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.
The new Dice has been designed by Ralf Grösel with the influence of Aaron Hadlow and Lasse Walker. The goal was to make a kite that would compete at the very top level of the King Of The Air, offering huge jumps and powerful loops. At the same time, the team wanted it to perform for unhooked tricks too, making it a really versatile performer. This year the weight of the kite has been reduced to improve the flying characteristics, and the bridle has been tuned a lot with the pulley less design offering a very precise feel. These design changes for 2021 combine modern materials with an absolutely solid frame construction. This helps the kite to react very precise and responsive, yet being superstable in gusty or high wind conditions. Aaron and Lasse really wanted to maximise the jumping capabilities, and the fast turning nature makes it incredibly reactive and gives it an explosive launch off the water. By tuning the bridle and wingtips, the turning speed was increased while ensuring the loops are full power with plenty of sideways pull in the air. For freestyle the Dice delivers a good amount of slack just after you pop, this allows you to throw the latest tricks with ease. The fast nature of the handling also lends the Dice well to wave riding, and the reduced weight improves the drifting capabilities. If you want a really high-performance all-round kite, then the Dice is the choice for you. No matter what the conditions it is ready to go and when the conditions get wild, then the Dice will be there ready to help you fly!
Every kiter knows the feeling, you arrive at the beach stoked for a session, and the wind hasn’t delivered what was on the forecast. Those days used to mean a return trip home from the beach feeling depressed about the wind. The new Juice is the perfect antidote. The design team has questioned all existing materials and worked hard to reduce the overall weight of the kite, exploring a new Light Wind Concept. The utilisation of the latest materials such as a lightweight Dacron material has been combined with reducing weight wherever it is possible on every component. Even the bladders use a lighter material to enhance the flying capabilities further. All of these updates have led to a kite that is not only light, but also incredibly dynamic to fly; it’s capable of hanging in the air in almost no wind and delivers plenty of low-end power. First time ever, the Juice is equipped with Flex Struts, which make steering impulses very direct and smooth. The kite is also incredibly easy to relaunch, thanks to its redefined Delta shape, even in the lightest of breezes, just pull on a rear line, and away you go! As the wind increases, the kite offers an excellent top-end range; the canopy is incredibly stable thanks to the removal of the pulleys from the bridle. This year the kite is so light it offers even more and longer lift, a characteristic foilers will enjoy when it comes to learning tacks, gybes and tricks. Sizes 11 and 13 are especially designed for and working incredibly for foiling. The complete Juice program features four sizes, but you only need one. Choose the correct kite for your weight and style of riding, foil or freeride twin tip and feel the power. Don’t get left on the beach again, get the Juice and make every session count!
New for this year is the use of lightweight Dacron material and redesigned construction details for a maximum saving of weight. These materials enhance the handling of the kite in ways never thought possible. While the general design approach has remained the same, the kite is radically different to last year’s model. 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. Finally, the relaunch of the kite is much easier too; it’s so light that the slightest of puffs of wind will see it rising back into the sky. If you want a light kite for travelling, this 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. 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!