Ocean Rodeo News:
Introducing the Aluula Project - The Evolution of Light
Ushering in a brand new era in inflatable kite design and performance, Ocean Rodeo is proud to be partnering with Aluula, a Canadian-based composites company that has developed a revolutionary new array of ultra light, ultra strong composite materials and innovative new manufacturing techniques.
This collaborative venture represents years of effort by Ocean Rodeo to examine every single aspect of our kites’ construction for ways to reduce weight while preserving or enhancing their strength and integrity.
Partnering with Aluula marks the latest significant and exciting step in this ongoing process. The introduction of these new super light and strong composite materials brings a whole new dimension to our weight-saving efforts, and opens the door to many years of exciting kite performance increases, as we further refine our relationship with these phenomenal new materials.
Learn more about Aluula by visiting www.aluula.com
For several years now, Ocean Rodeo has worked closely with Aluula to test and refine several of their composites, specifically for use in kiteboarding. The resulting collaboration has delivered radical reductions in kite weight, while at the same time increasing air frame flex response and durability.
The Aluula BLACK material features a graphene-enhanced composite that weighs just 68gsm (grams per square meter). To compare, traditional Dacron comes in at around 150gsm. UV stable and virtually unrippable.
The Ocean Rodeo BLACK series, demo kites available from fall 2019.
Sizes: 12, 14.5, 17
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Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
Starting this fall and extending through the early winter, BLACK kites will be available for consumer trials at a worldwide network of demo centers. This taste of what's to come will be followed by a staged consumer rollout of a full range of BLACK kites starting in spring, 2020.
Consumers having registered an Ocean Rodeo kite purchased anytime after January 1, 2018 will be given early priority for this staged rollout. Together with this registration list, consumers will be given the opportunity to also place a fully refundable deposit on a BLACK kite starting in the late winter, after having demo'd a kite.
As part of our Trust Program, consumers registering any of their Ocean Rodeo kites online receive 6 months added warranty coverage, and the ability to trade in their used kites for credit towards new gear purchases.