Hard to see, but true: The POWER.XT 2.0 has been completely redesigned. besides the basic idea it has almost nothing in common with its predecessor. From the brand new, extremely solid ratchet mechanism, the simplified release function and the high-strength Lyros® Dyneema rope up to the possibility to upgrade the POWER.XT 2.0 with a damper function - the POWER.XT 2.0 can do so much more and everything better.
Since its introduction 10 years ago the POWER.XT is the unmatched standard, when it comes to extensions with trim aids. Anyone who has used it once never wants to be without it. Thanks to the integrated lever it handles all downhaul forces and allows precise trim adjustments and fine tuning even on the water. Even kids can use it to cope the extreme downhaul tension of modern slalom sails. Each profile is adjusted with millimeter precision in seconds. The 15 cm long lever and the power ratio of 1:60 enable absolutely power-saving trimming.
Advantages when setting up the sail:
→ Faster rigging: attach rope-loop – pull on standard-cleat – ratchet, ready!
→ Significantly less power required (power ratio approx. 1/60)
→ No need for trimming tools(e.g. “easy-rig“ or harness hook)
Advantages on the water:
→ Adjustments can be made even on the water, increasing as well as releasing (e.g. when the wind speed changes)
→ Increased safety
→ Sail performance and wind range are exploited to the full
Thanks to RAPID.RELEASE the sail-tension can be instantly released. Due to the modified position of the standard cleat, just place one foot on the extension and pull the rope with a short jerk out of the standard cleat - done
Now compatible with all sail brands
The brand-new POWER.XT features a stainless-steel open pulley enabling loop-loop-go rigging - the fastest and most comfortable way to rig your sail!
The Power.XT 2.0 is now the first choice even for sails with twisted tack-rollers (e.g. Loft, Naish, Severne). Yet their rope distribution has been taken into account during construction.
On these sails though the rope needs to be threaded.
From now on all POWER.XT 2.0 can be upgraded with the unique NorthSails SHOX suspension system. SHOX, the first integrated shock absorber that adds a chassis to the board, similar to a full-suspension on a mountain bike. Especially in choppy conditions it smooths out the board and the rig, absorbing chop and the impact after landing.
Tests in all leading Windsurf-magazines have proven that the rig doesn't bump, the rider can convert the wind power much more effective into acceleration making you a proven 2-3 knots faster, and also preserves the equipment and your joints. Whether speed, racing or freeride, the new POWER.XT in combination with the SHOX. UPGRADE.KIT definitely guarantees more control, more speed and more comfort. In the wave the SHOX suspension system provides cushioned landings and increased board control when going down-the-line as well as when crossing the white water.
The upgrade is easily done in a few simple steps. The new, very stiff cup ensures that the suspension-tube runs with absolutely no friction, the damping elements respond more sensitively and thereby creates a more enjoyable ride. No wonder that almost all of our top athletes swear by the SHOX option rather than going without! Of course the SHOX.UPGRADE.KIT is available for both POWER.XT SDM and RDM in all lengths!!
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