View Full Version : North XTR Carbon - quality problems?.

13th April 2007, 07:02 PM
I have heard, that north do have some problems with the carbon Power XTR extender, breaking after a short use. I were told, that all from Grand Caniaria renting shops has been replaced.

From last year's model I can see that North has changed the design from a metal ring to a plastic ring - (to avoid the breaking?)

Anybody who can confirm or comment on these rumors.


13th April 2007, 08:25 PM
I assume there was a reason for the XTR II ... and not just running the XTR on an ongoing basis.

13th April 2007, 10:34 PM
According to North website there is no carbon Power XTR extender; you refer to the Power.XTR extension (aluminum) or to the Needle Carbon POWER.XT?

I own a Power.XTR S 28 cm and so far I’m amazed, but I haven’t used it that much, so I’m kind of worried on your comments, please specify.

Best regards

14th April 2007, 01:36 AM
Hi There

I have had the power XTR for 2 year's now. No problems what so ever. It is the best singel piece I have used mony on. No rigging problems no more:D And I gan also do some tuning on the water...


18th April 2007, 10:45 AM
I have been using the North XTR with my V8 10.6m 2004 model sail for more than a year without any problems.


19th April 2007, 07:16 PM
It's the North Needle XTR carbon extender that has broken after 10 times of use in normal flat water. It would be nice to know if it's a general problem or if I has just been unlucky.

19th April 2007, 08:55 PM
I am on my 2nd POWER.XT needle 28cm.The last one failed after a handfull of uses.It snapped where the extension changes diameter
at the bottom.:@Does not look good for the new one either,its already
got stress marks in the same place.I will be returning it back to the shop
where i purchased it,this weekend.