North UNI.XT Extension
You know the feeling. It‘s windy, you arrive nervously at the beach, the first guys are already out ripping hard. Your heart rate goes up, you want to get out there as fast as possible. Unroll the sail, thread the mast into the sleeve, push in the extension, just lose no time. Now we will see whether all extension and sails are perfectly matching, how easy it is to pull the downhaul and if the trimming is comfortable and energy-saving or just annoying and time consuming. Especially with standard extensions without trimming aids probably everyone already experienced nasty surprises. Endless fiddling to find a frictionless rope thread, incorrect roller alignment being incompatible with the orientation of the roller block at the sail, power-consuming trimming due to a small surface for supporting the foot.
All of these problems are thing of the past with the brand new UNI.XT. At first glance this high-strength and super solid extension might seem to occur like many other extensions, but is stuffed with real innovations that make the UNI XT an unparalleled product. The biggest sensation is an optional tuning kit that upgrades the UNI XT into the revolutionary shox suspension system.
New for 2014: All UNI.XT are shipped with an extremely durable original Marlow® rope.
And: North are so confident about the entire UNI.XT program and its technology that they grant 2 years unlimited warranty*!
To secure the extended warranty claims please register within 30 days under
Otherwise just the legal warranty period can be granted!
RDM - 36cm
SDM - 28cm ; 42cm
The UNI.XT is also available in the "SHOX" suspension damping system, see here
. Additionally the UNI.XT can be upgraded with the "SHOX Upgrade Kit", see here
1. Designed, developed and assembled in Germany
No doubt, security and handling are also first priority also for the brand new UNI.XT. Highest quality materials and the anodized surface leave no doubt about the strength and durability of the extension. This includes the new cup. As the only brand we use extremely tough POM material which is significantly stiffer than previously used plastics. The length adjustment mechanism is easy to operate even in sandy conditions and with cold fingers and is locked absolutely reliable. This means: zero risk of fracture, unbeatable rigidity and length adjustment as quickly as possible.
2. Compatible with all sail brands
Is there anything more annoying than unpack the sail and then determine the sail roller block does not fit together with the extension? When threading the rope takes hours? The UNI.XT solves this once for all through a technically ambitious and entirely new arrangement of rollers. The Rollers sit very well protected in the newly developed cup so that they are protected from damage while preventing injuries. This arrangement ensures an absolutely frictionless alignment of the downhaul rope in combination with 0 ° sail roller blocks (eg, North Sails, NeilPryde, Gaastra, ...) as well as with 90 ° rotated roller units (eg, Gun Sails, Naish, Severne). This saves power by reducing the friction and protects the rope. At the same time this arrangement for the first time allows the first loop-loop-go function with absolutely all sail brands! Means no annoying and time-consuming threading through the rollers - simply loop the rope-loop over the two outer tack rollers and you can immediately start dowhnhauling.
3. Power-saving, less dangerous trimming
In terms of rigging comfort the new UNI.XT offers much more than existing standard extensions. In order to ensure the most effective tensioning of the downhaul North have designed the cup under ergonomic points of view incorporating the DOUBLE.FOOT.TRIM. Through the intelligent positioning of the cleat, it is now possible to prop with both feet against the cup, and thus cope far greater forces with lower back strain. Now you can use the same technique for the downhauling as in rowing, where you naturally also use both feet to mobilize maximum power through pushing with the feet rather than pulling through your back. Another plus is the fact that the dangerous slippage of the foot from the cup is effectively prevented.
Faster de-rigging thanks to RAPID.RELEASE.
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.
All UNI.XT extensions can be upgraded with the unique NorthSails SHOX suspension system. 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 new UNI.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 UNI.XT SDM and RDM in all lengths!