Category: Competition Equipment
COMPETITOR GOLD MEDAL RACING LANE - 6"
Each individual disc measures 15 cm in diameter and consists of a series of 5 fins projecting from the center hub. Mid way on the length of the disc hub is a radially extended web member, which supports an annular-section ring-shaped flanges in co-axial relationship with the central bore. To assist in damping the longitudinal wave forces, the web member is formed with a multiplicity of circular openings. The web in conjunction with the multiple fins combine to impede, aerate, dampen and break up the other. Both the web and the fins functions are very important in that most waves will not intersect the lane in a perpendicular manner.
Each disc has the capability to revolve independently from any other disk mounted on the 3/16th inch braided stainless steel cable. Which has a clear vinyl coating to protect the disks from excessive wear. Flotation is aided by the introduction of a hollow toroidally-shaped body, having a central radial web and a co-axial opening to position the float for freely sliding movement on the cable. These floats are deployed in an uniformly spaced interval and surrounded by a pair of modified discs on either side to accommodate the float without substantially altering the wave quelling properties of the lane as an assembled unit.
Assembly for each lane is completed at one end with a bronze nickel plated spool encased in a stainless steel tension mechanism to provide customized adjustment of lane torque. The other end has a stainless steel spring assembly to maintain equal pressure during use.