Recently there a more and more reports of broken top sections of the Laser mast and many anticipate a move towards a carbon fibre top section. It would seem that we have not explored all options regarding the aluminium part. Discussion: increase the lenght of top section that slides into the bottom section and/or put a sleeve, similar to that in the boom, into the lower 50cm of the top section. We will see dramatically fewer broken top sections plus a more organic curve of the whole mast under load. Old top sections could be upgraded with a sleeve and would not become obsolete.