Care of RS:X
The RS:X is high-performance windsurfing equipment. To get the most out of your RS:X rig you must take care of it and follow the maintenance tips below.
Read or Download RS:X Rigging & Tuning Guide for information on how to set your RS:X up properly and follow the guidelines to ensure its longevity. You can download further information here.
Depending on the water you are sailing in, some times the rails and the bottom of the board may turn yellow. This does not mean that the white is fading because of the sun but it comes from the pollution in the water. It can easily be removed with car polishing cream.
The fin used in your board can be seriously
- Any dents, wrinkles, imperfections or heavy scratches on the monofilm or Dyneema material, particularly around the boom, foot, clew, head and leech of the sail.
- The downhaul pulley attachment point, the clew eyelets, the mast plug attachment point.
To give your sail a long life:
For more information on the care & maintenance of your NeilPryde mast, please read the manual provided with the product.
The following areas should be checked regularly for any signs of wear & tear on your mast:
- The boom attachment area
- The cam contact points
- The ferrule joint
To give your mast a long life:
Booms & Extensions
The following areas of your boom should be checked regularly for any signs of wear & tear:
- Mechanical front end parts: front end lever, clamp & screws
- Inhaul adjustment rope
- Back end adjustment levers
To give your Booms & Extensions a long life:
The universal tendon joint has a limited approximate "lifetime" of up to 120 hours. Furthermore, always check that the RS:X Powerbase is fully inserted into the mast trackof the board, and the locking mechanism is fully closed, before going out onto the water.and should be automatically replaced after this time. For more information on the use, care and maintenance of your Powerbase, please read the RS:X Rigging & Tuning Guide
The following components of the Powerbase should be checked regularly for any signs of wear & tear:
The Tendon Joint on all Powerbase units should be free of any cracks or blemishes in the rubber material. The easiest way to confirm this, is to bend the joint 90° through 4 different axes while checking the mid-point of the joint. If any cracks appear, the joint should be replaced immediately.
The two upper & lower drift pins holding the tendon into the tendon holder should be tight. The tightness of these pins can be confirmed with an Allen key.
The bottom pin that inserts into the mast track should be flush with the bottom tendon holder and not have any play.
The U-Pin should be flush with the upper tendon holder and note have any play
The U-Pin should be flush with the upper tendon holder and not have any play.
RS:X Rigging & Tuning Guide 2011.
RS:X Warning, Limited Warranty & Product Care Information 2011.
X3/X6/X9/RS:X Boom Adjustable Outhaul Instructions 2011
RS:X Spare Parts 2011