10 May 2016
10 May 2016
Rickter-RRP has 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 fibre fabrics.
Oxeon, developers of TeXtreme, explains that it differs from conventional carbon fibre 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 fibre fabrics, with straighter fibres that optimise 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 fibre 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 TeXtremeonly. 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.
Photo provided by TeXtreme