PLATINUM AERO 3.0 SERIES
PLATINUM AERO 3.0 SERIES
PLATINUM AERO 3.0 SERIES
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PLATINUM AERO 3.0 SERIES

Art.-No. 14220-1405

LE WISHBONE LE PLUS LÉGER ET LE PLUS EXCLUSIF SUR TERRE !

KEY FEATURES

PLATINUM AERO 3.0 SERIES

EXCLUSIF ET ULTRA LÉGER

Le boom le plus léger et le plus exclusif au monde

VTS TAIL fitting

Grâce à l'indicateur visuel intégré et aux repères de corde, vous disposez désormais d'un réglage parfait de la longueur de l'écoute à chaque session

MATÉRIEL PREMIUM

100% T900 Carbon Prepreg + Résine SENTEX®

Le nec plus ultra de technologie

Le nec plus ultra en matière de technologie, de poids et de traitement. 400g de moins que le boom PLATINUM

POIGNÉE AVANT

iFRONT 2.0 - la poignée avant moulé la plus léger du monde

PIÈCE DE FIN 140

Pièce de fin interne anti-dérapant avec iTAIL WAVE FITTING

PIÈCE DE FIN 190

Pièce de fin externe avec iTAIL RACE FITTING

Nous nous soucions

Duotone Climate Partner
CE PRODUIT EST COMPENSÉ EN CO2
PLUS D'INFORMATIONS

Boom Insights

DETAILS

PLATINUM AERO 3.0 SERIES

Il vous fait envie, et vous le savez : le PLATINUM AERO 3.0 est le wishbone le plus léger du monde (140-180: 1,65 kg | 190-250: 2,85 kg !) et le nec plus ultra de la technologie, du poids et de la fabrication. Toutefois, compte tenu du coût incroyablement élevé de la fabrication, la quantité disponible en stock est très limitée. L’utilisation d’un mélange de matériaux de qualité supérieure et d’un procédé de fabrication unique lui confèrent une légèreté incroyable : 250-400 g de moins que sa version PLATINUM SLS, pourtant déjà très légère. Malgré sa « maigreur extrême », le PLATINUM AERO 3.0 convainc par sa stabilité sensationnelle, son ressenti ultra-direct et ses fonctionnalités et courbures adaptées au domaine d’utilisation, qui en font un « must have » pour les navigateurs de haut niveau. Bien que l’AERO 3.0 ne soit disponible qu’en deux longueurs, ses caractéristiques de performances et d’équipement sont les mêmes que celles des PLATINUM SLS (voir ci-dessous). Nous nous devons toutefois de vous avertir : La haute technologie a un prix ; ne soyez pas pris au dépourvu.
NOUVEAU: le modèle 140-180 Mega Slim est équipé du tout nouveau raccord VTS TAIL. En combinaison avec les voiles Duotone 2022, le raccord VTS TAIL offre pour la première fois une indication visuelle claire de la tension parfaite de l'écoute (brevet en cours).

PLATINUM AERO 3.0 190-250

The most advanced carbon boom ever built!

EVERYTHING BUT ROUND >> SEGMENTED CROSS-SECTION TECHNOLOGY

We know that there are 2 challenges every windsurfing boom has to face:

  • Fact #1: the longer the boom and the smaller the diameter the softer it becomes
  • Fact #2: the smaller the diameter (in the grip area) the higher the grip comfort and the lower the fatigue (= longer sessions on the water and/or more power for the race)

Our aim was to achieve a long race boom, combining maximum grip comfort (through the thinnest possible grip diameter) with maximum stiffness - usually two things which can’t be combined as they work against each other.

Utilising the industry's longest experience in engineering windsurfing booms after 3 years of relentless development we have come up with an innovative solution: SEGMENTED CROSS-SECTION TECHNOLOGY

Replacing the usual round cross section, the new PLATINUM 190-250 boom features 3 different cross sections each fulfilling individual tasks tailored to the specific section of the boom:

  1. FRONT-END SECTION
    The front-end section, especially right next to the front-end, is responsible for approx. 30-40% of the total boom stiffness. The forces operate in multiple directions due to the lateral pull from your hands and the downward forces from your bodyweight. Therefore here the PLATINUM 190-250 features a massive square cross section which effectively increases the overall stiffness - in both directions, laterally and downward.
     
  2. TAIL-END SECTION
    The tail section has similar influence on the overall boom stiffness as the front section, although the influence increases the further you extend the boom length. Unlike the front section where the forces act in multiple directions, 90% of the forces on the tail section occur laterally as the main force comes from the sail pulling sideways. With the forces only operating in one direction, the most effective geometry here is an asymmetrical oval cross section that is horizontally orientated.
     
  3. GRIP SECTION
    By drastically increasing the stiffness in the front- and tail sections, we were able to reduce the outer diameter in the grip section by 1.5mm to now 28.5mm. Whilst this might not sound like much, in your hands the difference in grip comfort and fatigue is like day and night. To further increase grip comfort and reduce fatigue we have added a “bumper” to the inside. 

The result? Our revolutionary SEGMENTED CROSS-SECTION TECHNOLOGY creates an unmatched racing boom setting a new benchmark for stiffness AND grip comfort. 

Being even stiffer and lighter than the previous version with 30mm diameter in the grip area, as of today there is no other boom out there with a similar diameter-stiffness-weight ration than the new PLATINUM 190-250!

EVERYTHING BUT ROUND >> SEGMENTED CROSS-SECTION TECHNOLOGY
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VTS TAIL

Take your rigging to the next level

Attention :
> Vous cherchez des recommandations de réglage de la voile VTS TAIL pour votre ancienne voile DUOTONE ? Veuillez consulter les tech specs actualisé sur la page produit correspondante. 
> Afin d'assurer une parfaite compatibilité avec les systèmes d'enrouleurs réglables, le longueur 190 n'est pas livrées avec le VTS TAIL.

Duotone Carbon Boom Technology

Think different

TRIANGLE BEARING CONSTRUCTION

Carbon offers the highest stiffness of all composite fiber. This ensures an unsurpassed stiffness-to-weight ratio.
Unfortunately though carbon has the lowest abrasion resistance of any composite fiber. Nowadays all front-ends are rotational which constantly "grind down" the carbon underneath. Over time, this initially increases the play between the front-end and the carbon body, eventually leading to potential breakage. The weak spot of any carbon boom is therefore the area below the front-end.
Our engineers have found a unique solution to avoid this by incorporating a very sophisticated bearing design. With our TRIANGLE BEARING CONSTRUCTION the carbon structure remains protected from abrasion even after years of use.

TRIANGLE BEARING CONSTRUCTION
2 PHASE BODY PRODUCTION

A boom with a rotational front-end needs side „bumpers“ to avoid the front-end from moving sideways. Usually these side „bumpers“ get moulded together with the rest of the boom body in „one shot“. This is how every carbon boom is produced. The problem with this process is that the carbon fibers get „folded“ in a 90° angle which causes a potential weak/breakage-spot. Our experience from the past showed that the majority of breakages occurred at exactly this spot. 
Since 2019 all PLATINUM booms are made in our unique 2 PHASE BODY PRODUCTION. Means the side „bumpers“ get moulded onto the rest of the body in a 2nd process AFTER the body is finished. Since that time we don’t see any breakages in that area anymore.
The downside of this process is that the outside of the bumper area doesn’t look perfectly smooth. But rest assured this is purely aesthetic. 

DRILLED EXTENSION HOLES VS. MOULDED RECESSES

Drilled holes destroy the carbon structure and are therefore less durable - at least in theory. However, our experience on the water has shown that there is no difference compared to moulded recesses. To generate a moulded rcecess the carbon fibers must be „folded“ at a 90° angle which is just as bad for the structure as a drilled hole (see above under 2 PHASE BODY CONSTRUCTION).
On the other hand drilled holes are faster and cheaper in production. This allows us to spend the money where it really makes a difference to the durability (e.g. see above under TRIANGLE BEARING CONSTRUCTION).

TECH SPECS

PLATINUM AERO 3.0 SERIES

LENGTH (CM)
BEND CURVE
WEIGHT (KG) (±8%)
DIAMETER (MM)*
MATERIAL
ADAPTER INCL.
TAIL-END
140-180190-250
NEW SCHOOLSLALOM
1.652.85
24.028.5/29.5
100% T900-CARBON +
SENTEX® RESIN
100% T900-CARBON +
SENTEX® RESIN
RDMSDM
INSIDE 100%-GRIPPED TAIL
with VTS TAIL FITTING
OUTSIDE TAIL with iTAIL
RACE FITTING
*In Grip Area without EVA

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. 
Tail-end: ease of use vs. stiffness vs. grip

Usually the longer and/or the more extended the boom the softer it gets. Problem is that the bigger the sail (= longer boom) gets the more crucial the boom stiffness becomes for the sail performance and wind range (see above CARBON VS. ALUMINIUM). 
Since you pull with your back-hand when accelerating or pumping or when a gust hits your sail the tail-end section is the most crucial part for the overall stiffness of your boom. All booms nowadays either come with an inside- or outside tail-end.

OUTSIDE TAIL-END
Invented by the DUOTONE team back in 2007. Here the tail-end tubes slide OVER the boom body. 
The larger tail diameter/cross-section increases the overall stiffness of your boom by minimum 30%. Plus in contrary to inside tail-ends the boom stiffness isn't affected when you extend the boom length.
Nevertheless the outside tail-end has 2 limitations:
a. When changing the boom length you need to move the adjustment locking system alongside the tail-end tube. This makes it less comfortable and slower to operate.
b. With the usual 50 cm of adjustment range an outside tail-end requires a minimum boom length of 180 cm. Any shorter and your back-hand may end up being positioned on the (thick) tail-end tube.

INSIDE TAIL-END
This is the classic version to adjust your boom length since the beginning of booms becoming variable in length. Here the tail-end runs INside the boom body.
Advantages are:
> Works for any size/length of boom as the tail-end will never interfere with your back-hand.
> The adjustment locking system is fixed to the boom body. This way it's easier, faster and more comfortable to adjust the boom length.
The only disadvantage is the reduced stiffness which gets worse the further you extend your boom. Usually the tail-end angle is parallel to the boom body angle (in the back). This way you have the least friction between the 2 parts making the tail-end slide very easily inside the boom body. This makes it very comfortable to adjust the length, sometimes up to a point that you can hear a certain "click-clack" when you're heavily "wobbling" your boom.
The only way to increase the boom stiffness featuring an inside tail-end is to generate a certain "pre-tension" in the boom. To do so the angle of the tail-end gets increased so that it doesn't match with the boom body anymore. With this pre-tension you increase the boom stiffness but at the same time remarkably reduce the comfort and ease of use when adjusting the length (therefore only used on PLATINUM 170).

INSIDE GRIPPED TAIL-END
In 2014 we introduced this inside tail-end version for the first time. Same as the boom body the tail-end tubes get covered with an EVA grip. This way it's much more comfortable and grippier to hold on to during ducking moves. The "cuddly"/dampening EVA also completely silences any noise between the boom body and the tail-end. But since the dampening EVA reduces the stiffness we use 100% gripped tail-ends only on PLATINUM 140 and 150 booms whereas the PLATINUM 160 comes with a 50% gripped tail-end (to increase the stiffness when the boom gets extended).

Tail-end: ease of use vs. stiffness vs. grip
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 FEATURES

PLATINUM AERO 3.0 SERIES

VTS TAIL
VTS TAILVTS TAIL

Depuis 1992, toutes nos voiles sont équipées de points VTS indiquant clairement la bonne tension de l'hale-bas.
Avec l'introduction du VTS TAIL, nous avons enfin rendu visible la tension correcte de l'écoute. Grâce à l'indicateur visuel intégré et aux marquages du cordage, vous avez maintenant le réglage parfait de l'écoute à chaque session.

Protection Grip Insert
Protection Grip InsertProtection Grip Insert

PLUS RÉSISTANT ! L'insert EVA haute densité de la poignée extérieure garantit une résistance maximale à l'abrasion lors du gréement.

iFront 2.0
iFront 2.0iFront 2.0

LA POIGNÉE AVANT LA PLUS LÉGÈRE DU MONDE !

LA CONSTRUCTION UNIQUE DE L'iFRONT 2.0 COMBINE LES AVANTAGES DES CONCEPTS PRÉCÉDENTS EN 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.

AJUSTEMENT PARFAIT GARANTI POUR LES MÂTS SDM ET RDM
Cette adaptation exceptionnelle est garantie sur les mâts SDM comme sur les mâts RDM, car le iFRONT 2.0 peut être facilement adapté grâce à l'échange de 2 patins de friction différents.

Protection Grip Insert
Protection Grip InsertProtection Grip Insert

PLUS RÉSISTANT ! L'insert EVA haute densité de la poignée extérieure garantit une résistance maximale à l'abrasion lors du gréement.

Wide Wave Tail Geometry
Wide Wave Tail GeometryWide Wave Tail Geometry

UNE CHARGE ÉGALE SUR LES DEUX MAINS ET UNE MEILLEURE MANIPULATION ! De plus, les wishbones courts sont maintenant dotés d'un embout arrière plus large de 4 cm, ce qui éloigne votre main arrière de la voile. Pour la première fois, le dos et la main avant sont à angle égal, ce qui réduit la fatigue. Vous réalisez immédiatement cette position de navigation beaucoup plus détendue, que vous naviguiez en ligne droite ou sur une vague. Le deuxième avantage est une meilleure maniabilité lors des manœuvres d'esquives.

Inside Gripped Tail
Inside Gripped TailInside Gripped Tail

Les tubes de rallonge sont entièrement revêtus de pro-grip pour une adhérence maximale. Pour assurer une prise en main la plus confortable possible, la poignée arrière a un diamètre réduit et s’insére normalement. 

Outside Tail
Outside TailOutside Tail

Toutes les longueurs PLATINUM de race sont équipées de poignées arrière OUTSIDE TAIL individuelles qui s’enfilent sur le tubage par l’arrière. Son grand diamètre confère au wishbone une rigidité 20 % supérieure.

iTail Race Fitting
iTail Race FittingiTail Race Fitting

Gréer sans avoir à enfiler le bout , même avec le système d’étarquage à palan. 
Le système d’ajustement iTAIL RACE est un véritable chef-d'œuvre, dont les poulies en Teflon et plastique POM ont un coefficient de frottement minimal. Cette solution unique en son genre permet en outre d’enrouler les boucles de bout instantanément même en utilisant un système d’étarquage à palan, au lieu de devoir passer son temps à enfiler et nouer le bout à nouveau à chaque futilisation !

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.

iFront 2.0
iFront 2.0iFront 2.0

LA POIGNÉE AVANT LA PLUS LÉGÈRE DU MONDE !

LA CONSTRUCTION UNIQUE DE L'iFRONT 2.0 COMBINE LES AVANTAGES DES CONCEPTS PRÉCÉDENTS EN 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.

AJUSTEMENT PARFAIT GARANTI POUR LES MÂTS SDM ET RDM
Cette adaptation exceptionnelle est garantie sur les mâts SDM comme sur les mâts RDM, car le iFRONT 2.0 peut être facilement adapté grâce à l'échange de 2 patins de friction différents.

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. 

Outhaul Kit Race assembly ►video

TIPS & TRICKS

Outhaul Kit Race assembly ►video
Can I retrofit the new VTS TAIL fitting to replace the iTail Wave fitting?

The VTS TAIL fitting is not compatible with older tail-ends. Yes it requires the same tail-end diameter as the iTail Wave fitting (the iTail Race requires a different/larger diameter altogether). But the VTS TAIL fitting is attached to the tail-end by TWO screws (instead of one) - and these screws are in a different position. Therefore it is not compatible.
But since the dimensions of the tail-end have not changed you can buy a complete tail-end including the VTS TAIL fitting to use it with your older iTail Wave boom.

GALLERY

PLATINUM AERO 3.0 SERIES

NOTE SUR LES DÉLAIS DE LIVRAISON

Avec le nouveau wishbone de PLATINUM, la demande globale de nos clients dépasse clairement les attentes et la capacité actuelle de notre production de wishbone en carbone. Par conséquent, les délais de livraison sont considérablement plus longs. Dans la perspective actuelle, il faut donc prévoir un délai de livraison d'au moins trois mois.

 

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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)

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