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Old 06-27-2013, 06:32 PM   #166
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It looks like Pak-meister still sells them albeit at $80 (he stepped in at about page 8 as a re-seller):
http://www.cobraheat.com/EZ-Pull-Blo...tem_p_160.html
hmmmm $89 + shipping = about $100 ... what to do?

it was a no brainer at $60 ... but at $100, think I'll use my existing climbing pulleys
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:38 PM   #167
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No one has any in stock anymore, and ADV engineering is now defunked.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:25 PM   #168
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Let me contact the guy who made them, and see if I can get another run done. No promises.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:44 PM   #169
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Let me contact the guy who made them, and see if I can get another run done. No promises.
Good luck & thanks.

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Old 07-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #170
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Any of you guys use one to get out of a situation you couldn't get out of on your own?

My experience with it is:

Plus - they really are light and they really are strong and small.

Negative - they have a large rolling coefficient of fiction. I'm just guessing here but I think you only end up with about a 2:1 advantage though of course will always pull 5:1. If any one is really interested I can try and get one of those luggage scales and get a more accurate number.
I can say it's uber important to keep all ropes and pulleys lined up perfectly though that is tough to do in rough situations.

I ended up getting a larger set that I'm guessing gives closer to a 3.5:1 advantage in a 5:1 configuration.

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Old 07-04-2013, 10:18 PM   #171
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Oops this was the pic I meant to post! When bridges break on you in the middle of nowhere often that's an opportunity to use your block and tackle!



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Old 07-05-2013, 02:06 AM   #172
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Any of you guys use one to get out of a situation you couldn't get out of on your own?

My experience with it is:

Plus - they really are light and they really are strong and small.

Negative - they have a large rolling coefficient of fiction. I'm just guessing here but I think you only end up with about a 2:1 advantage though of course will always pull 5:1. If any one is really interested I can try and get one of those luggage scales and get a more accurate number.
I can say it's uber important to keep all ropes and pulleys lined up perfectly though that is tough to do in rough situations.

I ended up getting a larger set that I'm guessing gives closer to a 3.5:1 advantage in a 5:1 configuration.

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how big of a pulley system did you end up going with?
pictures?
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:56 PM   #173
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Just checking for any updates from the makers or from ScienceOfDirt.


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Old 08-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #174
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Cobra Heat order

I found the block and tackle set on CobraHeat's website. Ordered on 7/17, got Order Confirm on the 19th and cc was hit then. I asked for an update last week and got an Order Cancelled email this a.m., no explanation.

Guess I'll have to go with the pulley and a Z-drag system if we strike out on another run of the block and tackle.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:45 PM   #175
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I found the block and tackle set on CobraHeat's website. Ordered on 7/17, got Order Confirm on the 19th and cc was hit then. I asked for an update last week and got an Order Cancelled email this a.m., no explanation.

Guess I'll have to go with the pulley and a Z-drag system if we strike out on another run of the block and tackle.
I called several weeks ago and they said they had none in stock, and they are no longer in production.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #176
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Anything similar out there on the market?
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:39 PM   #177
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Dodging pain

BestRest products has some innovative stuff, not cheap... but then how much would you pay to avoid a hernia?
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:52 PM   #178
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new producer

I would like to have a compact block and tackle just like the ones formerly produced by Adventure Engineering.

I might be able to get a local machinist to do a run of them. I was thinking UHMW spool on a stainless shaft in a aluminum house. I would use
7/64" Amsteel spec'd at 1400 lbs minimum strength.

No doubt the cost would be reduced if they were made in a batch. I am hoping to get the cost around 100 per set.

Let me know if there is still interest in a product like this.

This post is just to gauge interest at this time. Will start new thread if this turns out positively.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:05 PM   #179
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Interested.

Want to get a ball park on price and size. I don't think it has to be as small as the EZ pull, also looking to get a better advantage than 2:1, if possible. Would be great to have a complete package of pulleys, carabiners, and rope, with enough strength to move an 800GS or Triumph 800XC.

Also please post in this thread if you start a new thread, I am subscribed here and don't want to miss if you start a new thread. Others may be subscribed here as well. Good luck and thanks for looking into this for us.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:09 PM   #180
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Well I agree with the "ball park" on price/size part but I'm more interested in as small as possible for trailbike applications where the chances of needing to haul are higher due to the terrain difficulty .... though I guess there are probably riders here skilled enough to ride gnarly single track on a 800GS

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Interested.

Want to get a ball park on price and size. I don't think it has to be as small as the EZ pull, also looking to get a better advantage than 2:1, if possible. Would be great to have a complete package of pulleys, carabiners, and rope, with enough strength to move an 800GS or Triumph 800XC.

Also please post in this thread if you start a new thread, I am subscribed here and don't want to miss if you start a new thread. Others may be subscribed here as well. Good luck and thanks for looking into this for us.
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