FREERIDE FOIL BOARD / WAVE
For 2021 the airframes of the Roam 12 m and 14 m have been fine tuned with a new shape and bridle configurations. These exciting modifications turn these larger Roam kites into fast turning powerhouses that will get you up and riding in the lightest wind conditions.
ALUULA composites, dacron and ripstop have been carefully selected to create a super light yet rugged 3-strut air frame with the flying weight being reduced yet again (weighing-in lighter than most single strut kites and on par with not strut kites).
The ultra light weight and deep foil profile in combination with a moderate arc provides sharp, responsive turns, maximum drift, and the low-end hover sought out when freeride foiling, or drifting down-the-line.
With the Roam, there is no longer a need to compromise on stability and wind range in favour of no struts.
Coming in 20% lighter than our 2020 Dacron-Series kites, this incredible reduction in weight is the result of strategically placed ALUULA composite materials, perfectly blended with Dacron to create a new hybrid construction class that delivers a superior airframe response.
ALUULA has been inserted into key overlays and reinforcement panels while the struts receive a full ALUULA panel running from the leading edge to the strut tips. This ALUULA strip combined with an ALUULA gusset tightens up the airframe flex, providing faster turning and improved stability. In addition to this, an ALUULA shock strip runs from wingtip-to-wingtip connecting the leading edge and the canopy. With twice the tensile strength of the underlying Dacron, the shock strip provides increased stability and handling in all conditions.
The reduction in weight and increase in strength of this airframe makes the HL-Series of kites comparable in weight to one or no struts kites, while still maintaining the expansive wind range that comes with having a three-strut kite. The evenly balanced weight distribution of the three struts, combined with the remarkable weight savings, deliver jaw-dropping 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 HL 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.