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Neo SLS

Wave

Art.-No. 44220-3014

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.

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Key Features

Duotone Neo SLS

Incredible drift ability

The incredible drift ability is essential for surfing waves.

Slightly smoother, more refined handling

The handling is slightly smoother and more refined compared to previous models.

Fast, dynamic turning and handling due to Flex Strut and light weight construction

Due to Flex Struts and the light weight construction, the turning and handling is fast and dynamic.

Penta TX frame construction

The Penta TX frame construction ensures a very stiff and very responsive kite construction.

Up to 15% lighter construction, due to material mix and Penta TX

Penta TX and a carefully resourced material mix are the reason for an up to 15% weight reduction compared to original models.

Flex Struts for more dynamic handling and steering

The unique Flex Struts ensure a very dynamic handling and a very direct steering.

Neo SLS

Characteristics

Duotone Neo 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
Sizes
Windrange
Rec. Line Length
Weight without bag (kg)
56789101112
22-3820-3618-3416-3214-3012-2811-2510-22
20-2220-2220-2220-2220-2222-2422-2422-24
1,942,112,332,452,632,782,943,11

Details

Duotone Neo SLS

Last year the Neo SLS 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 and combined with the light weight construction, this Neo SLS 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. Used by our pro riders, Airton Cozzolino, James Carew, Matchu Lopes and Sebastian Ribeiro on the world tour, the Neo is the most decorated wave kite on the market with more titles and wins than any other wave kite. It’s incredible for strapless freestyle, and 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.

Tech Features

Duotone Neo SLS

Penta TX frame construction Neo SLS
Penta TX frame construction Neo SLSPenta TX frame construction Neo SLS

The Penta TX frame construction is the reason for a 5-times higher tear resistance, 50% less elongation compared to standard Dacron constructions and a 15% lighter overall construction compared to the Original Neo models, resulting in a great low end in combination with an incredible top end due to the solid frame construction.

Flex Strut Neo SLS
Flex Strut Neo SLSFlex 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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True Quotes

Duotone Neo SLS

Matchu Lopes
“The wind range and stability is amazing, insane turning speed and so stable! It drifts and seems to just hang in the sky! I won’t ride anything else!”
Matchu Lopes
“The Neo SLS is the best kite on the market for strapless freestyle and wave riding. Insane lift, drift and turning speeds, it’s the only kite I need in my quiver!”
James Carew
James Carew
Patri McLaughlin
“The new 2022 Neo SLS is smoother, quicker and with more depower. Ken has polished the model. It's the best kite I had ever ridden and the kite I ride all the time, I love it.”
Patri McLaughlin

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