2019 Duotone Neo
PERFECT WAVE KITE
The 2019 Duotone Neo is a high-performance purebred wave-riding kite with incredible handling and excellent drifting capabilities that can also perform for freeriding and foiling.
If you like nothing better than carving smooth bottom turns and smashing off the lips, then the NEO is the kite for you. Developed by Ken Winner alongside our pro wave riders and World Champions Airton Cozzolino, Matchu Lopes, Sebastian Ribeiro and Patri McLaughlin, this is the kite of choice on the GKA Strapless World Tour. Now with improved handling, thanks to the special Flex Segment which is integrated into the leading edge.
This unique feature allows the kite to twist more when it is turning; this increases the responsiveness of the kite and results in a fast more dynamic ride. Of course, the 2019 Duotone Neo is still incredibly powerful and thanks to its lightweight, yet tough design the drifting ability is unsurpassed. Combined with the revolutionary Click Bar, you get a huge depower throw and the ability to dump all the power from the kite in an instant. Not only is this feature important during critical moments on the wave, it is also crucial for landing technical strapless tricks. The kite can be tuned to a freeride setting, which is great for cruising, boosting and foiling too. No matter what kind of conditions you ride, onshore, offshore, from small to flatwater strapless freestyle, the NEO is the only wave kite you will need!
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.
4 AND 5 LINE SETUP
YOU CAN CHOOSE THE BEST SETUP, DEPENDING ON YOUR PREFERENCE AND RIDING STYLE. THE 5TH LINE MAKES IT EASIER TO RELAUNCH.
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 3×2 canopy material, which has proven to be far superior to other canopy materials in terms of durability and dynamic performance.
The 3×2 yarn combination has proven to be the best solution in performance as well as durability, overall superior to any 2×2 or 4×4 yarn solutions.
The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite, also, making waterstart easier and increasing the overall safety while kiting.
SELF RESCUE HANDLES
The self-rescue handles on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found. They provide a good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.
This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between strut and the leading edge. All the struts are 100% connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line allowing higher canopy tension and a clean profile.
HEAVY DUTY LEADING EDGE CLOSING SEAM
The leading edges of all kites are extremely durable because of a special heavy duty closing seam. The dacron material at the leading edge that 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.
TRAILING 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, as a result, this change in construction reduces fluttering marks and ensures that the material is not wearing out.
LOAD DISTRIBUTION PANELS
As kite geometry improves, the canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. To spread these forces, Load-Distribution-Panels ware used to hold the kite’s shape even under the most extreme loads. As a result this gives a smoother and more consistent performance from the kite in any riding situation.
These pigtails distribute the load of the line connections to the kite, minimizing the risk of fatigue. Therefore, making the kite less prone to distortion and helps it to steer more smoothly.
KOOK PROOF CONNECTORS
Finally, the kook proof line connection points allows you safely connect your lines, preventing accidents when incorrectly rigging your kite.
“THE NEO IS THE PERFECT PUREBRED WAVE KITE FOR ANY WAVE AND WIND DIRECTION. FOR 2019, THE NEO HAS EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE DRIFT, SMOOTHER TURNING AND EXTRA POWER WHEN YOU NEED IT. SO ENJOY RIDING IT 1-2SQM SMALLER!”