They got rid of the pulley and replaced it with the ring.
It's stainless, so it should last for a while.
Also, if it wears, it's easier to replace then the pulley.
Make sure you double up each knot of the pulley assembley!
Absolutely very important.
The little leaders, in which the ring travels, is attached by only one knot on the front side.
Check this and put two (2) knots there.
Just a little hint, since mine came undone in mid flight.
I fixed it and now the kite is pretty much bomb proof.
I think GRK has fixed this little problem by now. Just an oversight in the factory. No big woop.
Hope you will have a great time with it, just like I do.
Best kite I have ever used.
Happy new year
Could you please send some wind over here?...been dead for 2 weeks now! ...sucks with no wind....