Class Legal.

    Ensure you get yours first by pre ordering today.

    RRP – $850 inc gst
    $100 deposit – balance to be paid prior to shipping.
    All pre orders will be shipped on a first come first served basis from Feb 1st 2017.
     
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  2. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    Laser Carbon Top Section - PRE ORDER DEPOSIT - Laser Online Shop
    Yes... just like predicted, and just like with the Mark II Standard sail: less than two months before the legalization date, and Australians jumping the gun.

    No word yet from ILCA or LP how the world outside PSA's territory is going to do this. Maybe later today.
     
  3. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    They'll sell a bunch of top sections at first to the early adopters. My prediction, a year from now someone with a broken top section won't be able to find a dealer with any in stock. Carbon or aluminum.
     
  4. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Pricewise, how does that 850 compare to the Al version in Aus?
     
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  5. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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  7. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    Official notice from ILCA:

    New composite top mast section announced

    This part bothers me a little:

    "The new mast specifications have been developed in close cooperation between the approved Laser Builders, World Sailing and ILCA. Because the composite top section is class legal and it will not provide any advantage in performance on the water, neither ILCA nor World Sailing anticipate that the use of the composite mast will need to be restricted for any future events. If it is subsequently determined that the use of the mast needs to be restricted, this will be controlled by Notice of Race on an event-by-event basis."
     
  8. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    Torrid... you beat me by two minutes :D

    Questions: will the aluminium topmast be discontinued, sooner or later? And as the announcement talks about "the" new spar, will it be the exact same stick everywhere (manufactured in one place), or will there be "faster" Aussie/Euro/Japanese masts...?
     
  9. Sander Jongenelen

    Sander Jongenelen 4.7 Sailor NED

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    if there is no advantage on the water, what is the whole idea and benefit of these top mast?
     
  10. LaLi

    LaLi Active Member

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    Longevity and uniformity of quality.
     
  11. Sander Jongenelen

    Sander Jongenelen 4.7 Sailor NED

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    but like if you capsize and the mast hits the ground what happens then? i have the expectation that carbon shatters then...
     
  12. torrid

    torrid Just sailing

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    My expectation is for the same amount of designed mast bend, carbon would be stronger.
     

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