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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby appelton » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:49 pm

Someone should come up with ONE STRUT kite made 100% with aluula. Rigid frame, and kite that weighs nothing. That would be sick.

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby iriejohn » Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:08 pm

Was out today on the 14.5m Filte Aluula (25m lines) on my 136x40.5 Lieuwe Shotgun, wind was 12-13 knots increasing to 18 knots. In 12-13 knots I was going fine, and at 18 knots I was still in control with almost maximum trim but I was hoping the wind wouldn't increase any more! So I guess the effective range for me with the Lieuwe Shotgun 136x40.5 is about 12-18 knots, and with the Lieuwe Shotgun 138x42 and 27m lines perhaps a knot (or two?) lower wind range.
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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Osprey1 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:53 pm

Someone should come up with ONE STRUT kite made 100% with aluula. Rigid frame, and kite that weighs nothing. That would be sick.
Totally agree. For my local mountain lake a 12m would be perfect as it is often 7 - 18 knots.

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Toby » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:05 pm

Just got this info:


Now available worldwide.
Kiteboarding just got better. To find your closest A-Series dealer and demo center, or for more information about the ultra light and ultra strong ALUULA airframe, just hit the link below.

https://oceanrodeo.com/a-series/

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby droffats » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:33 pm

Yes. Gold is the new Black.


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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby iriejohn » Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:47 am

My 14.5m Flite Aluula came in an extremely small bag - in the above video they look a lot larger!

After flying the kite I decided that I didn't want to attempt to repack it the same way it came, so after loosely rolling and folding it without kinking the bladders it fitted nicely into an old Ozone Reo 10m bag. :thumb:

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby leeuwen » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:42 am

iriejohn wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:47 am
My 14.5m Flite Aluula came in an extremely small bag - in the above video they look a lot larger!

After flying the kite I decided that I didn't want to attempt to repack it the same way it came, so after loosely rolling and folding it without kinking the bladders it fitted nicely into an old Ozone Reo 10m bag. :thumb:
I am still surprised how crappy the kite bags often are. I don't even think its cost related its feels like an afterthought that no manufacturer cares about.
Please make something without zippers (sand and, even worse, possibility to get rip the canopy ), with an option to properly attach a twintip, bar & pump (for people having a long walk to the beach) and that is not ridiculously small so only the factory can get the kite in.

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby iriejohn » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:55 pm

leeuwen wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:42 am
iriejohn wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:47 am
My 14.5m Flite Aluula came in an extremely small bag - in the above video they look a lot larger!

After flying the kite I decided that I didn't want to attempt to repack it the same way it came, so after loosely rolling and folding it without kinking the bladders it fitted nicely into an old Ozone Reo 10m bag. :thumb:
I am still surprised how crappy the kite bags often are. I don't even think its cost related its feels like an afterthought that no manufacturer cares about.
Please make something without zippers (sand and, even worse, possibility to get rip the canopy ), with an option to properly attach a twintip, bar & pump (for people having a long walk to the beach) and that is not ridiculously small so only the factory can get the kite in.
It wasn't a "crappy kite bag", it was just very very small. As I said above, the bags in the video do look much larger.

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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Baptiste_FR » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:13 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:55 pm
It wasn't a "crappy kite bag", it was just very very small. As I said above, the bags in the video do look much larger.
It's funny because I watched this video lately and one thing that Jeff Howard rfeally liked about the new SlingShot UFO was that the bag is really really really small (but of course it's a strutless kite :rollgrin: :rollgrin: .

At 5:07 in this video !


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Re: Aluula ? New Revolutionary Material from Ocean Rodeo

Postby Pierrot » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:22 pm

I am still surprised how crappy the kite bags often are. I don't even think its cost related its feels like an afterthought that no manufacturer cares about.
Please make something without zippers (sand and, even worse, possibility to get rip the canopy ), with an option to properly attach a twintip, bar & pump (for people having a long walk to the beach) and that is not ridiculously small so only the factory can get the kite in.
The roam bag I got has all those features. Nice pump attachment. Large side pocket for the bar. Straps for a board.... the cloth is just extremely light which is good for travelling. Not sure how it will hold over time...
The bag I got for the 10m is well sized.

Many will disagree, but I wish all brand would use a bag like the flysurfer soul = supper easy to pack, 2 size option, net extension and zipper system that can’t catch the kite ripstop... With the addition of shoulder strap / pump / bar attachment :-)


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