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ROAM A-SERIES

FREERIDE FOIL BOARD / SURF

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.

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

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ATTRIBUTES

SIZE (M)

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

14

WEIGHT (KG)

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

2.1

TBA

TBA

  • FREERIDE 80% 80%
  • BIG AIR 50% 50%
  • FREESTYLE 50% 50%
  • MEGALOOP 50% 50%
  • WAKE 50% 50%
  • LIGHT WIND 100% 100%
  • HIGH WIND 90% 90%
  • FOIL 100% 100%
  • SURF 100% 100%
  • STRAPLESS FS 60% 60%

THE ALUULA AIRFRAME

50% lighter – 2 X stronger

ALUULA COMPOSITES

 

Our use of the ultra light, ultra strong, UV stable and virtually unrippable ALUULA composite material in our A-Series’ airframes adds enhanced rigidity, precision and control to these kites, while also significantly reducing their weight and therefore increasing performance capability. The new ALUULA-specific Ridge Seam also increases seam strength by 40% over traditional sewing methods.
ALUULA COMPOSITE

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.

SHAPE & RATIO

Built for the dedicated wave rider, and with a moderate arc, the A-Series Roam is a supremely fast turning kite, combined with a large sheeting range.

The A-Series Roam’s low aspect ratio design and deep foil profile allow for maximum drift and low end power.

3 STRUT FRAME

The Roam’s 3 strut “boxy” frame results in its big lifting wingtips allowing the kite to effortlessly drift down the line while maintaining positive steering with tight pivot turns for ultra fast changes of direction. The entire frame is built with ALUULA ultralight, ultra durable composites, providing incredible strength, durability, and rigidity. Where our competition choose to reinforce their closing seams with only mark cloth, we use more ALUULA, because we believe reinforcement materials should be at least as strong as its base.

3 Strut Performance: No compromise

It’s no secret that removing struts from kites means a compromise in performance – the reduction in weight improves light wind capabilities but the downside is reduced stability and poor top-end performance.

With the ALUULA three-strut airframe, there is no longer a need to compromise…

The reduction in weight and increase in strength of this airframe means you can retain all three struts and still enjoy the light wind benefits you’d get from a no-strut or one-strut kite, as well as the expansive usable wind range that comes with having a three-strut kite. The evenly balanced weight distribution of the three struts and the light leading edge deliver remarkable resistance to back stall and luffing if you overshoot the kite or find yourself in a lull.

Precision curved to match the airfoil profile, the ALUULA airframe is highly tuned to take full advantage of the unique properties of this cutting-edge composite material which is sewn using super-tough Quad Lock stitching, designed specifically for ALUULA.

Simply put: the ALUULA three-strut airframe delivers the best handling in ALL conditions.

SHAPE

Built for the dedicated wave rider, and with a moderate arc, the A-Series Roam is a supremely fast turning kite, combined with a large sheeting range.

ASPECT RATIO

The A-Series Roam’s low aspect ratio design and deep foil profile allow for maximum drift and low end power.

SIZE (M)

5

6

7

8

9

10

12

14

ASPECT RATIO (1-x)

3.63

3.63

3.65

3.7

3.8

3.9

4

4.4

FRAME FEATURES

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.

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

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.

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.

KITE CONSTRUCTION

20 years of kite design and manufacturing have gone into every seam, thread, and element of our build process. Our mission is always to reduce weight, increase strength, and enhance performance.

TEIJIN TECHNOFORCE D2 RIPSTOP

Designed specifically for the kiteboarding market, Teijin’s Technoforce D2 ripstop has high tear resistance, low stretch, and is incredibly lightweight.

Each strand of yarn is individually coated before being woven together. A second surface coating is then applied to the material, providing long term endurance.

Teijin D2 is the benchmark in quality with proven superiority in durability and dynamics.

KITE FEATURES

BRIDLES

A fixed short line bridle with a floating V design and a two pulley system creates a direct and snappy response while also keeping bar pressure low. New to this generation are larks head loops on the front bridles, and knots on the back lines making for an innovative system that stabilizes the leading edge. This allows the A-Series Roam to lift out of a loop and avoid stall for maximum climb.

SECURE CONNECT

Molded beads on the back line leaders deliver a secure larks head connection every time.

Quick connect front line connector loops in high-vis orange allow for easy line management.

VARIABLE LINE LENGTH

Tailor your kite’s performance to match your riding style and launch conditions. Longer lines generate more power while shorter lines increase speed and response. Ultra-short lines provide immediate rider feedback to the kite and a direct, snappy feel with the added advantage of simplified line management at tricky launching and landing sites.

KITE FEATURES

TEIJIN TECHNOFORCE D2 RIPSTOP

Designed specifically for the kiteboarding market, Teijin’s Technoforce D2 ripstop has high tear resistance, low stretch, and is incredibly lightweight.

Each strand of yarn is individually coated before being woven together. A second surface coating is then applied to the material, providing long term endurance.

Teijin D2 is the benchmark in quality with proven superiority in durability and dynamics.

LOAD DISTRIBUTION

*** UPDATE NEEDED***15 years of kite design and manufacturing has taught us more than a few tricks about using strategic seam placement to reduce the stress points between the trailing edge and the canopy. This combined with load distributing reinforcement patches enhance the kite’s performance and durability.

BRIDLES

A fixed short line bridle with a floating V design and a two pulley system creates a direct and snappy response while also keeping bar pressure low. New to this generation are larks head loops on the front bridles, and knots on the back lines making for an innovative system that stabilizes the leading edge. This allows the A-Series Roam to lift out of a loop and avoid stall for maximum climb.

SECURE CONNECT

Molded beads on the back line leaders deliver a secure larks head connection every time.

Quick connect front line connector loops in high-vis orange allow for easy line management.

VARIABLE LINE LENGTH

Tailor your kite’s performance to match your riding style and launch conditions. Longer lines generate more power while shorter lines increase speed and response. Ultra-short lines provide immediate rider feedback to the kite and a direct, snappy feel with the added advantage of simplified line management at tricky launching and landing sites.

SUPER LITE KITE BAG

The materials and finishing have been selected specifically to deliver the lowest weight possible while maintaining durability and carrying comfort. This bag comes loaded with features, including quick drain and dry mesh panels and ultra-light shoulder straps. When the bag’s not in use, it flips inside out to become a small waist pack.

Wind chart colour matched lables.

To make things even easier the Sherpa Kite Bag is colour coded via strategically placed colour coded size labels. Aligned to match wind strength colours used by leading web based wind forecast websites, with a quick glance you’ll know if you’re grabbing a 17m or 9.5m.

WIND RANGE

TwinTip ~ 75kg / 180lb rider

Surf Board ~ 75kg / 180lb rider

Foil Board ~ 75kg / 180lb rider

Combine With The Shift

The Ocean Rodeo Shift Bar truly unlocks the full potential of your next gen kite lineup. This back line trim bar gives the ability to dial in and adjust your trim line without the need to overreach. With Innovate 3’s patented innovative sidewinder nob, the Stick Shift allows for accurate adjustment no matter how rugged the conditions are. Tried and tested on the rugged waters off of Vancouver Island, this bar is built tough with an elegant ease of use.