|11th July 2008 03:19 PM|
MXT is by far the best and most secure system i've tested. After breaking tens of extentions on formula rigs the problem finally came to an end.
There is absolutely no problem with the one button release system.
|9th July 2008 10:27 PM|
check this thread:
About NP MXT extensions, absolutely no autorelease or durability problems after two years of hard use with Formula and Slalom gear.
|9th July 2008 06:48 PM|
Did they fixed the "auto-release"-function of the MXT System? My concerns are that it is due to the construction including only one release button. 15 (?) years ago I had bases/extensions using the same construction produced by ART/Fanatic and (rarley) I experienced the same "auto-release". I never heared about this regarding the two-pin-US-Cup system. If you go 40 knots (never did it my self) and board and riggets separated a mile offshore it must be a thrilling swimming experience ... (think about the fact, that if you have catched your board you have to carry it back to your rig by swimming against the wind). Thats the reason why I switched to a two bold base. If the one-bold is fixed well no problem but sometimes it happens that it gets loose by time. Typically it than comes of at your first outside-jibe. No problem with two-bold base.
|9th July 2008 04:25 PM|
I have had:
Chinook Alu (overall quite good)
Chinook Carbon (broke 1)
Neilpryde X5 (bend 1)
Arrows alu (still working/ oldest)
But I have the best extension right now:
Neilpryde MXT X6 48cm
I use it on NP RSRacing and don't need a rigwinch
You get standard a dynama rope
And together with NP Powerbase it works great
I am a speedsurfer and have a lot of 40kn offshore @ sea, and the foot/base are really tight. I feel really confident, and the sails power is directly on the board
|9th July 2008 03:44 AM|
Make sure, if reliability is your goal, to use Dyneema downhaul line no matter which extension you use. It will last much longer than standard prestretched marlowe.
I've never heard of the line coming out of one of the Streamlined cleats once it's secured, but they are a little harder to use as you have to get the line into the cleat without a fairlead when it's under full tension. But, they are bombproof and well manufactured, that's for sure.
|8th July 2008 01:30 PM|
|Unregistered||Thank you Roger, very usefull to me!|
|8th July 2008 12:46 AM|
A trick I've learned when using the Streamlined "Quick 6" downhaul set up is to take the DH line where it comes out the back of the cleat (this cleat really holds the line well if you give it a little "tug" upward around the back of the cleat to set the line in the cleat) and then run the line up over the top of the entire "Quick 6" assembly and back down beside the pulleys on the other side.
There's enough space to fairly positively "lock" the line beside the pulleys.
Then run your line into the bottom of the base and stuff it up above where the US 2 pin adapter goes into the extension.
Hard to explain in words, but if you bring the line out the back side of the cleat and up over the top of the entire cast assembly, you will find it kinda "snaps in" beside the pulleys and this adds additional security.
I took a look at the Hot Sails bases, and they come in both 30 cm (for RDM masts)and 45 cm (for std. dia. masts).
Hope this helps,
|7th July 2008 02:43 PM|
I just got a chinook two-bold Base (US-Cup) and streamlined extention. Everything looks very solid and is compatible (even with NP bases). By the way my new 08 tendon base features a robust security webbing (formaly known by from the rubber joint base) instead of the thin rope.
The only thing which seems a little bit strange to me, is the cleat of the quick-six fitting which allows the rope to come free (i.e. no closed channel surrounding the rope). Do I have to secure the rope e.g. by making a turn upwards (passing the gap between the rope and the extension) or can I put the overlaying rope straight down to go inside the extention?
Thanks for advice in advance!
|15th May 2008 01:17 PM|
Thank you! Hot sails sounds intertesting but only RDM? Good to know that chinook and streamlined US-Cups are comartible! The chinook two-bold plate looks a little thicker and more plastic - even so this can be OK - just my impression by viewing the pix.
Does anyone tried to use a streamlined extension with an Neil Pryde X9 Wave? This Mast are a little tighter and I had experiences some Problems with fitting other extentions.
|15th May 2008 09:59 AM|
|davide||http://www.hotsailsmaui.com/2008/sai...ail=extensions The carbon has a bulletproof reputation and they are coming up with a revised design in carbon or composite/fiberglass or alluminum, available early June.|
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