Hey guys, Just took my 08(I think) Rise 8m out for the first time yesterday for a lesson after finally finding someone where I live to give one. It was pretty crazy wind and quite gusty but we were out on the water so it was pretty safe.
Anyway long story short, the instructor tested the kite first with the board to get the feel of it and immediately after his waterstart the kite started looping like crazy. It ends up that one of the plastic stock pulleys snapped in half. I have tried included a pic but it was bigger than 150kb(If anyone can tell me how to shrink a 2.5mb picture to a measly 150kb than I will send it…).
I just thought I would ask if this is common? I am going to replace all the pulleys on my kites with something a bit tougher. Maybe the Ronstan Orbit Block Pulleys. Have you guys upgraded the pulleys on newer kites? Upon comparison to the teacher’s stock pulleys I noticed that the one’s on my kite(Ronstan pulleys) seemed to be quite cheap looking with thinner plastic that supported the pulley.