Carbon booms offer weight savings of up to
35% compared to aluminium.
A lighter boom makes gybing less dramatic,
as the boom has less momentum. This has a positive effect on the whole
boat, especially with regard to the service life of the mainsheet
A lighter boom also reduces the tendency of
the boat to roll when sailing downwind and it improves the effect of the
Rodkickers’ gas spring. The section modulus of a carbon boom is twice as
high as that of an aluminium boom with the same weight per metre. A
stiff boom makes for improved trim and thus higher boat speed.