Get a grip - a review of how to choose a windsurfing boom
Selecting a windsurfing boom need not be complicated and is simply a matter of matching your preferred sailing styles, equipment – and budget!
The major factors that affect price and performance are stiffness and durability.
The boom-shape outline and grip diameter are also important factors to consider.
A stiffer boom gives a crisper, more direct connection to the power source (a sail), and allows efficient transfer of energy through your body and into the board. Clearly, for racers and speed freaks, advanced wave sailors, and dedicated freeriders, this is highly desirable.