PLATINUM AERO 2.0 SERIES BOOMS
THE LIGHTEST AND MOST EXCLUSIVE BOOM ON EARTH
EXCLUSIVE AND LIGHT
MOST EXCLUSIVE AND LIGHTEST BOOM IN WINDSURFING WORLD
100% T900 CARBON PREPREG + SENTEX RESIN
ULTIMATE IN TECHNLOGY
ULTIMATE IN TECHNOLOGY, WEIGHT AND PROCESSING. 400G LIGHTER THAN THE PLATINUM BOOM.
IFRONT 2.0 - THE LIGHTEST FRONT-END ON EARTH
INSIDE GRIPPED TAIL WITH ITAIL WAVE FITTING
OUTSIDE TAIL WITH ITAIL RACE FITTING
Admit it – you know you want it. PLATINUM AERO 2.0 is the lightest boom in the world (140-190: 1.95 kg, 190-250: 2.70 kg) and the ultimate choice in terms of technology, weight and quality manufacturing. However, because of the incredibly sophisticated manufacturing process, there is only an extremely limited number available (on a first-come, first-served basis). Thanks to the highest-quality mix of materials and unique production methods, it is an astonishing 300 g lighter than its otherwise very lightweight PLATINUM counterpart. Despite its slimmed-down design, the PLATINUM AERO 2.0 features sensational stiffness, ultra-direct feel and range-specific features and bend curves, which make it a must-have for high-performance riders. Even though the AERO 2.0 is only available in two different lengths (140-190 190-250), they all possess the performance and equipment features of the normal PLATINUM (see below). However, a warning is in order: high-end technology has its price, so don’t be surprised.
|MATERIAL||100% T900-CARBON +
SENTEX TM RESIN
|100% T900-CARBON +
SENTEX TM RESIN
|INSIDE GRIPPED TAIL WITH
ITAIL WAVE FITTING
|OUTSIDE TAIL WITH ITAIL
THE LIGHTEST FRONT-END ON EARTH!
The technical masterpiece which makes all Duotone 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 Duotone 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 Duotone booms that can be upgraded and tuned.
PROTECTION GRIP INSERT
MORE RESISTANT! The high-density EVA grip insert at the outside guarantes maximum abrasion resistance during rigging.
WIDE WAVE TAIL GEOMETRY
EQUAL LOAD ON BOTH HANDS AND IMPROVED HANDLING! Also the short booms now feature a 4 cm wider tail-end moving your back-hand further away from the sail. For the first time now your back- and front-hand are equally angled making sailing less fatigue. You immediately realize this much more relaxed sailing position no matter if going in a straight line or down the line on a wave. The second advantage is a much improved handling during ducking maneuvers.
INSIDE GRIPPED TAIL
THE ULTIMATE TAIL-END GRIP! The EVA-gripped tail-end guarantees anti-slip. A reduced diameter of the inside tail-end additionally increases grip-comfort up to a maximum.
ITAIL WAVE FITTING
FRICTIONLESS ALIGNMENT PLUS EXCESS ROPE STORAGE!
The iTAIL.WAVE fitting offers 2 revolutionary details:
A The patented LOOP.LOOP.GO 2.0 function guarantees an ideal 100% frictionless alignment of the rope!
B Instead of tying the excess rope around the tube you just wrap it around the integrated “bridge” at the bottom side – the cleanest and fastest solution ever!
EXTERNAL TAIL FITTINGS
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
FOR 20% INCREASED STIFFNESS OF THE BOOM! All PLATINUM RACE SERIES 190 and 240 booms feature the individual OUTSIDE.TAIL-END with an increased diameter. The high cross-section makes the boom 20% stiffer.
ITAIL RACE FITTING
RIGGING WITHOUT THREADING – EVEN WHEN USING AN ADJUSTABLE OUTHAUL-SYSTEM! The ultimate highlight is the all new iTAIL.RACE fitting. The teflon-POM synthetics build rollers feature a minimum of friction. Additionally, this unique solution allows to loop the rope even when using an adjustable outhaul-kit!