> Hey Wardog, I brought FS into this...I haven't had the chance to try a
> Chinook carbon boom, but my experience and Dan's compare right down
> the line. Particularly with not overtightening, the booms are durable,
> stiff, light, fast to rig, etc etc. Love them.
I haven't said one word about FS quality or construction, warranty or
customer service...I think you guys hit those bullet points...;-)
I also don't have a problem with anyone representing their product...or
any product, as long as there is full disclosure of any industry
connection...undercover profiles have become way to prevalent (and
obvious) on WS forums...
I know (and you do , too) that Dan is not just John Q. posting about his
experiences with the FS brand...and Gaastra and AHD and
Tinho/Calema...and US Windsurfing...etc...that comes through loud and
clear in his posts...they are well written and very helpful, I'm sure to
many people...but, "kiterboy" only turned up in this NG a couple of
weeks ago posting about Vela...he obviously likes, and has a propensity
to use, the keyword "best"...;-)
> I've been many times at Vela Cabarete and for sure I think it is the
> best place with the best attiude and most helpful staff off the reef
> and on the reef!!
> Vela is the place to be . Best gear and service and best Happy Hour,
Golly shucks...I thought Green Acres was the place to be...;-)
I guess it's purely coincidental that Vela Cabarete just happens to also
promote NP...who kiterboy emphatically supports when he declares in a
"The best Carbon Boom on the market is the X9 from Neilpryde."
I'm not trying to grind "kiterboy" about his posted proclamation...
Just a sniff test issue...who knows...maybe it was just his screen
name...maybe if he used "poleboarder" he would have garnered more street
In all fairness, the Subject line question was loaded...
"What's the best Carbon boom going now?"...pretty subjective...
Every boom, (FTM, any product) has a +/- grid...
Our toll free line hasn't been ringing off the hook by customers
demanding the NP X9...because it is categorically, "The best Carbon Boom
on the market"...however, we did sell several Chinooks and HPL's based
on the info that I provided about those products yesterday...and like
you pointed out...
I'm still waiting to be convinced and have my warranty questions
answered from previous post...afterall, I want to stoke my customers
with "the best Carbon boom going now"...
WARDOG (Purveyor of the "best" windsurfing gear on the market)
> Cliff, re << I found [fiberspar booms] too fidgety and prone to
> problems (I am a klutz). I've never
> had a single problem with the double-pin system on HPL other than
> of the pins--which turns out to be a non-problem. (Not having numbers
> marked on the boom is a moderate PITA with the HPL, though.) >>
> I guess it's 'to each his own'...I had repeated trouble with sand in
> the HPL's, and the lack of markings is a waste of the sailor's time
> when rigging, IMHO.
> I have no idea what one gets for the Neil Pryde money in booms...I know
> their sails require NP masts (which for me is a reason not to by NP