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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby stenner » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:24 pm

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I got a chance to ride both the 14.5 Flite Black and a prototype 9.5 Prodigy (don't know if it will be "Black" also, but the LE was gold Aluula). I'm not certain where the claim originated for more power per size, but I can't really comment on that. I'd have had to flown a non-Aluula back to back with the Aluula version and I didn't do that. As jumptheshark was saying, what we may discover is that with that faster/lighter kites, it may sort of seem that way. I don't know, but I look forward to finding out.

What I CAN say with certainty is that the 14.5 turned more rapidly than any that I've flown before, that's without a doubt. Considering that the wind was light (14 mph) and I (230 pies) was on a Slingshot Glide (nice improvement on that this year, btw) and was just sort of effortlessly whipping the kite around. I was just out there having fun and enjoying how lively it was. I exercised better judgement and ignored the inner voice that kept shouting "LOOOOOOP IT!!!!!" :lol: I didn't know how much I was doing that until I came in and Todd Horn (OR Rep and super nice guy) laughed and said that he'd pointed out to someone else that I was really "manhandling" the kite.

Bottom line I think, we are all in for an improvement in our gear, whether this year with OR, or sometime later with *insert your favorite brand here*. Living in light wind area like I do, I think I will probably have plenty of my local riders that will want one just like I do. More days on the water are coming! :)
You said nice improvement on the Glide this year, what has changed on the 2019 model vs say 2018-2014?

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby SENDIT! » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:04 pm

stenner wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:24 pm
You said nice improvement on the Glide this year, what has changed on the 2019 model vs say 2018-2014?
stenner,
I don't think anything changed for the 2019, it's for the upcoming 2020 release. It's been a few months now since I rode that, but what I seem to recall is that the tips of the board are now more pointed and less square. I'm not certain, but it seemed like there might be a smidge more rocker, but I don't know. That might be because it really was working pretty well in the river chop and wasn't splashing me in the face, both issues I've experienced with previous iterations of the Glide. Don't get me wrong, that board is fast as hell and works really well at getting you out in marginal conditions without foiling. But this new version seems like it's kept its lightwind ability while becoming much better at riding conditions that are less than smooth. Hope that helps, as that's the best I can recollect from that trip. ;)

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Nem0 » Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:30 pm

Anything new about aluula!?

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby icurumba » Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:06 am

Yes! A fleet of demo kites are just starting to make the rounds. Sales from OR will chime in soon with most recent tour dates/locations. Attached pic is the 3 strut 10 m Roam with Aluula frame. Weight is about 4 lbs / 1.8 kg.
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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:01 am

Just the frame is Aluula ?

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby droffats » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:02 am

Gold is the new black.
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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Digdawg » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:43 am

That is a good looking kite! I wasn't a huge fan of the look of the mostly black ones on OR's website...

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Surfkiternew » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:29 am

:heartface: :heartface: Wow

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby slowboat » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:06 am

The reported weight of 1.8 kg is about the same as the strutless Cloud 10 m. Interesting times.
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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Nem0 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:33 pm

Weight is between 8m and 9m Soul.
What about pricing!?
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