If you’re after the best possible stiffness to weight ratio from your boom, then Chinook reckon their impressive new carbon offering fits the bill. Available in five sizes and made in the USA, Chinook have used all their experience of in-house carbon boom construction to produce an exceptionally strong and light boom range. Such is their confidence in build quality that they’re offering a 12 month unconditional warranty against breakage whilst windsurfing. This covers everything from getting munched in shore breaks to coming a cropper on rocks or groynes!
Features include continuous one piece arm construction, a long mast connection, very easy to use tail adjustment collars and a refined placement of bend curves and straight sections for maximum comfort and control. For sailors who mean business with big sails, the larger sizes feature wide arm profiles and full compatibility with adjustable outhaul systems as you’d expect from Chinook. All this performance comes at a reasonable £499 to £599. See www.k-bay.co.uk for more details.