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mchaco1



Joined: 08 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:46 am    Post subject: New type of universal Reply with quote

Interesting... Shock absorber for windsurfing
http://www.boardseekermag.com/equipment_reviews/equipment/north-shox-xtr-wave-extension-131.htm
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starik333



Joined: 19 Aug 2000
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Location: Philly

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New? Again?


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combs



Joined: 01 Apr 1997
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried one of these on Lake Arenal in Costa Rica 3 years ago and agree with the assessment from Boardseeker that it made the board feel much more softer thru chop...not sure if it is worth it for the price, though.
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isobras



Joined: 17 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved them, using nothing else for a decade. When Chinook stopped making them, I bought their last box of them. The world WSing speed champ said they improved his speed, they help protect the decks of light boards, and they definitely soften the ride in chop and landings. If they were compatible with RDMs, I'd use nothing else.
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whitevan01



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

North has the shox for both SDM and RDM masts. No excuses, isobras!!
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isobras



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've Googled the Shox.XTR before, but it's not compatible with my WSing approach unless I buy 7 of them @ ~$500 apiece -- if we can even get them in the U.S. -- and even then it has operational "issues". They can't be THAT good.
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whitevan01



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, North equipment seems rather hard to get here in the US.
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