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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby Kiter_from_Germany » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:43 am

This type of pulley is established obviously, but garbage:
1) http://shop.flysurfer.com/2x-pulleys.html

A pulley (as for every LEI pulley) should look lime this:

2) https://www.ronstan.com/marine/s20-orbi ... ctions.asp

The reason:
In case of break you will loose junction to the kite (happend to me with the (1) ones), resulting in heavy loops of kite, no safty any more, while happened on safety side)

The more worthful pulleys (2) get there top connection line through the wheel, to prevent at least again this ugly situation while breaking.
Even kitetech kite manufacturer uses those pulleys, or any other in sailing industrie for example...

"But the others are so nicely cheap and light..."

For me a security nono.

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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby slide » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:45 am

they look great , what a good idea , what would it add to a flysurfer kite £80? ,i'm guessing here ,i did not see the price per pully, but seems worth it just for safety

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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby Kiter_from_Germany » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:00 am

slide wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:45 am
they look great , what a good idea , what would it add to a flysurfer kite £80? ,i'm guessing here ,i did not see the price per pully, but seems worth it just for safety
maybe ask kitetech for spare. I payed 10Euro each on ebay.
For LEI I changed them or use kites without pulley.
But you can help yourself adding a seconed loop, crossing original fixing line sleeve and looping the complete pulley.

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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby downunder » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:44 pm

Nothing wrong with iodised alu pulleys. Super slim and no moving parts to catch sand etc.

The above solution is way over the top for me.

Each to his own.

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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby cwood » Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:47 pm

I can tell you that a Soul with the higher grade bearing orbit blocks feels completely different than the stock. Silky smooth through the bar....almost liquid like. FS says it doesn't make any difference.....it really does.

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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby Flag53 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:00 pm

cwood, Which ones are you using or would you recommend ?

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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby cwood » Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:04 pm

Flag53 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:00 pm
cwood, Which ones are you using or would you recommend ?
I didn't replace personally but purchased a kite that someone was having trouble with (pulling to side) and had already replaced with the Ronstan bb orbits. I sorted out the kite and had a session with it back to back with my own 12m Soul before selling it..... and it was an amazing feel.

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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby Janus » Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:28 pm

cwood wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:04 pm
Flag53 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:00 pm
cwood, Which ones are you using or would you recommend ?
I didn't replace personally but purchased a kite that someone was having trouble with (pulling to side) and had already replaced with the Ronstan bb orbits. I sorted out the kite and had a session with it back to back with my own 12m Soul before selling it..... and it was an amazing feel.
And why don't you replace them at your own 12 then?

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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby cwood » Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:37 pm

Janus wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:28 pm
cwood wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:04 pm
Flag53 wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:00 pm
cwood, Which ones are you using or would you recommend ?
I didn't replace personally but purchased a kite that someone was having trouble with (pulling to side) and had already replaced with the Ronstan bb orbits. I sorted out the kite and had a session with it back to back with my own 12m Soul before selling it..... and it was an amazing feel.
And why don't you replace them at your own 12 then?
Hassle of taking the mixers apart, installing, re-setting all the dimensions etc. Combined with the fact that stock is fine. I am just saying I have felt them back to back and you can absolutely feel the difference.
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Re: soul pulling to one side

Postby neilhapgood » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:29 am

Coming back to the soul pulling to one side if you create a new knot on the steering line to shorten it slightly would that fix it?


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