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THE A-SERIES KITES

FEATURING THE ALUULA AIRFRAME

NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

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ALUULA COMPOSITE MATERIALS

WHAT IS ALUULA?

ALUULA Composites are  a new innovative, ultra strong, lineup of materials that are highly tear resistant, stretch resistant and easy to fabricate into a multitude of products. These ultra-light materials offers us the ability to tune our kites  to the perfect balance of weight and strength.

The A-Series Kites use a blend of 78 to 82 grams per square meter (gsm) composite, versus the industry standard Dacrons that range in weight from 155 to 165gsm. This cuts our airframe weights in half, drastically reducing the weight of the kites and improving lightwind performance. The increased strength and reduced stretch have also allowed us to reduce leading edge and strut diameters, reducing weight even further.

WHY ALUULA?


Because a lighter kite means a better ride.

ALUULA, an ultra-light, ultra-strong and stable composite material, not only improves light wind performance but also increases handling, stability and flying performance in all wind conditions. This makes an ALUULA kite more efficient than a standard kite, performing better in all respects, including speed through the air, turning speed and light wind stability.

 

Why do you need the lightest kites on the market?

 

  • Better for freeride, freestyle and surf riders. With more response in all departments and in all conditions, you’ll enjoy faster snaps, loftier hangtime, better drift and the confidence to ride even when conditions are marginal.
     
  • Better for boosting and hangtime. With a kite that’s half the weight and has a stronger airframe, you have a confidence-inspiring boosting machine. You can also generate power on both your down and upstroke… Something that was unheard of in kite performance until now.
     
  • Better wind range. Because the kite is 3-struts, and yet as light as some no-strut kites, the same kite will deliver rock-solid performance and stability at the top end of the wind range, as well as in extreme light wind.
     
  • Better relaunch. Simply pumping one back line will cause the airframe’s stiffer flex to work the kite out onto one wing tip, and into the air. The A-Series kites are easier to reverse launch in light winds too.
     
  • Better for learning. You’ll find your level improves immediately with an A-Series kite. Flying the kite is easier during all manoeuvres as, due to the lighter weight, an ALUULA kite resists both flying too far forward, and back stalling.
      
  • Better for travel. When two A-Series kites weigh the same as one traditional kite, it’s a no-brainer… More kites on your trips means more time in the water.

ALUULA vs DACRON: STRENGTH TESTS

TEAR TEST

 

ALUULA, half the weight and five times more tear resistant than the industry standard Dacron.

ALUULA Gold Composite 82GSM

  • 16KG 100% 100%

Dacron 160GSM

  • 2.7KG 17% 17%

TENSILE STRENGTH TEST

 

ALUULA, at half the weight of industry standard Dacron, averages 2X stronger on warp (breaking point when stretched lengthwise) and weft (breaking point when stretched widthwise).

ALUULA Gold Composite 82GSM

  • WARP 18KG 100% 100%
  • WEFT 16KG 89% 89%

Dacron 160GSM

  • WARP 11KG 61% 61%
  • WEFT 9KG 50% 50%

ALUULA vs DACRON: STRENGTH TESTS

TEAR TEST

ALUULA, half the weight and five times more tear resistant than the industry standard Dacron.

ALUULA Gold Composite 82GSM

  • 16KG 100% 100%

Dacron 160GSM

  • 2.7KG 17% 17%

TENSILE STRENGTH TEST

 

ALUULA, at half the weight of industry standard Dacron, averages 2X stronger on warp (breaking point when stretched lengthwise) and weft (breaking point when stretched widthwise)..

ALUULA Gold Composite 82GSM

  • WARP 18KG 100% 100%
  • WEFT 16KG 89% 89%

Dacron 160GSM

  • WARP 11KG 61% 61%
  • WEFT 9KG 50% 50%

THE ALUULA AIRFRAME

50% lighter – 2 X stronger

WHY 3 STRUTS vs ONE OR NONE?
 

It’s simple… CENTER OF GRAVITY!

The easiest way to reduce kite weight is to remove struts.

One-strut and no-strut kites can also be light, however the balance of the kite is shifted to the leading edge, making drifting and slack line situations less than ideal. 

Three-strut airframes deliver a range of benefits, including faster turning, better jumping, balanced flying stability/drift, reduced wear and flutter, improved water relaunch, improved upwind and an increased wind range.

One-strut and no-strut kites sacrifice performance and control in the pursuit of reducing weight. With the A-Series kites, there is simply no need for compromise…

ALUULA SEAM TECHNOLOGY

What do you do when you have revolutionary new materials that are so strong,  that traditional seaming techniques become the weak point? At ALUULA, they innovate a whole new array of ultra strong seam techniques to compliment the performance gains of their composite materials. Thank you ALUULA!

RIDGE LOCK SEAM

This innovative seam technology is designed specifically for ALUULA. The ridge moves the stress of the stitch holes and threads to the anti compression ridge. Strategically located to add additional stability to the leading edge, the Ridge Seam helps stabilize the kites arc in gusty and high wind conditions.

Quad Lock SEAM

Used specifically on the shaping seams of struts, Quad Lock delivers more than twice the strength of standard strut seam constructs, and was another innovation specifically tailored for the ALUULA airframe kites.

Hex Lock SEAM

Another new seam from the ALUULA design team. Hex Lock resists torque and pressures far beyond existing seam techniques, and it has been designed specifically for ALUULA composite materials. Hex Lock is used exclusively on leading edge and strut segment seams.

ALUULA SEAM TECHNOLOGY

What do you do when you have revolutionary new materials that are so strong,  that traditional seaming techniques become the weak point? At ALUULA, they innovate a whole new array of ultra strong seam techniques to compliment the performance gains of their composite materials. Thank you ALUULA!

RIDGE LOCK SEAM

This innovative seam technology is designed specifically for ALUULA. The ridge moves the stress of the stitch holes and threads to the anti compression ridge, allowing higher airframe pressures.

QUAD LOCK SEAM

Used specifically on the shaping seams of struts, Quad Lock delivers more than twice the strength of standard strut seam constructs, and was another innovation specifically tailored for the ALUULA airframe kites.

HEX LOCK SEAM

Another new seam from the ALUULA design team. Hex Lock resists torque and pressures far beyond existing seam techniques, and it has been designed specifically for ALUULA composite materials. Hex Lock is used exclusively on leading edge and strut segment seams.

FRAME FEATURES

PRECISION CURVE STRUTS

New curved struts hold the designed foil shape, delivering the desired performance through the wind range.

SPEED INFLATION SYSTEM

Every aspect of our Speed Inflation System has been fine tuned over the years to be low profile, reduce drag, and above all to ensure that you spend less time on the beach and more time on the water.

Featuring EVA Clamp Covers. See if your clip is open or shut. Light and easy to operate.

HIGH CAPACITY VALVE

Direct hose to valve connection for simple operation. The wide threaded cap is easy to tighten and even easier to unscrew, eliminating the jammed valve cap syndrome. The cap is leashed to the kite, and the valve cover has been re-shaped for a smooth, no-snag fit.

FRAME FEATURES

PRECISION CURVE STRUTS

New curved struts hold the designed foil shape delivering the desired performance through the wind range. Improved airflow across the kite results in smoother performance and incredible feedback at the bar.

SPEED INFLATION SYSTEM

Every aspect of our Speed Inflation System has been fine tuned over the years to be low profile, reduce drag, and above all to ensure that you spend less time on the beach and more time on the water.

HIGH CAPACITY VALVE

Direct hose to valve connection for simple operation. The wide threaded cap is easy to tighten and even easier to unscrew, eliminating the jammed valve cap syndrome. The cap is leashed to the kite, and the valve cover has been re-shaped for a smooth, no-snag fit.

FLITE A-SERIES

 

LIGHTWIND FREERIDE

Forget compromise.

The ALUULA-powered A-Series Flite is a 3-strut kite that is highly responsive yet lighter than current no-strut kites, providing optimum light wind performance, while retaining precision and control in increased wind speeds.

The extreme light weight, combined with the stiff yet reactive ALUULA airframe technology, means larger kites become supercharged, allowing performance levels to increase exponentially.

To further build on the enhancements provided by ALUULA, we have fine-tuned all our light wind manufacturing techniques and components, with the Flite Ultra Lite canopy using proven D2 double ripstop from Teijin.

Incredibly responsive, the A-Series Flite excels in all riding styles and with whichever board you are riding.

The days of compromise are over. The A-Series Flite is the world’s lightest, strongest, and highest performing light wind kite!

SIZE (M)

12

14.5

17

WEIGHT (KG)

2.3

2.5

2.9

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ROAM A-SERIES

 

FREERIDE FOIL BOARD / WAVE

Inspiring trust and confidence in all conditions.

The A-Series Roam featuring ALUULA is simply a dream come true for freeride foilers and committed wave riders.

This 3-strut kite with an ultra-light and strong ALUULA airframe allows for precise sheeting control, snappy turns and on-demand kite positioning in light winds. And should the wind pick up, the stiffness of the air frame means that the kite’s stability and precision control is retained.

For freeride foiling, kite transitions on the A-Series Roam are achievable in the lightest of breezes, and with the deep, low aspect design coupled with the light ALUULA airframe, the A-Series Roam will not luff or stall, even in complete slack-line situations.

Unpredictable wind states and formerly unmakeable sections all become opportunities for the rider: the playing field is fully opened up by riding the A-Series Roam.

SIZE (M)

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

14

WEIGHT (KG)

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.3

2.5

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ROAM A-SERIES

FREERIDE FOIL BOARD / WAVE

Inspiring trust and confidence in all conditions.

The A-Series Roam featuring ALUULA is simply a dream come true for freeride foilers and committed wave riders.

This 3-strut kite with an ultra-light and strong ALUULA airframe allows for precise sheeting control, snappy turns and on-demand kite positioning in light winds. And should the wind pick up, the stiffness of the air frame means that the kite’s stability and precision control is retained.

For freeride foiling, kite transitions on the A-Series Roam are achievable in the lightest of breezes, and with the deep, low aspect design coupled with the light ALUULA airframe, the A-Series Roam will not luff or stall, even in complete slack-line situations.

Unpredictable wind states and formerly unmakeable sections all become opportunities for the rider: the playing field is fully opened up by riding the A-Series Roam.

SIZE (M)

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

14

WEIGHT (KG)

1.3

1.4

1.5

1.7

1.8

1.9

2.0

2.3

2.5

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Expert reviews

What can we say? Where do we even start? Let’s just say, the HYPE is real!

Drew Christianson

Best Pro Kiteboarding Lesson Center

I’ve been testing with SBC Kiteboard Magazine and with Kitesurfing Magazine for the last 20 years, and this is definitely the highest performance kite I have ever flown.

John Bryja

Kitesurfing Magazine

Holy cow.
This kite is exceptional…

Matt Nuzzo

REAL Watersports

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In our three part email series, you’ll find out…

Why a lighter kite means a better ride…

Why opening up the wind range means more time on the water…

How to move your riding forward!

With input from international team riders and our very own founder Richard Myerscough, this 3-part email series explains how lighter kites can be extremely beneficial to your riding, and how they’re going to push the sport of kiteboarding forward dramatically in the coming few years. You’ll also get to find out a little more about the mystical ALUULA material and how, now that the A-Series kites are publicly available, this material is set to change the game as we know it…

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