The Nolimitz FAST is the solution for sailors looking for maximum freeride performance on their larger sails without switching to a regular diameter mast. In order to achieve the stiffness of an SDM in these longer sizes, we use a blend of standard and high modulus materials. This helps us get the stiffness needed while not taking a weight penalty.
The FAST mast is also a STRONG mast. With a FAST mast, you won’t have to be afraid of your rig touching the water. The same cannot be said of SDM masts in the 460 and 490 sizes. The FAST 460 has a very similar flex to the 460 SUMO. However, it is a light-weight free ride mast less suitable for breaking waves due to the large amount of 55 msi (million pounds of tensile modulus) material that is utilized. The FAST incorporates the most technologically advanced prepreg materials available to achieve amazing responsiveness and a light feel on the water.
The FAST has a constant curve bend that drives the performance of a wide variety of sail brands (see graphic below.)