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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby purdyd » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:05 am

foilholio wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:39 pm
Toby you realize you just summarized this thread? ORsales is ... inside the industry.
purdyd wrote: Perhaps there is a way to orient the weave of aluula to reduce its torsional stiffness.
Cuben fibre was a composite fabric as the fibers were glued in, which is probably why it was so stiff and it was also why it failed because the glue did.

If this new fabric is woven like other fabrics it should have similar flex.
Cuben fiber was used very successfully on the leading edge of several kites and for years.

It was very stiff for the same reasons that aluula is very stiff and strong.

Perhaps the weave allow some control of the characteristics like carbon fiber layups
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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Toby » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:16 am

Just a confirmation to what OR is believing in

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby purdyd » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:29 am

At the risk of beating a dead horse

I ran across this on the hellfish

http://www.fksa.org/showthread.php?t=509


A lot of claims sound familiar

And this white paper from best on improving the turning speed of cuben fiber leading edge kites by using flex patches.

http://media.bestkiteboarding.com/media ... _paper.pdf

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby ScoopZ » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:25 pm

a size for size comparison has a approx 1000 euros difference in price................. :o

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby iriejohn » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:57 pm

ScoopZ wrote:
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a size for size comparison has a approx 1000 euros difference in price................. :o
You pay a lot more for black kites donchaknow? :wink:

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Toby » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:56 pm

OR does not want their pictures to be shown yet, this should be respected. Thx!

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby bragnouff » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:07 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:57 pm
ScoopZ wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:25 pm
a size for size comparison has a approx 1000 euros difference in price................. :o
You pay a lot more for black kites donchaknow? :wink:
Black is definitely worth it though!
On a side note, we can read on https://www.coronation-industries.de/sh ... light.html, that they decided to invert the loop/knots connections. That sounds weird/unnecessary and kind of contrary to what (I think) is the more common fool proof setup. (kite side: knot on front bridles, loops on wingtips)
After almost 15 yrs of fool proof connections, how the f*ck isn't there an industry standard yet?

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Greenturtle » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:31 pm

They ARE using the “standard” set up now.

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby bragnouff » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:03 pm

Greenturtle wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:31 pm
They ARE using the “standard” set up now.
I'm confused, I thought the standard was the other standard...
Geez, maybe we should start (or resurrect) a reference topic and see which brand follows which standard, and see which one is therefore the de facto standard...


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