We looked at construction ideas, material processes, bomb-proof functionality and worked on achieving a bar that looked slick and did the job. Those 3, crucial years of development included 200 prototypes ( 4 rounds of 50) and included hundreds of people. We gave them to riders of all levels for extended periods of time in order to ensure that we’d covered every possible aspect. Looking back, it was probably one of the Duotone teams’ greatest achievements.
“Once we’d found a mechanism that worked, the benefit was the possibility to design the rest of the bar to make it epic. As an industrial engineer, my view was to round-off the functionality with a smart finish and performance features that take care of the smaller details. There’s one depower line, the bar is clean, the simple power on/power off Trim Unit is flawless, the Power Display makes life easy and then there’s the Automatic Untwisting feature. It’s everything a kiteboarder needs.” - Aurelien “Lou” Mierswa