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The ALUULA-powered A-Series Flite is a 3-strut kite that is highly responsive yet lighter than current no-strut kites, providing optimum light wind performance, while retaining precision and control in increased wind speeds.
The extreme light weight, combined with the stiff yet reactive ALUULA airframe technology, means larger kites become supercharged, allowing performance levels to increase exponentially.
To further build on the enhancements provided by ALUULA, we have fine-tuned all our light wind manufacturing techniques and components, with the Flite Ultra Lite canopy using proven D2 double ripstop from Teijin.
Incredibly responsive, the A-Series Flite excels in all riding styles and with whichever board you are riding.
The days of compromise are over. The A-Series Flite is the world’s lightest, strongest, and highest performing light wind kite!
THE A-SERIES KITES
FEATURING THE ALUULA AIRFRAME
Because a lighter kite means a better ride.
ALUULA, an ultra-light, ultra-strong and stable composite material, not only improves light wind performance but also increases handling, stability and flying performance in all wind conditions. This makes an ALUULA kite more efficient than a standard kite, performing better in all respects, including speed through the air, turning speed and light wind stability.
ALUULA COMPOSITE MATERIALS
WHAT IS ALUULA?
ALUULA Composites are a new innovative, ultra strong, lineup of materials that are highly tear resistant, stretch resistant and easy to fabricate into a multitude of products. These ultra-light materials offers us the ability to tune our kites to the perfect balance of weight and strength.
The A-Series Kites use a blend of 78 to 82 grams per square meter (gsm) composite, versus the industry standard Dacrons that range in weight from 155 to 165gsm. This cuts our airframe weights in half, drastically reducing the weight of the kites and improving lightwind performance. The increased strength and reduced stretch have also allowed us to reduce leading edge and strut diameters, reducing weight even further.
Why do you need the lightest kites on the market?
Better for freeride, freestyle and surf riders. With more response in all departments and in all conditions, you’ll enjoy faster snaps, loftier hangtime, better drift and the confidence to ride even when conditions are marginal. Better for boosting and hangtime. With a kite that’s half the weight and has a stronger airframe, you have a confidence-inspiring boosting machine. You can also generate power on both your down and upstroke… Something that was unheard of in kite performance until now.
Better wind range. Because the kite is 3-struts, and yet as light as some no-strut kites, the same kite will deliver rock-solid performance and stability at the top end of the wind range, as well as in extreme light wind.
Better relaunch. Simply pumping one back line will cause the airframe’s stiffer flex to work the kite out onto one wing tip, and into the air. The A-Series kites are easier to reverse launch in light winds too.
Better for learning. You’ll find your level improves immediately with an A-Series kite. Flying the kite is easier during all manoeuvres as, due to the lighter weight, an ALUULA kite resists both flying too far forward, and back stalling.
Better for travel. When two A-Series kites weigh the same as one traditional kite, it’s a no-brainer… More kites on your trips means more time in the water.
ALUULA MATERIAL WINS BEST PRODUCT AWARD!
We’re super stoked that Aluula Composites – the company we’re working so closely with on our new range of super light Aluula air frame kites – recently won the Best Product category at the 2020 ISPO trade show in Munich, Germany.
Selected from over 500 entries, Aluula Gold won in the Soft Equipment category of the ISPO Textrends 2021/2022 awards. This marked Aluula’s first-ever trade show, and it’s great to see them being recognized for the benefits of this ground-breaking new material and its future potential, not least in our incoming range of kites, which are already blowing minds as they pop up at test locations around the world…
Ocean Rodeo have been developing the new ALUULA airframe material for a while now, and we've been eager to get our hands on it. The A-Series kites are offered as a premium option over the existing models in the OR range, and in this case the already solid performing Roam wave kite.
The first thing you notice, even when the kite is in the bag, is how lightitis. Never afraid of a little quantitative data here at TheKiteMag, we whipped out the precision scales, and found the 10m to weigh in at 2.08kg. To put it in context, this is 500g less than a comparable lightweight three strut wave kite, and for a flying structure which has to support its own weight, that's a whole heap of difference. It's a mere 9g more than a recent 9m strutless kitewe tested
If you love gold, you're in for a treat, as the first thing you notice getting it out of the bag is the extremely crisp and shiny new material which makes up the leading edge and struts of the kite. Pump the kite up to the recommended 9 PSI and you're presented with an extremely stiff airframe which comes from a combination of the properties of new material and high pressures. When handling on the beach, bending the struts and leading edge is far more difficult than a standard Dacron kite, even though the tube diameters on the Roam are noticeably low.
The build and seaming on the inflatable sections of the kite have been completely reworked, which could explain the long gestation period for the A-Series. The weight saving extends to the bridling which is narrow diameter, and all the other fixtures and fittings are similarly minimal, with a bare minimum of screen print on thecanopy.Onesurprising thingwediscovered: Aluula is very slippery when wet, so bear that in mind when handling the kite!
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