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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby blu » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:58 pm

Nem0 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:50 am
blu wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:21 am
blu wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:27 pm
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any one replaced pulleys with bigger more solid( Ronstan with bearings) in your Soul kite?
can you share your experience and opinion on those?
I'm replacing them on the Soul bridle only. I have seen the bridle line brake due to bad pully and kite landed on the tree.
Anybody experienced pully failure on the Soul?
Not at all!
I love my new 9m Soul but I will be watching those pulley blocks very closely :o

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby JakeFarley » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:04 am

No problems with pulleys on my Soul, Speed 5 or any other kites. After each session I wash/spray each pulley with fresh water and make sure it runs freely. Also I check for wear on the mixer and bridle lines.

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby cwood » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:06 am

JakeFarley wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:04 am
No problems with pulleys on my Soul, Speed 5 or any other kites. After each session I wash/spray each pulley with fresh water and make sure it runs freely. Also I check for wear on the mixer and bridle lines.
Exactly!

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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby foilholio » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:16 am

Flysurfer pulleys, sprenger kite blocks, are really good even Pansh uses them too. Those ball bearing blocks get jammed with sand and they are like twice as heavy so they cause tangles.
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You can still sort of fly foil kites with broken pulley or pulley line, well mainly down wind but a little to the side. Remember A and Z have direct connections. It can be hard to avoid collapses with a kite like that and once it collapses it can be pack up and swim.

Ronstan also have a kite block like sprenger, they actually had it first. It is good too, a little lighter as well. The sprenger I think is a tighter fitting block, so harder for sand to get in, but can jam maybe easier. Hard to remember, I do like to always rinse my pulleys.
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Re: Flysurfer Soul

Postby blu » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:25 pm

foilholio wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:16 am
Flysurfer pulleys, sprenger kite blocks, are really good even Pansh uses them too. Those ball bearing blocks get jammed with sand and they are like twice as heavy so they cause tangles.

spengerkiteblock.jpg

You can still sort of fly foil kites with broken pulley or pulley line, well mainly down wind but a little to the side. Remember A and Z have direct connections. It can be hard to avoid collapses with a kite like that and once it collapses it can be pack up and swim.

Ronstan also have a kite block like sprenger, they actually had it first. It is good too, a little lighter as well. The sprenger I think is a tighter fitting block, so harder for sand to get in, but can jam maybe easier. Hard to remember, I do like to always rinse my pulleys.

ronstankiteblock.jpg
great info
thanks


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