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Duotone Evo SLS 2022
The Duotone Evo SLS 2022 was the most eagerly awaited product of the year and for good reason
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The Duotone Evo SLS 2022 is out now! We’ve had a few delivered and managed to get out on the water already. The 2021 model was the most popular kite on our local beach and a huge hit among our team. The extra lightweight and quick turning really makes a difference in the 8m + sizes and the low end is noticeably improved over the standard model.
After testing the new Evo SLS we can confirm it’s a different beast to the 2021. The SLS materials allow it to be more aggressive and high performance orientated while being the most stable and forgiving Evo Duotone have ever produced. It floats around in the sky in next to no wind for light wind riding especially in the bigger sizes, and climbs out of kite loops in strong winds like nothing we’ve ever experienced. It really is the top performing ‘all rounder’ kite we’ve ever used.
Expectations for the Evo SLS 2022 were so high and with the delays on the release date it’s easy to see how some may have overlooked it, but it’s more than exceeded anything we could have expected. It’s so good we’ve almost forgotten about the delivery delay!
Duotone Evo SLS 2022 Durability
When the new SLS materials were launched on the 2021 model, there was a lot of concern over the longevity and durability of the kites, but our extensive use of these products over the last 14 months (and it has been extensive!) has proven they are not only durable but most probably the hardest wearing kites on the market and seem to experience much less canopy stretch than we’ve ever had on any previous Duotone / North model or any other brand for that matter. The only kites that seem to come close are the Airush range with their load frame technology.
What’s changed for 2022?
The 2021 Evo SLS was such a success there isn’t a huge amount that anyone would want to replace. The riders feedback has led to a kite with more hangtime and softer landings due to a flatter curve through the mid section of the kite created by a change to the bridle geometry. This also gives it more low end power as a bit more of the kite is catching the wind, however the top end is unaffected.
It’s slightly more user friendly in the turn with a smoother arc through the sky and sharper turning with a more connected feel to the kite. The trailing edge has been reduced slightly to improve the steering further which also makes it slightly higher aspect, meaning it’s a bit more efficient and better for jumping.
The central strut has had an additional batten added for extra support and the bridles have been tweaked to help the kite climb even faster through the sky. The 2022 Evo SLS uses the same proven Penta Tx canopy material.
The Dice SLS has had a major change to become the high wind performance kite in the range whereas the Evo SLS is more of the highly popular performance ‘all rounder’ that still excels in big air.
Duotone Evo SLS 2022 Colour Choices:
As all brands are finding it hard to produce every kite in every colour due to shortages in material supply, please let us know your preferred colour choice in the order notes. If you’re not too fussed about the colour then please list a 2nd and 3rd choice as this may mean your order is fulfilled quicker. Please note, the colours are likely to change throughout the season as material availability changes.
C04: Blue /Mint
C06: Mint / Purple
C08: Coral – Red/Blue
C10: Vanilla Light Grey
C16: Vanilla / Purple
C17: Mint / Dark – Grey
Duotone Evo SLS 2022 Product Information
The world’s most versatile kite with the Strong Light Superior treatment to create the ultimate quiver killer, freeride, hooked and unhooked freestyle, foiling or even waves; the Evo SLS excels whatever the conditions.
The Evo SLS sets the new standard in versatility, building on the design’s success and taking it to new heights with the Strong Light Superior construction. The goal with the Evo SLS has always been versatility, and there isn’t another kite in our range that performs so well across so many disciplines.
Whether you want to freeride, freestyle or hit the local beach break, the kite has so much performance it will take your breath away! Built using the incredibly light and durable Penta TX material for the frame and coupled with our signature Trinity TX canopy material, the kite is up to 15% lighter than the original
construction. This loss of weight results in incredible handling and reactivity, tight fast loops, a wide
wind range, and in general stunning flying characteristics. Coupled with the fantastic build quality, you are assured of a durable kite that can handle a wide range of conditions.
The Flex Struts allow the kite to really open up and twist when you engage the steering at the bar, resulting in a very dynamic handling experience. This improved handling experience allows you to quickly redirect the kite and get tension in the lines for huge hooked airs while giving you total control at all times. The lighter nature of the kite also means you can even get good drift in the waves. Couple this with the responsive nature, and you have a kite that even works for both onshore and offshore wave riding conditions.
Finally, freestyling on the Evo SLS you will unlock the potential to pull some of the best tricks you’ve ever landed. Offering just the right amount of pop and release, you’ll be flying through the air hooked or unhooked and be sure of the envy of your friends. The relaunch is effortless, so if you do crash, you won’t be wasting precious session time in the water, maximizing every opportunity to improve your riding. There are a lot of kites out there that claim to be truly versatile, but only the Evo SLS offers versatility with an unmatched performance level.
Don’t let your gear define the way you ride; take the Evo SLS to the beach, make the most of whatever
the conditions throw at you and ride the way you want.
DUOTONE EVO SLS 2022 PERFORMANCE FEATURES
+ The perfect performance allrounder
+ Aggressive lift and floaty hangtime due to direct
steering and solid frame
+ Improved low end due to new flex strut design
+ Fast, dynamic turning and handling due to Flex Strut
(less accelerated mass)
+ Easy water relaunch
+ Good drift due to less overall weight
+ Penta TX frame construction
+ Durable, yet up to 15% lighter than normal constructions,
due to material mix and Penta TX
+ Flex Struts for more dynamic handling and steering
+ Several tip tuning options
+ Pulley less bridle system
+ Four or five line set up (5th line not included)
The Duotone Evo SLS 2022; 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 2022 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.
Highest Quality Construction & Materials
The SLS construction 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. 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.
Duotone Evo SLS 2022 Wing Range
Duotone Evo SLS 2022 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, 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.
MODERN TRAILING EDGE DESIGN
A narrower trailing edge with a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile.
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.
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 SLS 2022 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.
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 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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