Duotone Kiteboarding Evo SLS
Evo SLS
Evo SLS
3D
SIZES
070809101112

Freeride/Freestyle/Wave

Art.-No. 44210-3013

The best and most successful all-rounder in the Duotone range just got even better, on top of the Evo range, we proudly introduce the high-performance Evo SLS - 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.

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Key Features

Duotone Evo SLS

Aggressive lift

Due to the direct steering and a solid frame, aggressive lift is guaranteed.

Flex Strut

Flex Strut, the reason for fast, dynamic, turning and handling.

Bigger wind range due to Penta TX, solid frame

The solid frame in combination with Penta TX is the formula to a noticeably increased wind range.

Increased drift

Due to the less overall weight, the drift was noticeably increased .

Penta TX frame construction

The most solid construction in combination with lightweight materials.

Durability and Light Weight Construction

More durable, yet up to 15%/560 grams lighter construction, due to new material mix and Penta TX.

Evo SLS

Duotone Kiteboarding Evo SLS

Characteristics

Duotone Evo SLS

Freestyle Unhooked SLACK / POP
Freestyle Hooked KITELOOP / BIG AIR / HANGTIME
Freeride WINDRANGE / UP WIND / SHEET & GO
Foil FLYING ABILITY IN LIGHTWIND
Wave DRIFT / TURNING DEPOWERED / FAST TURNING
Entry EASY RELAUNCH ABILITY / STABILITY IN AIR
Size
Windrange
Rec. Line Length
789101112
17-3715-3513-3311-3110-289-26
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Details

Duotone Evo SLS

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.

Tech Features

Duotone Evo SLS

Penta TX
Penta TXPenta 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. Penta TX 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.

Flex Strut Evo SLS
Flex Strut Evo SLSFlex 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.

Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam
Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing SeamHeavy 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.

Self Rescue Handles
Self Rescue HandlesSelf 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.

Anti Snag
Anti SnagAnti 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.

Modern Trailing Edge Design
Modern Trailing Edge DesignModern 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
Trailing Edge Force ControlTrailing 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
Load Distribution PanelsLoad 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.

Double-V Pigtails
Double-V PigtailsDouble-V Pigtails

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.

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True Quotes

Duotone Evo SLS

Reno Romeu
“The new EVO SLS is really a game changer to me. The overall performance is impressive! The low end is incredible, so are the jumping abilities and the up wind angle. You may not even be overpowered, but you fly as you would be if completely lit! It's shocking!”
Reno Romeu
“The Evo SLS has a really nice direct feeling, allowing me to know exactly where the kite is at all times, I am able to be really precise with the steering, which has allowed me to get some of my biggest jumps with the most hangtime”
Aaron Hadlow
Aaron Hadlow

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Reviews

Duotone EVO SLS

Help others and our Duotone engineers with your direct feedback. Write a review on this product to share your opinions with others. Please focus on the design, performance and quality.

Overall rating
5,0
08.02.2021
Best kite I ever had.
by Felix from Gouderak
PROS
  • Incredibly stable, jumps super high, total control
CONS
  • Couldn't find anything yet.
BEST USE
  • Freeride, high jumps, freestyle, mega loops.
Comment

I was quite sceptic about the new gear and watched the incredible Duotone marketing machine for years now, but this new SLS range, Neo and Evo SLS is really something different.

BOTTOM LINE
Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.
01.02.2021
robkite24
by robkite24 from germany
PROS
  • super light handling
  • fast and direct
  • less bar pressure
  • versatile and sportive
CONS
  • only 2 colorways
  • no 13 and 14 this year
BEST USE
  • allround
  • foil
  • big air
  • loop
Comment

Robkite24

BOTTOM LINE
Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.
31.01.2021
A Noticeable Upgrade
by Lewis from Worthing
PROS
  • low end
  • high end
  • stability
  • reaction
  • turning
  • lift
  • loops
CONS
  • N/A
BEST USE
  • N/A
Comment

Noticeable upgrade to the EVO, felt at home with it for freestyle and big air straight away. Especially like the 10m and 12m

BOTTOM LINE
Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.

Evo SLS News

Behind the Scenes

Duotone Kiteboarding rider review aaron hadlow

Rider review

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Duotone Kiteboarding Designer Interview ralf grösel evo sls

Behind the Design

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