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A little pimp-formation from Upfront!

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.

At upffront.com we love looking at the data and comparing products to gain insight. In this blog we look at the rapidly evolving world of high-load dinghy blocks and compare x4 leading products on the market from Allen Brothers, Harken, Ronstan and Morf Block.

In the last 5 years dinghy sailing has experienced somewhat of a revolution. New high-tech materials have driven a rapid increase in performance and most notably, in the last 2 years, the take-off (literally!) of foiling in all corners of the sport has put significant pressure on manufacturers to increase the strength and performance of their hardware. Read on.