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SDM or RDM on Mark2?

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QUESTION I’m thinking of buying a new Mark 2 Pro sail (6.2 or 6.6).

The main question is which mast will be better for this sail. First of all SDM or RDM for this sizes?

I’m sure the Hundred Pro SDM (or maybe 99% RDM), but it’s also the most expensive!

So I’m looking at alternatives:
The cheapest ones Seventy? again, RDM or SDM???

Wy not Eightyfive Pro or Ninety Pro? (only RDM)

Regarding the size 6.2 or 6.6, if I choose 6.2 it will be my only sail for my freerace board: Naish GP 95 litter. I think that size is ideal for that board. But I already have a Mark 5.8 2017, then buying a 6.6 would be greatly expanding the range, with two rigs.

I tried the Naish GP 95 with a 7.0 sail and I thought it was too big for that board and its 32 fin.
I’m not thinking of buying another fin.

So many doubts… 😀
Can you help me decide?

ANSWER 70%, or 85% RDM 430 would be a less expensive but still really good option for Mark 2, 6.2/6.6.

70%/85% RDM is tougher than 99%.,,, and they are also pretty light- lighter than the 90% mega wave mast- which would also work fine, because all the RDM masts across a size have the same bend/stiffness.

99% is super nice, for sure, it’s just so light and it makes the rig a really nice to pump.

SDM can be nice also for a stiffer, quieter rig feel, maybe a bit better for heavier rider or using always super powered up.

6.6 on 95l/32cm would be a deadly weapon for lighter air.
I (170 pounds) ride Goya Proton proto 95 liters and 6.6/32fin and light wind and it is awesome…

Hope this info helps!


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