Adventure Engineering EZ-Pull compact block & tackle system.

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  1. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    heck ya!!!! I can handle 2 lb and $15
    but I'd rather pay $60 for a super nice one ...
  2. _cy_

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  3. crazybrit

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    If it's a custom designed pulley then yeah, it's probably easily worth the $60 once you factor in your time.
  4. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    I actually don't want it for riding, I want it for my elk hunting pack, super light, super compact, perfectly suited for someone hunting the backcountry solo.

    ounces=pounds, pounds=pain. I definitely dont want a 4 pound block and tackle!!
  5. Butters

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  6. _cy_

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    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
  7. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    No one has any in stock anymore, and ADV engineering is now defunked. :huh
  8. ScienceOfDirt

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    Let me contact the guy who made them, and see if I can get another run done. No promises.
  9. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Good luck & thanks.

    :D
  10. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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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? [​IMG]

    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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    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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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!

    [​IMG]

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  12. _cy_

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    how big of a pulley system did you end up going with?
    pictures?
  13. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Just checking for any updates from the makers or from ScienceOfDirt.


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  14. StuInFH

    StuInFH Been here awhile

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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.
  15. SportFaller

    SportFaller Dirt dont hurt, MUCH

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    I called several weeks ago and they said they had none in stock, and they are no longer in production.
  16. mr. thumbs

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    Anything similar out there on the market?
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    BestRest products has some innovative stuff, not cheap... but then how much would you pay to avoid a hernia? :hmmmmm
  18. jlw

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    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.
  19. danman

    danman tumbling tumbleweed

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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.
  20. crazybrit

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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 :D