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valentine
31st May 2008, 02:32 AM
Hi,I need an opinions about Naish carbon booms 190-240 compare to NP,NS,MS booms.
Thanks.

Unregistered
31st May 2008, 05:50 PM
NS are crap. The larger sizes fill with water and weigh an extra 1kg.

THERE ARE NO DRAIN HOLES!?

What were they thinking?

honk
1st June 2008, 12:49 AM
HPL is by far the best for price , weight and performance
Maui is super stiff but weighs and cost more.
Naish wide boom head don't seems to suit slalom board unless above 85cm

Ken
1st June 2008, 04:31 AM
The HPL formula booms weight a ton, much like the Maui Sails formula booms. Super stiff but heavy. The "streamline" type boom head on the HPL,s are crap. Replaced mine with a Maui Sails head.

honk
1st June 2008, 09:19 PM
We are comparing 190-240. the boomhead on HPL is not the streamline type.
Weight about 10-15% lighter than Maui .

Unregistered
27th June 2008, 09:00 AM
I personally used the Naish carbon boom 190-240. IMO, i will not recommend it.
First of all, it is way heavier compared to other booms. Secondly, I have had this problem of the boom end popping loose when sailing, ...one side of the twin pin level burst loose during sailing ...unbelievable. So i ended up using duck tape to secure both sides of it. Can u imagine having to remove and put on new tape everytime u adjust the boom length?

Unregistered
27th June 2008, 09:34 AM
I bought 3 Naish carbon booms (190-240) because :
1. They were available.
2. They were a good price.
I agree thay felt "heavy" but havent bothered with actual comparisons because they have now been working well for several months and I have no complaints.

geo
28th June 2008, 03:25 PM
Maui Sails. No problems, super tough. Default choice, no need to risk.

Unregistered
28th June 2008, 11:20 PM
honk what year is you HPL boom??
unlike the others i can get a real good price on one .
any one know how good the neilpryde ones are ( i can get one used) i am using an alloy neil pryde one for my 8.5 heavy as all get out.

steveC
29th June 2008, 02:16 AM
shredulato,

If you can't afford the Maui Sails boom and ultimately go with HPL, you really ought to consider upgrading the front end to the MS one. I have a 2003 HPL which I upgraded with the MS front end, and the difference is truly incredible. Needless to say, the old HPL front end was a terrible design that was a pain to attach and remove, and it never provided a solid attachment to the mast. I'm not sure of the design of HPL's most current front end, but I seriously doubt that it equals the MS one.