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Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby Toby » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:41 pm

Ocean Rodeo News:

Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula


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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






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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby grigorib » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:51 pm

Can someone share kite weights please?

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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby a99 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:19 pm

In first OR original clip 20 seconds showing working hard surfer without kite behaviour, and even in all video no clear side view of kite behavior interaction with surfer :) very unprofessional OR promo.

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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby leeuwen » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:55 pm

grigorib wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Can someone share kite weights please?
The or website only has the first two kites:
Flite 14,5: 2.2 kg
Roam 10: 1.9 kg

Interesting that other kites sizes have weights listed as TBA. So they are probably not close to being finished just yet.

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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby leeuwen » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:06 pm

Toby wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:41 pm

Kitesurfing Magazine's Editor-in-Chief John Bryja reviews the new Aluula (A-Series) Roam in Cuba.
The video suggests that the 10m is not a particular grunty kite. So that does not confirm the stories that a 10m will be pulling like a 12m.

I wonder how well a 12m aluula flite will work with foiling in low winds. Eg if the added drift works well enough without needing lower aspect kite of the roam.
I am wondering because at 12m I would probably prefer to have a kite that I could use for foil& bigair then a wave/foil kite like the roam. Where I would probably never use the higher end of the kite.

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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby Pierrot » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:26 pm

leeuwen wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:06 pm
The video suggests that the 10m is not a particular grunty kite. So that does not confirm the stories that a 10m will be pulling like a 12m.
it says he has been out on the 10 when 12m where falling out of the sky...
I can confirm i experienced the same thing when I demoed the roam aluula on a foil with a big wing. In that case the advantage of the aluula kite is not grunt but ability to stay in the air and drift and being extremely responsive. the kite is indeed not particularly grunty!

Also interesting to see there is no talk about the new bladder material... Just the aluula frame... i guess they are already planning for the « B-serie » even lighter 😬

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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby grigorib » Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:26 pm

leeuwen wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:55 pm
grigorib wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Can someone share kite weights please?
The or website only has the first two kites:
Flite 14,5: 2.2 kg
Roam 10: 1.9 kg

Interesting that other kites sizes have weights listed as TBA. So they are probably not close to being finished just yet.
Sounds cool! I saw 14.5 being static flown on the first day of KOGL 2019 when I flew 15m Ghost. Not that anyone could have ridden them that day - Blake Olsen tried, but given up. Large kites are just slow as hell but would be cool to travel with lighter kites.

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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby Trent hink » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:10 pm

Is it lighter than a single skin foil kite? When will the aluula Peak 5s come out?

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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby slowboat » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:43 pm

The price is a nonstarter for me.


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