duotone kiteboarding neo sls
Neo SLS
Neo SLS
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Art.-No. 44210-3014

The legendary Neo; the world’s most decorated wave kite, now has the Strong Light Superior treatment! SLS incorporates new materials and technologies across the Duotone range to create an even better performing product.

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Key Features

Duotone Neo SLS

Flex Strut

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

Huge wind range, great low end

Huge wind range and incredible low end are significant for the Neo SLS.

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% lighter construction, due to new material mix and Penta TX.

Dynamic handling and steering

Due to the Flex struts, the handling and steering is incredibly dynamic.

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
56789101112
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Details

Duotone Neo SLS

It’s time to take it to the next level; the all-new Neo SLS joins the revolution in the Duotone range and will excite every experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic kiter. 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. For the 2021 Neo that means Penta TX, a brand new material to replace the Dacron in the kite, it’s considerably lighter and offers up to five times as much tear resistance. This reduces the overall weight and gives you a faster kite that will fly in less wind. In addition to new materials, the kite has been redesigned to maximise the performance opportunities. The new Flex Struts allow the canopy to twist even more, so the Neo SLS has become the most dynamic turning Neos ever since. Penta TX is coupled with the legendary Trinity TX to create a kite that will last longer and be far more durable than a kite manufactured with traditional materials. In the waves, this reduced weight and therefore the improved drifting means a massive spike in performance. The kite will drift down the line in a manner you couldn’t have previously imagined, and light wind wave sessions will suddenly come alive. The low overall weight ensures the low end is further enhanced. Perfect for the most discerning wave riders, the best strapless freestylers and hydrofoilers, the Neo SLS is kiteboarding reinvented. The Neo SLS will ignite your soul on the water; incredible handling, unrivalled drift and a more extensive wind range. Accept no substitutes, choose the Neo SLS and bring your kiteboarding experience to the next level.

Tech Features

Duotone Neo 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 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.

Size Finder

Duotone Neo SLS

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 Neo SLS

Airton Cozzolino
“The Neo has been my first choice for so many years and I always loved it. But this year, you directly feel it's something different! The Neo SLS is really fast, really light and feels super solid. I don't want anything else anymore.”
Airton Cozzolino
“Neo SLS is the most incredible kite I’ve used in my life! Period!”
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James Carew
“This kite is fast. Really fast. The way the added power of the Neo feels with such a fast turning kite is very special feeling. All those times when you need that little extra speed, like a kiteloop or a closing section this kite really helps.”
James Carew

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Reviews

Duotone NEO 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
17.09.2020
Next Level Neo SLS!!!
by TomHof96 from Podersdorf Austria
PROS
  • amazing lowend
  • great turning
  • playfull handling
CONS
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BEST USE
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Comment

Could test the Kite in Austria at Kite2Fly Station in Podersdorf. I am riding the normal Neo 2020. I was super impressed and could not believe it that this kite is even better than my current Neo. The light feeling on the bar, super fast turning and great travel ability makes this kite even better. The wind dropped after and I was foiling in super light wind with the Neo 9. I never had the feeling that the kite can fall from the sky. At the end it was around 7 to 9 knots and I could easily foil. Summarized an amazing kite, new level what I was definitely not expecting. Great job Duotone and next level. Can´t wait whats coming next!!!!

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