Behind the Design of the Duotone MONO with Ralf Grösel

Duotone Kiteboarding Mono 2020

The 2020 MONO, is probably the best one-strut all-round kite on the market. New for this year is the use of a lightweight material, alongside a double rip stop canopy material and redesigned construction details for a maximum saving of weight. Marrying incredible handling with effortless ease use, its forgiving nature will stoke the flames of and kiteboarding adventure.

Duotone Kiteboarding Behind the Design Mika and Ralf

What’s new for the 2020 MONO?

New for this year is the use of a lightweight material, alongside a double rip stop canopy material and redesigned construction details for a maximum saving of weight. These materials enhance the handling of the kite in ways never thought possible.

 

How does this affect in flight characteristics?

While the general design approach has remained the same, the kite is completely redesigned due to the new materials. The lower weight ensures unrivalled drifting abilities, more dynamic handling, a near-mystical ability to stay in the air in the lulls and improved power from a faster upstroke.

How does the lighter construction translate into performance and who will enjoy the MONO?

 

Lighter weight means enhanced flying characteristics and a effortless relaunch. It’s so light that the slightest of puff of wind will see it rising back into the sky. If you want a light kite for travelling, the MONO is it. If you want a dynamic kite with an incredible low end for foiling, step right up, if you are just starting your kiting journey and want an easy to fly, forgiving kite, look no further. If wave riding sets your heart on fire, the Mono will happily stoke the flames especially in light winds, or perhaps freeride is your game, you’ll enjoy the constant pull and smooth power delivery.

Duotone Kiteboarding Behind the Design Mono Ralf Grösel
Duotone Kiteboarding Behind the Design Mono 2020 Ralf Grösel

Talk us through the design features.

The leading edge bladder has been reinforced to make it even more durable and stiffer for a more rigid framework; this improves the wings jumping abilities, but also offers more control at speed and in powered conditions. Canopy tension has been increased and the trailing edge/leech tension has also been tuned.

These improvements help airflow and reduce drag, giving the wing a better wind range and making it more stable when riding waves.

The new boom utilises an oval grip, making it more comfortable in hands with positioning becoming natural and intuitive. 

The new six sizes in the range open up a wider range to those looking to hit the water with the highest performing, most technologically advanced wing on the market.

Duotone Kiteboarding Mono 2020

The MONO in a nutshell.

The Mono may be defined as a one-strut kite, but it is so much more than that, take one for a spin and find out what it is all about!

Duotone Mono 2020

Duotone Mono 2020