Boom Grip Diameter Measurements: Sorting Through the Numbers
Just wanted to validate some manufacturers' specs on boom grip size. I broke out the calipers and measured three carbon wave booms.
The Results (advertised spec is in parentheses)
- Streamlined Carbon Wave 140-190: 29.44mm (29mm)
- Goya Super Skinny Carbon 140-190: 28.45mm (24.5mm)
- Maui Sails Carbon Wave 140-200: 30.1mm (30mm)
As you can see, while the Goya boom has the smallest grip, it is far from what is advertised. 1mm is definitely noticeable when you pick up a boom, so its small grip is still very nice.
- Kevin Kan