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27th April 2010 05:02 AM
IRL-250
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Originally Posted by Deja Vu View Post
If you examine the boom head on the Chinook boom you will find that the plastic is flexible and soft (way too flexible IMO) and when you pull down on the boom, once it is attached to the mast, there is some give, especially after sailing for awhile. Boards magazine did a boom test a few years ago and they had the same problem with Chinook booms. I have a friend with a Chinook formula carbon boom which he refuses to use because of this issue - so he has an expensive carbon boom gathering dust. I've customized mine so it is usable. There are a number of things I like about the boom; however, the boom head isn't one of them.
There is a little bit of give but too me it is no noticeable on the water. They are definetly not floppy. In fact i think that give has saved me snapping booms is some really big wipeouts. The main advantage of the boom head though is if you do snap one side of the boom you can replace it. If this happened with any other boom it would end up in the bin and you would have an expensive bill to replace it
27th April 2010 03:48 AM
Unregistered Hands down the new np x9 race boom is the best Ive sailed.
In comparison to MS sails, its better engineered at the front and back ends + better clips.
Not as heavy as the MS boom either.
One slick boom!
27th April 2010 03:40 AM
Deja Vu
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Originally Posted by IRL-250 View Post
I never have any issue with the mast boom connection being loose on my booms so don't know why you ended up with a floppy connection
If you examine the boom head on the Chinook boom you will find that the plastic is flexible and soft (way too flexible IMO) and when you pull down on the boom, once it is attached to the mast, there is some give, especially after sailing for awhile. Boards magazine did a boom test a few years ago and they had the same problem with Chinook booms. I have a friend with a Chinook formula carbon boom which he refuses to use because of this issue - so he has an expensive carbon boom gathering dust. I've customized mine so it is usable. There are a number of things I like about the boom; however, the boom head isn't one of them.
26th April 2010 05:37 AM
IRL-250
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Originally Posted by Deja Vu View Post
The problem I have with the Chinook booms is the boom head. It is just too flexible for my taste and the mast boom connection is too loose so you end up with a floppy connection.
I never have any issue with the mast boom connection being loose on my booms so don't know why you ended up with a floppy connection
23rd April 2010 06:40 PM
LK I have Maui Sails 190-240 slalom boom
Rock solid head and boom, excellent grip, but the boom end feels a bit heavy in the beginning.
NP is heavy too. Now I have ordered AL360 240-300 instead of my old reinforced Fiberspare Formula boom (seen too much faults on NP booms the last years and too pricy too). If not AL360 I would have taken Maui Sails boom
I get the AL360 in a week or 2, so I can’t comment on it before.
23rd April 2010 09:13 AM
Deja Vu
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Originally Posted by IRL-250 View Post
For a year now i have been sponsored by Chinook. I have been using chinook products for years and I can highly recommend the Chinook Carbon booms. They are light compared to alot of booms on the market and have a massive range of adjustment. They are also alot cheaper than the X9 and North Platinum booms. Check them out :-))
The problem I have with the Chinook booms is the boom head. It is just too flexible for my taste and the mast boom connection is too loose so you end up with a floppy connection.
22nd April 2010 08:03 AM
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What to buy2010NP X9boom or 2010NS platinum

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21st April 2010 01:48 AM
Unregistered guys Im serious and really need help urgently cuz I have to order either one of these booms in 3 days. please make a good comparison and enlighten me!!!
please
20th April 2010 11:27 PM
Unregistered guys I was also having the same problem either to buy MS boom or X9 boom then my distributor told me about considering Al.360 E3 Carbon slalom 2010 and how good booms they were? but it was the first time I heard about it? Can u guys please let me know more about it? how is it compare other booms etc. and should I go for MS 190-240 or AL 360 190-245? can u guys compare and inform me about both please?? thank you
20th April 2010 11:24 PM
Unregistered
Al.360 E3 Carbon slalom 2010??????

guys I was also having the same problem either to buy MS boom or X9 boom then my distributor told me about considering Al.360 E3 Carbon slalom 2010 and how good booms they were? but it was the first time I heard about it? Can u guys please let me know more about it? how is it compare other booms etc. and should I go for MS 190-240 or AL 360 190-245? can u guys compare and inform me about both please?? thank you
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