All boom and no bust from NeilPryde

Duncan Slater

As of the first of July NeilPryde are pleased and confident to announce that all X3 and X6 NeilPryde Matrix booms will covered by a 2 year warranty.

Pryde booms
Pryde booms

This warranty from NeilPryde is testament to the confidence we have in these products and the new revolutionary and pioneering forging process used in their construction.

‘Pressure Flow Forging’ is an innovative technology that allows for shaping of exceptionally stiff aluminium tubing. By applying this technology to all our matrix X3 and X6 booms, the NeilPryde R and D team have managed to create the lightest, strongest and most rigid booms available on the market.

‘Pressure Flow Forging’ represents a real breakthrough in boom shaping as the metal is allowed to ‘flow’ rather than stretch into shape. fluid is injected at very high pressure into the aluminium tube that causes it to expand until it matches an external female mould. This process increases the density of the aluminium in all areas and provides the ability to control wall thickness, allowing for the creation of complex shapes that result in a far stronger head. Further, we choose to put the boom arms inside the head tube and this results in the outside diameter of the head being increased and bringing a further increase in rigidity and strength. As a final production process, this already high tech piece is heat tempered to create a further increase in stiffness and strength.

Beyond the construction methods we have also introduced an S shape profile, this subtle addition to the booms outline prevents compression of length under load which effectivly keeps your outhaul tension constant no matter what the load applied by wind or wave. the S profile will provide the sailor with a more stable and predictable power delivery no matter what the conditions or sail size

We are pleased to announce that PGUK currently have good stocks of these products and starting at as little as £140 for the X3 range, these booms provide amazing breakthrough technology to suit the everyday sailors budget.

Further to this new warranty and technology we now offer all new NeilPryde X3 and X6 booms in a ‘new-school’ head shape, reflecting the growing demand from the market for this new shape and the more natural body position afforded by it.

Please contact Pryde Group UK on 01642 498543 for your nearest stockist.

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