The Duotone Evo SLS Kite 2020/2021
HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE / FREESTYLE / WAVE KITE
The Duotone Evo has been in the Duotone line up for many years now, and in the constant search for improvement, it has become the best performing kite across all disciplines.
New for 2021 in the revolutionary SLS construction:
Meet the 2021 Duotone Evo SLS kite, a kite for the experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic kiter, who will be surprised by its flying and handling characteristics. The new benchmark in performance and handling.
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. The 2021 Duotone Evo SLS sets a new standard for versatility, it’s perfect for boosting huge airs, riding waves and tricking out some freestyle moves. If you just want to cruise then don’t worry, it’s ideal for that and also works really well for foiling!
The R&D Team was constantly surprised the Duotone Evo SLS would never fall out of the sky, even when the foil kites were down already. The Duotone Evo SLS is the ultimate one kite does it all concept. The new construction for 2021 replaces the Dacron with Penta TX, significantly reducing the weight of the kite by 15% while making it five times more durable. This supercharges the handling, increases the wind range and turns the 2021 Duotone Evo SLS kite into an experience you have never felt before with a kite. The new materials and construction make the kite much stiffer, resulting in a very agile and precise overall handling, while the reduced weight improves the low-end.
The new Flex Struts allow the kite to twist like never before when you engage the bar, and this results in lightning-fast handling that is guaranteed to excite you. No matter what you decide to do with the Duotone Evo SLS kite, you’ll be blown away by the performance, it’s changing the way we think about kiteboarding. It allows you to get on the water earlier, stay out for longer and have control at your fingertips that other kites can only dream of.
Maximise your ride, go all out with the new Duotone Evo SLS 2021 kite and connect with your kite in a way you could have only imagined before.
KEY FEATURES DUOTONE EVO SLS 2021
- Stronger, Lighter, Superior: with the new SLS construction
- Delta shape
- Big hangtime
- Large depower range
- Quick relaunch
- Easy aggressive lift
- Faster and more dynamic turning thanks to Flex Struts
- Wider wind range through Penta TX
- Increased drift, less overall weight
- Pulleyless bridle for responsive steering
- Suitable for four or five lines (5th line not included)
- The ultimate freeride kite
- Lightest and stiffest 3 strut kite on the market
About the new SLS technology from Duotone:
Other Tech Features of the Duotone Evo SLS Kite 2021
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. TRINITY TX. Made to stand the test of time.
FLEX STRUT EVO SLS
The counterpart to a stiff frame are the Flex Struts, between middle and tip struts. They ensure a direct and very reactive feel of SLS kites. The agility of a three-strut kite combined with the stiffness and the solid frame of a 5 strut kite. A softer material enables the Flex Struts to bend and twist in a defined way. Steering impulses are transformed smoothly and fast into turning actions.
MODERN TRAILING EDGE DESIGN
A narrower trailing edge with a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile.
HEAVY DUTY LEADING EDGE CLOSING SEAM
The leading edges of all kites are extremely durable due to a special heavy duty closing seam. The Dacron material at the leading edge 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.
LOAD DISTRIBUTION PANELS
As kite geometry improves, the canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. To spread these forces, Load-Distribution-Panels are used, holding the Duotone Evo SLS kite’s shape even under the most extreme loads. In practice this gives a smoother and more consistent performance from the kite in any riding situation.
This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between strut and leading edge. The struts of the Duotone Evo SLS kite are 100% connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line, which promotes higher canopy tension and a clean profile.
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. This change in construction reduces fluttering marks and ensures that your Duotone Evo SLS is not wearing out.
SELF RESCUE HANDLES
The self-rescue handles on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found in case of an offshore break down. They provide a good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.
The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.
These pigtails distribute the load of the line connections to the kite, minimising the risk of fatigue, making the Duotone Evo SLS 2021 kite less prone to distortion and helps it to steer more smoothly.
KOOK PROOF CONNECTORS
The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.
Official Duotone Website
More info about the Duotone Evo SLS kite 2021 on the official Duotone website soon.
Duotone Buyer’s Guide on TheKiteboarder.com
Here some more info on the new SLS technology and 2021 product line up of Duotone kites:
“Stronger. Lighter. Superior. SLS technology is the big news coming out of the Duotone camp for 2021. Duotone touts their new and innovative materials as some of the greatest advancements in kiteboarding manufacturing. Tuned to the millimetre over countless hours until 100% satisfied, Marketing and Communications Manager Philipp Becker walks us through the two new materials integrated into Duotone’s SLS products and other changes in their 2021 lineup. […]”
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If you’re looking for the best performance freeride and allround kite on the market, the 2021 Duotone Evo SLS kite is the definite answer! If you got any questions just give us a call in the shop or start a chat in the corner of your screen.