Paul's Fishing Kites Rolling Weight
Paul's Fishing Kites have recently developed an adjustable rolling weight which covers most wind conditions and suits most kitefishing and kontiki rigs.
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The heavy duty 5mm diameter stainless steel frame of the new weight takes up to four standard 225 grams (8oz) ball sinkers as well as up to six specially moulded lead wheels which weigh 675 grams (24oz) each.
The design of the frame allows for the lead wheels or ball sinkers to be quickly changed and spacers are provided to keep the wheels correctly spread out for maximum stability.
The new rolling weight can be as light as 450 grams when using two 225 grams ball sinkers or 1.35 kg when using two of the new lead wheels. They can carry up to a maximum of 900 grams with ball sinkers or 4 kg with all six lead wheels.
In most cases the rolling weight is heavy enough to completely counteract the lift of the kite on Flexiwing Rigs or bigger rigs powered by Super Kites or Nighthawk Kites.
On these occasions as the lift of the kite is less than the total weight of the roller there is often no need for a float bottle.
When Skyhooks are used on any of the rigs the bottle can be under weighted so that it will bounce over the surf without allowing the hook section to lift off the bottom.
Rolling weights are a well proven concept that definitely improve the efficiency of any kitefishing or kontiki rig they are fitted to and the new adjustable rolling weights can be adapted to perfectly suit any kitefishing rig.