Ball Bearing


Series 60 Stand-Up Core Block™

60mm Stand-up block, swivelling, requires 4x 6mm (1/4") fasteners


Class leading performance and sleek, contemporary styling.

Excellent dynamic and high static load performance.

Less than half the friction of the nearest competitor

Swivelling head post for full 3-axis articulation.

Strong precision cast padeye base.

Resilient rubber stand-up boot prevents clatter & block falling down when not loaded.

Central hub hole can be used as a becket take-off or tie-up point.


Product Specifications
Max. Rope diameter (in)1/2
M.W.L. (lb)2200
Sheave diameter (in)2 3/8
B.L. (lb)4410
Weight (oz)13.2
Fastener Ø (in)1/4

Product Information

Core Blocks™ are a true all round solution. A tuned 2-stage bearing system provides excellent performance across the full working load range with an integrated thrust bearing feature and the resilience to handle high dynamic or static loads. Acetal sheave, alloy cheeks and stainless fixings complete the durable package. For reliability and a long service life, these blocks are the right choice for sheets, halyards and control line applications for cruising and racing.

Universal Bearing - dynamic and high static load performance 

The Ronstan Universal Bearing incorporates our proven 2-stage bearing system.

Stage 1 - Under moderate loads, Acetal ball bearings ensure minimum friction.

Stage 2 - Under heavy loads, where deformation of ball bearings alone would result in increased friction, a sliding Acetal bearing on a polished stainless steel race takes over, maintaining low friction performance.

Additionally the ball bearings are configured to act as a thrust bearing between the sheave and cheeks, preventing the sheave from rubbing on the cheeks and causing friction when the line lead in and out of the block isn’t perfect.

Alloy cheek plates

Block cheeks are manufactured from the highest quality alloy for maximum strength. Material optimisation and the cut-away design minimises weight and allows easy fresh water rinsing of salt and debris from the bearings. Cheek design has been further styled with flaring at the block throat and reduced gap between the cheek and sheave, minimising rope wear.

Fully articulated stand-up

Stand-up models have a low profile linkage that provides full rotation and articulation. A high strength precision cast padeye minimises the footprint and a dedicated rubber boot ensures the block is held upright when not loaded.

Technical Information


Sheaves: U.V. stabilised Acetal. Cheek plates & cleat arms: Aluminium alloy. Ball Bearings: High compression strength carbon black Acetal. Shackle, post & hub: Grade 316 stainless steel. Padeye & snap shackle: Grade 15-5PH stainless steel. Snap shackle: Grade 15-5PH investment cast stainless steel. Cleat: Fibre reinforced compositePost & hub: Grade 316 stainless steel. Padeye: Grade 15.5PH stainless steel


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