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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Do-it » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:03 am

I would like to see that with all kites.....mr dmozbungy

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Eduardo » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:44 am

I just got to demo a 10 on a foiling day that started medium powered and then to lightly powered. My thoughts:

it wants to fly. I tried but could not self land it without anchoring, even when the wind dropped. In this wind, I easily self-landed a 12 drifter without an anchor, to try them back to back. the kite wants to fly. you can run towards it on the beach, kite straight down wind, whatever you want, and it will stay in the air. If you crash this kite, it is either time to go home or you are very very bad at flying kites. I would definitely prefer the Aluula 10 to the drifter 12 in those conditions.

it is crisp. I have not felt this since my old best nemi hp. my former big air favorite kite. It is very direct and responsive. also fast, more like an 8. but crisp is not just about fast. more the feeling that the kite is exactly where you direct it to be. very nice. precise.

it drifts ridiculously. I rode wind swell what felt like directly down wind, at an angle I could not do with other kites. I have flown many wave kites and know good drift when I feel it, but this was a surprise that I kept increasing my down wind angle as a test and then started catching the on-shore swell. and the kite just stayed with me.

Overall, I'm very impressed. I think the 12 will be the most compelling. I have owned and demo'd many 12s and usually hate them, except maybe the nemi and fuel back in my big air days. I never liked any 12 in waves or foiling. I prefer a 9 and make it work. anyway, I hope to demo a 12 as this style could be great for my biggest kite for the wave/foil kite mix. If the price was lower, I would trade all my kites for these (12/9/7), but right now, I only see the need for my largest, 12.

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby knotwindy » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:24 am

Do-it wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:17 am
Ocean rodeo kites have always reverse launched with simplicity......where the f*** have you been?
Between this and the ‘answer’ on the other thread-
Are you off your meds? If not, you might consider starting some. Just sayin’ :o

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby GoAndKite » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:01 pm

I am waiting for mine... should arrive next week in ottawa.... I can't wait, ordered a 10 mt roam, my hope is that it will be my everything/everyday kite. from 10 to 25 knots.... just change board.

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby iriejohn » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:56 pm

I have a 14.5 Flite Aluula but haven't used it yet because every day with wind since I got it has been 18+ knots or <10 knots. The crazy English south coast Solent weather ...

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby droffats » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:12 pm

A customer convinced us to sell him our only 14.5m Flite demo kite. Here is what he wrote us:

"I got the kite and have taken it out a few times. It is wonderful. WOW. It is getting a lot of attention when it is just me on a twin tip and the foilers out, sometimes, not even the foilers. A real game changer. At some point, I will likely change my entire quiver over to OR kites, and I can't wait to try a non A series Flite in a smaller size just for comparison.

Thanks so much - I have already had 3 sessions I wouldn't have had, and have nailed downloop transitions.

Thank you!"

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby iriejohn » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:12 am

droffats wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:12 pm
A customer convinced us to sell him our only 14.5m Flite demo kite. Here is what he wrote us:

"I got the kite and have taken it out a few times. It is wonderful. WOW. It is getting a lot of attention when it is just me on a twin tip and the foilers out, sometimes, not even the foilers. A real game changer. At some point, I will likely change my entire quiver over to OR kites, and I can't wait to try a non A series Flite in a smaller size just for comparison.

Thanks so much - I have already had 3 sessions I wouldn't have had, and have nailed downloop transitions.

Thank you!"
iriejohn wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:56 pm
I have a 14.5 Flite Aluula but haven't used it yet because every day with wind since I got it has been 18+ knots or <10 knots. The crazy English south coast Solent weather ...
... or offshore wind, like today. :-(

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Havre » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:04 am

Really looking forward to hear more from users over the next months. Especially the 17m if you can get a 17m that feels like a 12 and where you can properly kite in 2-3 knots lower than what a "normal" 17 could then the number of days available for kiting would greatly increase for me.

Might even be worth €3k.

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby EastCC » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:46 am

iriejohn wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:56 pm
since I got it has been 18+ knots or <10 knots.
Sounds perfect :)
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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby foilfun » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:29 pm

Someone needs to use this material to make a stiff, light wing for winging. 😜
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