Ever since the release of the original Waroo SLE, snowkiters and landboarders have been demanding that the R&D team create a terrain specific version that delivers all the performance of the Waroo, with all the additional practicality that use in cold climates dictates.
For the 07 season we are proud to announce the release of the All-terrain Bularoo.
Much more than just a Waroo with added protection and cold weather features, the Bularoo is a clean sheet design that draws heavily on the R&D teams' SLE design expertise. The Bularoo has been created specifically for the challenging terrain and wind conditions that snowkiters and landboarders revel in. Its All-terrain credentials, depower and stability also make it highly suited to advance wave riding.
New product features on the Bularoo enable far easier inflation, enhance flight stability, increase turning speed and deliver the most durable inflatable kite ever built for the snow and land.
Our new EZ-pumpTM total inflation system delivers rapid inflation even with gloved hands. With only one pump point to inflate, you waste less time setting up and gain more time riding. The air-line inflation system connects every strut directly to the LE bladder by a series of short one-way silicon valves. This design adds minimal weight, maximum convenience and gives total flexibility in setting inflation pressure across the kite.
Unique All-Terrain canopy and airframe geometry make the Bularoo the most stable high performance SLE ever designed for All-terrain kiteboarding. A deeper canopy profile handles gusty conditions effortlessly; delivering smoothness in flight that has to be experienced to be believed. When other kites are rocking and surging in the gusts, the Bularoo remains totally stable and reliable. From mountains to mountainous waves, no other kite comes close.
Canopy Framing Technology across the entire kite protects it from damage during big impacts. Placed between the airframe, the canopy and along the trailing edge, CFT delivers unmatched durability and protects your investment in equipment for seasons to come.
If you demand the best performance, the highest standards of construction and the utmost All-terrain reliability, then there really is only one choice.
Best Bularoo: Dedicated All-terrain performance.
The Best Bularoo is designed to work in all conditions: from mountains, to snow plains, to your back yard. It is even at home in overhead line-ups.
With performance that you can really trust and stability that has to be experienced to be believed, the Bularoo is the perfect kite for All-terrain kiteboarding activities.
For 07, our construction techniques and material choices are the envy of the industry. No other manufacturer can deliver this quality and performance at any price.
If you are serious about All-terrain kiting, demand the best upwind, fastest turning response, unreal hangtime and jumping then there is no other kite designed to perform at the same level as the Best Bularoo.
EZ-PUMPTM TOTAL INFLATION SYSTEM
Designed for simplicity and ease of use in cold weather conditions, but works perfectly in all temperatures. Our new EZ-pumpTM total inflation system with integrated silicone stopper valves allows easy one-shot inflation of the entire airframe of the kite. Practicality and simplicity that you can trust.
The twists and turns of all-terrain kiting and wave riding demand a fast and responsive kite. The Bularoo is a mid-aspect ratio design, delivering matchless turning speed with precision steering and incredibly low bar pressure. These characteristics combine to make the Bularoo the first inflatable kite that is perfect for all day rides and extended back country exploration.
LE IMPACT AND ROLLOVER PROTECTORS
The Bularoo's leading edge is reinforced with strategically placed rollover and impact protection. These soft but strong cushions enable the LE to grip the snow and ground for easy re-launching and minimize contact with the ground during impacts.
PROFILE SHAPER BATTENS
Fiberglass Reinforced Profile Shapers reduce upper canopy deformation at low angles of attack. Profile Shapers ensure that your Bularoo is the smoothest flying kite, even at the absolute limits of depower. A clear and tough outer casing on each batten ensures that should you ever need to replace one it is a ten second job, never a trip to the repair shop.
CANOPY FRAMING TECHNOLOGY
Crashing your kite is a fact of life. The Bularoo is the only all-terrain kite designed with Canopy Framing Technology, the ultimate reinforcement system. The entire perimeter of each canopy panel on the Bularoo is supported with a continuous reinforcement zone, isolating the canopy from impact loads and delivering protection that you can believe in.
SUPPORTED LEADING EDGE DESIGN
Unlike open cell foil kites, our advanced SLE design is immune to front tucking in wind shift. With a lightweight inflated structure and huge depower on tap there is no more stable kite available for adverse wind conditions.
WINGTIP PANEL BATTENS
Strategically placed wingtip battens increase turning response, improve aerodynamics by controlling air flow over the control surfaces and eliminate canopy flutter.
MAXIMIZED LE PROFILE
A thicker LE profile and deeper chord curvature endows the Bularoo with exceptional low wind stability and ultra-smooth flying characteristics. Whether you are landboarding along a tree lined field, traversing the most exposed snow drifted ridges, or surfing a wind shadowed point break, you can rely on the Bularoo to be the most stable All-terrain kite that you have ever flown.
SOLID AIRFRAME CONSTRUCTION
There is no better way to connect the leading edge to the struts. Our construction gives the stiffest and lightest structure available, yielding a kite with exceptional performance and easy handling for riders of all abilities.
TEIJIN RIP-STOP CANOPY
If you want to cut corners, you can buy cheaper fabric, but you certainly can't use anything better. We only use Teijen Rip-Stop for our canopy material, as there's no better Rip-Stop cloth available and we only use the best.
DACRON WING TIP PANELS
Multi-layer Dacron wingtip panels distribute turning forces for unmatched responsiveness and enable self launching without risk of damage.
WOVEN SPECTRA SERVICEABLE PULLEY LINES
4mm braided abrasion resistant pulley lines, easily replaceable for minimum down time. Pulley lines include depower stopper knots which limit bridle travel to enhance stability in all wind conditions.
RONSTAN HIGH LOAD PULLEY
Low friction, all temperature, high load pulleys help deliver maximum depower and precision handling in all conditions with reduced bridle wear.
LOAD FLEX LE SEAM
Unique three layer webbing taped LE seam guarantees the strongest LE on any inflatable kite, there is simply no stronger seam construction.
TERRAIN TOUGH CONSTRUCTION
Our unique Canopy Framing Technology, LE Load Flex seam, fully taped canopy and Solid Airframe Construction come together to deliver the most proven and trusted kite construction package in the industry.
- 7.0: 20-35 knots
- 10.0: 15-32 knots
- 13.0: 12-24 knots
- 16.0: 8-20 knots
Kite Manual PDF
EZ Pump System Check
The main LE valve on the Bularoo and Yarga Hybrid consists of three parts, the valve seat, the centre deflate plug, and a screw fit air cap. The internal one way system on each strut consists of two parts, the one way valve nozzle that is attached to the LE bladder and the clear bladder sealing ring attached to the bottom of each strut.
If a kite does not appear to hold adequate air pressure the procedure for checking should be as follows.
1. Inflate the kite fully and leave standing.
2. If any of the struts deflate the first thing to check is the strut deflate valves. In high temperature, or if the valves have been left plugged in, the valve material may stretch slightly allowing a small amount of air to leak out. To quickly fix this simply wrap the valve stem with a zip tie and secure it down firmly with the valve cap in place.
This will fix 99% of slow deflation issues.
3. If the kite deflates, leaving four of the struts inflated. Open the access zip on the deflated strut, fold back the black rubber protection sheet, and carefully but forcefully reseat the clear bladder sealing ring at the bottom of the strut over the one way valve nozzle that protrudes from the LE into the strut compartment. Reposition the black rubber protection sheet over the back of the zip and close the zip. Re-inflate the kite fully through the LE valve and leave to check seal integrity. The internal valve can become unseated due to repeated high impacts crashes into the water.
4. Should the kite slowly deflate again then check the external deflate valve on the strut. Due to the flexible nature of the materials used in the valves to ensure low adequate low temperature stability if the kite has been exposed to temperatures over 100 degrees, the valves may become temporarily stretched. To fix this you can simply wrap a small zip tie around the valve and secure it firmly. Remember to always remove the deflate valve plug from external strut valves when storing kite.
5. If the kite stays inflated, then you have solved the problem, if the same strut and LE deflate again, then remove the strut bladder, check and repair any punctures and repeat the inflation test.
6. If the LE deflates but all the struts stay inflated, check the following items in sequence.
7. Unscrew the entire valve assembly from the valve seat, flip the deflate plug over and check that the black rubber air seal is in position. This is a small flat black rubber sealing ring about 35mm in diameter. The sealing ring should be flush with the bottom of deflate plug and free from sand or any other debris. Clean and reseat if required and carefully screw the plug back into the LE and inflate once again. If the sealing ring has fallen off reassemble with a new sealing ring prior to inflation.
8. If the LE deflates again, check that when removing the pump adaptor from the top of the valve assembly that the deflate plug has not become loosened off, allowing air to escape. The two threads run counter to each other, so always hold the centre deflate plug securely when removing the pump adaptor and screwing the air cap in place.
9. If the LE deflates again, remove the air cap and check that the internal one way valve has not become damaged. If the one small one way valve is damaged or has become detached then replace the centre deflate plug with a new part.
10. If the LE deflates again, then you have a LE puncture. Go fix it….
Following this procedure carefully will identify any possible reason for the kite not holding air pressure.