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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:51 am 
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Hello Kamikuza. The good thing about these new RONSTAN pulleys is that they are very light compare to the ones we are using now because of the material it's made of. But they do the same job then the one we have on our (3G) EPIC kites.
I told RONSTAN to give me at least 18 to 24 months so I can see if their is any wearing on these pulleys or on the lines but so far so good.

P.S. This picture is from one of the SCREAMER kites I have been using with the new RONSTAN pulleys. You can see a little of wearing on the line which is nothing, but this kite has been used a lot. For a normal kiter it will be like almost 2 years of kiting. But again everything wears out. Same thing with the tires of a car.


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Bille wrote:
Check out this block by Ronstan ; looks like something we
could use on a kite...

Great post! Thanks for sharing the info.

Appreciate the real time feedback, Dimitri! Looks like a nice product. Pulleys suck.


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Cool! Thanks . . . be good to know. They look good too :D


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:13 pm 
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as usual dimitri is the man. thanks for being such a great rep for the sport.


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Just trying to help the best way I can in order to share some of my experiences with the sport we all love so much.
Any way, these are few more pictures of the new RONSTAN pulley, but this time on the RENEGADE model. This kite has been used not as much as the SCREAMER model that you saw pictures from.


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:16 am 
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Dimitri you must have bought the entire supply from Ronstan LOL. I ordered some a month ago to try on a depower foil from Annapolis Performance Sailing and they are still backordered. I'll be stoked to try them out.

Maybe the only way is to demo an Epic Kite?


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:32 am 
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I also placed an order over a month ago with a nearby West Marine location; I have yet to hear from them--but then it wouldn't surprise me if they came in and they just never called.


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:24 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: you guys are funny. The guys at RONSTAN sent me only (12) of these pulleys so I can test them on 6 of my prototype kites, but that was 9 months ago. I did not know they had them for sale already.
Any way this picture was taken 4 days ago on the SCREAMER 9 prototype using these pulleys.


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:53 am 
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Now available, it seems... this link was in an email newsletter last week...

http://www.kiteboarding.com/proddetail. ... shockblock

Oddly enough, they're actually cheaper here :o by about $1.50 each :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this block by Ronstan
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:57 am 
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How are the Shocks and the lines holding out, Mr D?

Dimitri M wrote:
But again everything wears out. Same thing with the tires of a car.[/size][/i]

Ackshully... I've only had to replace tyres on cars when they've exploded or had gashes in side-walls... I've never worn out car tyres.

My bike, on the other hand, goes through a pair of tyres in 2,000km - or less :o


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