Please select your home edition
Edition
Allen Brothers

A Flipping Good Upgrade - A new range of stainless-steel flip flop blocks from Allen

by Ben Harden 20 Nov 09:00 GMT
A2133-77 © Allen Brothers

Upgraded and Flip Flopping better than ever. The new range of stainless-steel flip flop blocks from Allen has been launched at METS this week.

The new range offers a redesigned body in two different sizes and incorporates a 20 & 30mm dynamic sheave. The new flip flop range also features a lighter yet sturdier body that can pivot through 180 degrees and is held in place by a removable clevis pin for easy access to the backing plate.

Allen Design Manager, Darren Elwell, commented "This new upgrade was well needed. Our existing range of flip flop blocks was well outdated and used far too much unnecessary material. By updating the design, we have not only cut down the material used to produce the product, but we have also made it stronger and lighter."

The 30mm body is available with or without cleats and makes for a great choice for pole launching or halyard systems.

To find out more visit the Allen website.

Related Articles

Give yourself a prosperous New Year
You are in good company with Allen Brothers The team at Allen would like to wish you a very merry Christmas, but when it comes to a prosperous New Year your own choices make all the difference, so you are in good company with Allen. Posted on 12 Dec
New products from Allen at METSTRADE 2019
We speak to Ben Harden about flip-flop blocks, Laser vangs and wave ratchets Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Allen's Ben Harden at METSTRADE 2019 about their new products, including Flip-Flip Blocks, a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 and the New Wave Ratchet. Posted on 22 Nov
"More Grip, Less Slip" With New Wave Ratchet
Allen has launched an additional option for its range of ratchet blocks Allen has launched an additional option for its range of ratchet blocks, dubbed the Wave Ratchet, which will offer between 20 to 40%* more grip without adding any additional wear to the rope. Posted on 21 Nov
New XHL makes eXtremly Happy Laser sailors
New Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 Introducing a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 from the UK hardware manufacturer Allen. Posted on 19 Nov
NEW 60mm Tii block from Allen
Addition to the popular performance range of Tii blocks The popular performance range of Tii blocks from Allen has just gained a new addition, the long awaited 60mm version. Posted on 18 Nov
Innovation From Allen At METSTrade 2019
Dame nomination for eco-friendly plain bearing block range Our new range of eco-friendly plain bearing blocks has been nominated for the DAME 2019 Awards at METS this November. The new blocks are recognisable by their grey sheaves and use 100% recycled plastics, while clever design has reduced materials by 20%. Posted on 1 Nov
Allen's new Plain Bearing Block range
Modern design, state of the art manufacturing, eco-friendly Allen are pleased to announce a new range of plain bearing blocks which use modern design and state of the art manufacturing to ensure a more eco-friendly product, delivering enhanced performance. Posted on 29 Aug
Allen Support Burnham Week
Prizes for the dinghy sailors in particular The historic Burnham Week sailing regatta which takes place on the River Crouch on the last week in August will once again be supported by local sailboat hardware manufacturer Allen. Posted on 25 Jul
Allen Launches New Plain Bearing Range
Made using 100% recycled plastics We are pleased to announce a new range of plain bearing blocks, using modern design, materials and state of the art manufacturing to ensure a more eco-friendly product, delivering enhanced performance. Posted on 20 Jun