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Duotone Neo SLS 2022 is perfect for wave riders, freestylers and hydrofoilers!
The best wave riding kite on the market
Duotone Neo SLS 2022
The Duotone Neo SLS is the ultimate wave riding kite and become one of the most popular products on the market. It’s ideal for gusty difficult UK conditions and is by far the most popular wave kite at Camber and around the south coast of England.
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The Duotone Neo SLS 2022 is the world’s best wave and strapless freestyle kite, even better with the Strong Light Superior construction featuring Penta TX. Accept no substitutes and get your ticket to get barreled!
Last year the Duotone Neo SLS 2022 took the world by storm. Utilising cutting edge materials and new construction techniques, the world’s best wave kite got even better. SLS stands for Strong Light Superior and is the new mantra for all our high-end products where performance is the most critical factor. For the Neo SLS, this means replacing all the heavy Dacron material with the new Penta TX material that is up to 15% lighter. Combining this with the Trinity TX canopy and the incredible build quality Duotone is famous for offers a winning combination.
The kite flies incredibly well, especially in light winds. The reduced weight keeps it in the sky for longer, a huge advantage in the waves where drifting is essential. And even more so in onshore conditions, where you often end up with slack lines. The Neo SLS is the only Neo offering Flex Struts. Combined with the light weight construction, this Neo SLS 2022 is fast and delivers very dynamic turning with intuitive overall handling. You’ll notice the kite can literally hang in the air, allowing you to finish your move on the wave and get the tension back in the lines without dropping the kite. This new construction has transformed the Neo SLS into the ultimate wave kite. Increased wind range allows you to stay on the water for longer, and the incredibly dynamic handling has to be experienced.
The Neo is incredible for strapless freestyle. The new lighter materials in combo with the stiff frame allows you to jump higher and fly for longer, giving you the edge over the competition. The Neo SLS is the absolute pinnacle of performance! It’s the kite you need in your quiver if you take your wave and strapless freestyle riding seriously.
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.
Duotone Neo SLS 2022 – Key Features
- Incredible drift ability
- Slightly smoother, more refined handling
- Fast, dynamic turning and handling due to Flex Strut and light weight construction (less accelerated mass)
- Big wind range, due to a great high and good low end
- Easy water relaunch
- Good jumping ability for strapless freestyle
- Four or five line set up (5th line not included)
FLEX STRUT NEO 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.
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.
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 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.
HEAVY 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.
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.
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 kite less prone to distortion and helps it to steer more smoothly.
Read our handy guide on how to look after your equipment here.
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