2020 Ocean Rodeo Aluula Roam KiteOcean Rodeo
2020 Ocean Rodeo Aluula Roam Surf and Hydrofoil Kiteboarding & Kitesurfing Kite. New kites arriving weekly!
10m – 4.4 lb / 1.9 kg
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12m – TBA
WHAT IS ALUULA?Founded by a team of highly experienced chemists and engineers based in rugged British Columbia, Canada, Aluula is a company that started out with one goal; To make a material that is lighter and stronger.In partnering with Ocean Rodeo, Aluula not only achieved this goal, they developed a revolutionary new array of ultra light, ultra strong composite materials and innovative new manufacturing techniques.
WHAT IS THE ALUULA PROJECT?The Aluula Project 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.
- BIG AIR20%20%
- LIGHT WIND70%70%
- HIGH WIND80%80%
- STRAPLESS FS60%60%
SHAPEBuilt for the dedicated wave rider with a moderate arc makes the roam a fast turning kite combined with a large sheeting range.
RATIOThe Roam’s low aspect ratio design and deep foil profile allow for maximum drift and low end power.
3 STRUT FRAMEThe 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.
SAFETY SYSTEMA 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 DACRONDimension 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 RIPSTOPDesigned 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.
PRECISION CURVE STRUTSNew Curved struts hold the designed foil shape delivering the desired performance through the wind range.
TAPERED STRUTS AND LEADING EDGEDesigned to offer the most aerodynamic air frame, we’ve tapered the ends of both the leading edge and struts to deliver the ultimate in drag reduction.
ARMORTEX® ABRASION GUARDUltra-light, non fraying, and abrasion resistant, these Kevlar/ nylon blend scuff protection pads deliver a streamlined no snag profile throughout the kite.
ULTRA LITE CONSTRUCTIONWe use a blend of state of the art fabrics and components in order to bring to you the lightest and toughest kites we’ve ever made. Using custom blended UV film in our strut and leading edge bladders allows us to double down on light weight with outstanding durability.
SPEED INFLATION SYSTEMEvery 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. Featuring all new EVA Clamp covers. See if your clip is open or shut. Light and easy to operate.
VARIABLE LINE LENGTHTailor 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.
HIGH CAPACITY VALVEDirect hose to valve connection for simple operation. Wide threaded cap is easy to tighten and even easier to unscrew eliminating the jammed valve cap syndrome. Cap is leashed to the kite, and the valve cover has be been re-shaped for smooth no snag fit.
LOAD DISTRIBUTION15 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.
EASY ACCESS BLADDER PORTThe Leading Edge access port has been redesigned. The zip entry access to bladders is neatly finished delivering a super clean entry into the leading edge compartment.
TRIM EQUALIZERKeeps line lengths equal when fine tuning kite turning speed.
BUCK STITCHINGThis three stage zig-zag stitch, combined with 10mm tape, distributes the seam load and creates a tear resistant, long lasting seam.
SHERPA TECH BAG
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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