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    LOOP Cover Shackles, A New Twist on Soft Shackles

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    LOOP soft shackles are a simple, yet highly versatile product. They can be used almost anywhere that you would use a conventional shackle and have an incredible strength to weight ratio, as you would expect from Dyneema®. The new LOOP Cover Shackles take things one step further.

    The LOOP Boa Constrictor Clutch – Maximise Your Deck Space

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    Deck space is prime real estate on a sailboat, with clutches and jammers vying for space, often on narrow areas such as the cabin top or mast. So what do you do if you can’t fit any more clutches to your deck? Build vertically!

     

    This blog will introduce the LOOP Boa Base by LOOP products. Designed to be paired with the Cousin Constrictor® textile clutch to create the Boa Constrictor rope holding solution.

    LOOP Products: An Innovative Twist to the Stick-on Padeye

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    Padeyes are a multi-purpose attachment point, traditionally made of steel and bolted directly on to the deck. With a significant shift to soft connections over the last 5-10 years, the humble padeye has been through its own transformation and continues to evolve. In this blog we look at the evolution of the soft padeye and the latest flexible, stick-on solution from LOOP Products.

    LOOP® Woggle - “The Daddy” in the world of genoa sheet leads

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    LOOP Products are a German firm who pride themselves in sailing hardware innovation. Formed in 2005, the LOOP Products range is the brainchild of Kohlhoff GmbH – to learn more, read our previous blog here.

     

    In this blog we look at the trend towards lightweight, flexible sheet lead solutions and why the LOOP Woggle is working its way to the top of the pack in high load situations.

    Torsional Furling Rope – What’s an S-Splice!?


     


    Torsional Furling Cable CC Kohlhoff RiggingWhen it comes to furling cables, custom top-down cables (for loose luff, asymmetrical gennakers) and bottom-up cables (for code zeros and staysails) can sometimes be expensive. For small to medium sized racing and cruising sailboats (up to 45ft), torsional rope can often be a viable and cost-effective alternative for performance furling systems.

    Loop Products: An Introduction


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    Loop Products are a German firm who pride themselves on hard work and innovation. Formed in 2005, Loop Products is the brainchild of Kohlhoff GmbH – a deck hardware specialist and wholesaler of top brands since 1991.

    Upffront presents DAME nominated products at METS

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    Next week is the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS), held in Amsterdam (Nov 14-16, 2017) and Upffront will be showing all the latest performance sailing hardware and rigging products. 

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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