I think nearly every other windsurfer has already heard about the Aeron Booms, with continuous alloy front section. New design, lighter, stiffer, pretty thin and cheaper, made the booms popular very quickly in the market . John Hibbard for example changed his mind after testing them: “ I’m not sure if I should be saying this – but I had been using carbon booms for the last 10 years on National and World competition circuit. Last year a few key riders told me to try the new foil shape of Aeron. I loved it and switched to their alloy boom for 2007. Aeron didn’t make a carbon boom then – but that single alloy boom has lasted me for a whole competition season …..it took some serious poundings. The carbon booms are out now, so it will be fun to see the difference – but the price of the alloy booms is just crazy. I’ve tested the stiffness against some carbon booms nearly three time the price and it has come out stiffer and lighter”
Well, the new range of Aeron alloy monocoque Booms is already in the shops: new look, new and even stronger front ends make these booms pretty attractive. They are available in both diameters (29 and 26mm diameter).
29mm Diameter Monocoque Aeron MCT 29 –starting size:140-190cm booms – £119
26mm Diameter Monocoque Aeron MCT 26.– starting size:140 – 190cm boom – £125.
Aeron has also been busy working on their Carbon booms, which will arrive in May. They have been testing the prototypes in Maui and in the RACE circuit. The diameter of the booms rise as they get longer, starting at 26mm diameter and finishing at 28mm in the race booms.
140-190cm – £369
150-200cm – £399
175-225cm – £439
200-250cm – £529
230-290cm – £599
If you want to know more about these booms, just contact your local dealer, they will be pleased to present you the new generation of Aeron. Booms.
Photo Credit: Aeron