The first target from the Point-7 Black Team when developing a boom is the curve. This is not about having a curve from the new generation as many might call it.
It’s about having a curve which allows your front and back arm to sit in a natural ergonomic position while sailing, automatically positioning the sail at the right angle from the wind to enter and exit the sail.
This position varies with the wind strength and windsurfing discipline, so each boom size needs to be developed accordingly.
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140-190 $1230 $999
150-200 $1260 $1049
170-220 $1300 $1159
190-240 $1400 $1199
Boom double pin clips for a stiffer connection between boom body and tail end, with 2cm adjustments. Different sizes used to best suit the boom size.
Black team curves
The needs of a wave boom’s curve is a very different from the curve from a slalom boom, just like a slalom boom for strong wind is very different from a boom for light wind slalom – one needs to offer control and the other power. Developing the right curve brings comfort and, respectively, performance.
Back end width
We have developed the correct tail with to suit beach boom size and its uses. The width of the back end of a boom is very important – the wider, the more power: the narrower, the more control. We have studied each size to fit best the sail sizes its designed for.
Boom head is made to bring the correct synergy with the stiffness of the carbon tubes. Easy automatic fitting to the mast. Moving head tilts according to fitting height on the mast but does not move from side to side. With very little rope tension, the head will not slip on the mast. Fits RDM adaptors perfectly.
The 140 size is having a dedicated head for the RDM boom, while other sized can be used for both SDM or RDM masts, by using a rdm mast adapter.
Smart balanced design
Diameter is another important factor as it does bring comfort to the forearms and saves wasting energy whilst out on the water. At Point-7 we have developed our boom using the Octatube – a carbon tube shape with 8 sides, designed to ergonomically fit the natural shape of the hand when gripping. We vary the diameter used according to the discipline: 25mm for the wave boom 27mm on the 170-slalom boom and 29mm on the two larger sizes of the slalom boom.
Boom Grip is lightly sanded, anti-slip pro grip: Less strength needed from you for a firm grip on the boom. Easy positioning marks for the harness lines.
The stiffness of a carbon boom is also very important, the right mix between reflex and comfort needs to be found. Just as masts have different IMCS, our booms are also being developed to offer the right stiffness to allow comfort in smaller sails sizes, and more reflex in bigger sail sizes.
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