The super-lightweight carbon PLATINUM in AEROSPACE PREPREG TECHNOLOGY is designed for experienced and performance-oriented riders with its ultra-stiff monocoque design. Word has long since got around that even PWA team riders of other rig brands buy the PLATINUM. In order to meet the toughest challenges, three fully customised concepts are at the start: › Wave >< Freestyle (140/150) › Wave >< Freeride (160) › Slalom >< Formula (170/190/240) Wave series: The bending line of the short lengths with a smaller opening angle at the front and wider tail end combine to form the EVEN CURVE, which ensures a more even pull on the mast and backhand. This improves handling when riding the waves and lessens fatigue when performing freestyle moves. The iTAIL WAVE FITTING with patented Loop-Loop-Go fitting (perfectly frictionless rope alignment) and complete nonslip grip coating is installed to match the range of use. For maximum grip comfort, the tail end is still inserted. By popular request, the PLATINUM is now also available in a MEGA.SLIM version as the thinnest carbon boom worldwide with only 24.0 mm tube diameter (140–180 cm). Hybrid series: The wave/freeride version with HYBRID.CURVE was developed specifically for sail sizes 4.5 to 7.8, which can unfold optimally – in the truest sense of the word. For the very best grip comfort and secure hold when performing duck gybes, the tail end is half coated with Pro-Grip (INSIDE GRIPPED TAIL). The low weight, iFRONT 2.0 front end and the stiffness of the monocoque design make it the highest-quality wave/freeride boom currently available. Race series: The large PLATINUM sails have tried-and-tested race/slalom bend curves. The 30 mm tube diameter and the iFRONT 2.0 front end combine to achieve unbeatable stiffness. The length 170–230 cm, however, has a 28.5 mm tube diameter, which is ideal for small slalom sails and all freeride sail sizes. The PLATINUM 190 and 240 have custom ONE BODY OUTSIDE TAIL tail ends for 20% more stiffness, so maximum length can be achieved without compromising on rigidity. An additional highlight is the iTAIL RACE FITTING, whose Teflon POM plastic rollers minimise friction. Absolutely unique: The ropes can even be looped while an outhaul trimming system is in use (patent pending). Technology has its price, so don’t be surprised!