UNI.XT – the most technically advanced and yet the most lightweight standard aluminium extension we have ever built. Now also built using AERO carbon technology to create the most lightweight extension in the world.
When it comes to standard extensions, everyone has probably experienced some nasty surprises at some point. They rarely fit with the rope alignment on the sail, most of them need high downhaul forces, and more often than not the mechanism for adjusting the height is extremely fiddly. Before designing the UNI.XT we analysed all of these issues in detail and came up with workable solutions. The strong and super-solid UNI.XT extension may look like numerous other standard extensions at first glance, yet it is replete with innovations which make it a far superior product.
2 THREAD SYSTEM – compatible with all sail brands
Is there anything more infuriating than unpacking the sail and then finding out that the tack roller is not aligned correctly with the extension? Or when it takes hours to thread the ropes? Thanks to the exclusive arrangement of trim rollers, the UNI.XT does away with all of these problems. The rollers are positioned in the cup so they are well protected, preventing damage and injury. This arrangement ensures an absolutely frictionless alignment of the rope in combination with 0° tack rollers (e.g. DUOTONE, NeilPryde, GA) as well as with roller units rotated by 90° (e.g. Gun Sails, Naish, Severne). This ultimately saves on downhaul force and protects the rope. Furthermore, this roller arrangement for the first time enables the Loop-Loop-Go feature for all sail brands. Simply fit the rope loop over one of the outer rollers and start trimming.
DOUBLE FOOT TRIM – 30% less force required
The UNI.XT also has a lot more to offer in terms of power efficiency. In order to get the most effective and reliable support against the extension when tensioning the luff, the DOUBLE FOOT TRIM option was integrated in addition to other ergonomic considerations. Thanks to the intelligent positioning of the cleat, you can for the first time rest both feet against the extension and thus apply far more force while keeping the strain on your back to a minimum. This is just like in rowing, where more force is applied through pushing with your legs than pulling with your back.
RAPID RELEASE – extremely fast de-rigging
The cleat of the UNI.XT is positioned so that, when de-rigging, only one foot needs to be placed on the extension, after which the rope is released from the cleat with a single jerk motion. Thanks to the RAPID RELEASE SYSTEM, the luff is completely released in a single movement and the sail can be pulled from the mast straight away.
- TILLBEHÖR WINDSURF
- MASTFÖRLÄNGARE, MASTFOT mm