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Severne Enigma Carbon Slalom Boom

Created by SurfFX > 9 months ago, 16 Sep 2013
SurfFX
QLD, 418 posts
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> 9 months ago, 16 Sep 2013 12:04
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We have just received the new Enigma carbon booms. The first thing you notice is the light weight which is against the current trend. Small diameter vee grip finishes it off nicely.
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Ch

eers Michael

uweh
215 posts
> 9 months ago, 16 Sep 2013 17:14
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Thanks for pictures...Michael !

wintortree
NSW, 193 posts
> 9 months ago, 16 Sep 2013 20:25
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They look sweet

What do they cost.

andysails
QLD, 72 posts
> 9 months ago, 16 Sep 2013 21:35
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And with the camo styling you no longer have to worry about rigging in parks full of doggy doo

Stuthepirate
WA, 2857 posts
> 9 months ago, 16 Sep 2013 19:58
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wintortree said..

They look sweet

What do they cost.


I was looking at the first photo for too long and my wallet caught on fire.

Mark _australia
WA, 16393 posts
> 9 months ago, 16 Sep 2013 23:05
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In the last pic, can you please turn the tag around and re-photo?

stehsegler
WA, 2766 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Sep 2013 01:06
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Don't know about the race booms but the wave boom I bought towards the end of last seasons is ultra light and super stiff. Yes it's pricey but you get what you pay for.

Brett Morris
NSW, 1018 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Sep 2013 07:48
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Saw these the other day. Really nice looking product.

qldnacra
QLD, 429 posts
> 9 months ago, 17 Sep 2013 12:11
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I bought one of these yesterday but haven't used it yet. It is as well built as the wave Enigma going on looks. Obviously it isn't as light or as stiff as the wave but how can it be when the arms are so much longer and MUCH thicker at the tail section. The head is very similar to the wave in design but not RDM only. It is a very nice looking piece of kit and the scientific formula for working out the approximate cost is: Total=X6x2. The accuracy of this formula is also dependant on the regularity that similar formulae are worked out in local shop.

Hogar
42 posts
> 9 months ago, 20 Sep 2013 15:06
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They really look great. I am now using AL 360 but plan to try Enigmas if they will be available.

vando
QLD, 3305 posts
> 9 months ago, 20 Sep 2013 19:45
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Picked my enigma 180-226 up the other day great looking product.
Tried it for the first time yesterday, the Vee type grip made it very comfy to use.
The heads very solid and didn't slip, rear end feels solid with douple pin clips which clip together nice and snug.
very impressed.


WindRider
VIC, 787 posts
> 9 months ago, 21 Sep 2013 08:18
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vando said..

Picked my enigma 180-226 up the other day great looking product.
Tried it for the first time yesterday, the Vee type grip made it very comfy to use.
The heads very solid and didn't slip, rear end feels solid with douple pin clips which clip together nice and snug.
very impressed.




How does the weight feel on the water? What size sail did you use?

vando
QLD, 3305 posts
> 9 months ago, 21 Sep 2013 20:07
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6.3 hope to get to try it on the 7.8 Tom.
Weight wise I think its about the same as the other Brands out there.

qldnacra
QLD, 429 posts
> 9 months ago, 22 Sep 2013 17:28
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Took the Enigma for its first sail today on a 7.0 Reflex 3. It is so stiff relative to the X6 I was using it feels like it is made from a billet of f#ck yeah. Like Vando said the grip shape is very comfortable. The head feels just like the wave Enigma in its action. Which is very sweet. The tail section locks in very positively and you don't get that slight knocking feeling between the tail and the arms like on some booms. The rig feels more responsive because none of the power is used up by flex. It all goes straight to the board. Yes it's expensive but in this case like the wave Enigma you get what you pay for. VERY nice piece of kit

aussieboats
NSW, 171 posts
> 9 months ago, 25 Sep 2013 08:28
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Just got my stock of booms and the new race booms are awesome so nice to use and allows so much more drive in sail , best boom i have used

Reflex Films
WA, 1275 posts
> 9 months ago, 27 Sep 2013 22:11
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AUS02
TAS, 1750 posts
> 9 months ago, 29 Sep 2013 19:17
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Just sailed my new Enigma Boom on my 7.8 and it was great - very happy!! Rock Solid on the mast and very stiff. Boom grip and shape was very comfortable.

Gunz
WA, 7 posts
> 9 months ago, 1 Oct 2013 10:54
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Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or does the boom in the top pic have an issue half way down it"s starboard arm?

qldnacra
QLD, 429 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Oct 2013 11:07
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That is the shape of the arms. They are both the same. It allows the arms to be further apart in the front section of the boom. The length of the tail section at the minimum setting is where the kick in the arm is. If that makes sense.

gregcacace
NSW, 6 posts
> 9 months ago, 31 Oct 2013 23:12
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Small problem, the back tubes are so fat that the out haul cleats won't fit where I'd like them.
What a boom though!!

vando
QLD, 3305 posts
> 9 months ago, 31 Oct 2013 22:44
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gregcacace said..

Small problem, the back tubes are so fat that the out haul cleats won't fit where I'd like them.
What a boom though!!


You can get the larger dia cam cleats that will fit on the wider section of the boom.

petermac33
WA, 3404 posts
> 9 months ago, 31 Oct 2013 23:07
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The increased diameter of the arms of both the Severne Enigma and X9 at the backend seems to have added quite a bit of weight,and/or taken feel away. For negligible benefit unless big sails are used? My cheap older model Aeron carbon boom i prefer as feels quite a bit lighter.

GeoGeo
QLD, 134 posts
> 9 months ago, 1 Nov 2013 01:12
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gregcacace said..

Small problem, the back tubes are so fat that the out haul cleats won't fit where I'd like them.
What a boom though!!


If you're missing 5-10 mm you can use a heat gun. Just slowly reheat the plastic wrap around only, not the cleat holding section, and use 2 supplied bolts to slowly close the plastic while still applying heat around. You might use the longer bolts to start with if the original are too short to get a grip. Don't rush. You have nothing to loose if the plastic is too short and useless anyway. BTW I wouldn't set the temperature above 300C to prevent burning the plastic and the boom grip, just in case.

stehsegler
WA, 2766 posts
> 9 months ago, 1 Nov 2013 09:10
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Don't know about the slalom version but the Enigma Wave boom is pretty awesome. Anyone looking for a carbon boom I'd recommend you take that into consideration. Super light, super stiff and the reduced diameter arms make it easy to grip.

SeanAUS120
QLD, 664 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Nov 2013 12:13
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stehsegler said..

Don't know about the slalom version but the Enigma Wave boom is pretty awesome.


Enigma slalom booms are amazingballs. Enigma > everything on the market.

yoyo
WA, 1481 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Nov 2013 16:12
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SurfFX said..
We have just received the new Enigma carbon booms. The first thing you notice is the light weight which is against the current trend. Small diameter vee grip finishes it off nicely.

Cheers Michael



So how much do they actually weigh?

Bender
WA, 1993 posts
> 9 months ago, 2 Nov 2013 20:26
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petermac33 said..

The increased diameter of the arms of both the Severne Enigma and X9 at the backend seems to have added quite a bit of weight,and/or taken feel away. For negligible benefit unless big sails are used? My cheap older model Aeron carbon boom i prefer as feels quite a bit lighter.


I own 160-210 Aeron carbon boom (2008model)and a brand new Enigma 180-226. Petermac ur off ya chops. I like my aeron but it weighs a ton compared to the new bigger Enigma. Boom weight does not make a bees dick of difference when powered up and planing.

petermac33
WA, 3404 posts
> 9 months ago, 3 Nov 2013 00:49
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In the scheme of things (life) not sure paying twelve hundred bucks or more for a new carbon boom is justified. Going to stick with my 190-230 cm three hundred dollar Aeron carbon boom. You can very easily get sucked into a techno race if you're not careful. I know I did for a while.

Pointman
NT, 400 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 Nov 2013 14:44
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Picked one of these up on the weekend and used it for the first time yesterday.

Awesome bit of kit, particularly like the vee profile which is very comfy

My only criticism is the sizing. I would've preferred 190-240, which would have covered most of my quiver (6.6 through to 8.4).

I'll be at max entension on my 8.4 with this boom, so I'll keep using my Maui 190 for that sail.

snides8
WA, 1406 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 Nov 2013 17:12
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Yep also grabbed one a week or so ago 210 to 260
For big sails.
Got to say probably the best boom I have ever used so far and I have several current x9 to compare to.
Advantages being

Ultra stiff - so when a gust hits the sail, the boom is less prone to stretching (shortening if that makes sense) and deepening the draft of the sail.

Super wide body - so the sail can be bellyed out if needed and not bulge either side of the leeward boom arm effectively creating 2 COE Areas in the sail. Also the wide boom allows for the sailor to stand the rig up straighter as well.

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V shape section under the hands is ultra comfortable and less fatiguing on the hands (which should be great in the cooler months

In the scheme of things where sails and boards have a shorter working life (generally) I reckon the cost of one of these booms
Is well worth it as it should last many years.... As long as it stays in one piece;-)

vando
QLD, 3305 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 Nov 2013 23:17
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Pointman said..

Picked one of these up on the weekend and used it for the first time yesterday.

Awesome bit of kit, particularly like the vee profile which is very comfy

My only criticism is the sizing. I would've preferred 190-240, which would have covered most of my quiver (6.6 through to 8.4).

I'll be at max entension on my 8.4 with this boom, so I'll keep using my Maui 190 for that sail.




8.4 don't you live in WA .
I like the sizing its why I got one, its covers 5.6-7.8. only one boom to carry around .



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