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by iriejohn
Sun May 24, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula
Replies: 145
Views: 13350

Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

The kite (Roam and Flite) that are sold to the public are made with Aluula for the leading edge and the struts. But, for their prototypes, Ocean Rodeo alos used aluula for the bladder (explaining the weight reduction). The founder of Ocean Rodeo explains it in an interview a few weeks ago on the ki...
by iriejohn
Sat May 23, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula
Replies: 145
Views: 13350

Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

There is no such thing as an Aluula bladder. In some early videos from Surf Expo last August they said something about experimenting with different films or something to replace bladders. I thought there might be an Aluula bladder then too, but when I asked last month they said there is no such thi...
by iriejohn
Wed May 20, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surf eye. How Common?
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Surf eye. How Common?

I have been wearing contact lenses for many years, so when I started kiteboarding 4 years ago I was sure I need glasses at least for preventing the water going easily into my eyes and/or knocking off the lenses in wipeouts. So I always wear sunglasses when going in the water. I have had 4 different...
by iriejohn
Wed May 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula
Replies: 145
Views: 13350

Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

In the Real vid, they say aluula 14.5 flite is 5.8 lbs (2.6kg) however weight is listed at 4.9 lbs (2.2kg) most other places including their description page. Thats a big discrepancy! Which is it? Stafford maybe you can clear it up? My pre-production 14.5m is 5.8 pounds on our scale too. Don't shoo...
by iriejohn
Wed May 20, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Surf eye. How Common?
Replies: 23
Views: 1117

Re: Surf eye. How Common?

I still think staring at the friggin computer screen all day is the worst thing my eyes are subject to. :o I don't have Pterygium (yet), but talking about computer screens ... Years ago I got calcific tendonitis (frozen shoulder) in my right shoulder from decades of pushing a mouse ( I was a softwa...
by iriejohn
Mon May 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Any OR Crave reviews yet?
Replies: 16
Views: 1606

Re: Any OR Crave reviews yet?

So if I wanted an Ocean Rodeo manoeuvrable quick reacting freeride/wave crossover kite with good upwind performance would that be the Crave? I have no problem working kites, I really dislike kites that pull like trucks and don't respond immediately to slackening the rear lines ...
by iriejohn
Mon May 18, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Whichard as mini chicken loop
Replies: 33
Views: 1254

Re: Whichard as mini chicken loop

A drawback I see is that you possibly miss the yellow ball in a high stress scenario. Plus the ball will be flapping around, might get stuck between the slider rope and the harness (or somewhere else), and trigger accidental release (don't go into waves with this setup). In the early 2000 years, wh...
by iriejohn
Sun May 17, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula
Replies: 145
Views: 13350

Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Joostio wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 6:36 pm
Here is another video of the 10m Roam in very light wind.

For a 10m three strut LEI kite with that little wind on the water that is truly amazing.
by iriejohn
Sun May 17, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Whichard as mini chicken loop
Replies: 33
Views: 1254

Re: Whichard as mini chicken loop

A drawback I see is that you possibly miss the yellow ball in a high stress scenario. Plus the ball will be flapping around, might get stuck between the slider rope and the harness (or somewhere else), and trigger accidental release (don't go into waves with this setup). In the early 2000 years, wh...
by iriejohn
Fri May 15, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Does a 4 line kite work with any 4 line bar?
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Does a 4 line kite work with any 4 line bar?

Thanks.... so, it turns out that at the end of the day the bars are not really "idiot tax" as it's been mentioned before. No, they are not. A better way to look at this is firstly to consider only bars with 4 lines, low V, equal length lines, single line flag out, reliable QR, long adjustable throw...

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