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POWER.XT 2.0
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POWER.XT 2.0

Art.-No. 14200-7303

LA PLUS GRANDE INVENTION DE L'HISTOIRE DU WINDSURF - ARRÊT COMPLET

POWER.XT 2.0
POWER.XT 2.0

KEY FEATURES

Power.XT 2.0

SYSTÈME DE RATCHETS

La seule extension comportant un SYSTÈME DE RAPPEL INTÉGRÉ (breveté)

2 THREAD SYSTEM

Compatible avec toutes les marques de voiles

RAPID RELEASE

Dégréage extrêmement rapide

CORDE DE DYNEEMA

CORDE ORIGINALE LIROS® DYNEEMA

SHOX UPGRADE

une technologie d’amortisseur de pointe

iSNAP 2.0

Le système de réglage de la longueur le plus léger et le plus intuitif à ce jour !

2 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY

Duotone offre une garantie inconditionnelle de 2 ans lors de l'enregistrement en ligne

We do care

Making the most sustainable Windsurfing rig products on the market

Sustainability is the most important and pressing challenge of todays mankind to secure a livable mother earth for future generations to come!

Over the last 50 years Windsurfing has developed into a super high tech sport. But let's face it despite what others might tell you with the exception of aluminium booms and extensions Windsurfing rig products are a "mixture of petrol-based plastics". And most of the time up to 100% of these plastics are non-recycled (means "freshly produced") plastics. 
At least as of today there are no eco-friendly substitutes existing for the structural components offering the minimum requirements necessary to design modern Windsurfing products. Or why do you think no one wants to sail with wooden booms, aluminium masts or stretchy sails made of woven fabrics anymore?
There is only one sustainable way out of this dilemma:

MAKING LONGER LASTING PRODUCTS (LONGEVITY = SUSTAINABILITY)
A high performance product that lasts longer and best case can even be put into additional use on the second hand market is the best and only way to conserve the resources of our earth.
Of course light components have a massive impact on the performance and handling of your rig. That's why light weight is always on our briefing list when designing and engineering new products. And DUOTONE products are among or in many cases are the lightest on the market.
But durability and longevity were and will ALWAYS be on top of our priority list. Our industry leading warranty extensions bear witness to this philosophy:
- 2 year unconditional warranty on almost every hardware product (masts, booms and extensions+bases).
- 5 year warranty on 80% of our sails.
On sails we cannot emphasize enough that especially reducing the thickness of the monofilm and the XPly laminate has a radical influence on the longevity/sustainability. Reducing the film thickness by 50% reduces the UV-stability by 70%. Just to shortterm impress magazine testers or customers some brands use up to 70% thinner laminates/films than we do. This is not our understanding of sustainability.

DOING MORE
However, since we are fully aware of the importance of sustainability, we cannot simply stop here.
>> Only we have stopped using any plastic for packaging our sails. This saves approx. 5 sqm of plastic film and foam per sail.
>> Only our aluminium products (booms and extensions+bases) are manufactured in a CO2 neutral production facility.
>> Only our aluminium products (booms and extensions+bases) are produced in Germany using 100% European raw materials in order to keep shipping distances (to our manufacture and then to our central warehouse) at a minimum.
>> Only our sail bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic.
>> Only we compensate all carbon emissions caused by our sails during manufacture and transport by supporting a hydropower carbon offset project in Sri Lanka, the country where our sails are produced.

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Details

Power.XT 2.0

Une (r)évolution surprenante : La POWER.XT 2.0 offre bien plus de possibilités que le modèle précédent et lui est supérieure à tous points de vue. Et en tant que POWER.XT 2.0 AERO RDM 34, elle est également la rallonge à cliquet la plus légère de tous les temps !
Mis à part le concept de base, la POWER.XT 2.0 n’a presque plus rien en commun avec le modèle précédent. Du mécanisme à cliquet ultra-solide avec levier à la possibilité d’ajouter la fonction d’amortisseur, en passant par le démontage simplifié et le bout d’étarquage Liros® Dyneema très résistant... Le changement de conception est radical. La version actuelle offre une nouvelle bague de réglage qui présente une fonction unique : sur la base de la bague de réglage SDM, qui a déjà fait ses preuves, la variante RDM permet, pour la première fois, de garantir que le tube d'aluminium n’entre pas en contact avec le mat, ce qui empêche toute corrosion de contact. Aucune autre autre rallonge RDM n’en est capable ! Afin de garantir la même durabilité malgré le diamètre réduit, une structure à double couche se composant d’un tube extérieur en aluminium de 7075 et d'un tube intérieur ovalisé T8 est utilisée (technologie brevetée).
Depuis de nombreuses années, la POWER.XT est la référence en matière de rallonges à repères d'étarquage. L’essayer une fois, c’est l’adopter définitivement. Grâce à son levier intégré, elle assure une tension au guindant optimale et permet également un ré-étarquage ou un micro-réglage individuel parfait pendant la navigation. Grâce à la POWER.XT, même les enfants sont en mesure de gérer les tensions extrêmes au point d’amure propres aux voiles de slalom modernes. Il suffit de quelques secondes pour régler n’importe quel profil au millimètre près. Le levier de longueur 15 cm et lle rapport de force de 1/60 permettent d’étarquer sans fournir d’effort physique particulier.

Tips & Tricks

Using the ratchet is so easy, why should I use the regular cleat at all?

Cause if you only use the ratchet the rope will always get loaded at the same spot when fully downhauled. This concentrated load will eventually squeeze down that part of the rope. When that happens the teeth of the clamping wheel cannot transport/tension the rope anymore.

The easiest way to avoid a fast partial rope wear and tear is to always use the regular cleat to pre-tension your sail. 
Also it's much faster to pre-tension the sail using the regular cleat since each ratchet click results in only 8 mm of rope movement.  

Exchanging the Power.XT rope

Your POWER.XT comes with a special Dyneema rope which is extremely low stretch and abrasion resistant. However, due to the high downhaul tension on the clamping wheel even this rope is subject to a certain degree of wear and tear. It won't tear but wears out and becomes thinner. 
When the rope starts to slip while downhauling the sail, it is time to exchange it. Hint: when the rope starts to slide you can still finish your session if you press the rope firmly into the clamping wheel using your fingernail during the tensioning process.
As a short term solution in principle, any 4mm rope is suitable as a replacement rope. However, we strongly recommend using the original POWER.XT Dyneema rope, as it's custom-designed to fit with the clamping wheel teeth ensuring maximum grip and durability. 
Here you'll find all POWER.XT 2.0 spares

When exchanging the rope, please make sure that the correct feed-through hole is used towards the regular cleat, otherwise the rope will cross over. When threading the rope make sure not to start from the regular cleat but to thread towards it.
- Cross hole (starting close to the ratchet wheel): used for all 0° oriented tack rollers (e.g. Duotone, GA/Gaastra, Goya, Neil Pryde)
- Straight through-hole: used for all 90° twisted tack rollers (e.g. Gun Sails, Loft, Naish)

For more details see here

Power.XT maintenance

Over time even stainless steel and aluminium components get affected by salt water. Therefore after holidays in salt water please put the POWER.XT into a bucket full of sweet water. 

Once or twice a year you should give your POWER.XT the following special treatment: 

  • Hose down your POWER.XT with a hard water jet and then let it dry well (e.g. put it on the heater for 1 day).
  • Now turn the POWER.XT upside-down.
  • Get Silicone spay and spray it into the gaps inbetween the black bars, the clamping wheel and the big white lever (see pic). Move the ratchet and repeat spraying several times. This way the oil gets onto the axle.
  • All moving parts on the big white lever should be sprayed as well.
  • Finally wipe the POWER.XT clean with a cloth to remove all excess oil. Especially the teeth of the clamping wheel and the standard cleat must be free of oil.

Attention: Do NOT attempt to disassemble the POWER.XT by removing the axle bolt! Without detailed instructions, this will most likely result in the loss of parts risking to destroy the function of your POWER.XT.

Power.XT maintenance
After a while of flawless function the Power.XT ratchet doesn't release anymore ►video

6 years of experience with the majority of PWA riders, selected premium centers and countless end consumers around the world have proven that version 2.0 is bomb-prove and works without any issues in all kind of conditions and with any kind of sail out there.

The only thing we occasionally hear is that after a couple of seasons sometimes the ratchet doesn't release anymore. For the ratchet to work the small pin at the bottom of the white ratchet lever needs to spring back towards the bottom side of the slot (see pic below). 
As soon as the pin looses its springiness the ratchet refuses to release.

Experience has shown that there are 2 reasons for the pin to loose its springiness:

  1. You think you need to push the lever as hard as you can to release the tension whereas in fact it's not much power necessary to release the ratchet.
     
  2. In case the ratchet doesn't receive any "care" from you (see under maintance) over time salt and sand increase the friction of the system up to a point that you need to push super hard with the lever for the ratchet to work.

Fortunately there's a very simple solution to get your POWER.XT 2.0 back up and running within 5 minutes by replacing the ratchet lever (get the spare part here)

  • Use 2 allen keys (size 5) to remove the RIGHT-hand side screw of the axle bolt.
  • CAREFULLY slide the axle bolt towards the left-hand side but just far enough to get the lever off the axle bolt (attention: do NOT slide the axle bolt any further so that the ratchet wheel falls out!).
  • Now slide the new lever in, push the axle bolt back in place and secure it with the screws again.
After a while of flawless function the Power.XT ratchet doesn't release anymore ►video

Tech Specs

Power.XT 2.0

MODEL
EXTENSION RANGE (cm)
WEIGTH (g)
UPGRADE INTO SHOX
AERO RDM 36RDM 36SDM 28SDM 42
2-362-362-282-42
530710670770
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TECH FEATURES

Power.XT 2.0

Integrated Ratchet
Integrated RatchetIntegrated Ratchet

1. 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)

2. 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

iSNAP 2.0
iSNAP 2.0iSNAP 2.0

Basé sur la bague de réglage SDM d'origine, l'iSNAP 2.0 offre des avantages uniques :

1. Le tube de rallonge ne peut plus entrer en contact avec le mât, ce qui évite toute corrosion de contact. Aucune autre rallonge RDM ne peut faire cela !
2. Les broches à 2 composants sont dotées d'une tête synthétique qui empêche d'endommager le tube pendant le processus de réglage.
3. L'iSNAP 2.0 est le système de réglage le plus léger au monde. Pourtant, sa construction éprouvée lui confère une durabilité maximale. 

Shox Upgrade Kit
Shox Upgrade KitShox Upgrade Kit

PIONEERING DAMPING TECHNOLOGY! All UNI.XT and POWER.XT 2.0 extensions can be upgraded with the unique Duotone SHOX suspension system (except AERO). SHOX is the first integrated shock absorber, which 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 SHOX.UPGRADE.KIT definitely guarantees more control, more speed and more comfort.
During wave sailing 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! 

2 Thread System POWER.XT 2.0
2 Thread System POWER.XT 2.02 Thread System POWER.XT 2.0

NOW COMPATIBLE WITH ALL SAIL BRANDS! The POWER.XT 2.0 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. This tack-roller orientation does not permit a loop-loop-go rigging though, means the rope needs to be threaded.

Rapid Release POWER.XT 2.0
Rapid Release POWER.XT 2.0Rapid Release POWER.XT 2.0

INSTANT DE-RIGGING! 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 cleat – done.

Storage Slot
Storage SlotStorage Slot

AVOIDS TANGLED ROPES! All UNI.XT and POWER.XT 2.0 feature a slotted top cap. This way you can get rid of the excess rope during storage and transportation.

2 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY
2 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY2 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY

Light is right but only if it doesn't go to costs of durability.
Durability as part of the DUOTONE quality has always been one of the defining characteristics of our products - and it stays that way. Becuase despite offering the lightest components on the market we hold firmly to the course of our tried and true quality claim. This is ensured by sophisticted engineering, highest quality and more effectively used raw materials combined with the latest processing technologies. 
The legendary DUOTONE longevity is therefore retained completely, which we guarantee for your with an industry-leading 2 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY!

TRUE QUOTES

Power.XT 2.0

MARCO LANG
“En descendant les tentes PWA RACER, vous entendez le déclic partout. C’EST UN SECRET OUVERT QUI APPROXE. 70% DE TOUT LES COUREURS PWA UTILISENT LA POWER.XT 2.0 N'IMPORTE QUEL MARQUE QU'ILS SOIENT COMMANDITÉS.”
MARCO LANG
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SHOX UPGRADE KIT 

L’amortisseur SHOX DUOTONE unique peut être installé sur tous les modèles SDM POWER.XT 2.0. SHOX est le premier amortisseur intégré à une rallonge, qui donne à la planche à voile un véritable châssis, semblable à la suspension intégrale sur un VTT. Sur les plans d’eau clapoteux, il stabilise la planche et le gréement, encaisse les rafales et absorbe l’énergie dégagée à la réception des sauts. Selon les tests menés par les principaux magazines de windsurf, le windsurfer convertit plus efficacement la pression du vent en propulsion, la vitesse mesurée est plus élevée de 2-3 nœuds et l’amortisseur permet de ménager le matériel et les articulations. Que vous soyez passionnés de speed, de race ou de freeride, l’alliance de la POWER.XT 2.0 et du SHOX UPGRADE KIT vous apportera davantage de maîtrise, de vitesse et de confort. Dans les vagues, l’amortisseur SHOX permet au windsurfer de se réceptionner en douceur et améliore la maîtrise de la planche en surf down-the-line ainsi que pendant la traversée des mousses. Le SHOX UPGRADE KIT est bien sûr disponible pour les POWER.XT 2.0 SDM de toutes les longueurs !

And when you’re on the wave, the SHOX suspension system ensures softer landings and enhanced board control both down the line and when sailing through breaking waves cresting a breaking wave .The SHOX UPGRADE KIT is of course available for RDM and SDM POWER.XT 2.0 of all lengths.

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This project runs throughout the whole year. Every year on January 15th, the best ideas will be rewarded and might actually be implemented into future products.

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