With over 30 years of experience in boom development and production the developers at Glide have assembled a unique range of booms with newly developed components. As we fully understand the requirement of one design racing, all booms have been developed with durability and function in mind.
Carbon 200 – 250 cm
The Carbon boom is best for the 8.5 rigs and above where the sailors will exert high loads & annual hours of use.
The Carbon boom is of monocoque pre-preg construction. The shape is of proven design and the grip area features an ergonomic profile for maximum comfort and reduced fatigue.
Smart recessed harness line markings allow for easy position adjustment & hand position measurement.
The taper means your cleat doses not slip backwards, you have a stiff light boom, which is easy to hold onto with less chance of your arms getting pumped up.
The Aluminum boom clam is light & extra stiff
The wide tail and 3 pulley tail housing compliments the adjustable out haul system ensuring the boom is not interfering with the clew of the sail during lower outhaul tensions.
Alloy Power Taper 200 – 250cm
The Alloy power taper boom is best for the 7.8 rig where loads are lower than 8.5 sail & a lower price is more important.
The Power Taper alloy boom is possibly the stiffest alloy boom on the market.
The 33mm diameter tube is tapered down to 29mm in the grip area. The over sized / forged back end results in the stiffest construction on the market for an alloy boom. The Power Taper has identical shape, features and components to the Glide Carbon Boom – it is also a cheaper option for use on the 8.5m Regatta Sail.
Alloy Slim V Grip – SV 170 – 210cm
The SV boom was developed specifically for the youth sailor with the Regatta 5.9 sail.
The shape mimics that of the larger Glide boom range and components are identical.
The NEW V shape is less extreme than the original patented Aeron V Grip with a 10% weight saving.
The Glide SV is made under license and exclusive to Glide and Aeron.
The flattened back end increases stiffness & reduces drag