tux wrote:...I'm wondering how it would work with a ceramic roller...
Something with high hardness rating, but low abrasion...maybe titanium?
Any engineers or material science guys out there...ideas for a good source for this type of material?
From my experience - the Prorace version with the rope "bar" slows the hook down as intended, where as the metal bar is pretty fast motion, especially on the more continuous curve of the Prowave.
Geez, how much faster can they make it?!
Sure beats a fixed hook though
Also, just curious if you lads with roller issues are using the older pin or the newer pin? The old one had threads running full length which added rolling resistance, the new is only threaded at the end with a smooth shaft which allows the roller to move better.
At one time I played with some small pulleys at the base of the hook, but they can get fouled and also break down faster, and the the really good high load variety are expensive. In general think it's better to keep it simple and easy to maintain/repair.