Welcome to Sky High, a new web series, which will focus on the Duotone Big Air team! A mix of Young Blood and legends who are pushing their discipline and the sport to the next level!
Episode #1 kicks off in the Big Air Mecca of Cape Town, South Africa. Where we introduce our athletes who will be competing in the Red Bull King of the Air! Episode #1 kicks off in the infamous strong wind capital, Cape Town, South Africa, where the legendary King of the Air event is about to go down (24th of November - 9th of December) for the 10th time in its history.
Dr. Lukas Brandner is the founder of Sportmedic in Vienna, Austria, a medical practice specializing in the treatment of sports injuries for professional athletes. With kitesurfing being a high-impact sport, injuries are unfortunately part of the game. That’s why at Duotone we make sure that we look after the health of our team riders. Together with Sportmedic we do everything we can to prevent injuries from happening in the first place as well as help our athletes to get back to the top when things aren’t going according to plan physically, not only during their active careers, but also after.
Watch this how-to where Aron Mathes shows in detail how to change the Ironheart on the Duotone Click Bar.
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The Neo D/LAB is poised to take the world by storm, the ultimate in high performance kite technology and featuring the absolute pinnacle of design and lightweight materials. Utilising an updated version of the Aluula fabric in a combination with a new Hybrid Flex Strut, offering up to an incredible 30% weight saving on the original Neo and guaranteeing an incredible responsiveness. Innovative materials such as Trinity TX and our high-end construction standards combine to ensure the Neo D/LAB is light. It is also very durable and can handle the rigours of a session in big waves. The kite's performance must be experienced to be truly understood; it is nothing short of phenomenal. The Neo has a reputation as one of the best performing wave kites on the market, and the D/LAB version is entirely out of this world. The low-end range is unsurpassed, while the high-end control is abundant. In addition, as you initiate a turn, it is dynamic and responsive in a way you have never experienced before due to the Hybrid Flex Strut. The Neo D/LAB truly becomes an extension of your body on the wave, and the flight characteristics are intuitive. As the wind goes offshore, you can tap into the fantastic drifting capabilities offered by this lighter version, the kite hangs in the air forever. With settings on the kite for strapless, you can quickly set up for some jumps and spins, and the extra airtime afforded to you allows you to pull the latest moves with ease. The Neo D/LAB is a massive leap forwards in terms of performance for the pinnacle of wave riders who demand the best; get a quiver before they sell out!
The Neo SLS has blown away the wave riding community, taking an already ground-breaking and market-leading kite, and pushing it to new heights. Penta TX combined with Trinity TX and a new Hybrid Flex Strut create an incredibly light and durable construction that weighs up to 15% less comapred to a regular kite, making the Neo SLS so responsive. and takes the drifting capabilities to new levels. When you may have dropped a traditionally manufactured kite, the Neo SLS will keep drifting, allowing you to pull off your moves on the wave easily. The new Hybrid Flex Strut ensures that the legendary dynamism of The Neo SLS is even further improved; new material combinations have been used for better performance. The kite has been tuned so precisely that the percentage of flex material in the tip struts decreases as the size increases. E.g., a 5m is more flexible in the tip struts, comparted to a 12m; this gives more rigidity and stiffness to the larger kites where power is a priority and makes the smaller kites even faster. When the kite is depowered, and you have the bar pushed away, the kite still handles and steers, allowing you to ride the wave without losing any control. With multiple settings on the tips, you can also tune the kite to the day's conditions; having a flatwater strapless freestyle session, set it for maximum pop and powerful loops if you dare. Shredding the waves, tune it for maximum drift and rapid turning speed. The Neo SLS is the epitome of a wave kite: fast, with incredible drift, instant relaunch, and very durable. If you want to ride a surfboard this year, the Neo SLS is the kite for you; no matter your riding style or the conditions, it will perform to the highest levels beyond your wildest imagination.
The new Rebel SLS is here to redefine the expectations of big air and high performance freeride kiteboarders across the globe. The heritage of the Rebel is second to none, but this year the new Penta TX frame combined with Trinity TX is going to change the way you think about freeriding and boosting. The new materials combined with an updated design and the Flex Struts make the kite incredibly dynamic; the low weight supercharges the kite's handling and allows it to develop even more power. In light winds, the difference is remarkable, and the larger sizes will offer unrivalled jumping and hangtime, when the wind is at the lower end of the scale. As the wind increases, the jumps get bigger, and the take-off becomes even more impressive. The acceleration into the air after you release the edge will have you pulling more G's than Yuri Gagarin, and the hangtime will leave you breathless. There are several tuning options on the kite, allowing you to dial in the bar pressure and turning speed to suit your riding style. You can also choose to ride the Rebel SLS in the four or five-line configuration; the fifth line is available as an accessory. The new materials, lighter weight and incredibly dynamic handling, combine to create one of the most exhilarating rides on the market. As soon as you start flying the Rebel SLS, you will instantly feel the power and performance at your fingertips. All you have to do is load up the edge of the board and get ready to send it to the moon!