Browning introduces new side puller system on poles
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While side puller systems are a pretty standard feature on today’s poles, Browning has now come up with a completely different approach to their design.
The systems are generally designed to make the elastic run smoothly through the 90-degree angle needed for it to emerge from the side of the pole section.
But as parts of its Xitan Z14-1 pole development project, the Zebco Europe brand has designed a bush that eliminates the right angle – and with it the need for wheels or bent bushes.
Browning points to three key differences between its bush and other systems:
- The elastic passes through the bush in almost a straight line, so there is no 90’ angle to create friction or wear the elastic. Instead, the operation is silky smooth.
- The bush has no moving parts like rollers to wear, stick or fail.
- The oval hole needed for the bush is only 6mm wide – much smaller than other designs. So it is less likely to weaken the section.
The new bush is moulded in a very low friction, self lubricating polymer that has high resistance to wear, so will last the life of the top-kit, says Browning. The hole in the bush is large enough for elastics up to around 3mm in diameter. The new bush is fitted as standard to puller kits supplied with Browning’s new Xitan Z14-1 and Hyper Carp range of poles.
The bushes can also be bought separately at £3.99 for a pack of 2, which includes a guide for cutting the slot. If the section already has a hole (up to 6mm) it can easily be extended to fit the new bush.
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