30mm Extreme high load block with Laser kicker key
A new Laser specific vang block featuring a 30mm Extreme High Load Block (XHL) With A.873. The block features the same extreme high load dynamic bearing technology as the rest of the Allen XHL range, but has been specifically adapted to work as the Laser dinghy’s top vang block.
The XHL range was conceived when the Allen design team worked with the World’s top International Moth sailors to create a solution for the extreme high loads they were putting through the vang. More recently Allen has been working on feedback from top Laser sailors who are looking for a more efficient top block for their vang. It was inevitable then, that the Allen design team would use the tried and tested XHL block to solve the problem. By adapting the 30mm XHL block to incorporate a stronger vang key the Allen design team has come up with a solution that is not only capable of withstanding the Laser vang loads but also sleek and stylish.
- Sheave size: 30 mm (1 3/16")
- Max. line size: 8 mm (5/16")
- Overall height: 43 mm (1 11/16")
- Breaking load: 1250 kg
- Max. working load: 350 kg
Why buy Allen?
The Allen brothers, Tony and Glenn, started their business back in 1956 with a vision of performance sailing hardware driven by their passion for sailing and their love of engineering, innovation and technology. The first fittings, which they designed and made for their own race boats, were such an improvement on everything then in use, that they were persuaded to set up full production to meet the demand of the growing dinghy sailing market. The principle of concept to completion still holds true and the company has grown in the past 60 plus years to become a major exporter, selling high-performance sailing hardware to the World. R&D, design, prototyping, toolmaking and production takes place at the Allen factory in Southminster, Essex, UK, which is now run by Tony Allen’s daughter Liz Adams along with a highly skilled and dedicated Management Team.