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Ocean Rodeo FLITE

Light wind machine

LIGHTWIND FREE RIDE

As light as a one strut, with the stability of 3 struts. The Ocean Rodeo Flite offers dynamic lightwind performance. An excellent companion for all riding styles and board types. Twin tips, directionals and foil boards, the Flite’s tight, snappy turns, big lofty jumps, forgiving kite loops and effortless water relaunch will get you on the water and riding before the rest.

The Ocean Rodeo Gen 7 Flite, truly the world’s only high performance light wind kite.

Sizes: 12, 14.5, 17

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FEATURES

TEIJIN TECHNOFORCE D2 DOUBLE 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.

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.

CHALLENGE D2.9 RS DACRON

Designed specifically to combat the loads in an inflatable leading edge kite, this material has been shown to hold a kite’s shape better and longer than others by over 60%. Ocean Rodeo uses warp oriented construction and ultra high tenacity yarns with an increased thread count to combat elongation in the warp direction under high inflation pressures. Lower elongation makes for a more accurate kite with less deformation while in flight.

FEATURES

ARMOTEX ABRASION GUARD

15 years of kite design and manufacturing has taught us more than a few tricks about using strategic seam placement and pathways to enhance a kite’s performance and durability.

SPEED INFLATE SYSTEM

Get on the water faster with the speed inflation system. Strut to leading edge connector tubes feature easy to use quick clamps for added security while riding.

LOAD DISTRIBUTION

Ultra-light, non fraying, and abrasion resistant, these Kevlar/ nylon blend scuff protection pads deliver a streamlined no snag profile throughout the kite.

TRIM EQUALISER

Keeps line lengths equal when fine tuning kite turning speed.

BUCK STITCHING

This three stage zig-zag stitch distributes seam load creating a tear resistant, long lasting seam.

ULTRA-LIGHT CONSTRUCTION

Ocean Rodeo use 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

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.

PRECISION CURVE STRUTS AND LE

New Curved struts hold the designed foil shape delivering the desired performance through the wind range

KITE STRUCTURE
ocean rodeo flite LE arc

SHAPE

The Ocean Rodeo Flite features a high aspect ratio to produce greater lift and while generating less drag for a kite that lifts you windward.


RATIO

Creating a light wind performance kite is no easy task. The Flite contains a wide arc and large projected area to produce as much power per square meter as possible.

ocean rodeo flite strut profile

3 STRUT FRAME

This precision engineered wide 3 strut frame of the Ocean Rodeo Flite is constructed to get the most power out of every square inch possible for high velocity foil boarding and pure performance in light winds.

Construction with a custom blend of two dacrons provides a carefully crafted balance of tenacity and agility. The struts of the Ocean Rodeo Flite are made of KP-E dacron providing incredible strength, durability, and rigidity; While the leading edge is made from Teijin dacron in order to reduce the overall weight without sacrificing its longevity.

ocean rodeo flite bridle profile

BRIDLES

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 Flite to lift out of a loop and avoiding a stall for maximum climb.

SAFETY SYSTEM

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.

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Wind Range

Average Rider 70kg Twintip

Average Rider 70kg Surfboard

ocean rodeo flite windrange

Average Rider 70kg Foilboard

ocean rodeo flite