New for Spring 2014, Spinlock’s new XTR Powerclutch is the greatest step forward in mid-load rope holding technology since the original Spinlock XT clutch. In the XTR’s ground-breaking Reactor Module, the cam and base move together dynamically, clutching and releasing the line inside a self- contained unit. This gives significant advantages for controlling the latest smaller diameter lines under load.
Spinlock’s CEO, Chris Hill explains, ‘The Spinlock Reactive Clutching principle could be one of the most important steps we have seen in performance sail control. Because base and cam both work in reaction, clutching is quicker across the diameter range and release is smooth and effortless, but with just the right amount of handle resistance to indicate the size of load. And, because loads are so well contained in the Reactor Module, we‘ve been able to use a new alloy / composite in construction of the XTR that reduces weight by 35%, whilst still retaining load holding on 12mm up to 1000 kgs.'
Any clutch has to be kept clean and lubricated for best rope holding results - an important job too often overlooked. With the XTR, aftercare and servicing becomes simple and fast: undo a single screw and the whole XTR Reactor Module is withdrawn in one unit - for a quick wash and visual check.
XTR has the identical footprint to XTS/XCS clutches up to /3’s and is also available as a side mount version.
Available in black, white, silver and citrus finishes.