Lighter and smaller than a conventional pulley block, low friction rings have become a popular alternative for many applications where traditional blocks once ruled. In addition to being lighter and less expensive than blocks, low friction rings are also less prone to failure because there are no moving parts. Instead of rolling on a pulley sheave, the active line slides on the inside smooth surface of the ring. Another line is spliced around the outer groove of the ring to act as an anchor. Ideal for applications with shallow redirection angles and low-to-moderate loads and rope velocities such as barber haulers and spinnaker twings.

Tylaska’s FR series low friction rings are specifically optimized for sailing and other applications where a lightweight and low profile ring is desired. A deep outer grove with high side walls helps to keep the outer line captive.

Designed in conjunction with professional arborists, Tylaska’s TR series rigging rings feature extra thick side walls and an exaggerated width for improved bend radius and are built for high loads and industrial duty.

All of Tylaska’s low friction rings are precision machined from 6061 aluminum and hard coat anodized to military type III specifications, maximizing durability and wear resistance.