2016-05-02 | Sporting Goods
Leading personal watercraft manufacturer Rickter-RRP has just launched its model lineup for 2016 – featuring the top-of-the-line XFS Ninja Competition freestyle jet ski reinforced by TeXtreme®.
For the 2016 XFS NINJA Competition, Rickter collaborated with Formula One composite engineers to develop a new layup that is lighter, stronger and stiffer as a result of using TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber fabrics.
TeXtreme® differs from conventional carbon fiber materials due to its unique, proprietary production methods. Its track record of contributing to winning product releases – by companies including Bauer Hockey, Prince Tennis, Cobra Puma Golf and Bell Helmets – has demonstrated the real-world performance improvements that can be achieved using TeXtreme® Technology.
TeXtreme® is based on spreading tows (yarns) into tapes that are weaved into a fabric that is much thinner than conventional carbon fiber fabrics, with straighter fibers that optimize and strengthen the composite while delivering lighter weight.
“By creating a hull that is lighter and at the same time stiffer makes a totally new unit in terms of riding. The weight savings achieved from using the TeXtreme® Technology is unrivaled by any other carbon fiber material out there,” says Rick Roy, founder and owner of Rickter-RRP.
Rickter is now offering reinforcement with TeXtreme® as an option for 2016 on the EDGE FS, EDGE FR, XFS, and RC-1. The 2016 XFS NINJA Competition comes with TeXtreme® only. Rickter also designs and manufactures TeXtreme® reinforced exhaust chambers, hood scoops, ride plates and flow guards.
In addition to the use of TeXtreme® in personal watercraft, its innovative technology is applied in Formula 1, NASCAR and America’s Cup racing; in the manufacture of bicycles, golf shafts, tennis racquets, surfboards, rowing shells, skis and snowboards; and in various industrial and advanced aerospace applications.