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Heskins® Marine Tape Used for Windsurfing Boom

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Marine anti-slip tape is perfect for use on the open seas. Read this application of marine anti-slip tape on a windsurfing boom.

Windsurfing, a thrilling sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing, demands both skill and control. As enthusiasts of water sports know, the right equipment can make all the difference. In this blog post, we explore a unique application of our marine-grade anti-slip tape – enhancing windsurfing booms for better grip and performance.

The Role of a Windsurfing Boom

In the world of windsurfing, a boom is an essential piece of equipment. It attaches to the mast and provides additional support for the sail. Surfers grip the boom to control the sail and maneuver on the water. It’s also used during a “waterstart,” a technique for recovering after falling off the sail and returning to the sailing position.

The Constant Wear and Tear

Windsurfing booms endure significant wear and tear over time. This is primarily due to several factors:

  1. Interaction with the Sail

The constant rubbing of the sail’s fins against the boom can lead to wear and tear.

  1. Contact with Sharp Rails

In slalom windsurfing, the sharp rails of the boards can scrape against the boom during maneuvers.

  1. Ground Contact

When rigging the sail, the boom may come into contact with the ground, adding to the wear and tear.

Hand Fatigue and Blisters

Windsurfers can attest that their hands bear the brunt of the sport’s demands. Continuous gripping of the boom, especially during extended sessions, can lead to painful blisters. These blisters can form early in the season and worsen over time. Pain and discomfort can limit the time surfers spend in the water doing what they love.

Enter Marine-Grade Anti-Slip Tape

To address these challenges, a windsurfing enthusiast reached out to Heskins® with a unique inquiry – could our marine-grade anti-slip tape provide a solution? The answer was a resounding yes.

Our marine-grade anti-slip tape offers exceptional grip and durability. It can be easily applied to the boom, providing surfers with the extra hold they need. By reducing hand fatigue and preventing blisters, our tape allows surfers to stay in the water longer, maximizing their enjoyment of the sport.

Easy Application, Lasting Results

Unlike some boom grips that require gluing or stitching, Heskins® self-adhesive material makes application a breeze. It adheres securely and withstands the rigors of windsurfing. Plus, it can be easily replaced when needed, ensuring continued performance.

A Wide Range of Options

Our marine-grade anti-slip tape is available in multiple colors and sizes, allowing surfers to customize their booms to their preferences. Whether you want to match your board’s design or stand out on the water, we have the right tape for you.

Get Your Marine Anti-Slip Tape Today

If you’re a windsurfing enthusiast looking to enhance your boom’s grip and comfort, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly sales team. You can contact us by phone, email, live chat, or by using our contact form on the website. We’re here to assist you and provide the information you need to take your windsurfing experience to the next level.

In conclusion, Heskins® marine-grade anti-slip tape is not just for traditional marine applications. Its versatility extends to water sports like windsurfing, where grip and comfort are paramount. Subscribe to the Heskins newsletter to stay updated on future blog posts, safety tips, and product innovations.


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