Duotone Evo SLS 2021

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Duotone Evo SLS 2021

Now with FREE 1 hour private lesson or Tricktionary (the ultimate progression book!) if you’re further afield.

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FREERIDE / FREESTYLE / WAVE

 

The best and most successful all-rounder in the Duotone range just got better, on top of the Evo, we proudly introduce the high-performance Duotone Evo SLS 2021 – an experience of flying a kite like never before! SLS incorporates new materials and technologies across the Duotone range to create an even better performing product.

Meet the Evo SLS, a kite for the experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic kiter, who will be surprised by its flying and handling characteristics. The new benchmark in performance and handling. SLS stands for Strong Light Superior, it’s the quest for perfection, and it incorporates new technologies, construction materials and techniques everywhere you see the SLS logo.

The Evo SLS sets a new standard for versatility, it’s perfect for boosting huge airs, riding waves and tricking out some freestyle moves. If you just want to cruise then don’t worry, it’s ideal for that and also works really well for foiling! The R&D Team was constantly surprised the Evo SLS would never fall out of the sky, even when the foil kites were down already. The Evo SLS is the ultimate one kite does it all concept.

The new construction for 2021 replaces the Dacron with Penta TX, significantly reducing the weight of the kite by 15% while making it five times more durable. This supercharges the handling, increases the wind range and turns the Evo SLS into an experience you have never felt before with a kite. The new materials and construction make the kite much stiffer, resulting in a very agile and precise overall handling, while the reduced weight improves the low-end. The new Flex Struts allow the kite to twist like never before when you engage the bar, and this results in lightning-fast handling that is guaranteed to excite you.

No matter what you decide to do with the Evo SLS, you’ll be blown away by the performance, it’s changing the way we think about kiteboarding. It allows you to get on the water earlier, stay out for longer and have control at your fingertips that other kites can only dream of. Maximise your ride, go all out with the new Evo SLS and connect with your kite in a way you could have only imagined before.

Read more about Strong Light Superior (SLS) products here.

This product is Climate Neutral, worked on in collaboration with Climate Partner. You can check out more info here.

Noseline not included. If you want to use the kite with a 5th line, you have to get the noseline separately.

 

Key Features

  • Faster, more dynamic turning and handling due to Flex Struts and light weight construction (less accelerated mass)
  • Wider wind range and incredible low end
  • Increased drift due to less overall weight
  • Penta TX frame construction
  • Flex Struts for more dynamic handling and steering
  • More durable, yet up to 15 % / 560 g lighter construction than a classic Neo, due to new material mix and Penta TX
  • Four or five line set up (5th line not included)

 

Characteristics

 

 

Tech Features

FLEX STRUT EVO SLS

The counterpart to a stiff frame are the Flex Struts, between middle and tip struts. They ensure a direct and very reactive feel of SLS kites. The agility of a three-strut kite combined with the stiffness and the solid frame of a 5 strut kite. A softer material enables the Flex Struts to bend and twist in a defined way. Steering impulses are transformed smoothly and fast into turning actions.

PENTA TX

Penta TX, the guarantee for a sportier, more precise and crisper feel of the kite, achieved by 15% less overall weight and a five times higher tear resistance. It replaces Dacron and is showing 50% less elongation compared to standard Dacron. Penta TX is a quite stiff material, resulting in a high structural stiffness, especially recognizable in strong wind conditions, leading to less deformation of the overall structure of the kite. It’s responsible for a very precise timing when edging, releasing the edge and all steering impulses – the precise and reliable steering of a racing car. Penta TX is used in the leading edge and the center strut.

2020 Duotone Evo

MODERN TRAILING EDGE DESIGN

A narrower trailing edge with a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile.

Duotone Evo 202HEAVY DUTY LEADING EDGE CLOSING SEAM

The leading edges of all kites are extremely durable due to a special heavy duty closing seam. The Dacron material at the leading edge is reinforced with a self sticky Insignia Tape and double stitched additionally. The Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam is resistant to very high tensions and diagonal forces.

kite canopy panels

LOAD DISTRIBUTION PANELS

As kite geometry improves, the canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. To spread these forces, Load-Distribution-Panels are used, holding the Duotone Evo 2020 kite’s shape even under the most extreme loads. In practice this gives a smoother and more consistent performance from the kite in any riding situation.

2020 Duotone Evo strut

FUSION STRUT

This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between strut and leading edge. Struts are 100% connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line, which promotes higher canopy tension and a clean profile.

2020 Duotone Evo trailing edge

TRAILING EDGE FORCE CONTROL

The Trailing Edge Force Control is responsible for the smooth power distribution between the different materials of the kite, forcing the tensions in the right directions. Since 2013 the waves are higher and wider to eliminate stress points between the Dacron Trailing Edge and the Trinity TX Canopy material. This change in construction reduces fluttering marks and ensures that the material is not wearing out.

Duotone self rescue handles

SELF RESCUE HANDLES

The self-rescue handles on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found in case of an offshore break down. They provide a good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.

Duotone Evo wingtip

ANTI SNAG

The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.

 

double v bridles

DOUBLE-V PIGTAILS

These pigtails distribute the load of the line connections to the kite, minimizing the risk of fatigue, making the Duotone Evo 2020 kite less prone to distortion and helps it to steer more smoothly.

 

kook proof pigtails

KOOK PROOF CONNECTORS

The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.

 

Read our handy guide on how to look after your equipment here.

 

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