Question about the proposed carbon top section. Would it be a replacement for the aluminum section across the board for all rigs - full, Radial, and 4.7?
Yes, this is what I've been thinking as well. Unless you're bored with straightening your current mast after every time you've used it....there is probably no reason to rush out and buy one until your current aluminum upper breaks.
Basically yes, as you can control the amount of fibre and resin that goes into each tube. With aluminium, I understand that because of the construction process, the first and last products of a batch will by necessity have different wall thicknesses. The only way around it is smaller batches, which of course raises the price per unit.Is carbon fiber tubing really more uniform than aluminum tubing?
So much of what used to fail was because of poor quality control from the factories or suppliers having not been told what the class rules were. Sleeves not being properly located, hiking straps with 2 loops, fittings not correctly located. Measurement checks are not just about seeing what the competitor has done but what is being supplied to the competitors.Cherry-picking topmasts should also become pointless as the quality will be much more uniform.