Glide A-Series - Available September 2021 - order now to secure your Glide A-Series Wing
40% lighter than the industry standard!
We took everything we learned while developing our A-Series kite range and all the technological advancements and opportunities that the ALUULA composite material provides and implemented them into the A-Series wing design.
When we first revealed the ALUULA material to the public, there was reasonable and valid debate as to whether the hype would really match up to the material’s potential, and to the performance levels that we were promising. Happily, as we’re now hearing from every corner of the planet as more and more people put ALUULA to the test, the hype has lived up to our expectations, and then some…
Lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more responsive than the competition, a new standard has been set in wingsurfing with the A-Series wings, and it continues to develop as we explore the endless possibilities that ALUULA presents us.
Every Ocean Rodeo Glide wing is fitted with our interchangeable Matrix handle system. Wings come with the Matrix handles pre-installed, yet allow the rider to customize handles and positions at their preference.
At the dawn of a new sport, the future has already arrived.
ALUULA ERGONOMIC SHAPED STRUT
Ergonomically shaped and built entirely out of the ultra light, ultra strong ALUULA composite material, the Glide A-Series’ strut increases profile stability, offers more rigidity and control, while also significantly reducing the weight on the trailing edge of the wing, keeping the strut up when one-handed drifting.
QUAD LOCK SEAMS
Used specifically on the shaping seams of struts, Quad Lock stitching delivers more than twice the strength of standard strut seam constructs, and was another innovation specifically tailored for the ALUULA airframe wings.
FULL ALUULA LE
Made entirely of ALUULA G-Series 82gsm composite, the A-Series airframe is the lightest, strongest and most responsive on the market.
With 6 times the tensile strength of Dacron leading edge fabric, the all ALUULA leading edge stiffens and lightens the entire wing, providing the most refined handling and performance in all conditions.
The leading edge can be tuned to higher inflation pressures than is possible with Dacron to allow further stiffness to the airframe.
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 Lock Seam helps stabilize the wing in gusty and high wind conditions.
KNUCKLE SAVER NEOPRENE HANDLE
You know the conditions are good when you chafe your knuckles during long downwind drifts. The leading edge behind the handle is padded with neoprene for improved comfort while the handle itself is stiffened to provide additional control while one handed wave riding.
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. The band provides increased stability and handling in all conditions.
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.
TEIJIN D2 RIPSTOP CANOPY
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.
Strategically placed for vision when you need it. Perimeters reinforced with ALUULA.
INDEPENDENT STRUT AND LEADING EDGE INFLATION
Individual leading edge and strut inflate / deflate valves specific pressures to be set for each spar. All Ocean Rodeo wings feature an industry-first high pressure strut which is safe at 12psi. Each size of Glide wing has a recommended PSI for the leading edge.
MATRIX HANDLES (PAT PENDING)
Ultra light and strong, the removable Matrix handles shine when wave riding or connecting chop on prolonged downwinders, keeping the trailing edge of the wing as light as possible for the ultimate in drifting performance.
Built tough with ergonomically shaped EVA sheathed by rugged nylon tube webbing.
Handles are connected to the strut by velcro locking tabs which allow the rider to change handles styles and positions.
Multiple harness line connection points are made possible via webbing loops located at each handle end.
UNITY WRIST LEASH
Included with all Ocean Rodeo wings, the Unity wrist leash is designed not to let go during a flogging.
- Shock cord loaded Amsteel rope.
- Double backed wrist leash design to disperse load.
- Secure loop-to-loop connection to the leading edge of the wing.
Built with the same time-tested materials and zippers as used in our kite bags, our Glide wing bags are built for convenience at the beach and keeping your wing in good shape while stored.
- Side gussets to support the bag while inserting the wing.
- Bungee pump holder.
- Front stash pocket.
- Mesh side and bottom panels for accelerated wing drying and sand / debris release.
This Wind range chart is for reference only.
Board size, foil size, rider weight, rider skill level and wind / weather / water conditions all must be taken into consideration when selecting a wing size.