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FREERIDE / FREESTYLE / WAVE

Art.-No. 44200-3003

The best all-rounder in the Duotone range, the Evo is a favourite among many, for freeride, big air, waves and anything you want to do on the water.

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Key Features

Duotone Evo 2020

Best allrounder of the range

An easy jumper with massive sheet-and-go qualities, offering huge depower, powerful lift and a massive hangtime. It's the most accessible kite for all type of riders.

Easy water relaunch

The relaunch is very fast and easy, thanks to the Delta design the kite doesn't stick to the water.

Powerful lift and huge hangtime

Perfect for freeride performance with explosive powerful lift and huge as well as long hangtime.

Delta Kite

The most comfortable design with a very smooth kite profile. Upwind ability is unmatched and steering performance is very forgiving.

Three-strut design

A lighter kite boosts agility and increases responsiveness. Turning is fast and the feeling at the bar is very predictable and responsive.

New trailing edge design for less canopy wear

A narrower trailing edge and a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile.

Evo 2020

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Characteristics

Duotone Evo 2020

Freestyle Unhooked SLACK / POP
Freestyle Hooked LOOP / FAST TURNING
Freeride WINDRANGE / HANGTIME
Foil FLYING ABILITY LIGHTWIND
Wave DRIFT / TURNING DEPOWERED
Entry EASY RELAUNCH / STABILITY
Size
Windrange
Rec. Line Length
WEIGHT WITHOUT BAG (KG)
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25-4323-4121-4019-3717-3515-3313-3112-2811-2610-249-22
22 (24)22 (24)22 (24)22 (24)22 (24)22 (24)22 (24)22-2422-2422-2424-27
1,952,182,392,592,802,973,133,313,443,753,81

Details

Duotone Evo 2020

The Evo has been in the Duotone line up for many years now, and in the constant search for improvement, it has become the best performing kite across all disciplines. Riders like Tom Hebert don’t let kiteboarding define them, and they love to do freestyle as much as they love old school big air and foiling. The Evo is Tom’s choice, as it doesn’t hold him back, no matter what he decides to do. For 2020 we removed the pulleys from the bridle, this has the effect of increasing the responsiveness of the kite while still offering incredible depower. There is also a new trailing edge design incorporating a wave pattern that drastically reduces flutter and canopy wear in this critical area. The Evo can be flown as a four or five line kite, and the three-strut delta design is ready for anything you decide to do. Kiteboarding has always been about freedom, don’t let other kites define you, let the Evo set you free!

Tech Features

Duotone Evo 2020

Trinity TX
Trinity TXTrinity TX

Teijin is the world’s leading supplier of polyester fabrics and sail materials to marine sports. The combined creative power of Duotone saw the formulation of TRINITY TX. Exclusive to Duotone, TRINITY TX is a 3x2 canopy material, which has proven to be far superior to other canopy materials in terms of durability and dynamic performance.

The 3x2 yarn combination has proven to be the best solution in performance as well as durability, overall superior to any 2x2 or 4x4 yarn solutions. TRINITY TX. Made to stand the test of time.

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.

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.

Fusion Strut
Fusion StrutFusion Strut

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.

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.

Kook Proof Connectors
Kook Proof ConnectorsKook Proof Connectors

The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.

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.

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.

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.

Size Finder

Duotone Evo 2020

Specifically designed to assist you in finding the perfect setup for the conditions that you ride, it’s a fun feature that will help you construct the optimum quiver within our extensive range of products.

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True Quotes

Duotone Evo 2020

Reno Romeu
“The new Evo was developed without pulleys. This made the kite way more predictable and enables me to enjoy all disciplines with just one kite!”
Reno Romeu
“It covers all levels and styles of riding. Its 3-strut design delivers insane relaunch but packs so much potential; it’s a kite for life.”
Tom Hebert
Tom Hebert

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Reviews

Duotone Evo 2020

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
03.04.2020
My first kites
by GT from England
PROS
  • N/A
CONS
  • N/A
BEST USE
  • N/A
Comment

I finally bought my own gear 5 months ago after being on a rental package. Having taken advice, I have the 7, 9 and 12 sizes used with a 138 Select Board. I sail in the choppy waters in the South England, and weigh 80+ kilos. For my level the choice has been excellent. I had been thinking of going bigger, but that really has not been necessary I have been impressed by the wind range of all the kites, which overlap nicely, so even if I put up a small kite, it can keep me planing when the wind drops. The kites are amazingly stable and controllable in all conditions. The front bridles can get wrapped around the wing tips when inflating, so I always double check this. I would strongly recommend the Evo as a first kite, and expect it to take me through to the next level.

BOTTOM LINE
Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.
03.01.2020
Great allrounder
by Roman from Kiel, Germany
PROS
  • great lift
  • awesome hangtime
CONS
  • stalls easier than the Dice
BEST USE
  • freeride
  • old school
Comment

The 2020 Evo is the perfect kite for freeriding and just allround kiting. I was using the Dice the last couple years and I switched to the Evo because it deals way better with gusts and has a better low end than the Dice. The hangtime is also way better. The Evo is a bit slower than the Dice, which makes it easier to do rotations during jumps.

BOTTOM LINE
Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.
03.01.2020
Evo is the best Allrounder!!!
by georgemayr from Germany
PROS
  • Allround performance
  • jumping machine
  • handling
  • wind range
  • direct feel
CONS
  • price
BEST USE
  • allround performer for big air, freeride, foil etc
Comment

love my evos. super versatile, top windrange. perfect for freeride and boosting big air jumps. works also good in waves. really nice allround kite...

BOTTOM LINE
Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.
21.12.2019
Easy for waves and boosting
by Roger from East Coast USA
PROS
  • Nice lofty air
CONS
  • N/A
BEST USE
  • Waves and freeride boosting
Comment

First two sessions with my 2020 Evo 14 showed that it turns well and boosts easily with some nice hang time. Winds were 13-22 knots and the Evo handled them nicely on a Jaime 139x42 twin tip for my 83 kgs- easy to fly even in the lighter winds and the canopy was wrinkle free and stable in the higher gusts. I felt that it turned faster than my 2018 Evo and I did not miss the sliders at all. The 7 psi inflation makes the kite a bit stiffer and only takes about three extra pumps. 2020 will be my second set of Evos after the 2018s and these kites do everything I want and provide a versatile kite that can do just about everything. I've ridden Neos for waves but did not like them as well for flat water blasting. The Rebel will still jump higher for me and it's a bit more stable in the gusts but really the Evo is so close that it is my choice for most conditions.

BOTTOM LINE
Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.
19.11.2019
No pulleys
by David from Southern California
PROS
  • Medium light bar pressure
  • Good upwind
  • Easy relaunch
  • Quick turning
  • Good wind range
CONS
  • N/A
BEST USE
  • Real world waves
  • Foiling
Comment

Evo2020
Ride surfboard and foil with 2018 evos open ocean with waves west coast of North America.
See my summary video comparison of 8m size here

https://youtu.be/AuNNojUiwYs

2020 has same outline and similar overall feel to 2018.
The 2020 is not just an evo with different colors.
Removing the pulleys changed the turning and sheeting feel.
Control, particularly when sheeted out a bit has improved.
Downloops and turning while drifting are better and the 2020 is better for foiling, downwinders, and down the line wave riding.
Prefer the 2018 sheeting feel but it is a subtle difference.

The white color is actually a light gray canopy with white leading edge snd struts.
Think it would look better and be more practical if the leading edge was a darker shade as depicted in website 3D renderings.

Logo and colored panels are different colored canopy fabric not silk screened.

The designed air pressure is now 7 psi up from 6 psi in previous years.

The antisnag webbing can bunch up and hold a rear line and there is a seam in the tip that can catch the rear line. I’ve had that happen in the 2018 evo and the 2020 evo has the identical design.

The graphics are very nice but I think it would look better with a single large logo in the middle with the arrow in the stylized D pointed forward. This would also serve a practical function in providing a visual clue as to the direction of travel.








BOTTOM LINE
Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.
22.10.2019
Best all around kite
by Jeremie Tronet from Union island
PROS
  • Versatile loops well
CONS
  • N/A
BEST USE
  • Everything
Comment

The Evo has always been my favorite all around kite of the Duotone range. If you like to do it all try an Evo. I love the 9m for kiteloops and the 14 is a great lighth wind jumping kite as well.

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