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Old 31st December 2009, 01:01 AM   #1
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Default What to buy2010NP X9boom or 2010NS platinum

Help to decide what to buy,2010NP X9 boom or 2010 NS platinum 200-250.The main concern is durability.Thanks in advance.
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NP X9 2010 is superb!!!!
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Old 31st December 2009, 05:11 AM   #3
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Buy MauiSails booms.....
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Good yes, but so heavy
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Old 31st December 2009, 09:43 AM   #5
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Had a Neil Pryde X9 a couple of years ago and the grip came of after about 10 sessions using the boom. Not really what i would expect to happen after the money i paid so i think the durability of the grip is suspect. Expect to have to regrip it if you buy one.

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 :-))
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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