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Kite pulley - a cheap mod

Created by SaveTheWhales > 9 months ago, 4 May 2012
SaveTheWhales
WA, 1348 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 11:28
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I found this great little utube mod thats inexpensive (if you have multiple) and a simple way to
make your standard plastic ronstan pully safer when it all goes pearshaped

For the Morons who dont have the plastic pulleys - piss off and read a C kite thread

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Craig66
NSW, 1297 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 17:09
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I have been kiting for 6-7 years, i dont up grade kites that offen, still use the first of the REVs
I have never had a pully fail.

Underoath
QLD, 2160 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 17:54
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Craig66 said...

I have been kiting for 6-7 years, i dont up grade kites that offen, still use the first of the REVs
I have never had a pully fail.



You obviously don't kite hard enough.

SugarQube
WA, 481 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 16:07
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Yeah, and you should bolt a metal bar down the centre of your board in case that snaps, and double up the depower line incase that breaks and carry a second helmet incase you lose that one etc etc

Gorgo
VIC, 3680 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 18:46
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I'll second that. 10 years of kites with pulleys and I have had one pulley seize up in that time. None have broken. None have shown any signs of wear.

The pulley saver would make sense if you were doing and epic ocean crossing. For normal riding it looks like an unnecessary complication.

You guys that have problems with pulleys need to look at your setup/packdown process.

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1348 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 17:04
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Ohhhhhh it seems the ME ME ME d/heads are bagging a general safety topic that doesnt cover just a few - but covers all those who just aprreciate someone thinking about SIMPLE safety fixs

Just goes to show you that the same few - never look at the average kiter on the beach whos just wraps the kite up sand n all, gets put straight into the bag until next kite session..1 days time or 3 months !!!

The funniest part is that FigJam d/heads who bag safety topics will always winge about having to save those same people that come unstuck!

Freakn idiots - why do you wear a safety leash again

bennie
ACT, 1258 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 21:13
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That is a ingenious invention, however it seems like a bit of over engineering when you could just replace those pulleys with ronstan orbit blocks.

Craig66
NSW, 1297 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 21:56
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Underoath said...

Craig66 said...

I have been kiting for 6-7 years, i dont up grade kites that offen, still use the first of the REVs
I have never had a pully fail.



You obviously don't kite hard enough.




Oh, i should add, I have replaced pulleys as they have worn making the roller edge sharp which leads to quicker fraying of P lines.

Yep i dont kite hard, i do it easy

cauncy
WA, 4896 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 20:07
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Best way is buy a kite without pulleys, personally I carnt be arsed poncing around with pulleys when I can be out kiting

Charl dv
WA, 2485 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 21:16
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Gorgo said...

I'll second that. 10 years of kites with pulleys and I have had one pulley seize up in that time. None have broken. None have shown any signs of wear.

The pulley saver would make sense if you were doing and epic ocean crossing. For normal riding it looks like an unnecessary complication.

You guys that have problems with pulleys need to look at your setup/packdown process.


10 years? what kites had pulleys pre 06?

waveslave
WA, 4263 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 21:28
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Some 2-line kites had pulleys. ^^^

Gorgo
VIC, 3680 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 23:32
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Charl dv said...
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10 years? what kites had pulleys pre 06?


Boom Vector and Boom Prion. Depowerable, relaunchable, 4 line foils. They did everything bow kites did until bow kites came along and blew them out of the water. I used the same quiver of kites intensively for 5 years from 2001.

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1348 posts
> 9 months ago, 4 May 2012 22:24
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Bwa haa haa haa

You Morons should just HTFU and go back to 2 line kites without pulleys since you dont need this or that...

Bwa haa haa haa

P.s Cauncy - go read the 3rd line down in the original

Pss. 4 red thumbs hey it helps put the colour in my cheeks when Im readn crap or having one something to Ponder about while im in there anyway


Subculture
441 posts
> 9 months ago, 5 May 2012 01:16
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STW, you're a bit sensitive today.. Should have just posted what is helpful advice in that video and let it be - IMO.
Instead you hang around watching your thread and call everyone that replies "morons & d/heads"?
I'll just put it down to the time of month for ya... Breathe dude..

BTW, Cauncy's comment is legit. He doesn't have C kites, he has damn good bridled kites that don't need pulleys

cauncy
WA, 4896 posts
> 9 months ago, 5 May 2012 08:50
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Chill, I'm pulleying your pisser

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1348 posts
> 9 months ago, 5 May 2012 21:36
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Subculture said...

STW, you're a bit sensitive today..


I call it leveling the playing field

so the same old Punters behind a their wee keyboards will realise that their stupid crapping about a OT subject gets noticed...

Put simply for you idots

If you like Naish, but not Slingshot... dont go tossing off in a Slingshot thread
If you dont have anything RELEVANT to add to a topic - then STFU

Goodnight Cherubs

Subculture
441 posts
> 9 months ago, 6 May 2012 10:02
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SaveTheWhales said...

Put simply for you idots



"idots"?? Gold!! Not one of your better retorts my friend...

By the way, I don't think you're "leveling the playing field" by name calling...

Have a loverrrrly day



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