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Unveiling the Performance Difference - Caged vs. Non-Caged Ball Bearings

by Allen 6 Jul 2023 15:36 BST
Caged vs. Non-Caged Ball Bearings © Allen

When it comes to sailing blocks, the choice between caged and non-caged ball bearings can significantly impact the overall sailing experience and performance. Continue reading to find out the performance difference between caged and non-caged ball bearings.

Reduced Friction for Effortless Trimming

One of the primary advantages of caged ball bearings in sailing blocks is their ability to minimise friction. The carefully designed cage that separates the balls ensures smooth rolling motion with minimal contact and frictional resistance. This translates into lighter and more responsive control, allowing sailors to make precise adjustments on the control lines and sheets with less effort.

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See how we manufacture and assemble one of our caged ball-bearing blocks in the following video.

Skip to 4:40 to see the bearings and cage being assembled.
 
CAGED VS. NON-CAGED BEARINGS
New 40mm Dynamic Block Range
new 40mm blocks from allen

We're pleased to announce the launch of our brand-new 40mm dynamic block range. Available in 29 variations, all made from high-strength, lightweight glass-loaded nylon and featuring Allen's dynamic bearing technology. The result is a high-performance block range suitable for keelboats and dinghies.

The new 40mm dynamic block range has been developed over the last couple of years with a focus on the high-performance keelboat and dinghy market. It features new variations that provide wider possibilities for different systems.

Our dynamic bearing technology is a key factor in the frictionless performance you can expect from this new range and sets it apart from the competition.

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