Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

12m Aluula Flite

Forum for kitesurfers
Matty V
Frequent Poster
Posts: 205
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:24 pm
Kiting since: 1998
Gear: Home made
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 27 times
Been thanked: 29 times

Re: 12m Aluula Flite

Postby Matty V » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:51 pm

so zips are too weak but we still use velcro on the wing tip where it is thinner than the center of the LE, and under higher pressure yet in the next breath saying that LE diameters are going to get thinner hmm

just use bloody velcro/hook and loop set up that's lighter and more durable and only undoes one way

you screwed up and now there is the convoluted reasons why vid..

User avatar
GregK
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 509
Joined: Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:22 am
Kiting since: 1996
Local Beach: Comox, BC
CANADA
Style: Hydrofoil mostly
Gear: Lift 170 Fish & 110 wingsets, 32" strut
Ocean Rodeo & BRM kites
Brand Affiliation: Comox Kite Repair
http://www.comoxkiterepair.ca
Location: Comox, BC CANADA
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 67 times
Contact:

Re: 12m Aluula Flite

Postby GregK » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:21 pm

Funny how it can appear daunting to change something you've done the same way for 20 years.

First time you change a LE bladder on an OR Aluula kite, bending the inflate valve into a U-shape to get it through the hole in the LE is a bit tricky, but like most things, do it a few times and it's not hard at all. Bladder and 1-pump valves go in or out no-problem.

For the number of times a LE bladder goes in or out, an access zipper or Velcro opening really is under - utilized. IMO better to eliminate its weight and do without it. Honestly, try it, it's not difficult.
Last edited by GregK on Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:07 pm, edited 3 times in total.
These users thanked the author GregK for the post (total 2):
Digdawg (Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:47 pm) • SENDIT! (Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:55 pm)
Rating: 13.33%

EastCC
Medium Poster
Posts: 132
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:11 am
Gear: Ocean Rodeo Roam
Brand Affiliation: Ocean Rodeo - Australia
Location: Australia
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 6 times
Contact:

Re: 12m Aluula Flite

Postby EastCC » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:32 pm

Matty V wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:51 pm

just use bloody velcro/hook and loop set up that's lighter and more durable and only undoes one way
They have - the inflate valve hole.
These users thanked the author EastCC for the post:
Digdawg (Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:47 pm)
Rating: 6.67%

Digdawg
Rare Poster
Posts: 50
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:07 pm
Local Beach: Snowkite:
Lemon Reservoir, Durango
Rito Hondo, Creede
Favorite Beaches: Key West
Outer Banks
CorpUs Christi
Style: Freeride
Gear: Ocean Rodeo
- Aluula Flite 17m
- Flite 12m, 14.5m & 17m
- Crave 12m
- Mako 150 & 160
Ozone
- 14m
Epic
- Renegade 7m
Slingshot
- Crisis 140
Crazyfly
- LW 154
Ride Engine Harness
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 83 times
Been thanked: 12 times

Re: 12m Aluula Flite

Postby Digdawg » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:00 pm

ShaveTheWhales wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:08 am
People who dont know what strong bladders look and feel like - as well as another never heard of an OR kite leak air - and you guys know about kiting huh.
Its all about the PRICE - Regardless of brand, if im paying top dollar - I expect the complete package !
f I want standard - Ill spend half that amount on a brand new Standard kite..
I've flown a 17m Flite in snow, ice, beaches, fresh water - all over the place in all kinds of conditions for over 5 years and never one problem with it leaking. Other OR kites as well, but that 17 has a lot of bladder. Have had problems with some other brands. One is the brand you, ShaveTheWhales, list under your gear - just saying... 🤷

User avatar
McLovin
Rare Poster
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Kiting since: 2017
Weight: 275
Local Beach: The Columbia River Gorge
Favorite Beaches: Rufus & Rooster
Style: Mostly TT and some SB not FOILING YET
Gear: 2017 N Rebels, 2021 OR Flite 14.5 ALUULA - North Trust Bars SK99 Lines, CARVE Imperator 5 151cm TT and Crazy Fly Raptor 140cm Neon TT
Brand Affiliation: Just stuff I like...
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: 12m Aluula Flite

Postby McLovin » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:49 am

droffats wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:32 pm
blah, blah --->
3. The Rise is the 5 strut open C-ish kite seen in other videos doing kite loops too. It's a long way off though as they are still prototyping and refining
Blah
C'mon droffats,

Come clean, what do you know about the rise of the RISE? understanding confidentiality concerns just reply with your favorite month to kite - this year MAUI, next year = MEXICO.

So where and when do you prefer to kite?

Thx in advance :)

Cheers!!!

Mc

:dance:

User avatar
droffats
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 716
Joined: Wed Dec 20, 2006 2:39 am
Style: Freeride, Hdrofoil, Waves, Big Air
Gear: Ozone, Ocean Rodeo, Cabrinha, Mystic
Brand Affiliation: www.adventurekiteboarding.com
Location: Kite Shop
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 43 times
Contact:

Re: 12m Aluula Flite

Postby droffats » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:01 am

McLovin, I know that the Aluula material is made and available to make kites with, but the factory in Asia can't make kites fast enough. Don't know why for sure, my best guess is they are busy making wings. So, if they can't even make enough Roams and Flites, it's going to be hard to get a Rise made. Plus, Ocean Rodeo has to get their Aluula wings made first. That market is on fire and there are many more potential sales than even a Rise boosting machine. In business, like everything, priorities have to be chosen and wings won. I still think you'll get a Rise in 2021, but that is not because I have some great hook up with OR, that is just my best guess.
A different brand just reported to dealers a shortage of canopy material for LEI kites too. That is probably a factor for all brands then....

I want a big air Aluula too. But I'm stuck on Dacron for all my "Dirk Dangler" hanging around in the sky all hooked in moves for now.
These users thanked the author droffats for the post:
McLovin (Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:14 pm)
Rating: 6.67%

User avatar
McLovin
Rare Poster
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Kiting since: 2017
Weight: 275
Local Beach: The Columbia River Gorge
Favorite Beaches: Rufus & Rooster
Style: Mostly TT and some SB not FOILING YET
Gear: 2017 N Rebels, 2021 OR Flite 14.5 ALUULA - North Trust Bars SK99 Lines, CARVE Imperator 5 151cm TT and Crazy Fly Raptor 140cm Neon TT
Brand Affiliation: Just stuff I like...
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: 12m Aluula Flite

Postby McLovin » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:36 pm

Thx PhD da fats,

Guess the Silver lining of our fav companies lining their pockets with ALL that sweet WING $ money, is that they will be around to make us that even sweeter GOLD Aluula magic kite when all the WING'z done. A 12m RISE A-Series has a spot in my quiver with a delayed arrival :o

Guess I'll just have some fun this summer testing out the battle of the bread & butter kites which for me are my 8 / 10 there are several hot contenders on my list but that would take us OT.

Just think how many USED wing things will be available at pennies on the dollar in 2/3 years - I windsurfed for way too many years before finally being SAVED by kiting - gonna follow the CDC guidelines and maintain an appropriate social distance (like 24m) from my Kite/Wing ---> I can wait a bit longer to Wing/Windsurf 2.0 ---->. Passing on your LEFT - LOL

Cheers :thumb:

Mc

:dance:


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 34 guests