Originally designed with wave sailors in mind, the reduced diameter mast (RDM) has evolved over time to suit just about anyone on any body of water.  Most sail makers are now designing all of their smaller high wind sails around RDMs, so for anything 400cm and down, RDM is probably the way to go, to help ensure compatibility.  430cm masts and larger should be decided more on a case by case basis, depending on your sails and your goals.

Since flat water sailors are now using skinny masts, we are starting to see quite a few carbon % options hitting market, including low cost 50 and 60% carbon options, all the way up to super light 99 and 100% carbon models.  Many of these are built a bit lighter than the full fledged hard core wave masts, but they can still handle a reasonable amount of abuse.

In the Chinook Lineup, look toward the 70T and 100XD for the more durable options, and the 100SL for the ultra lightweight, high response, flat water oriented mast.

In the Goya Lineup, look toward the 50 and 70% models for low cost, light weight masts, and the 99% for the ultimate in light weight and responsive feel.  The 90% carbon RDMs are Goya's full fledged hardcore wave masts, built to withstand the roughest conditions!

In the NoLimitz Lineup, they're all bombproof, super high quality masts built to last and perform with maximum capability in heavy surf.  The SUMO is a touch stiffer than the Original, and halves can be mixed and matched to reproduce most any bend curve you could imagine.  The FAST model is a lighter weight, flat water oriented mast for the big sizes (460 and 490).

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Bend Curves:

Goya Masts- Very slightly soft top: rig Goya sails perfectly, Simmer, Hot sails very well, and NP quite well

Chinook/NoLimitz Masts-  Middle of the road bend curve, rig almost any sail brand reasonably well.  NoLimitz tops and bottoms can be interchanged to create any bend curve you want.

Spec Comparison Charts:

340 RDM Skinny Masts:

Brand Carbon % Weight (kg) IMCS Bend Curve US $ (Click to Buy)
Chinook 60 1.8 16 63B/77T 249
Chinook 70T 1.75 16 63B/77T 269
Chinook 100XD 1.52 16 63B/77T 417
Chinook 100SL 1.11 16 63B/77T 462
Goya 50 1.47 14 65B/78T 235
Goya 70 1.2 14 65B/78T 375
Goya 90 1.55 14 65B/78T 590
Goya 99 1.07 14 65B/78T 665
NoLimitz 91 Original 1.5 11 64.5B/77.5T 425

 

370 RDM Skinny Masts:

 Brand Carbon % Weight (kg) IMCS Bend Curve US $ (Click to Buy)
Chinook 60 1.98 17 63B/77T 259
Chinook 70T 1.91 17 63B/77T 278
Chinook 100XD 1.61 17 63B/77T 429
Chinook 100SL 1.22 17 63B/77T 515
Goya 50 1.65 16 64.5B/79T 248
Goya 70 1.4 16 64.5B/79T 390
Goya 90 1.65 16 64.5B/79T 602
Goya 99 1.2 16 64.5B/79T 680
NoLimitz 91 Original 1.5 14 64.5B/77T 425
NoLimitz 91 Sumo 1.6 16 64B/78.5T 465

 

400 RDM Skinny Masts:

Brand Carbon % Weight (kg) IMCS Bend Curve US $ (Click to Buy)
Chinook 60 2.25 19 63B/77T 276
Chinook 70T 2.18 19 63B/77T 295
Chinook 100XD 1.95 19 63B/77T 455
Chinook 100SL 1.36 19 63B/77T 561
Goya 50 1.85 18 64.5B/79T 266
Goya 70 1.54 18 64.5B/79T 415
Goya 90 1.8 18 64.5B/79T 616
Goya 99 1.37 18 64.5B/79T 695
NoLimitz 91 Original 1.6 18 64.5B/77T 435
NoLimitz 91 Sumo 1.8 19 64.5B/77T 495

 

430 RDM Skinny Masts:

Brand Carbon % Weight (kg) IMCS Bend Curve US $ (Click to Buy)
Chinook 60 2.5 21 63B/77T 289
Chinook 70T 2.42 21 63B/77T 306
Chinook 100XD 2.06 21 63B/77T 474
Chinook 100SL 1.62 21 63B/77T 599
Goya 50 2.1 21 64B/78T 290
Goya 70 2.03 21 64B/78T 432
Goya 90 2.09 21 64B/78T 632
Goya 99 1.47 21 64B/78T 770
NoLimitz 91 Original 1.9 22 64B/77T 445
NoLimitz 91 Sumo 2.1 22 64.5B/77T 510

 

460 RDM Skinny Masts:

Brand Carbon % Weight (kg) IMCS Bend Curve US $ (Click to Buy)
(Oversize Shipping)
Chinook 60 2.91 25 63B/77T 298
Chinook 70T 2.81 25 63B/77T 312
Chinook 100XD 2.39 25 63B/77T 498
Chinook 100SL 1.8 25 63B/77T 659
Goya 70 2.25 26 64B/77T 472
Goya 90 2.25 26 64B/77T 656
NoLimitz 91 Sumo 2.3 27 64.5B/76.5T 550
NoLimitz 95 FAST 2.0 27 65B/76T 625

 

490 RDM Skinny Masts:

Brand Carbon % Weight (kg) IMCS Bend Curve US $ (Click to Buy)
(Oversize Shipping)
Goya 70 2.66 30 64B/77T 528
Goya 90 2.2 30 64B/77T 740
NoLimitz 95 FAST 2.3 30 63.5B/77.5T 625