2020 Ocean Rodeo Roam Aluula Ultralite Kite



2020 Ocean Rodeo Roam Aluula Ultralite Kite

Available Sizes: 5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 12m

FREERIDE FOIL BOARD / WAVE

Inspiring trust and confidence in all conditions.

The A-Series Roam featuring ALUULA is simply a dream come true for freeride foilers and committed wave riders.

This 3-strut kite with an ultra-light and strong ALUULA airframe allows for precise sheeting control, snappy turns and on-demand kite positioning in light winds. And should the wind pick up, the stiffness of the air frame means that the kite’s stability and precision control is retained.

For freeride foiling, kite transitions on the A-Series Roam are achievable in the lightest of breezes, and with the deep, low aspect design coupled with the light ALUULA airframe, the A-Series Roam will not luff or stall, even in complete slack-line situations.

Unpredictable wind states and formerly unmakeable sections all become opportunities for the rider: the playing field is fully opened up by riding the A-Series Roam.

Tech Specs

  • Ultra Light and Stiff Aluula Leading Edge and Strut Material
  • Proven Teijin D2 ripstop on canopy
  • Light weight bag
  • Simple and compact leading edge bridle
  • Direct connect adjustable trailing edge bridle attachment
  • Three strut design with full wing tip for consistent pull
  • High volume inflate valve with one pump inflation system
  • Bar and pump sold separately

What We Don't Like

  • This kite is expensive. Buying new space aged materials isn’t cheap, but the performance of the kite is so good that it is worth it.
  • The Roam isn’t a power house. Like most wave kites, this kite doesn’t have much low end power. It does handle underpowered and over powered conditions really well but it doesn’t have much low end grunt.
  • This kite is marketed as a wave kite but works so well as a foil and free ride kite that we think some people might steer away from it because they don’t ride waves.
  • Some of our testers didn’t like the twist depower bar. It felt a little big and clunky. Any four line bar will work on this kite so you can mix and match bars with the Roam if you want to.

Who is the Ocean Rodeo Aluula Roam for?

  • If you kite foil and ride waves, the Aluula Roam is the way to go. This kite is the dawn of a new age of high end materials that clearly are superior to what we have been riding on for the last 20 years of kiteboarding.

FRAME FEATURES

RIDGE LOCK SEAM

This innovative seam technology is designed specifically for ALUULA. The ridge moves the stress of the stitch holes and threads to the anti compression ridge. Strategically located to add additional stability to the leading edge, the Ridge Seam helps stabilize the kites arc in gusty and high wind conditions. 

QUAD LOCK SEAM

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.


HEX LOCK SEAM

Another new seam from the ALUULA design team. Hex Lock resists torque and pressures far beyond existing seam techniques, and it has been designed specifically for ALUULA composite materials. Hex Lock is used exclusively on leading edge and strut segment seams.


PRECISION CURVE STRUTS

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

 

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 spend less time on the beach and more time on the water.

Featuring EVA Clamp Covers. See if your clip is open or shut. Light and easy to operate.

 

HIGH CAPACITY VALVE

Direct hose to valve connection for simple operation. The wide threaded cap is easy to tighten and even easier to unscrew, eliminating the jammed valve cap syndrome. The cap is leashed to the kite, and the valve cover has been re-shaped for a smooth, no-snag fit.

 

KITE FEATURES

BRIDLES

A fixed short line bridle with a floating V design and a two pulley system creates a direct and snappy response while also keeping bar pressure low. New to this generation are larks head loops on the front bridles, and knots on the back lines making for an innovative system that stabilizes the leading edge. This allows the A-Series Roam to lift out of a loop and avoid stall for maximum climb.

 

SECURE CONNECT

Molded beads on the back line leaders deliver a secure larks head connection every time.

Quick connect front line connector loops in high-vis orange allow for easy line management.

 

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 the added advantage of simplified line management at tricky launching and landing sites.

2020 OCEAN RODEO RODEO SHIFT BAR

Backline trim’s new standard.

Refining from the stick shift, the new Shift bar combines Innovate 3’s’ technologies and Ocean Rodeo engineering to be a back line trim bar that provides reliable seamless power adjustment. Enjoy riding without having to take your eyes off the water. Featuring our new stainless steel centre housing, better routing to flush out debris, and the latest in CL releases with the new Gen 8 Punch out system the Shift bar is your key to fun, progression, and riding that allows you to focus on where you are over what got you there.

Bar Length: 52 cm
Line Length: 22 m

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2020 Ocean Rodeo Rodeo Shift Bar

2020 Ocean Rodeo Pilot Bar

Below Bar Swivel / Above Bar Trim

Introducing the Pilot Bar, our cleanest, easiest to use front line trim bar to date.

Combining time tested components and materials, the Pilot bar delivers enhanced precision and control to front line trim.

Available in two lengths 46cm and 52cm, with a sheeting throw of 20.5” (~52cm)

 2020 Ocean Rodeo Pilot Bar

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WMFG Kite 3.0T Pump 24"

New, improved 3nd Generation Tall Kiteboarding Pump.

Height: 24"/61cm (Extra Tall!)

Diameter: 10"/25.4cm

Capacity: 2.9L /Stroke

Pump 3.0T Features:
- New Mega Flex Hose: Extra durable, super flexy, fits kites even better.
- New One-Way/Two-Way Switch: even easier to change from High Volume to High Pressure
- New Threaded Boston Valve: Extra secure, high volume for kites fitted with the Boston inflation valve (Naish, Airush, Switch, Takoon)

Tech & Features:
New and improved extra big, tall, high volume kiteboard pump takes all the fighting out of inflation. Easier, faster, better. Other features: newly engineered seals and pistons combined with newly molded handle and feet offer improved ergonomics and inflation speed. Single- to double-stroke inflation switch allows for instant change from high-volume / low-pressure inflation to low-volume / high-pressure. Custom WMFG kite tether and hook, kite-tuned WMFG pressure gauge, integrated sand filter, premium high-flow and extra-durable hose with new threaded fitting, and the widest range of kite nozzles of any pump on the market make this the finest kiteboard pump ever produced. Compatible with every kite on the market. Not recommended for inflation higher than 13 PSI. SUP nozzle sold separately.



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