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.
The Dice has been a tricks and megaloops champion for a long time now, designed to excel at big air and perform to the highest standards in freestyle and even waves; it boasts an army of fans worldwide. New for 2022, the Dice gets the Strong Light Superior makeover and a complete redesign to improve the performance. Whenever new materials are introduced, the design parameters change. Therefore, the riders and designer Ralf Grösel need to go back to the drawing board and get the most out of the materials and the kite. To say they achieved those goals would be a huge understatement. The new Penta TX frame construction combined with the Trinity TX canopy has created a Dice like no other. The weight has been even further reduced, making the kite far more responsive in the air and increasing the overall wind range. This loss of weight has also increased the kite's flying qualities, making mega loops smooth and on the way back up, the Dice SLS never gets stuck, in the waves you directly feel the increased drift. The kite jumps higher, hangs in the air for longer, and the mega loops have even more control! The team also tweaked the kites unhooked performance too, fine-tuning the power release after you pop, to allow you to get even more tricks on the scoreboard. It has been said in the past, but the new 2022 Dice SLS is undoubtedly the most impressive performing Freestyle kite on the water. Capable of taking you to the podium not only at a big air event, but also at the freestyle competition. This quiver killer kite can trade blows with the Vegas, while pulling jumps and loops big enough to win the King of the Air. It isn't often that a leap forwards in performance like this comes along. If getting bigger jumps, landing more complex tricks and even smashing some waves gets you excited for a session, you will need the Dice SLS in your quiver.
The Vegas has been at the top of the freestyle game forever; it's hard to remember a time without this iconic kite. Used to devastating effect by World Champions and outstanding riders like Valentin Rodrigues, Mikaili Sol, Gianmaria Coccoluto and Aaron Hadlow, it has more bling in the trophy cabinet than any other Freestyle/Wakestyle kite. The kite's core design focus is to help the riders perform the latest tricks and multiple passes. As freestyle develops the Vegas has had to match that pace and ensure our team riders have the sharpest tool in the box. The kite offers you incredible power with ultimate control as you dig in an edge ready to pop the lines load up, and the kite gives an explosive launch that is unrivalled amongst the competition. Once you are in the air, all the power is released, and the line tension goes slack, allowing you to perform your tricks without getting pulled by the kite. This will enable you to stay on axis as you rotate and pass the bar with ease. All you have to do is focus on the trick and the landing and let the kite do the rest. The kite can be tuned for freestyle but also for kite loops too, where it excels. It is still the kite of choice for many riders at the King of the Air, and his multiple successes at the event are a testament to the kite's capabilities when the wind is pumping. Built using our proven technologies with a Trinity TX canopy and incredible attention to detail, it will be your perfect partner for many seasons to come. If you want to progress your freestyle riding, the Vegas is the kite you need to be betting the house on!
What happens when you throw convention out the window and embrace the future of kite technology and innovation? D/LAB is precisely that, the pinnacle of everything that is done here at Duotone. The Juice D/LAB is part of a new range of high-end products to come out of the Duotone laboratory. Using a new version of Aluula, we have ironed out the issues experienced by other brands to bring a kite to the market that sets a whole new standard. The new fabric in combination with new construction features reduces the weight of the kite by up to 30% compared to standard constructions and depending on the size, which is a considerable saving of up to 1kg, especially when the wind is light. Elsewhere the construction has been fine-tuned to reduce weight wherever possible, while innovative use of material weaves allows improved turning ability and response. The Juice D/LAB isn’t just a lighter version of the Juice; the handling and performance are significantly improved, allowing you to get riding earlier and have more fun on the water. The kite generates enormous amounts of power with real acceleration on the up and the downstrokes, even in the lightest airs, making foiling in nearly no wind a never experienced adventure. The reduced weight and improved handling make it an exciting kite to fly, and you will be boosting higher and flying for longer than anyone else on the beach. It’s quite simply the best light wind kite we can make right now; D/LAB will set a new standard in the kite industry, and you can be the first to experience it. Get the Juice D/LAB now and never miss a session again; make every hour on the water count and enjoy the very pinnacle of kite technology!
Set in the Peruvian eco accommodation, the Punta Luna surf lodge of Martin Vari, developed for kiters by kiters with a perfect reeling wave right in front, the normal logistics of shooting were reduced. The main focus would be on seeing what’s possible by pushing the limits of their abilities and the Duotone gear! It also provided the crew a lot of time to discuss the past, present and future of the sport and what it means to them to be at forefront of progression and style! Don't miss this episode and don't blame us if you now can't stop thinking of booking a ticket for the dream trip to Peru, whenever that may be possible.
Join Tom Hebert, Reno Romeu and Shayne McAuley on this ruly spectacular adventure through the Canadian Chitcolin range onboard the Havilland Beaver float plane discovering unridden kitesurfing locations deep in the wilderness!
This is an epic kiteboarding adventure as Reno, Tom and Shayne start to explore the unexplored and put their Duotone kite equipment through its paces. Kiting is a sport that can push you to your limits, whether that is on the water or push you to travel and explore new kite destinations off the water. Finding your own adventures wherever they are to be found, that's what we love here at Duotone Kiteboarding.