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Re: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series

Postby GregK » Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:38 pm

vakiter wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:59 pm
it doesnt appear that they put it on anything important structurally to me. looks like pure marketing. but what do i know.
Have a look at what many kite designers do to stiffen their struts - they will run one or two strips of nylon or polyester webbing down the underside of the strut ( the side under tension during powered-up flight ) to stiffen the strut and maintain its aerodynamic shape.

Don't have numbers but expect a strip of 82 gsm Aluula would be lot stiffer and lighter than webbing.

Haven't seen yet where on an OR HL kite they have put Aluula but would expect it's done to stiffen the LE in span-wise bending without hindering the torsional deflection needed for steering.
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Re: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series

Postby Pierrot » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:27 am

Interesting... But why make a kite less good than a full aluula kite?
Ah yeah... price...

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series

Postby GoAndKite » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:43 am

Hey droffats, how is the pop and hangtime on the crave? it looked prety good on the video, I love my aluula roam 10mt... its now my only everyday kite, but the one thing it does not do well is pop and hangtime.
let us know, thanks

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series

Postby droffats » Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:12 pm

The HL Crave jumps better than the Aluula Roam in both height and hang time, but it's still not in the league with pure boosters like the XR6/Edge/Rebel etc.
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Re: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series

Postby HurlyBurly » Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:35 pm

droffats wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:12 pm
The HL Crave jumps better than the Aluula Roam in both height and hang time, but it's still not in the league with pure boosters like the XR6/Edge/Rebel etc.
And how's the drift of the Crave for foiling? Seems like it might be the do it all HL kite for those of us who like to twin tip (and jump), foil, and ride a surfboard on occasion.

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series

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

Sorry Hurly Burly, I haven't foiled with it yet...

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Re: Ocean Rodeo Introduces The HL-Series

Postby madworld » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:16 pm

droffats wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:49 am
Sorry Hurly Burly, I haven't foiled with it yet...
Please compare the Crave to the prodigy as I have a lot of time on the prodigy.
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