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Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby Toby » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:02 am

Ocean Rodeo News:

Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

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The Roam - Down the line drifter.

Built with a tight 3 strut frame and big wingtips, the Roam is a dedicated wave kite that drifts down the line while maintaining positive steering with tight pivoting turns for ultra fast changes of direction.

The thick LE tube with powerful wing tips provides session saving rapid water relaunch. The kite’s intuitive feel and ultra short bridle ensure zero complications when at sea. Built tough with proven materials and manufacturing techniques honed since 2002 the Roam features high flow valves with a single point inflation / deflation system. The Roam is compatible with front line re-ride control bars.

All sizes available in limited quantities September 30. Sizes 7, 8, 9.5 & 12

Order now with our dealers or online!
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Re: Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby plummet » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:48 am

Looks like a sweet kite.

7m being the smallest? thats a odd for a wave kite. The local wave guys switch down to 6m and below for 30+ knots.

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Re: Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:43 am

Prodigy and Storm both come in a 5m. Do you really need a wave kite in 30+ knots?

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Re: Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby topmick » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:27 am

Interesting that it doesn't score very highly in the OR performance chart on depower. :o

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Re: Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby ced1 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:40 pm

Kamikuza wrote:Prodigy and Storm both come in a 5m. Do you really need a wave kite in 30+ knots?
Hi,

Yeah I definitely do. 5/6m my favourites

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Re: Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby plummet » Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:50 pm

Kamikuza wrote:Do you really need a wave kite in 30+ knots?
One of the most adrenaline charged things you can do in your life is take on a 5-6 m swell day in 30+ knots cross off. The below pic in on about a 3m swell day.
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Re: Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby ciscokitesurfer » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:59 pm

great picture. I agree 30 knots plus on the right place is amazing.

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Re: Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby Bushflyr » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:16 pm

ced1 wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:Prodigy and Storm both come in a 5m. Do you really need a wave kite in 30+ knots?
Hi,

Yeah I definitely do. 5/6m my favourites

Ced

You miss his point. In 30+ the features in the Roam that make it work well are no longer needed. On the 5/6m size you need "high wind" kite features rather than "wave kite" features.

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Re: Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby corbett » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:25 pm

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Re: Roam: Dedicated Wave Performance - Shipping September 30

Postby EastCC » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:40 pm

Didn't know you rode surfboards plummet, nice pic

Depower - I will endeavour to put a review up once I have had some time on the Roams.

I can't imagine the 5m is a massive seller and I agree with Kami the Prodigy 5 would be a good choice, the smaller size Prodigys are great in the surf.


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