2018 Ocean Rodeo Roam Surf Kite
2018 Ocean Rodeo Roam Surf kite.
The Roam’s 3 strut, large wingtip design makes it a dedicated wave kite like no other. The thick LE tube, combined with our use of KP-E DACRON and Teijin double ripstop allow this kite to provide session saving water relaunches. The deep foil profile in combination with a moderate arc provide for sharp responsive turns, maximum drift, and low end power all with a large sheeting range.
Built for the dedicated wave rider with a moderate arc makes the roam a fast turning kite combined with a large sheeting range.
The 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 tested and proven KP-E dacron providing incredible strength, durability, and rigidity. Where our competition choose to reinforce their closing seams with only mark cloth, we use more KP-E because we believe reinforcement materials should be at least as strong as its base.
A fixed short line bridle with a floating V design and a two pulley system creates direct and snappy response while also keeping bar pressure low. New to this generation are larks head loops on front bridles, and knots on the back lines making for an innovative system that stabilizes the leading edge. This allows the Roam to lift out of a loop and avoiding a stall for maximum climb.
A single front line flag out systemin is used allowing the rider to achieve maximum de-power if the trim loop release is activated..
WARNING! It is crucial that the bar you are using utilizes this system.
Note: For Next Gen kites we have changed the bridles on our kites so that the front attachments have loops and the back attachments have knots.
In order to use a previous generation Ocean Rodeo bar with a Next Gen kite, you must first install the OR Bar Bridle Adapter Kit (which can be purchased from a dealer or directly from Ocean Rodeo) to the bridles on the kite. This will change the bridles so that the front attachments have knots and the back attachments have loops. Thus making it compatible with the older model bars. Click here for more information.
DIMENSION POLYANT K-PE DACRON
Dimension Polyant’s K-PE dacron utilizes PEN (polyethylene naphthalate) fibers in the warp direction. PEN has a higher modulus than polyester and these fabrics exhibit approximately 30 to 40% lower stretch than their polyester equivalents. This makes K-PE the ideal choice for kite dacron where low stretch is a top priority.
K-PE fabrics are produced utilizing DP’s patented X-PLY® technique assuring reliable performance and the highest quality lamination available on the market.
TEIJIN TECHNO FORCE D2 RIPSTOP
Designed specifically for the kiteboarding market, Teijin’s Technoforce D2 Ripstop has high tear resistance, low stretch, and is incredibly light weight.
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.
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 spends less time on the beach and more time on the water.
Our strut to leading edge connector tubes are designed with a subtle curvature and wide opening, reducing restrictions to air flow and features quick clamps for added security, ease of install, and a clean finished look
ARMORTEX® ABRASION GUARD
Ultra-light, non fraying, and abrasion resistant, these Kevlar/ nylon blend scuff protection pads deliver a streamlined no snag profile throughout the kite.
Keeps line lengths equal when fine tuning kite turning speed.
This three stage zig-zag stitch, combined with 10mm tape, distributes the seam load and creates a tear resistant, long lasting seam.
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’s dacron and the canopy’s ripstop materials. This combinded with load distributing reinforcement patches enhance the kite’s performance and durability.
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 added advantage of simplified line management at tricky launching and landing sites.
PUMP LEASH ATTACHMENT
Secure and located for maximum kite hold down while pumping up.
BRIDLE STORAGE TABS
Stash your bridle ends after each session in these low profile Velcro tabs. Quick, safe setup is all about efficient line management.
EASY ACCESS PORT FOR BLADDERS
Another nice refinement, zip entry access to bladders is neatly finished to ensure opening and closure is simple and clean.
SELF RESCUE HANDLES
We hope you never have to use these, however they are on hand if required. Tucked up and out of the way on the inside of the leading edge tube. To identify look for the arrows screened on the LE tube.
SHERPA TECH BAG
Another first from Ocean Rodeo.
The Sherpa Kite Bag comes standard with all 2018 kites.
We’ve all been there, draping multiple kite bags, pumps and boards over every appendage of our bodies. Fumbling our way through rugged terrain in search of that perfect wave or glassy flat.
The Sherpa system makes it easy to connect and stack an unlimited numbers of kite bags off your back or chest for a perfectly balanced hike in and out.
Free up your hands and arms for effortless climbing. In seconds, stash your board and pump away. Designed for riders who search for the ultimate ride, it’s never been easier to find out what’s around the next headland.
Wind chart colour matched lables.
To make things even easier the Sherpa kite bag is color coded via strategically placed color coded size labels. Aligned to match wind strength colors used by leading web based wind forecast websites, with a quick glance you’ll know if you’re grabbing a 17m or 9.5 m.
TwinTip ~ 75kg / 180lb rider
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