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

Postby fernmanus » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:34 am

The study you cite is rubbish. It is so far from reality that it is laughable. Here is reliable info.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/203 ... in-the-us/

If your statement was that 40% of the US Workforce earns less than $50K per year, I would agree with you. Of course, that means that 60% of the US workforce earns over $50K. 8.5% earn over $200K per year. If you look around, these figures make sense. If the study you cited was true, US citizens would be up in arms about undocumented workers because they would be taking US Citizens jobs. The truth is that most industries today cannot find enough workers. Unemployment is at an all time low and the size of the middle and upper middle class is huge.

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

Postby Trent hink » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:10 am

US citizens should be up in arms but they are not.

My opinion is that they all have boxes that they are willing to hold out in front of their faces in public, and perhaps these boxes tell them what to do.

I'm still waiting for someone to tell me that 1000 Euro a month is not minimum wage, because if that is actually true.... As a skilled worker I would be happy to make that much even if I did have to fork over 40 percent in taxes.

Forgetting the fact that the USA is now a third world country, this new technology is interesting and I'm interested to try it out if I ever get the chance. I hope it does not go the way of the HellFish.

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

Postby iriejohn » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:19 am

Trent hink wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:47 am
Meanwhile, Europeans call 1000 Eruo a week "minimum wage"
https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistic ... statistics
Minimum wages in the EU Member States ranged from €312 to €2 142 per month in January 2020.
Apologies for letting facts get in the way of the bickering.

As you were.

NB - EU countries which use the €uro are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.

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

Postby joriws » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:51 am

Trent hink wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:47 am
Meanwhile, Europeans call 1000 Eruo a week "minimum wage"

I thank god every day that Americans don't get taxed like those poor bastards!
Trent, do not get COVID-19 virus, if the virus don't kill you the US hospital bill will..

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

Postby cor » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:18 am

I came here to read news about Aluula and instead found a discussion about minimum wage and poverty in the US. You must be kidding me.
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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby iriejohn » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:52 am

cor wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:18 am
I came here to read news about Aluula and instead found a discussion about minimum wage and poverty in the US. You must be kidding me.
Apologies for my post, but I was not prepared to let blatant misinformation stand as fact.

Anyway, in the UK I believe that production Aluula Filte 14.5m and Roam 10m should be available in March, and the remaining Flite and Roam sizes in May.

Unsurprisingly the prices will be Image

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

Postby icurumba » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:21 pm

10m OR Roam Aluula kite loop action in Cape Town yesterday.

The light wind gain is a sure thing....but the shocker might be big air kites in this build. The Roam is a drifting surf/ foil kite... not at all meant for mega loops....however knock the weight in half and loose the stretch of Dacron it now crosses over into a boosting kite...
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Re: Introducing the World's Lightest and Strongest Kites - Aluula

Postby Surfkiternew » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:29 pm

as long as the other brands do not adapt, this remains the best performing kite on the market for sure

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

Postby slowboat » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:40 pm

Surfkiternew wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:29 pm
as long as the other brands do not adapt, this remains the best performing kite on the market for sure
That is a very broad generalization for a kite not yet available to the general public. Also, "performance" means different things to different people. Will a small Roam drift better than a single skin kite?

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

Postby leeuwen » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:18 pm

icurumba wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:21 pm
10m OR Roam Aluula kite loop action in Cape Town yesterday.

The light wind gain is a sure thing....but the shocker might be big air kites in this build. The Roam is a drifting surf/ foil kite... not at all meant for mega loops....however knock the weight in half and loose the stretch of Dacron it now crosses over into a boosting kite...
The other way around will probably be also true: give a high-aspect boosting kite a lot of drift and faster turning and it will probably work fine as a wave/foil kite as well.

I would surely like to see what they can do with high-aspect kite with a huge depower range (think rebel/core xr)
Maybe a quiver of two kites e.g. 11m-8m will satisfy all my needs: boosting on twintip for the biggest part but also very capable with low-wind foiling and a bit of wave riding on the side.


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