KEN WINNER, THE FATHER OF DUOTONE WING FOILING HAS BEEN A TOYMAKER HIS ENTIRE LIFE.
Without Ken, Wing Foiling would not be the sport we know and love today.
A driven innovator with a track record of groundbreaking designs and firsts in the windsurfing and kitesurfing world, Ken brought his decades of knowledge to form wing foiling as we know it.
In 2018 Ken designed his first inflatable wing, a 2.5-meter prototype, that worked from the outset. Many prototypes followed as he worked to perfect the design. He brought it to various events and meeting with people showing little interest. It wasn’t until November that year, Till Eberle, CEO of Boards & More, came to Maui and tested Ken’s prototype and after one downwinder realized the potential. It was at this point Duotone decided to launch a production run.
We sat down with legendary designers; Ken Winner, Sky Solbach and Kai Hopf, waterman Kai Lenny and the Spencer Boys to learn how it all began and how Kens’ innovations have changed water sports.
Who is Ken Winner? Who is the toymaker? What is the secret of his unrivalled success? Listen to what the water sports legends say!