Ocean Rodeo Glide 2.0 AA Series Aeris Airframe & Aeris-X Canopy Aluula Wing

Wing Size

2.5m, 3m, 4m, 5m, 6m, 7m

Brand

Ocean Rodeo

Ocean Rodeo is based in the Northwest. Built on cold tough terrain, they make durable kites and great drysuits. Their Mako is a really popular kiteboard.

Glide AA Series Aluula Wing

The ALUULA Aeris and Aeris X materials used for the airframe and canopy in the Glide AA-Series are recyclable at the end of their useful life.

New for 2023, the AA-Series Glide is our first all ALUULA composite wing and the launch pad for new ALUULA technologies: Aeris and Aeris X airframe and canopy materials.

86gsm Aeris X delivers outstanding stiffness to the center of the leading edge and strut tubes, while 74gsm Aeris provides the desired wing tip reflex.

The extreme low weight of the airframe combined with durability and stiffness and new 46gsm Aeris X canopy extends the upper and lower wind range of each size, while taking canopy tear resistance to a new level.

All of these technological upgrades result in rapid pumping response and power to get your customers up on a foil with smaller sized wings and keep them powered up, while the low swing weight enhances flag out wave riding.

The Glide AA-Series is compatible with all Ocean Rodeo Matrix wing handles and comes with the new Quick Click Wing Leash – a self aligning connector pin makes clicking in and out a one-handed operation

  • Available in sizes: 3m / 4m / 5m / 6m / 7m

PRODUCT MATERIAL COMPOSITES & PERFORMANCE ATTRIBUTES

  • Ultra-light and strong full ALUULA Aeris™ and ALUULA Aeris X™ airframe and canopy.
  • Light, stiff, responsive – Leech battens support the trailing edge when conditions are supercharged.
  • Refined strut to leading edge design improves grip angles.
  • Light, stiff, responsive – Leech battens support the trailing edge when conditions are supercharged.
  • The airframe’s inflation pressure tensions and locks the canopy, maintaining the designed airfoil shape.

FULL ALUULA AIRFRAME

The inflatable airframe features ultra light and stiff Aeris X 86 gsm in the center section, with Aeris 74 gsm in the wing tips. Experience a stiffer centre section combined with enhanced flex on the wing tips, delivering unrivaled control, smooth handling, and balanced weight distribution.

WHY ALUULA?

A lighter wing means better handling in all conditions.

ALUULA, an ultra-light, ultra-strong and stable composite material not only improves light wind performance, but also increases handling, stability and flying performance in all wind conditions. This makes an ALUULA wing more efficient than a standard wing, performing better in all respects, including improved flex for more reactive pumping, lighter weight for easy hand work and balanced one handed drifting.

Why do you need the lightest wings on the market?

• Better for all styles of riding. Downwinders, surf, freestyle and more. With improved response in all conditions, you’ll enjoy easier transitions, better light wind and enhanced top end control due to reduced distortion in gusts delivered by the stretch resistant ALUULA.

• Better wind range. Every Ocean Rodeo wing features the full ALUULA strut. Built to withstand 12 psi, this high pressure strut connects your input directly to the leading edge and canopy without delay or distortion.

• Better for travel. When two A-Series wings weigh the same as one traditional wing, it’s a no-brainer…carry more gear on your trips with less fear of excess baggage charges.

Tensile Strength 

Warp / Weft (Lbs of force)

Tensile strength is a measurement of the force required to pull something such as rope, wire, or a structural beam to the point where it breaks.

The lengthwise or longitudinal warp yarns are held stationary in tension on a frame or loom while the transverse weft (sometimes woof) is drawn through and inserted over-and-under the warp.


Modulus (N/mm2)

Modulus of elasticity measures a material’s resistance to being deformed elastically (not permanently) when stress is applied.


Tear Strength (Lbs of force)

Tear resistance (or tear strength) is a measure of how well a material can withstand the effects of tearing.


Dynamic Shape Retention

Experience the power of Dynamic Shape Retention.

Our advanced pre-stressing technique applied to the canopy ensures the airfoil retains its original designed shape for the life of your wing.


Reinforced Canopy

The canopy’s reinforcements, overlays and anti-flutter strips now benefit from ALUULA’s remarkable strength to weight ratio and its superior abrasion resistance when compared to Dacron and other much heavier abrasion solutions.


Radial Cut Canopy

The Radial cut canopy design distributes the load more evenly along the fibers of the Aeris X composite. This results in a canopy that holds its shape better, even under heavy loads and varying wind conditions.

The panels of the canopy align with the principal stresses, allowing for a more efficient transfer of forces throughout the wing and more power delivery.

Tensile Strength

Warp / Weft (Lbs of force)

Tensile strength is a measurement of the force required to pull something such as rope, wire, or a structural beam to the point where it breaks. The lengthwise or longitudinal warp yarns are held stationary in tension on a frame or loom while the transverse weft (sometimes woof) is drawn through and inserted over-and-under the warp.


Modulus (N/mm2)

Modulus of elasticity measures a material’s resistance to being deformed elastically (not permanently) when stress is applied.


Tear Strength

(Lbs of force)

Tear resistance (or tear strength) is a measure of how well a material can withstand the effects of tearing.


Dual Valve Inflation

The airframe features individual inflate/deflate valves for both the leading edge and the strut, which allow for specific pressures to be set for each spar, and lock in the tension of the canopy, maintaining the designed airfoil shape.

All Ocean Rodeo wings feature an industry-first high pressure strut which is safe at 12psi. Each size of Glide-AA wing has a recommended psi for the leading edge.


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.


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.


ALUULA Aeris Wingtips

86gsm Aeris X delivers outstanding stiffness to the center of the leading edge and strut tubes, while 74gsm Aeris provides the desired wing tip reflex.

Soft Handle Set

Ultra light and strong, the removable Soft Matrix Handle Set shines 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.

These handles are built tough with ergonomically shaped EVA sheathed by rugged nylon tube webbing, and are connected to the strut by velcro locking tabs which allow the rider to easily change handle styles and positions. Multiple harness line connection points are made possible via webbing loops located at each handle end.

The Soft Matrix Handles come standard with every Glide-AA.

Introducing the Quick Click Leash!

A self aligning connector pin makes clicking in and out a one-handed operation. Fitted with a stainless swivel, leash line twists are minimized, while sorting board and wing leash tangles has never been easier.

The leash cord is bungee loaded webbing covered for strength and low tangle potential. Comes with leash extension for waist harness use. During its development, the Quick Click connector proved its mettle in extreme wing foiling conditions, backed up by a punishing sequence of mechanized load tests.