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Old 7th March 2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default X9 mast durability

what is the difference between 2008< and 2009 X9 530cm mast ?

has NP address the highly breakage percentage ?

what is latest warranty policy now ?

planning to get a 10.7 rsr evo II and a x9 mast

saw a similar post on neilprydemaui forum, but apparently got 'censored' and deleted before any chance of reply. i guess the administrator is hiding something (perhaps ?)


any comment, especially the NP riders...

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Old 7th March 2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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Same story as ever. I wont be relax with that mast in my sail. Specially out in the water alone.
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Old 7th March 2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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looks like i have to avoid X9 mast for the 4th year running.....
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Old 8th March 2009, 04:52 AM   #4
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X-man there are a lot of other options and a lot more durable (not only the mast but sail as well!!) for a price tag a lot less than NP.

I don't think it's worth spending all that money in a RSR Evo II and go with the wrong mast.

Just my 2 cents
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Old 9th March 2009, 01:26 AM   #5
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X9 hasn`t got any durability. !!! Didnt anyway.
Seenem break rigging up !!! (On first cam above mast ?)
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Old 9th March 2009, 05:00 AM   #6
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We've been using the latest China built versions of the X9 530 in Australia for I think 5 months now with greatly improved reliability and strength in a hotter and windier than usual Summer for Sydney.

Wall thickness is quite a bit thicker (maybe 1.5mm) than on the Italian built masts which obviously helps resist mast breakage at cams, it also has the added bonus of making the masts a little stiffer and more powerful which is great. With slightly thicker masts you do have to watch for overtensioning battens and cams in sails with Ultracams as it's pretty easy to rig them with too much tension which can stress even stronger masts. Anyway, so far, so good.

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Old 9th March 2009, 04:19 PM   #7
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2007 & 2008 UX9, have somme problems with evo II, N2 Cam dont love them, you need UX9 2009.

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Old 9th March 2009, 09:03 PM   #8
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2007 & 2008 UX9, have somme problems with evo II, N2 Cam dont love them, you need UX9 2009.


Ouch ! 1 of the prime batten is broken

with so much problems on the NP masts and possibility the sails too, why can't NP buck up their QC ?
it is because they are earning tons of $ in RSX and can afford to rest of its laurels ?


ps, *i'm no NP basher, i'm equally critical of other makes too*
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Old 9th March 2009, 09:47 PM   #9
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One more reason not to buy Neilpryde. The bigger you get the more problems you have.
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Old 10th March 2009, 03:08 AM   #10
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That's a hilarious comment, coming as it does on the Starboard forum. "The largest windsurfing company in the world", says so right here on this site. Guess we shouldn't buy them anymore...
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