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Deviator

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The Deviator™ was invented by Roger Jurriens, who started one of the first windsurf rental shops on Aruba in 1987.

As you have heard the saying "necessity is the mother of invention" and again this has been proven.
Being in the rental business Roger got tired of fixing the same boards day after day, while he could be teaching and taking care of the guests with their equipment or just windsurfing with them. So after many very busy days, with still many boards to fix each night, the wheels started turning and out came the idea of placing a triangular component on the nose , but that would surely look odd and still it would get hit with the boom- head/ mast. So as this triangular component was moved back close enough to the mast-base, it could be made smaller and it wouldn't be in the way. It also took care of the boom-head/ mast hitting the nose of the board, and this is how the Deviator™ came to be the perfect nose protector.

No Broken NosesThe next day a steel triangular part was made to be tested and the rest is history. Roger later teamed up with John Parton to perfect the design and produce it in the USA.

The deviator will save your boards nose again and again. Simple but effective protection against slams and catapults. It weighs just 6 ounces and sits in front of and under your mast base, moving in conjunction with the base in the mast track. The Deviator™ will take the place of your current skid plate (if you use one). Not only is it being used by rental operations all over te world but also by beginners, intermediates and even experts that have that special super light weight board while sailing in extreme conditions.
Attention: The Deviator™ might not guard the nose from damages in every crash, but it will 90% of the time. So if it saves your nose once, it's already well worth the investment.
In-correct information about the Deviator™: - If you use it, your mast box will rip out of your board.
For Maximum protection we advise to use the Deviator™ together with the molded nose-guards that some board manufacturers offer. Why use combination of these 2: If you use only the molded nose-guard, the rig will still hit the nose, causing all the energy of the slam to be absorbed by the board. Putting extra stress on the structural aspects of the board, which after time will cause the board to crack behind the nose-guard and still break your board in 2, maybe not at the tip, but surely somewhere else. The best thing about The Deviator™ is that it avoids the hit and therefore the energy, due to a direct impact hit of a slam/ catapult to be absorbed by your board. Therefore we can recommend for maximum protection, to use both The Deviator and the glued-on nose guards!!
Tips on most effective use of the Deviator:
Use a two-bolt, rubber or urethane joint
Don't use a mast base protector pad (padding gets hung up on the roller)
When using the Deviator it is the most effective if you do not use a mast-base protector pad.
The problem of using a protector pad is that it avoids the rig to get deflected properly, instead the pad avoids the deviator to do it's job and get hooked up on the roller, causing the rig to not get deviated properly. This will put unnecessary extra stress on your u-joint and also the Deviator losses it's effectiveness.

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