Some of the main differences of this extension is the slightly increased diameter of 32.5mm over the standard 31.5 to 32mm to reduce play inside the mast creating point loads and turning the holes 90° so they are length wise in stead of across. With aluminium extensions that were bent you can clearly see all RDM extensions bend sideways. So the biggest forces on an extension is side ways from getting washed in waves, not from the downhaul tension. Strength analyses show that by turning the holes 90°, the highest force in the tube (where it will break) is reduced by 46% (1494 MPa against 797 MPa). So that alone makes it 87% stronger, without increasing weight. See pictures of the analyses using finite elements below.
Having the holes side-ways simply creates a massive weak spot. These analyses were done with 6,5mm holes, with bigger holes the difference is even bigger.
Probably the strongest extension ever.
Not one breakage since 2013 and counting.
Weight: 492 gr
2 years guarantee
The extensions have an outside diameter of 32.5 +/-0.1mm to fit in the standard internal diameter for RDM masts of 32.8 to 33.2mm. If in doubt about your mast, please check your masts diameter before ordering that it has at least 32.8mm inner diameter and it has the same diameter over at least 45cm from the bottom. A mast should have the same diameter over this length as, if it is tapered, the extension would get more play in the mast, the more you extend it, which is what you definately do not want. So that is a wrong design but some masts like CAAS are like this so it will fit in the end but only go in 25cm. Clean the inside of your mast well before trying not to scratch the extension so if it does not fit you can return it and get a full refund. Mast brands that we know to fit: Ezzy, Goya (if made by No Limitz), No Limitz, MaverX, Reptile (not the reverse), Simmer. Please inform us if you know other brands that fit or do not fit.