I like Streamlined's too. I like the base bottom better than Chinook
(easier to loosen at the end of the session). I tired the new RDM
europin Streamlined extension in Hawaii as well. The release button
sticks out the side. I have always wrapped my excess downhaul around
the base of my extension...not sure why. The button/line just seemed in
the way of each other. Well made like all Streamlined stuff, light too.
As far a Fiberspar...
just one opinion...
As far as weights...the Chinook stainless foot is 9.2 oz. vs. 8.1 oz.
for the standard...you aren't going to be able to discern 1.1 oz.
differential at the base of your sail...no swing weight...add in the 2
bolt plate at 6.3 oz. and you get 15.5 oz. vs. 14.4 oz. vs 11.6 oz. for
standard single bolt assy.
The standard carbon medium extension is 13.9oz and the pin style carbon
is 1lb. 1oz.
Chinook 28cm carbon: 14.2 oz.
Hot Rod 30cm carbon: 12.0 oz.
Chinook 38cm carbon: 14.4 oz.
Hot Rod 45cm carbon: 14.9 oz.
Chinook 28cm aluminum: 1lb. 2oz.
This is one piece of milled stainless...it should eliminate the failures
of previous pin systems...
As far as weight, I did several blind tests and no one was able to
tell the difference between the new pin uni and the older cup type.
The pin "looks" heavier but in reality it is so close that one cannot
tell the difference.
I'm sold on it.
The button is flush and operates easily.
I like europin for the big formula gear too. I can carrry the sail and
board separately to the shoreline, then snap them together and go...
It's not that big of a deal, just makes it a little easier. I like the
new Chinook Powerhaul EX system for SDM and RDM.
Huntington Beach, CA
> > I am thinking about "converting" to Euro-Pin base/extension. I am
> > tired of this small push pin on Chinook extension.
> > Which one is better: Fiberspar or Chinook
> The last two times in Hatteras I rented gear, I was given the (North)
> europin system. I like it, but I heard rumors of pin failure. When
> Chinook introduced their Powerhaul EX system, with the one piece
> stainless design (and I saw it in the flesh in Maui), I decided to go
> for it. I like it. Customer service with Chinook is A+, so I have no
> I like Streamlined's too. I like the base bottom better than Chinook
> (easier to loosen at the end of the session). I tired the new RDM
> europin Streamlined extension in Hawaii as well. The release button
> sticks out the side. I have always wrapped my excess downhaul around
> the base of my extension...not sure why. The button/line just seemed in
> the way of each other. Well made like all Streamlined stuff, light too.
> As far a Fiberspar...
> just one opinion...
I decided to go even father. I want to remove the standard bottom part
(cup) from my carbon extension and install Chinook bottom part with
Euro Pin (Chinook sells it for $46 as after market part) and I want to
order just the pin from the Chinook Powerhaul EX and install it on my
standard base. Anybody tried it already?
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