- The lightest boom in its class
- Material: T8 aluminum
- Front-end: iFRONT 2.0
- Tail-end: INSIDE.TAIL with STANDARD.FITTING
Red SeriesTech Specs
|Length (cm)||140 – 190||150 – 200||160 – 210||180 – 230|
|Bend Curve||New School||New School||Classic||Classic|
|Material||T8 aluminum||T8 aluminum||T8 aluminum||T8 aluminum|
Red 140-180 | 150-190
Red 160-210 | 180-230
The latest RED-generation is produced in high-tech BONDED.TECHNOLOGY. The boom arms and the head are “melted“ together with special aerospace-standard glue. The brand-new iFRONT 2.0 ensures maximum comfort and the easiest handling as its flex and stiffness are perfectly adjusted towards the demands of the target group. The 2 short lengths feature an ultra-modern NewSchool bend-curve and a reduced diameter of 28mm.
All other lengths come with a classic bend-curve and 30mm diameter.
An additional contribution to safety and superior comfort comes from the DOUBLE.PIN.LOCK system, which firmly locks the boom while preventing the tubes from twisting.
Due to its individual bend-curves the RED series suits almost all type of sails from all brands.
The lightest front-end on earth!
The technical masterpiece which makes all NorthSails booms even more functional: iFRONT 2.0 the latest front-end of the next generation.
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!
90% of all other booms on the market are equipped with the same front-end from China, which usually differs only in color or design details. Especially in major components we at NorthSails are investing heavily in research and development to be far ahead of the competition. A prime example of this is the completely redesigned and absolutely unique iFRONT 2.0 front-end; it combines maximum ease of use with highest functionality, lowest weight and guaranteed durability.
For the first time the construction of the iFRONT 2.0 combines the advantages of both concepts in one front-end:
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.
It is an open secret that different conditions require front-ends with different vertical/torsional stiffness so that the rig can develop its maximum potential yet the comfort doesn’t suffer. For this reason, we deliver the new iFRONT 2.0 in two different stiffness options that are tailored to the individual disciplines and requirements:
- Stiffness I with 15% vertical flexibility has a very low flex for direct power transmission yet maximum control and comes with all RED, SILVER, as well as GOLD and PLATINUM (up to 170) booms.
- Stiffness III with 0% vertical flexibility for uncompromizing torsion-stiffness and maximum performance on large sails comes with all GOLD and PLATINUM (190 and up) booms.
Of course, we remain true to our promise of long-term compatibility even with the iFRONT 2.0. Therefore it is 100% retro-compatible with older NorthSails booms that can be upgraded and tuned.
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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:
- Much lower weight
- Features and functions which no other brand can offer (see iTAIL.RACE.FITTING and iTAIL.WAVE.FITTING)
- If need be super easy to exchange
Most comfortable rigging
The trusted and reliable tail-end featuring the classic LOOP.LOOP.GO fitting – for maximum comfort.