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my 11m ozone chrono ultra light vs a Alula 12m?

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my 11m ozone chrono ultra light vs a Alula 12m?

Postby papasmerf » Tue Jan 02, 2024 6:22 am

i don't travel enough to get to demo an Alula kite for foiling. as near as i can tell, a foil kite like my chrono is un-matched for light wind foiling,, mostly because it is so lightweight it will still fly. just wondering if anyone has seriously compared let's say a newer ozone chrono v4 in a 9m or 11m up against one of the new ultra lightweight inflatable 3 strut kites,

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Re: my 11m ozone chrono ultra light vs a Alula 12m?

Postby leeuwen » Tue Jan 02, 2024 8:00 am

Not exactly but I own both a Kauper Falcon 11M foil kite (1700gr) and a first gen Aluula roam in 10m.

The foil kite has a bit better low end (it’s also 1m bigger…)
It will stay in the air with less winds but note that at 1700gr the Falcon is extremely light.
Other than the low end they are extremely different kites.
Roam is a bit better in going downwind because handled correctly slack lines are way less scary compared to a foil kite which tends to taco or make other scary figures).
Foil kite offers lot of easy lift but the tube is way faster turning.

I regards to relaunch the foil kite is way, way easier usually because it flies backwards easily.
Offcourse this is true until it isn’t and you need to swim…
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