What's the best Carbon boom going now?

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by Charles Jutkin » Sun, 22 May 2005 15:56:35


It seemed like HPL took the lead couple of years ago but I haven't seen any
reviews in the mags lately have things changed?
 
 
 

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by kiter.. » Sun, 22 May 2005 23:22:05

Quote:

> It seemed like HPL took the lead couple of years ago but I haven't
seen any
> reviews in the mags lately have things changed?

The bestCarbon Boom on the market is the X9 from Neilpryde.

 
 
 

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Post by Scot » Mon, 23 May 2005 01:06:08

Can you provide some details on why it is the best boom?
Quote:

> The bestCarbon Boom on the market is the X9 from Neilpryde.


 
 
 

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Post by Cliff Fros » Mon, 23 May 2005 02:46:34

Charles,

What size boom?  I'm not sure I know the answer no matter what you answer, but
there's quite a lot of difference between wave and formula gear.  ;-)

        Cheers,
                Cliff

Quote:

> It seemed like HPL took the lead couple of years ago but I haven't seen any
> reviews in the mags lately have things changed?

 
 
 

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by kiter.. » Mon, 23 May 2005 03:38:22

X9 wave or formula is the only Boom on the market which is has a
Monocoque Boom Body, which gives more stiffness.It also offers a
Oversized Mast Cup front-end system - Carbon for lightweight and
stiffness this means whith this boom you do not have any horizontal or
vertical flex. This Boom won all the tests in the European Windsurf
magazines.
X^ boom from Neilpryde is the only Hybrid boom available on the market
, Monocoque alu front with carbon end piece. This boom is in the tests
as stiff as any other full carbon boom on the market, in the test it
has the same results than HPL, Fiberspar or the other brands.
I use on all my wave and slalom sails X9 and would never change to
something else, you get what you pay for and those booms are the best.
 
 
 

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Post by Charles Jutkin » Mon, 23 May 2005 04:00:15

Do you happen to know what windsurfing magazine that review was in and the
month of the review?

Quote:
> X9 wave or formula is the only Boom on the market which is has a
> Monocoque Boom Body, which gives more stiffness.It also offers a
> Oversized Mast Cup front-end system - Carbon for lightweight and
> stiffness this means whith this boom you do not have any horizontal or
> vertical flex. This Boom won all the tests in the European Windsurf
> magazines.
> X^ boom from Neilpryde is the only Hybrid boom available on the market
> , Monocoque alu front with carbon end piece. This boom is in the tests
> as stiff as any other full carbon boom on the market, in the test it
> has the same results than HPL, Fiberspar or the other brands.
> I use on all my wave and slalom sails X9 and would never change to
> something else, you get what you pay for and those booms are the best.

 
 
 

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by kiter.. » Mon, 23 May 2005 04:33:53

This was the German mag and the french mag , do not recall the issue,
but was either sept04 or october04
 
 
 

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by wsurf » Mon, 23 May 2005 09:36:40

Yep:

I have a couple of years old HPL with a Stap-on. I love that boom. I
will be interested to see the new one.

 
 
 

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by Scott » Mon, 23 May 2005 11:56:25

Any word on the new Streamlined Josh Angulo booms?
http://www.streamlined.us/booms.htm

I have enjoyed HPL for years, but I can break them. Usually in the same
spot, in the front where the boom arms meet the clamping area.
Why can't they reinforce this more?
A little weight at the mast connection would hardly be noticeable and
would make an otherwise perfect boom more bombproof.

Anyway, what is the word on the new streamlined models??
Are they stronger?

 
 
 

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by pacspee » Mon, 23 May 2005 12:05:16

Oh it's on like Donkey Kong, beeaaatch.....
 
 
 

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by Juri Munk » Tue, 24 May 2005 03:34:00

Quote:

>X9 wave or formula is the only Boom on the market which is has a
>Monocoque Boom Body, which gives more stiffness.

Funny, Tekknosport and Pro Limit both have full carbon booms with
continuous front and back ends in their catalogs. Tekknosport even
calls it a "Monocoque" carbon boom.

I have seen the standard carbon booms from Tekknosport and they are
quite good for the price. Has anyone seen the (more expensive)
monocoque versions?

Quote:
>X6 boom from Neilpryde is the only Hybrid boom available on the market
>, Monocoque alu front with carbon end piece. This boom is in the tests
>as stiff as any other full carbon boom on the market, in the test it
>has the same results than HPL, Fiberspar or the other brands.

I thought the point of not choosing aluminum is that alu goes soft
after a while, so while it may be OK when new, the boom will become
softer over time. Planchemag really liked the X6, but the price tag
is higher than for a carbon boom from some other brands. I'm
not really interested in an alu boom that costs the same as a carbon
boom.

--
Juri Munkki - http://www.iki.fi/jmunkki - Windsurfing: Faster than the wind.

 
 
 

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Post by m--newsgu » Tue, 24 May 2005 09:28:57

Fiberspar, for my money.   Unless something has changed in the last
year (I'm comparing to my sailing buddy's HPL) the adjustments work
much better...are less prone to getting stuck with sand.   Also, are
they printing length markings on the tailpieces yet?

-Michael (been sailing with FS booms since 1998.)

Quote:

> It seemed like HPL took the lead couple of years ago but I haven't
seen any
> reviews in the mags lately have things changed?

 
 
 

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by Dan Weis » Tue, 24 May 2005 11:44:30

I also like Fiberspar.  I can't really compare them directly to the newest
carbon booms, but I can say that the FS carbons are a great bang for the
buck.  Stiff, upgradeable, and especially durable with their newer front
end.  Terrific customer support, too, especially in the USA.

-Dan

Quote:
> Fiberspar, for my money.   Unless something has changed in the last
> year (I'm comparing to my sailing buddy's HPL) the adjustments work
> much better...are less prone to getting stuck with sand.   Also, are
> they printing length markings on the tailpieces yet?

> -Michael (been sailing with FS booms since 1998.)


>> It seemed like HPL took the lead couple of years ago but I haven't
> seen any
>> reviews in the mags lately have things changed?

 
 
 

What's the best Carbon boom going now?

Post by Charles Jutkin » Tue, 24 May 2005 14:47:42

Yes but you have to replace the twist locks every year to keep them form
slipping.

Quote:
> Fiberspar, for my money.   Unless something has changed in the last
> year (I'm comparing to my sailing buddy's HPL) the adjustments work
> much better...are less prone to getting stuck with sand.   Also, are
> they printing length markings on the tailpieces yet?

> -Michael (been sailing with FS booms since 1998.)


> > It seemed like HPL took the lead couple of years ago but I haven't
> seen any
> > reviews in the mags lately have things changed?

 
 
 

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Post by Scott » Tue, 24 May 2005 22:27:13

Exactly.
How they can be described as "bang for the buck" is beyond me, when all
the high end carbon booms are similar in price.
They are a pain in the ass.
twistlocks always fail at the wrong time, and once they are worn out
and failing, sailing is not a good option.
All booms should be pin lock systems.
My HPLs never get stuck with sand, and I don't really rinse them too
often.

Quote:

> Yes but you have to replace the twist locks every year to keep them
form
> slipping.


> > Fiberspar, for my money.   Unless something has changed in the last
> > year (I'm comparing to my sailing buddy's HPL) the adjustments work
> > much better...are less prone to getting stuck with sand.   Also,
are
> > they printing length markings on the tailpieces yet?

> > -Michael (been sailing with FS booms since 1998.)


> > > It seemed like HPL took the lead couple of years ago but I
haven't
> > seen any
> > > reviews in the mags lately have things changed?