The GT2 point has a longer standard all stainless steel bearing surface meaning it lasts significantly longer than other points.
The internal bore has been honed to a surface finish of 15 mu (as against the typical continental point of 49 mu). The ultra-low friction smooth surfaces make the point ideal for all FIE Maraging blades.
When an opponent's blade or guard hits the base of your point it can become deformed which causes the point to stick or fail to register flick hits. The resistance of the barrel to deformation is proportional to the cube or the wall thickness, which for the new point means it is 2.75 times stronger than other popular points. Although the wall thickness has been increased to 1.1 mm the weight of the complete point is 3.85 grams (identical to German points).
Although the wall thickness of the new point is 1.1 mm, the bearing length to diameter ratio has been increased by 20% making it greater than any other point on the market. This long stainless steel surface ensures a smooth action. Unfortunately this new design means that although the springs and grub screws are compatible with all other LP foil points the barrels and bases are not. The F25 foil wire will be used in both standard and new points in order to maintain this compatibility.
The point screws are countersunk, which prevents the tops of the screws from being damaged. The point still retains the original Leon Paul point design concept, which means the point can rotate freely within the barrel which creates a constant cleaning action preventing intermittent white lights caused by build-up of dirt. The Point Head diameter is the maximum 7.0 mm resulting the fencer having the optimum chance of hitting.
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