The growing loads on the ILCA vang have seen sailors pushing their existing hardware beyond its normal limits, which has led to top-level sailors wanting a block that can withstand the punishment without compromising on dynamic performance.
So, the first port of call was clearly a double-sheaved XHL.
These new blocks have been over-engineered, to ensure a long-lasting high performance on any boat which requires a block to take working loads up to 600Kg.
XHL blocks have been designed to deal with extremely high static loads without compromising on low load dynamic performance.
Ideal for use in vang cascades or halyard turning points where static loads can be extremely high but low load fast rolling speeds are required.
Breaking load: 900kg
Max line diameter: 6mm
Max working load: 600kg