alloy, 20mm thru experience i get the smaller tube with the thicker wall as opposed to a bigger tube with thinner wall. costs $10 weighs nothin, golf grip $2 weighs nothin.
if i bust it, who cares every hardware store in the world has them, if you wrap it over the gunnel it will bend and you can bend it back and finish the race. cant do that with a busted carbon tube. and what weights are we arguing over? 50 GRAMS? better off hanging onto your $400 and replacing mainsheet pulleys or jib pulleys or buying a speedpuck. these are the things that will make you go faster.
Last edited by Brian P; 04/05/11 11:16 PM.