POINT 7 CARBON+PRO
€609.00 – €814.00
Our priority in Point-7 is to focus on the windsurfing rig and make it a winning rig no matter the discipline. The boom is what we feel with our hands when sailing. It’s what makes us feel the wind in the sail. We develop sails – we have developed the racing sail which has won the PWA Slalom World Title, and a boom is an integrated part of the rig, which brings a winning performance to the rider.
An Aluminum boom does not just need to be a good price, a carbon boom doesn’t just have to feel light and stiff. There is a lot more behind the boom and its features, most importantly: comfort, performance, and safety.
Some booms might look the same, some can be lighter or stiffer than others, but the most the important characteristics is the reflex. It can make a sail feel light or heavy, powerful, or more comfortable. The reflex needs to vary according to sail size and conditions. A 220-racing boom cannot have the same structure of a 140-wave boom. Just like the masts, the synergy between the boom and mast is very important. Just like the sail and the mast. What is sometimes discussed by looking at a product on the beach, might not be bringing the same result once taken to the water and put under pressure.
Find out more from the development and characteristics of our Point-7 exclusive carbon and aluminum boom range.
Development: 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 for 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.
Curve: The needs of a wave boom’s curve is very different from the curve for 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 width to suit each 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 it’s designed for.
Diameter: 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.
Stiffness: 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.
Weight: You can have the lightest and stiffest boom available, but if these main features are wrong then the boom will feel heavy and uncomfortable. The weight needs to be front oriented on the boom, leaving the tail end of the boom light. A heavy tail-end will make a light boom, in general, feel heavier than it really is. Therefore, we use a taper through to the tail section, the wider diameter allows to have thinner and lighter carbon walls where there is no need for us to grip, but also more stiffness where it is most important.
Construction: All our carbon booms are monocoque built, including the tail ends with molded holes. All our carbon booms are tapered giving a thinner diameter in the area you grip while sailing, and a wider diameter on the rear part to allow stiffness and light weight where most needed.
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.
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.
Tail end: To be less bulky in maneuvers and high winds, the tail end is made to fit inside the boom body in the smaller sized booms: wave 140, 150 and slalom 170. To further reduce the weight and increase the stiffness of the bigger 190 and 210 booms, the diameter of the tail pieces is increased and fit outside the boom body.
Tail end pulley system: the wave sizes have the quick loop system, while the slalom sizes are having pulleys to host the adjustable outhaul system or simple threading to fix the clew tension.
The New Boom head for the carbon boom:
Made to bring a stronger connection to the mast with less stress on the mast. To achieve this, the new longer cup gripping the mast dilutes the stress on to the mast structure, increasing the stability of the connection. This will also assure that the head will not to slip down the mast.
A perfect composite, which includes glass to the plastic, will donate the correct synergy to the stiffness of the carbon tubes arms, different to each boom size. 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 new longer leverage allows quick boom height changes also while standing on the board. Fits P7 RDM adaptors perfectly.
Boom clamp leverage: Long and ergonomic to allow easy open and closing of the boom head, also when on the board. Easy setting of the rope
Boom clamp: The clamp holding on the boom arms can tilt according to boom height setting. It has 3 screws to secure it on the boom, allowing the one of the leverages to be independent in order to make the opening and closure of the clamp easy, but at the same time the head and the boom to be fully tighten to the max.
Boom cup: Made of plastic with the perfect mix of glass according to boom size, to allow the synergy of the boom stiffness and boom head to work together according to the condition and sail sizes they will be used in. A thin and light P7 RDM adapter need to be used for rdm masts.
Boom Rope: The best grip and pre-stretched rope is given to make sure that the boom does not lose the pressure given to it while clamping. The rope is entering a comfortable cleat, easy to set and fasten.
140, 150, 170, 190, 200