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introducing the aluula air frame

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WHAT IS ALUULA?

Founded by a team of highly experienced chemists and engineers based in rugged British Columbia, Canada, ALUULA is the cutting-edge and award-winning product created by a company that started out with one goal: to make a material that is lighter and stronger.

In partnering with Ocean Rodeo, ALUULA Composites not only achieved this goal, they developed a revolutionary new array of ultra-light, ultra-strong composite materials and innovative new manufacturing techniques. ALUULA Gold has already been recognised for its current and future potential, winning first place in the highly esteemed ISPO Best Product for Fall/Winter 21/22 awards.

Ocean Rodeo’s partnership with ALUULA heralds the introduction of a brand new composite material with a near-endless wealth of potential. But to us it means a lot more than that…

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.

THE ALUULA AIR FRAME

Our secret Black Kite project is finally unveiled… and it’s golden.

 

Ocean Rodeo proudly introduces yet another game changer: an all-new series of kites built with the ground-breaking ALUULA composite material, weighing just 82gsm (grams per square meter). To compare, traditional Dacron comes in at around 160gsm. UV stable and virtually unrippable, ALUULA Composites have out performed the status quo materials in every category as tested by a third party lab. This incredible new material is opening the door to a new and exciting future in kite design.

Alongside this, Ocean Rodeo and ALUULA have developed the Ridge Seam. Designed specifically for the ALUULA composites, the Ridge Seam increases seam strength by 40% over traditional sewing methods.

The resulting stiffness combined with the extreme light weight delivered by ALUULA transforms inflatable kites into precision-control wings unlike anything we have experienced during our 20 years of kite design.

ALUULA is so much more than light wind performance! The low stretch, quick flex properties of the ALUULA air frame resits distortion signifcantly more than traditional Dacron air frames in over powered situations, delivering improved control when reaching the top end of the wind range.

FLITE

LIGHTWIND FREERIDE

Forget compromise.

The ALUULA 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 air frame 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!

Sizes: 12, 14.5, 17

Weights:
14.5m – 4.9 lb / 2.2 kg
12, 17m – TBA

ROAM

FREERIDE FOIL BOARD / WAVE

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

This 3-strut kite with an ultra-light and strong ALUULA air frame 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 air frame, the 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.

Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12

Weights:
10m – 4.4 lb / 1.9 kg
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12m – TBA

ROAM

FREERIDE FOIL BOARD / WAVE

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

This 3-strut kite with an ultra-light and strong ALUULA air frame 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 air frame, the 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.

Sizes: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12

Weights:
10m – 4.4 lb / 1.9 kg
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12m – TBA

WANT TO GET YOUR HANDS ON AN ALUULA A-SERIES KITE?

 

The Introduction of our new kite range featuring ALUULA’s exciting new ultra-lightweight materials will be done in two key stages.

STAGE 1

ON NOW

 

AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC DEMOS

 A worldwide network of demo centres have started receiving kites for the public to demo. Demo centre locations will be announced imminently.

Don’t miss out on your chance to be among the first to demo an A-Series kite… Register an Ocean Rodeo product or subscribe to our newsletter to be updated on when and where you can try out the future of lightweight kites.

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STAGE 2

spring 2020

 

AVAILABLE FOR CONSUMER SALES

Consumer introduction of these kites will be done in stages with those who have registered or register any Ocean Rodeo kite purchased after January 1, 2018 receiving initial priority.

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