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K3 Designs Battle Stick
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The Battlestick is your ultimate wave weapon. It is designed to withstand anything weather condition thrown at it.
The BATTLESTICKS use all the same proven build techniques as the WHITESTICKS.
The difference is this: MORE carbon content = thicker wall section!
The new slightly heavier weight ensures that the ultimate wave sailor can trust that other parts of your kit will break before your mast!
It is 100% Carbon Kevlar RDM ST WAVE. Its not just Bomb proof, it is Boozooka proof! And just to make sure it is beyond bazooka proof we have reinforced all external high impact areas with high tensile synthetic RED kevlar.
Constant curve / Stiff Top
To deliver the best performance for the new generation of wave sails the BATTLESTICKS have been designed to have slightly stiffer top than the WHITESTICKS.
These bend curves rival the best 2011 waves masts out there.
K3d BATTLESTICK RDM - Constant Curve, STIFF TOP
Using the latest in construction techniques involving rolling of 100% carbon pre-preg panels which are then heat treated to ensure the prefect balance of stiffness, durability and weight. The masts are then painted with a special white polymer based paint that’s durable and gives the K3 white sticks their distinctive look.
The increasingly popular Reduced Diameter Masts are great in lengths up to 460 (maximum), but anything above that you are better with a Standard Diameter. That’s because RDM’s inherently deliver softer flex behaviour as a result of the skinnier cross section – which is great for wave and freestyle sails as it allows for better manoeuvrability.
Race, and slalom and other larger sail disciplines need a stiffer mast to deliver a more direct flex – which is more easily done using wider (standard) section.
Overall the weight is the approximately the same between SDM and RDM – as a result the wall sections of the RDM’s are thicker (4,5mm) as apposed to (3,5mm) for SDM which makes them more durable. All K3 masts have been optimized for the perfect strength to weight ratio.
IMCS and bend curve testing
The Indexed Mast Check System is a measure of stiffness or deflection. The lower the number the softer it is - usually ranging from 16 to 28. All K3 masts are designed to deliver a “constant curve” characteristic which means that the quarter height deflections are the same along the length – delivering an even and desired shape for the majority of sails up to 6m. Some masts have different bend curve characteristics, so you can deliver differing bend characteristics at the top or bottom.
EACH MAST COMES WITH A K3 DESIGN MAST BAG