2021 Duotone Neo SLS Kite
Sizes 5m, 6m, 7m, 8m, 9m, 10m, 11m, 12m
It’s time to take it to the next level; the all-new 2021 Duotone Neo SLS kite joins the revolution in the Duotone range and will excite every experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic kite surfer.
2021 Duotone Neo SLS Kite Characteristics
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Highlights of the new 2021 Duotone Neo SLS Kite
What is SLS?
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.
New materials. New design.
For the Duotone Neo SLS kite 2021 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 2021 Duotone Neo SLS kite has been redesigned to maximise the performance opportunities.
The new Flex Struts allow the canopy to twist even more, so the 2021 Duotone Neo SLS kite has become the most dynamic turning Neo 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.
A massive spike in performance.
In the waves, this reduced weight and therefore the improved drifting means a massive spike in performance.
The Duotone Neo SLS 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 2021 Duotone Neo SLS kite is kiteboarding reinvented. It will ignite your soul on the water; incredible handling, unrivalled drift and a more extensive wind range.
Accept no substitutes, choose the 2021 Duotone Neo SLS kite and bring your kiteboarding experience to the next level.
3D View 2021 Duotone Neo SLS Kite
Key Features 2021 Duotone Neo SLS Kite
Flex Strut, the reason for fast, dynamic, turning and handling.
Huge wind range, great low end
Huge wind range and incredible low end are significant for the 2021 Duotone Neo SLS kite.
Due to the less overall weight, the drift was noticeably increased.
Penta TX frame construction
The most solid construction in combination with lightweight materials.
Durability and Light Weight Construction
The 2021 Duotone Neo SLS kite is more durable, and at the same time it comes with a 15% lighter construction, due to the new material mix and Penta TX.
Dynamic handling and steering
Due to the Flex struts, the handling and steering of the 2021 Duotone Neo SLS kite is incredibly dynamic.
Details of the 2021 Duotone Neo SLS Kite
Penta TX, the guarantee for a sportier, more precise and crisper feel of the kite, achieved by 15% less overall weight and a five times higher tear resistance. Penta TX replaces Dacron and is showing 50% less elongation compared to standard Dacron. Penta TX is a quite stiff material, resulting in a high structural stiffness, especially recognisable in strong wind conditions, leading to less deformation of the overall structure of the kite. It’s responsible for a very precise timing when edging, releasing the edge and all steering impulses – the precise and reliable steering of a racing car. Penta TX is used in the leading edge and the centre strut.
MODERN TRAILING EDGE DESIGN
A narrower trailing edge with a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite 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 the material is not wearing out.
These pigtails distribute the load of the line connections to the kite, minimising the risk of fatigue, making the 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.
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 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.
The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Water-starts are made easier and safety is increased.
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.
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.
FLEX STRUT DUOTONE NEO SLS KITE
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.
The New SLS Construction
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Kite Sizes, Wind Range & Line Length
2021 Duotone Neo SLS Kite – Size Finder
Find the perfect size for your 2021 Duotone Neo SLS kite.
Specifically designed by Duotone to find your perfect setup!
A fun little feature to find your best quiver setup for your conditions and style of board.
For more info and to play with the size finder check out the official Duotone website:
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Reviews & Quotes
“The Neo has been my first choice for so many years and I always loved it. But this year, you directly feel it’s something different! The Duotone Neo SLS is really fast, really light and feels super solid. I don’t want anything else anymore.”
“Neo SLS is the most incredible kite I’ve used in my life! Period!”
“This kite is fast. Really fast. The way the added power of the Neo feels with such a fast turning kite is very special feeling. All those times when you need that little extra speed, like a kiteloop or a closing section this kite really helps.”
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