Ocean Rodeo News:
Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula
Following many months of R&D, concept iterations, and worldwide testing in all kinds of environments, the final Aluula air frame kites are now in production, and the first batch has fanned out to key dealers across the world.
These kites represent the latest and most exciting stage in Ocean Rodeo’s ongoing mission to reduce overall kite weight while enhancing strength and performance. We are proud to formally unveil to you the world’s lightest and strongest performance kites: the Aluula (A-Series) Roam and Flite.
Built with the ground-breaking new Aluula composite material which weighs in at just 82 grams per square meter, the material is 100% UV stable and virtually unrippable. Strength is also improved with Ocean Rodeo’s new Ridge Seam which has been designed specifically for the Aluula composite material and increases seam strength by over 40% compared to traditional stitching methods.
With the widest and most accessible wind range ever seen, the A-Series kites allow for enhanced light wind performance and hold their shape and control in overpowered situations. Where Dacron would distort, Aluula remains rigid, with the low-stretch, quick-flex properties of the Aluula air frame resetting any distortion significantly faster than traditional Dacron air frames. The result is improved control when reaching the kite’s top end, and improved performance throughout the wind range.
The Aluula air frame delivers instant feedback not only from your bar input, but also from the wind, with gusts and lulls instantly transmitted to your control system, giving you the ability to maximize your kite’s power, depower and turning potential, revolutionizing your kitesurfing experience.
Richard Myerscough, Ocean Rodeo founder & CEO: “With our Aluula-Series kites, we’ve managed to expand the wind range both up and down. I’ve had test sessions on the 10m Roam where others on 8m and 7m kites were being blown off the water. And in light winds, I’ve been out and having an absolute blast on the 10m, where 12m Dacron kites are falling out of the sky. These kites are like highly tuned super cars with responsive suspension. You really get to feel the wind like never before, it is incredible.”
Kitesurfing Magazine's Editor-in-Chief John Bryja reviews the new Aluula (A-Series) Roam in Cuba.
The A-Series kites will be available to consumers from spring 2020. Find out more about the kites by visiting www.oceanrodeo.com/aluula