Melbourne, Australia – – Understanding that some small line rigging applications do not require ball bearing blocks, Ronstan has just introduced its new Shocks SHeaveless compact blOCKS. Designed to fit a wide array of small diameter rigging uses, the new Shocks are perfect for moderate load uses where minimal purchase is required.
Extremely compact, Shocks are carefully engineered to work well even if the load alignment is not straight. Made from anodized aluminum they weigh only 2.5g (.01oz), yet can carry up to 350kg (770lb) of break-load force. Highly versatile, the Shocks soft attachment compatibility make them perfect for use in numerous high-performance dinghy and small sailboat rigging applications including tweakers, vangs, trapezes, cunninghams, barber haulers and kite bridles. They are also handy on larger boats for uses such as ladder and motor hoists, lazy jacks, sail covers, and tie-downs.
Shocks accept 1.4 to 5mm (1/16” – 3/16”) line diameters for running rigging and can be used with up to 8mm (5/16”) webbing attachments. They are available in four color choices to help keep complicated rigging configurations more organized.
Ronstan is based in Melbourne and has 180 employees worldwide. It has offices in Sydney, Rhode Island, California and Florida USA as well Vejle, Denmark.