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BLACK SERIES

Art.-No. 14200-1400

LE WISHBONE LE PLUS LÉGER DE SA CLASSE

KEY FEATURES

BLACK SERIES

HIGH END BOOM

Your entry into the world of Duotone High End Booms

PREMIUM MATERIAL

T8 aluminium

BONDED TECHNOLOGY

Les bras et le tube avant sont "fondus" ensemble à l'aide d'une colle aux normes aérospatiales.

POIGNÉE AVANT

iFRONT 2.0 - la poignée avant la plus léger du monde

TAIL-END

INSIDE TAIL with iTAIL WAVE FITTING

We do care

Making the most sustainable Windsurfing rig products on the market

Sustainability is the most important and pressing challenge of todays mankind to secure a livable mother earth for future generations to come!

Over the last 50 years Windsurfing has developed into a super high tech sport. But let's face it despite what others might tell you with the exception of aluminium booms and extensions Windsurfing rig products are a "mixture of petrol-based plastics". And most of the time up to 100% of these plastics are non-recycled (means "freshly produced") plastics. 
At least as of today there are no eco-friendly substitutes existing for the structural components offering the minimum requirements necessary to design modern Windsurfing products. Or why do you think no one wants to sail with wooden booms, aluminium masts or stretchy sails made of woven fabrics anymore?
There is only one sustainable way out of this dilemma:

MAKING LONGER LASTING PRODUCTS (LONGEVITY = SUSTAINABILITY)
A high performance product that lasts longer and best case can even be put into additional use on the second hand market is the best and only way to conserve the resources of our earth.
Of course light components have a massive impact on the performance and handling of your rig. That's why light weight is always on our briefing list when designing and engineering new products. And DUOTONE products are among or in many cases are the lightest on the market.
But durability and longevity were and will ALWAYS be on top of our priority list. Our industry leading warranty extensions bear witness to this philosophy:
- 2 year unconditional warranty on almost every hardware product (masts, booms and extensions+bases).
- 5 year warranty on 80% of our sails.
On sails we cannot emphasize enough that especially reducing the thickness of the monofilm and the XPly laminate has a radical influence on the longevity/sustainability. Reducing the film thickness by 50% reduces the UV-stability by 70%. Just to shortterm impress magazine testers or customers some brands use up to 70% thinner laminates/films than we do. This is not our understanding of sustainability.

DOING MORE
However, since we are fully aware of the importance of sustainability, we cannot simply stop here.
>> Only we have stopped using any plastic for packaging our sails. This saves approx. 5 sqm of plastic film and foam per sail.
>> Only our aluminium products (booms and extensions+bases) are manufactured in a CO2 neutral production facility.
>> Only our aluminium products (booms and extensions+bases) are produced in Germany using 100% European raw materials in order to keep shipping distances (to our manufacture and then to our central warehouse) at a minimum.
>> Only our sail bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic.
>> Only we compensate all carbon emissions caused by our sails during manufacture and transport by supporting a hydropower carbon offset project in Sri Lanka, the country where our sails are produced.

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DETAILS

BLACK SERIES

La génération BLACK actuelle est fabriquée avec la technologie haut de gamme BONDED.TECHNOLOGY. Le tubage et l arc frontal sont pour ainsi dire « soudés » avec une colle spéciale emprunté au domaine de l’aéronautique. Pour plus de confort et un maniement ultra-simple, le BLACK est équipé de la poignée avant ifRONT 2.0 dont la courbure et la rigidité sont adaptées aux besoins du public visé. Le programme BLACK comprend deux courbures individuelles dont les deux petites tailles ont une PROGRESSIVE BENDCURVE moderne ainsi qu’un diamètre de tubage confortable, réduit à 28 mm. Toutes les autres longueurs possèdent une courbure classique et un tubage de diamètre 30 mm. Le système DOUBLE PIN LOCK, qui fixe la longueur du wishbone tout en empêchant la déformation du tube, contribue à la sécurité et au confort. Grâce à des courbures différentes, la série BLACK est utilisable avec presque tous les types de voiles de toutes les marques.
Nouveau : L’ensemble de la gamme BLACK est équipée de la poignée arrière iTAIL WAVE, dont le système breveté Loop-Loop-Go 2.0 garantit un alignement du bout absolument parfait.

Boom Basics

Bend Curve: New-School/Wave vs. Classic/Race
  1. NEW-SCHOOL/WAVE CURVE
    On New School shaped booms the curve is concentrated in the first 25-30 cm while the rest of the boom is straight. This means that you don’t need to twist/bent your front hand even on smaller (wave) sails as it's still positioned within the straight part.
     
  2. CLASSIC/RACE CURVE
    Classic shaped booms have a curve ranging further back to approx. 45cm. On smaller (wave) sails this means that the front hand is twisted/bent resulting in increased fatigue or even hand-wrist pain.
    The larger the sail though the more the draft (and with it your hands) moves back so that the front hand isn't twisted anymore.
    Bigger sails also have a deeper profile. Classic shaped booms with their curve ranging further back make the boom become wider in the middle avoiding the sail touching the boom.
    Therefore classic shaped booms are still the first choice for larger sized freeride/slalom sails (6.5 and up).
Bend Curve: New-School/Wave vs. Classic/Race
Material: Carbon vs. Aluminium

Carbon booms are 3 to 5 times more expensive than aluminium booms. The reasons for this drastic price difference are the massive difference in the raw material prices and the fact that a carbon boom is 100% custom/hand made. 

Since carbon is a much stiffer raw material than aluminium carbon booms offer 4 essential advantages:

  1. When a gust hits your sail you need to pull hard to avoid loosing control. A softer boom bends more the harder you pull. This sideway bend results in the boom to become shorter. When the boom gets shorter the sail becomes fuller/baggy = loss of control.
    The longer the boom (180 and up) the more obvious the difference in stiffness becomes.
     
  2. Carbon booms can be made much lighter (up to 20%) while still offering at least 20% higher stiffness. 
     
  3. With carbon you can go for thinner diameters (up to 4 mm) while still offering at least 20% higher stiffness. In general the thinner the tube diameter the more comfortable it becomes to hold on to. This becomes very obvious once you go back from a thin diameter to a thicker one. 
     
  4. Carbon does not bend. Therefore a carbon boom usually lasts 3-4 times as long as an aluminium boom because any overload (crash, catapult, ..) will eventually result in a bent boom.
    Also due to the fact that carbon doesn't corrode a carbon boom requires much less care than an aluminium one. Check the condition of the ropes once in a while and worst case get the grip replaced and a carbon boom will last for years to come. 
Can I really use the complete length range of the boom?

Under usual conditions yes. But for super heavy usage you need to differentiate between carbon- and aluminium booms.

  • The worst case scenario on a carbon boom is a breakage when massively overloaded. Carbon booms do not bend though. Therefore carbon booms can be used without any limitations even when fully extended. 
     
  • Aluminium though can break and bend. Therefore a heavy rider and/or overloading (e.g. wipe-outs/catapults or landing super high jumps) might cause an alloy boom to bend when fully extended. As a guideline for really heavy (ab)use do not use the last 15-20 cm of the boom range. 

TECH SPECS

BLACK SERIES

LENGTH (CM)
BEND CURVE
WEIGHT (KG)
DIAMETER (MM)*
MATERIAL
ADAPTER INCL.
TAIL-END
140-190150-200160-210180-230
NEW SCHOOLNEW SCHOOLCLASSICCLASSIC
2.402.502.602.80
28283030
T8 aluminumT8 aluminumT8 aluminumT8 aluminum
RDMRDMSDMSDM
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WAVE Fitting
INSIDE TAIL with iTAIL
WAVE Fitting
INSIDE TAIL with iTAIL
WAVE Fitting
INSIDE TAIL with iTAIL
WAVE Fitting
*In Grip Area without EVA

Tips & Tricks

EVA grip doesn't like sun cream

You should always try to avoid getting sun cream onto your EVA grip. Not only can sun cream contaminate especially the lighter EVA colors. But more so the grip gets very slippery thus you need to grip harder which is very exhausting. Most important though is once sun cream gets onto the EVA the grip becomes slippery forever. 

There are 2 simple solutions to avoid getting sun cream onto your EVA grip:

  1. After applying sun cream wait until it's fully soacked into your skin which takes at least 10-15 minutes. Since we all wanna get onto the water asap this isn't very practical though. 
     
  2. Free your hands from sun cream either with alcohol (quite unpractical) or by using sand to "wash" your hands. 
"Beauty care"
  1. Even for storage or transport please always make sure to close the length adjustment lock system. In the open position the snap part is fully stretched out and therefore might loose a bit of its snapping function after a while. 
     
  2. Over time even stainless steel and aluminium parts get affected by salt water.
    Therefore after holidays in salt water please remove the tail-end and rinse it as well as the inside of the boom body with fresh water.
    For winter storage make sure to remove the tail-end from the body. 
     
  3. Please make sure to regularly check the condition of the ropes (front- and tail-end). Over time the rope surface might get damaged through the clamping in the metal cleat. When you start seeing the white core it's time to replace the rope. 
     
  4. The EVA grip is very cozy on your hands but it doesn't like sharp objects. Therefore don't rig up on concrete but try to rig on a soft ground (e.g. sand or gras). 
    Little cuts in the EVA you need to "ignore".
    Little parts peeling off can easily be repaired using super glue.
    In case the grip needs to be replaced (cause it's halfway gone or cause you cannot stand it destroying the beauty of your boom:-) do not try to do this on your own. It's a very delicate and time-consuming procedure which you should leave to professionals. 
     
  5. Need any spare parts? Here you go
Correct tension when snapping the front-end onto the mast

In general most people do not use enough tension here resulting in the boom to slowly slide down during heavy sailing. When designing the front-end lever we made sure that you cannot break the mast while snapping on the front-end.

Exchange the "cheap" iFront 2.0 rope

We use a rather "cheap" Polyester rope here by purpose. Compared to Dyneema/Spectra rope Polyester has a certain elasticity. This tiny bit of stretch buffers peak loads (e.g. during massive crashes or landing high jumps) thus preventing overload and a possible breakage of the plastic parts. 

TECH FEATURES

BLACK SERIES

iFront 2.0
iFront 2.0iFront 2.0

LA POIGNÉE AVANT LA PLUS LÉGÈRE DU MONDE !

La construction unique de l'ifront 2.0 unit les avantages des concepts historiques dans un seul poignée avant :

A Rigidité verticale :
Contrairement à d'autres frontaux, nous utilisons des boulons d'essieu en acier inoxydable 50 % plus longs qui sont directement reliés aux parois latérales. Nous obtenons ainsi une rigidité verticale et en torsion maximale, ce qui se traduit par une connexion/transmission extrêmement directe de la bôme au mât (= performance maximale).

B Flexibilité horizontale :
Le centre partiellement en retrait du collier donne à l'iFRONT 2.0 une sorte de fonction de charnière, de sorte que le collier s'adapte à tout diamètre de mât sans aucun jeu (= très lisse sur le mât et extrêmement résistant au glissement). Nous ne connaissons aucun autre frontal qui s'adapte aussi facilement autour du mât et le protège donc efficacement.

iFront 2.0
iFront 2.0iFront 2.0

LA POIGNÉE AVANT LA PLUS LÉGÈRE DU MONDE !

La construction unique de l'ifront 2.0 unit les avantages des concepts historiques dans un seul poignée avant :

A Rigidité verticale :
Contrairement à d'autres frontaux, nous utilisons des boulons d'essieu en acier inoxydable 50 % plus longs qui sont directement reliés aux parois latérales. Nous obtenons ainsi une rigidité verticale et en torsion maximale, ce qui se traduit par une connexion/transmission extrêmement directe de la bôme au mât (= performance maximale).

B Flexibilité horizontale :
Le centre partiellement en retrait du collier donne à l'iFRONT 2.0 une sorte de fonction de charnière, de sorte que le collier s'adapte à tout diamètre de mât sans aucun jeu (= très lisse sur le mât et extrêmement résistant au glissement). Nous ne connaissons aucun autre frontal qui s'adapte aussi facilement autour du mât et le protège donc efficacement.

External Tail Fittings
External Tail FittingsExternal Tail Fittings

Des ajustements externes pour des performances et un confort accrus.
Quand il s’agit de wishbones en carbone, les autres fabricants sont particulièrement enclins à intégrer l’ajustement dans la poignée arrière, pour obtenir un aspect le plus « propre » possible. Pourtant, nos ajustements extérieurs ont trois atouts majeurs : 

1. Ils réduisent le poids de l’ensemble. 
2. Ils ont des fonctionnalités et caractéristiques uniques (voir ci-dessus).
3. En cas de besoin, ils sont très faciles à changer.

iTail Wave Fitting
iTail Wave FittingiTail Wave Fitting

Le premier alignement du bout sans friction avec rangement pour l’excédent de bout. Le revêtement iTAIL.WAVE offre deux fonctionnalités inédites :

A. La fonction brevetée Loop-Loop-Go 2.0 pour un alignement du bout parfait et sans la moindre friction

B. Au lieu de nouer l’excédent de bout autour du tube, il suffit de l’enrouler en dessous autour du taquet intégré

iTail Wave Fitting
iTail Wave FittingiTail Wave Fitting

Le premier alignement du bout sans friction avec rangement pour l’excédent de bout. Le revêtement iTAIL.WAVE offre deux fonctionnalités inédites :

A. La fonction brevetée Loop-Loop-Go 2.0 pour un alignement du bout parfait et sans la moindre friction

B. Au lieu de nouer l’excédent de bout autour du tube, il suffit de l’enrouler en dessous autour du taquet intégré

TRUE QUOTES

BLACK SERIES

RAOUL JOA (PRODUCT MANAGER)
“La série Black est clairement le wishbone avec le meilleur rapport qualité/prix de notre gamme. Grâce à sa rigidité, son poids et ses caractéristiques uniques, elle peut même rivaliser avec les wishbones en aluminium haut de gamme d'autres marques.”
RAOUL JOA (PRODUCT MANAGER)

GALLERY

BLACK SERIES

We do listen

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DO YOU HAVE ANY INPUT OR IDEAS ON HOW TO IMPROVE OUR PRODUCTS?
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US!

We strive to create products that are superior in performance and function to anything else on the market. Therefore, we are not just interested in the opinion and experience of professional riders, but listen to ALL windsurfers out there. Because we know we can learn from everyone, we want to collect the opinions of windsurfers worldwide.

This project runs throughout the whole year. Every year on January 15th, the best ideas will be rewarded and might actually be implemented into future products.

So, you have got an idea? Contact us >HERE<  and take your chance to make a difference. (Please use "R&D input for DTW" as a subject line)

REWARDS

1st - One sail (free of choice)

2nd - One Silver Boom (free of choice)

3rd -  One Power.XT 2.0 (free of choice)

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