If it is because your slides are hanging up, you might try lubricating the mast
extrusion/track with a 'dry' lubricant. I've been using a spray lube that goes on wet but dries almost immediately. It doesn't stain or attract dirt. Did that with my internal track and it's made raising and lowering the sail way easier. Have to repeat it about twice a year but no big deal with my Top Climber. Consider it a safety
feature as it gets me up the mast
to inspect it for any impending problems.