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BLACK SERIES
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BLACK SERIES

Art.-No. 14200-1400

THE LIGHTEST BOOM IN ITS CLASS

KEY FEATURES

BLACK SERIES

HIGH END BOOM

Your entry into the world of Duotone High End Booms

PREMIUM MATERIAL

T8 aluminium

BONDED TECHNOLOGY

The boom arms and the front-tube are “melted“ together using aerospace-standard glue.

FRONT-END

iFRONT 2.0 - The lightest Front-End on earth

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

The current BLACK generation is manufactured in high-quality BONDED.TECHNOLOGY. In this process, tubes and front end are “welded” using special adhesive used in space travel. The iFRONT 2.0 front end, with flex and stiffness tailored to the needs of specific users, is installed for greater comfort and simple operation. The BLACK range includes two individual bend curves, whereas both short lengths have a modern PROGRESSIVE BENDCURVE and the reduced, comfortable tube diameter of 28 mm. All other lengths have a conventional bending line and a 30 mm tube diameter. For reliability and comfort, the DOUBLE PIN LOCK system helps to firmly fix the boom length in place while preventing the tubes from being twisted. Thanks to the different bending lines, the BLACK series fits with almost all sail types from all brands.
New: The entire BLACK line is equipped with the iTAIL WAVE tail end, whose patented Loop-Loop-Go 2.0 system for the first time guarantees absolutely perfect rope alignment.

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
INSIDE TAIL with iTAIL
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

THE LIGHTEST FRONT-END ON EARTH! 

It doesn’t just look slimmer and smoother, the iFRONT 2.0 is also a whopping 35% lighter than its predecessor! With 345 grams it is the lightest front-end on the market!
For the first time the construction of the iFRONT 2.0 combines the advantages of both all front-ends in one:

A Vertical stiffness:
Unlike other front-ends we use 50% longer stainless steel axle-bolts which are directly connected to the side walls. Thus we obtain a maximum vertical/torsion stiffness, which results in an extremely direct connection/transmission of boom to mast (= maximum performance).

B Horizontal flexibility:
The partially recessed center of the collar gives the iFRONT 2.0 a kind of hinge function, so that the collar fits to any mast diameter without any gap (= very smooth on the mast and extremely slip resistant). We know of no other front-end that fits so smoothly around the mast and thus effectively protects the mast.

This exceptional fit is guaranteed on SDM as well as RDM masts as the iFRONT 2.0 can easily be adapted through the exchange of 2 different friction pads.

iFront 2.0
iFront 2.0iFront 2.0

THE LIGHTEST FRONT-END ON EARTH! 

It doesn’t just look slimmer and smoother, the iFRONT 2.0 is also a whopping 35% lighter than its predecessor! With 345 grams it is the lightest front-end on the market!
For the first time the construction of the iFRONT 2.0 combines the advantages of both all front-ends in one:

A Vertical stiffness:
Unlike other front-ends we use 50% longer stainless steel axle-bolts which are directly connected to the side walls. Thus we obtain a maximum vertical/torsion stiffness, which results in an extremely direct connection/transmission of boom to mast (= maximum performance).

B Horizontal flexibility:
The partially recessed center of the collar gives the iFRONT 2.0 a kind of hinge function, so that the collar fits to any mast diameter without any gap (= very smooth on the mast and extremely slip resistant). We know of no other front-end that fits so smoothly around the mast and thus effectively protects the mast.

This exceptional fit is guaranteed on SDM as well as RDM masts as the iFRONT 2.0 can easily be adapted through the exchange of 2 different friction pads.

External Tail Fittings
External Tail FittingsExternal Tail Fittings

MINIMUM WEIGHT AND UNMATCHED FEATURES! Especially on carbon booms most brands integrate the fittings into the tail-end to generate a clean look. We prefer external fittings to achieve 3 crucial advantages:

  1. Much lower weight
  2. Features and functions which no other brand can offer (see iTAIL.RACE.FITTING and iTAIL.WAVE.FITTING)
  3. If need be super easy to exchange
iTail Wave Fitting
iTail Wave FittingiTail Wave Fitting

FRICTIONLESS ALIGNMENT PLUS EXCESS ROPE STORAGE! 

The iTAIL.WAVE fitting offers 2 revolutionary details:

A The patented LOOP.LOOP.GO 2.0 function guarantees an ideal 100% frictionless alignment of the rope!

B Instead of tying the excess rope around the tube you just wrap it around the integrated “bridge” at the bottom side – the cleanest and fastest solution ever!

iTail Wave Fitting
iTail Wave FittingiTail Wave Fitting

FRICTIONLESS ALIGNMENT PLUS EXCESS ROPE STORAGE! 

The iTAIL.WAVE fitting offers 2 revolutionary details:

A The patented LOOP.LOOP.GO 2.0 function guarantees an ideal 100% frictionless alignment of the rope!

B Instead of tying the excess rope around the tube you just wrap it around the integrated “bridge” at the bottom side – the cleanest and fastest solution ever!

TRUE QUOTES

BLACK SERIES

RAOUL JOA (PRODUCT MANAGER)
“The Black Series is clearly the boom with the best value-performance ratio in our range. With its stiffness, weight and unique features it can even compete with top of the line alloy booms from other brands.”
RAOUL JOA (PRODUCT MANAGER)

GALLERY

BLACK SERIES

We do listen

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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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