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Severn Gorilla2

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Created by nerdycross 1 month ago, 29 Nov 2020
nerdycross
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29 Nov 2020 1:54AM
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Can any help with some info on the latest 2020 severen 430 Gorilla2 Imcs bend characteristics (figures) I understand the newer G2 have gone CC and away from hard top .

Basher
295 posts
30 Nov 2020 7:30PM
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Hi, I think you're based in the UK so if you email the Severne importers (Tushingham) you will usually get a very helpful reply.

I use Severne sails and have a variety of Severne masts, including a Gorilla G2. I don't think the Severne RDM have been hard top for some time and even the Unifiber mast curve chart sets them as being more constant curve.
But, then again, the 2019 Unifiber chart is probably not up to date.

What we do know is that most RDMs are made to be constant curve nowadays. With RDMs the different bend curves have to be achieved through changing wall thickness, rather than by changes in tube diameter when tapering the tip.

You can also get bogged down in this, when really it's about your sails setting well on a mast. And even when you mismatch with different brand labels you can usually get any wave or freeride rig to perform well on a different mast with slight changes in downhaul or outhaul tensions.
If you are using Severne sails on a Severne mast you are unlikely to find any problem.

And if buying a 430 RDM mast I'd actually recommend buying the Severne Blue, higher carbon version, for the better response, swing weight, and weight saving with this longer mast.

nerdycross
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30 Nov 2020 9:07PM
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Basher said..
Hi, I think you're based in the UK so if you email the Severne importers (Tushingham) you will usually get a very helpful reply.

I use Severne sails and have a variety of Severne masts, including a Gorilla G2. I don't think the Severne RDM have been hard top for some time and even the Unifiber mast curve chart sets them as being more constant curve.
But, then again, the 2019 Unifiber chart is probably not up to date.

What we do know is that most RDMs are made to be constant curve nowadays. With RDMs the different bend curves have to be achieved through changing wall thickness, rather than by changes in tube diameter when tapering the tip.

You can also get bogged down in this, when really it's about your sails setting well on a mast. And even when you mismatch with different brand labels you can usually get any wave or freeride rig to perform well on a different mast with slight changes in downhaul or outhaul tensions.
If you are using Severne sails on a Severne mast you are unlikely to find any problem.

And if buying a 430 RDM mast I'd actually recommend buying the Severne Blue, higher carbon version, for the better response, swing weight, and weight saving with this longer mast.


Thanks Basher some good advice there and your quite right about getting bogged down in it all I guess just got buy and try.

forceten
1312 posts
30 Nov 2020 11:09PM
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Riot

swoosh
QLD, 1804 posts
1 Dec 2020 4:59AM
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I have 2012 Gorilla masts. Spoke to Revo boardsports recently when upgrading my 2012S1s to 2021 to see if a mast upgrade was required, they said there has been no changes to curve, and no need to upgrade.

forceten
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1 Dec 2020 8:35AM
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Wow, some people can research



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