Ronstan´s Extends the Revolutionary Orbit BlockTM Series to Fit Smaller Boats.
Ronstan has extended its popular Orbit line of performance racing blocks to include new Series 30 & Series 20 blocks sized for racing dinghies. With this introduction, even the smallest dinghies can now enjoy all the technical advantages of Orbit BlockTM technology.
Like all Orbit BlocksTM, the Series 30 and 20 blocks are engineered for no-compromise rigging applications where weight and performance matter most. They have the highest strength-to-weight ratio available and are up to 38% stronger in working load than the nearest competitor. Their advanced fiber and polymer construction uses materials up to 10 times stronger than steel, and Ronstan´s exclusive ball bearing system evenly minimizes friction across the full working load range for a super smooth feel.
Available models of the Series 30 blocks range from singles that feature an integrated thru-hub becket option, to triple combination blocks with cleats. Both lashing and shackle head blocks are available, including several models that can convert from one to the other. All Series 30s accept line diameters up to 8mm (5/16") and can carry working loads (M.W.L) up to 300 kg (661 lbs).
The Series 20 block brings Orbit performance to even the smallest of applications. Designed to handle the high loads of small diameter racing control lines, it can be installed using a through-hub lashing system. Further, blocks can be lashed together to create powerful multi-purchase systems and the hollow hub can be utilized as a low profile becket option when required. The Series 20 carries working loads up to 250 kg (550 lbs) M.W.L. and accepts line diameters to 6mm (1/4").
With the introduction of the Series 30 and Series 20 Orbit BlocksTM, Ronstan now offers Orbit performance for any size boat. From the big boat Series 70, to the micro sized Series 20, Orbit has launched block technology into the next century. Full details of the range can be found at www.ronstan.com . Available in leading chandleries from mid February, and on display at Strictly Sail Chicago.
Ronstan International is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of hardware for sailing, architectural and industrial applications. Based in Melbourne, Australia, it has distribution offices in the USA, Denmark and the UK.
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