Narrow Dia Carbon boom

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Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by deckchair » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:44 am

Now is the time to update from my Aeron Ali booms to carbon . i can't fault the Aeron so far ,so i should just buy carbon ones but...…… the floor is yours ladies and gentlemen

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Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by BillG » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:37 am

MK booms are pretty good. Their carbon booms are much cheaper than most, I've got an old 140 -190 (still going strong) and the current version - CPX 150 - 210. They both feel much better than my old Aerons and are a bit lighter (not as light as a Severne Enigma but 1/3 the price!).

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Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by TOTD » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:45 pm

The AL 360 is nice.
The Chinook is nice.
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Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by Richarli » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:46 pm

I've got a unifiber carbon C shape. Highly recommended but they are expensive. I would have thought that if MK are "nearly as good" the price difference would make it a no brainer.

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Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by TwoFish » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:25 pm

It depends on your budget. The Severne Enigma carbon is a thing of great mechanical beauty and functional excellence. They're not cheap though. Special offers do come up from time-to-time but those typically involve a modest amount off a large figure.

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Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by BillG » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:32 pm

My MK 150 - 210 weighs 2.4 k. Severne say the Enigma 150 - 205 weighs 2.05 k. So lighter but £424 worth lighter!

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Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by Jamesblonde » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:15 pm

My last alloy was a chinook one, fantastic bit of kit. I've now got a streamlined carbon, also fantastic. What would I buy next should the need arise, an alloy.

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Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by northy » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:21 pm

if money is not a factor, then Al360 IMO

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Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by PK1111 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:54 pm

Jamesblonde wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:15 pm
My last alloy was a chinook one, fantastic bit of kit. I've now got a streamlined carbon, also fantastic. What would I buy next should the need arise, an alloy.
But will the need ever arise?
My carbon booms just seem to go on forever, even the cheaper models with the bonded head and arms rather than one piece designs!

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Re: Narrow Dia Carbon boom

Post by K-215 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:37 am

PK1111 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Jamesblonde wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:15 pm
My last alloy was a chinook one, fantastic bit of kit. I've now got a streamlined carbon, also fantastic. What would I buy next should the need arise, an alloy.
But will the need ever arise?
My carbon booms just seem to go on forever, even the cheaper models with the bonded head and arms rather than one piece designs!
Indeed they do!
I am resurrecting some 20 year old carbon slalom booms...
Meanwhile 2 Severne Enigmas are languishing...red is a ridiculous colour where UV is concerned.
The Enigmas have a red rubber clamp insert and a brown "bumper". These turned to dust during 12 months indoor storage.
Upon receipt of parts, one of the hex nuts set into the clamp body started spinning...angle grinder ahoy!
IMHO another rubbish design although I can see most other Mfrs do the same.
What joy in re-commissioning the Chinook Carbon (which only required a wash!). The clamp is secured with 2 longish self tapping screws and thus no nut to start spinning..Then the clamcleat in the arm has a small ss retaining screw so it can be changed easily...genius!
In conclusion, the answer is MK...…..MK...…..MK...……..MK :lol:
PS
My fairly ancient (12 years I think) Naish Carbons continue to perform and age faultlessly. I do admit they are heavier than most though.
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