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WA
1079 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 11:28 am        Report
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
NSW
891 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 3:09 pm        Report
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.
WA
1130 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 3:54 pm        Report
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.
WA
417 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 4:07 pm        Report
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
3057 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 4:46 pm        Report
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.
WA
1079 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 5:04 pm        Report
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
ACT
1216 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 7:13 pm        Report
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.
NSW
891 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 7:56 pm        Report
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
WA
2186 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 8:07 pm        Report
Best way is buy a kite without pulleys, personally I carnt be arsed poncing around with pulleys when I can be out kiting
WA
2476 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 9:16 pm        Report
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?
WA
3558 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 9:28 pm        Report
Some 2-line kites had pulleys. ^^^
3057 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 9:32 pm        Report
Charl dv said... ... 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.
WA
1079 Posts
Posted 4/5/2012, 10:24 pm        Report
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
WA
358 Posts
Posted 5/5/2012, 1:16 am        Report
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
WA
2186 Posts
Posted 5/5/2012, 8:50 am        Report
Chill, I'm pulleying your pisser
WA
1079 Posts
Posted 5/5/2012, 9:36 pm        Report
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
WA
358 Posts
Posted 6/5/2012, 10:02 am        Report
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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