New radial carbon top section

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by Mullet Time!, May 17, 2004.

  1. Mullet Time!

    Mullet Time! Member

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    i have heard rumors about the radial class getting a new carbon fibre top section to be class legal. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this
     
  2. mattsterett

    mattsterett New Member

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    Laser forum - Laser sailing - Carbon Spars
    laser161116 04-14-2004 12:39 PM
    by Dave Kirkpatrick 24
     
  3. Keams

    Keams New Member

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    Hey there Eric,

    I don't really know any details about if the new carbon top sections are going to be legal or not, but what I do know is that they do exist and I did get to try a couple last year. When I was training in Europe last summer in the Radial I had an opportunity to try the carbon top and I found that for me they were too soft. For the lighter Radial guys and girls though, they are excellent. It really changes the feel of the boat, although I am not too sure if the softer mast will be as good in waves.
    If you get the chance, I recommend just trying it out to see how different it is from the normal mast!
     
  4. LooserLu

    LooserLu LooserLu

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    The following quotation is to find on page 7 of a pdf-file at www_laser_org:

    http://www.laser.org/c/cnt/down/2004AGM.pdf

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    Report of the 2004 ILCA World Council Meeting
    Friday May 21, 2004

    (...)

    Chip Johns reported to the World Council on this meeting
    which dealt mostly with various inter-builder issues but also included a status report on
    the “carbon” upper mast sections for the Laser and 4.7. The builder’s continue to work
    hard on testing the spars attempting to very carefully test all the issues which could affect
    not only performance but also lifetime of these new spars. Interim reports will go to the
    World Council through the Technical Committee as further progress is made.

    (...)

    "
    End of Quotation

    I think, thats the newest official public report (if not please correct me) about that carbon spars.
    Bye bye
    LooserLu
     

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