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Re: New 5 Strut Aluula: should Ocean Rodeo make a big air kite for boosting, old-school, airstyle?

Postby Toby » Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:21 am

thx. But need to see the 17 from further away...

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Re: New 5 Strut Aluula: should Ocean Rodeo make a big air kite for boosting, old-school, airstyle?

Postby flipper231 » Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:06 am

Havre wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:10 am
sonny2727 wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:00 am
Havre wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:37 am
Full price 18m Ozone Chrono would be more or less exactly USD3k here. I wouldn't know what a 17m Aluula Flite would cost here, but they go for 2.9k in the US I guess. It would then be slightly over 3k here in Norway.

Ridiculous in both cases.
its not ridiculous ..why would it be ..Haven't heard anyone complaining Ferrari or latest iphone is expensive ..these are not needs.. plenty of cheap kite out there..

Now a bit about the theory ..if manufacturers cannot get a premium on new development there's no motivation to spend on R&D and take risks, and innovation will never happen just like it didn't in soviet union where everyone had the same car..
Few years from now Aluula will be as cheap as dacron and that's the way it should be...thanks 2 Apple i can buy a really good Oppo for $300..
Keep dreaming, they will make us swallow that an Evo, Dice, XR or SB at $2500 is cheap. Allula will not cost less, the rest will cost more

I fear this will derail fairly quickly, but you haven't heard anyone complaining about iPhones being expensive?

Another bit about your "theory". Bike frames are made on the same factory in China. One has some Italian brand name painted on it - and the other a Chinese brand name. Same "quality", but one is 3x more expensive. It is all good if you want to pay for that brand name. I don't care. But it is still quite ridiculous in many cases.

Production probably isn't the issue with kites - distribution is. And if someone sold a Ozone Chrono for 1.5k we would now think it has less quality, because we as consumers are unable to objectively evaluate the quality of the product.

If I ever buy an Aluula-kite - at least in its early days - I am under no illusion that I am not paying a ridiculous price for it. Completely fine for OR trying to make money though.

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Re: New 5 Strut Aluula: should Ocean Rodeo make a big air kite for boosting, old-school, airstyle?

Postby GregK » Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:29 am

flipper231 wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:06 am

If I ever buy an Aluula-kite - ...
Try one, you may change your mind.

The OR partial-Aluula kite ( HL-Crave ) is awesome too.

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Re: New 5 Strut Aluula: should Ocean Rodeo make a big air kite for boosting, old-school, airstyle?

Postby flipper231 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:49 pm

GregK wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:29 am
flipper231 wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:06 am

If I ever buy an Aluula-kite - ...
Try one, you may change your mind.

The OR partial-Aluula kite ( HL-Crave ) is awesome too.
Did, a Roam 14m, not my kite flies way too much on the front lines. No bar feedback. I never meshed with any of the OR kites, I tried a few but they were not my type of kite. The Flite gave me a few good sessions. I like XR7, Nexus2, Dice, gts15, that kid of kites. Until I find an Allula kite that feels right, I will stick to current technologies. But again, the Roam is just not my kite. That was not my message actually, my reply got mixed up with the other chap. Not in the market for it though

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Re: New 5 Strut Aluula: should Ocean Rodeo make a big air kite for boosting, old-school, airstyle?

Postby McLovin » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:09 pm

Hey Flipper 231,

Interesting to hear your feedback - I had a similar experience on on a demo ROAM 10m A kite - it was quick but didn't love the way it flew but think that's a function of the design not the materials... as I have a 14.5m Flite A that is super dope. Another reason to TRY BEFORE YOU BUY - interestingly I also use XR's for my bread and butter 11m and 9m and 7m so guess that's a correlation for those of us that like kites that fly forward to the edge of the window with predictable steering...

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