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Coming straight off the back of the Crave HL-Series kites’ incredible success, it was a no-brainer that our wings would bypass a traditional, industry-standard Dacron build and instead utilize the innovative Hybrid Light system.
Strategically placed ALUULA composite materials are blended with Dacron to create this new hybrid construction class that delivers an impressive decrease in weight with improved airframe response. ALUULA has been inserted into key overlays and reinforcements throughout the wing, while the strut is composed entirely from ALUULA composite material. The full ALUULA strut reduces airframe flex while keeping the centre of gravity forward, resulting in superior handling.
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.
With the HL-Series wings, we didn’t just stop with the implementation of ALUULA... Every single seam and component was reviewed and precision tuned. If any weight savings could be found, we addressed them, while at the same time maintaining our 20-year legacy of producing “Built Tough” products.
ALUULA ERGONOMIC SHAPED STRUT
Ergonomically shaped and built entirely out of the ultra light, ultra strong ALUULA composite material; The HL-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 delivers more than twice the strength of standard strut seam constructs, and was another innovation specifically tailored for the ALUULA airframe wings.
LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGY - ALUULA POWER BAND
A band of ALUULA 82gsm 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 edge, increasing the Modulus (resistance to stretching while under load), providing increased stability and handling in all 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.
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 HANDLE (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 HL-Series Glide wings, the Unity wrist leash is designed not to let go during a flogging.
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.