Duotone Kiteboarding Neo 2020 mint Matchu Lopes
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WAVE

Art.-No. 44200-3004

The ultimate wave-riding machine in the line up has won more world wave and strapless freestyle events and championships than any other kite.

Key Features

Duotone Neo 2020

Fantastic drifting abilities

To get the most out of every wave session a kite needs to be exceedingly stable in the air with excellent drift, making it perfect for waveriding.

Responsive steering - powered or depowered

Whether you're powered or not, with the Adaptive Tip, kites have a very responsive steering at all time - powered or not.

Very powerful - but with great depower

Always the perfect amount of power which is required during waveriding. Choose at least one size smaller!

Flex Segment Leading Edge design

Special Flex Segments have been built into the leading edge, allowing the kite to twist even more when turning. This improves the handling capabilities of the Neo making it very dynamic.

Adjustable front bridle

The adjustable fornt bridle offers a freeride tuning setup. Those who want a more solid bar feel and kite feedback, should go for the Hard Adaptive Tip setting.

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.

Neo 2020

44200-3004

Characteristics

Duotone Neo 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
Sizes
Windrange
Rec. Line Length
Weight without bag (kg)
3456789101112
29-4226-4023-3821-3619-3417-3215-3013-2812-2511-22
22 (24)22 (24)22 (24)22 (24)22 (24)22 (24)22-2422-2422-2422-24
1,752,002,202,442,652,833,053,193,413,47

Details

Duotone Neo 2020

The Neo is the choice of our highly decorated wave riding team, Airton Cozzolino, Matchu Lopes, Sebastian Ribeiro, James Carew and Patri McLaughlin - all choose the Neo to compete on the GKA Strapless World Tour. It has won more world titles and events than any other wave kite. With the move towards strapless riding, the Neo now has tuning options for waves and depower or you can set it up for strapless freestyle and freeriding. It’s been one of the most popular kites in the Duotone line up for a long time, and it’s easy to see why. On the wave, it offers dynamic handling and incredible drift when you want to freeride it’s an easy going companion. The kite has a unique profile that develops enormous amounts of power, Neo riders are often on one or even two sizes smaller than everyone else at the beach, this means the kite is even more responsive. While it has enormous amounts of power, the depower is incredible, more than that though, even when fully sheeted out the steering is exceptionally reactive and precise. Whether you are riding a monster at One Eye, pulling a strapless kite loop twenty feet up or just slaying some Euro mush, the Neo puts you in total control at all times. If surfboards are your kite life, you need the Neo in your quiver.

Tech Features

Duotone Neo 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Your Weight
Windrange
BEST SIZE10 m2

3D View

Duotone Neo 2020

True Quotes

Duotone Neo 2020

Matchu Lopes
“The design this year is completely in the right direction for my goals and the direction we want to take the sport. It makes me want to ride every day and anywhere, even in the worst conditions and most challenging moments. It’s a machine.”
Matchu Lopes
“Play with the settings and see what you like best. When I get my new kites I immediately change the rear pig tails to the blue hard setting. It’s totally a preference thing though.”
Patri McLaughlin
Patri McLaughlin
Sebastian Ribeiro
“The 2020 NEO is for all levels of wave riders and freeriders. It’s super comfortable with great low end performance, depower and awesome drift. It’s everything I need.”
Sebastian Ribeiro
“There's nothing in the world better than the feel of a Neo 7 on a Spartan reef wave. The Neo's smooth, steady power and tight, round steering, allow me to focus on wringing the most out of every wave.”
Ken Winner
Ken Winner

Gallery

Duotone Neo 2020

Trinity TX

Duotone Trinity TX Video Overview 01

Test Reports

Duotone Neo 2020

Reviews

Duotone NEO

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Overall rating
5,0
25.09.2019
Great fun to surf with Neo
by Pinhas from Tel Aviv, Israek
PROS
  • Feels good, quick turning, powerful, drifted
CONS
  • None at the moment
BEST USE
  • 9 + surfing board worked well at 17knots (i'm 90Kg)
Comment

It was my first ride on 2020, 9size Neo. Wind was 15-17knots, small wave. I loved the new Neo. It is precise, fast turning, Linear on power, never choke when bar is pulled all the way.
feels very light in the air. can't wait for the big wave to come...

BOTTOM LINE
Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.
03.09.2019
best wave kite on the market
by georgemayr from hood river
PROS
  • drifting, travel, water relaunch, power
CONS
  • N/A
BEST USE
  • wave and freeride
Comment

love the new neo, super drifting and handling. powerful compared to other kites, you can ride a size smaller. love my 9 and 6 neo with click bar

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