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valentine 31st May 2008 01:32 AM

Naish carbon boom?
Hi,I need an opinions about Naish carbon booms 190-240 compare to NP,NS,MS booms.

Unregistered 31st May 2008 04:50 PM

NS are crap. The larger sizes fill with water and weigh an extra 1kg.


What were they thinking?

honk 31st May 2008 11:49 PM

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 03:31 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 08:19 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 08:00 AM

Naish boom
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, 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 08:34 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 02:25 PM

Maui Sails. No problems, super tough. Default choice, no need to risk.

Unregistered 28th June 2008 10:20 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 01:16 AM


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.

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