Finally got a chance to get the new Ocean Rodeo Aluula Roam 10m in the air!
* I'm the owner of https://kitesource.ca
, and have been selling Ocean Rodeo gear (among others) since 2005.
Kiting in the mountains on soft snow (maybe 2" deep), wind was 10 to 15 knots (best guess) dropping to 6 / 8 knots maybe. This is my honest estimate of wind speed.
I was immediately aware of the exceptional handling... and I mean this. This kite loops like it's on rails.. really, really nice and responsive handling. The single biggest thing I noticed.
Second thing I noticed was that when the wind got light, this kite stayed in the air effortlessly AND generated sufficient power to get me moving on my snowboard. I can imagine this will be an incredible freeride foil kite.
Sorry for the short review, the wind died and I wasn't able to do a back to back ride / comparison to another kite.. .or get other riders on the kite.
Overall, a very fun kite to fly and I'm looking forward to getting it in the water!
Any questions or requests of up close photos, let me know.