2020 Ocean Rodeo Flite A-Series Kite

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The days of compromise are over. The A-Series Flite is the world’s lightest, strongest, and highest performing light wind kite!

Sizes: 12, 14.5, 17

2020 Ocean Rodeo Flite A-Series Kite

LIGHTWIND FREERIDE

Forget compromise.

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 ALUULA AIRFRAME

50% LIGHTER – 2 X STRONGER

 

 

ALUULA COMPOSITES

Our use of the ultra light, ultra strong, UV stable and virtually unrippable ALUULA composite material in our A-Series’ airframes adds enhanced rigidity, precision and control to these kites, while also significantly reducing their weight and therefore increasing performance capability. The new ALUULA-specific Ridge Seam also increases seam strength by 40% over traditional sewing methods.

 

STRUT PERFORMANCE: NO COMPROMISE

It’s no secret that removing struts from kites means a compromise in performance – the reduction in weight improves light wind capabilities but the downside is reduced stability and poor top-end performance.

With the ALUULA three-strut airframe, there is no longer a need to compromise…

The reduction in weight and increase in strength of this airframe means you can retain all three struts and still enjoy the light wind benefits you’d get from a no-strut or one-strut kite, as well as the expansive usable wind range that comes with having a three-strut kite. The evenly balanced weight distribution of the three struts and the light leading edge deliver remarkable resistance to back stall and luffing if you overshoot the kite or find yourself in a lull.

Precision curved to match the airfoil profile, the ALUULA airframe is highly tuned to take full advantage of the unique properties of this cutting-edge composite material which is sewn using super-tough Quad Lock stitching, designed specifically for ALUULA.

Simply put: the ALUULA three-strut airframe delivers the best handling in ALL conditions.

 

SHAPE

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


ASPECT RATIO

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

SIZE (M)

12

14.5

17

ASPECT RATIO (1-x)

5.2

5.25

5.3

 

 

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 Construction

"20 years of kite design and manufacturing have gone into every seam, thread, and element of our build process. Our mission is always to reduce weight, increase strength, and enhance performance." -Ocean Rodeo

TEIJIN TECHNOFORCE D2 RIPSTOP

Designed specifically for the kiteboarding market, Teijin’s Technoforce D2 ripstop has high tear resistance, low stretch, and is incredibly lightweight.

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.

 

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 Flite 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.

 

SUPER LITE KITE BAG

The materials and finishing have been selected specifically to deliver the lowest weight possible while maintaining durability and carrying comfort. This bag comes loaded with features, including quick drain and dry mesh panels and ultra-light shoulder straps. When the bag’s not in use, it flips inside out to become a small waist pack.

 

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