ocean rodeo aluula kites

FASTER | STRONGER | LIGHTER

Ocean Rodeo continues to lead the pack in the light kite revolution and, with our formal introduction of The Aluula Project this year, we mark just the latest exciting step that follows 20 years of improving the performance and durability of our kite designs, while simultaneously reducing their weight.

This year’s range of Ocean Rodeo Classic Kites is built using top quality material blends from Teijin and Challenger to deliver the best possible performance levels. Aluula technology has also fed into this range, as we employ cutting-edge techniques that we’ve learned through our use of this new ground-breaking material that features in our Aluula kite range.

Welcome to the next level in Ocean Rodeo Kites.

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HL Series Kites

INTRODUCING THE HL-SERIES

 

HYBRID LIGHT = NEXT LEVEL LIGHT WIND PERFORMANCE, WITH AIRFRAME STABILITY BUILT FOR ALL CONDITIONS.

We gave our R&D department a challenge: how do you greatly improve standard Dacron framed kites? Their answer was to ‘add ALUULA’ of course…

20% Lighter than our 2020 Dacron-Series kites, the new HL-Series kites are the second lightest inflatable kites in the world, second only to Ocean Rodeo’s A-Series kite range!

Strategically placed ALUULA composite materials are blended with Dacron to create a new hybrid construction class that delivers decreased weight with improved airframe response. 

ALUULA fabric has been inserted into key overlays and reinforcement panels, while the struts have a full ALUULA panel running from the leading edge to the strut tips. This ALUULA strip is strategically placed to tighten up the airframe flex, providing faster turning and improved stability.

With the HL-Series, we didn’t just stop with the introduction of ALUULA… Every single seam and component was reviewed and improved. If any weight savings could be found, we addressed them with new parts and processes, while at the same time maintaining our 20-year legacy of producing “Built Tough” kites that are designed to be ridden hard.

ALUULA STRUT PANELS

ALUULA 82 gsm composite panels run the length of the strut to deliver up to 3 times higher modulus / stretch resistance than industry standard Dacron. The high modulus ALUULA creates a direct connection from your bar inputs to kite turning and sheeting. Synced connectivity between the leading edge and struts is attained by ALUULA Composite gussets.

PRECISION CURVED STRUTS

The precision curved struts hold the designed foil shape delivering the desired performance through the wind range.

QUAD LOCK SEAMS

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.

ALUULA POWER BAND

A band of ALUULA 82 gsm composite runs from wing tip to wing tip along the connection seam between the canopy and leading edge. With twice the tensile strength of the underlying Dacron leading edge fabric, the ALUULA strip also stiffens the Dacron leading increasing the Modulus (resistance to stretching while under load). Increased stability and handling in all conditions

ALUULA OVERLAYS

All reinforcement overlays on the leading edge have been upgraded to ALUULA. With the composite’s superior tear and puncture resistance, you can be assured that these traditionally “weak points” are now amongst the most enduring parts of your air-frame.

ALUULA REINFORCED

The canopy’s reinforcements, overlays and anti-flutter strips now benefit from ALUULA’s remarkable strength to weight ratio and it’s superior abrasion resistance compared to  Dacron and other much heavier abrasion solutions.