2023 Duotone Neo SLS Freeride / Wave Kite - 30% Off

2023 Duotone Neo SLS Freeride / Wave Kite - 30% Off

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Duotone Neo SLS - Wave / Surf Kite

The best wave kite on the market got the SLS treatment; stronger, lighter, and superior, with Penta TX and Trinity TX combining to make a super light and durable kite. With incredible drift, dynamic turning, and a huge range, the Neo SLS is the only kite to take on the water if you ride a surfboard.

The Neo SLS has blown away the wave riding community, taking an already ground-breaking and market-leading kite, and pushing it to new heights. Penta TX combined with Trinity TX and a new Hybrid Flex Strut create an incredibly light and durable construction that weighs up to 15% less comapred to a regular kite, making the Neo SLS so responsive. and takes the drifting capabilities to new levels. When you may have dropped a traditionally manufactured kite, the Neo SLS will keep drifting, allowing you to pull off your moves on the wave easily. The new Hybrid Flex Strut ensures that the legendary dynamism of The Neo SLS is even further improved; new material combinations have been used for better performance. The kite has been tuned so precisely that the percentage of flex material in the tip struts decreases as the size increases. E.g., a 5m is more flexible in the tip struts, compared to a 12m; this gives more rigidity and stiffness to the larger kites where power is a priority and makes the smaller kites even faster. When the kite is depowered, and you have the bar pushed away, the kite still handles and steers, allowing you to ride the wave without losing any control. With multiple settings on the tips, you can also tune the kite to the day's conditions; having a flatwater strapless freestyle session, set it for maximum pop and powerful loops if you dare. Shredding the waves, tune it for maximum drift and rapid turning speed. The Neo SLS is the epitome of a wave kite: fast, with incredible drift, instant relaunch, and very durable. If you want to ride a surfboard this year, the Neo SLS is the kite for you; no matter your riding style or the conditions, it will perform to the highest levels beyond your wildest imagination. 



Key Features:
  • Incredible Drift - The Neo SLS is famous for its incredible drifting abilities; the SLS version is up to 15% lighter than the standard version allowing the kite to float down the line like never before.
  • Incredibly Dynamic Handling/Hybrid Flex Strut - The turning speed of the Neo SLS is exceedingly quick, and the SLS version takes things up a level. The new Hybrid Flex Strut allows the kite to twist and change direction quickly, and the lightweight construction reduces the kite's accelerated mass, making it faster and more responsive.
  • Responsive Steering even when depowered - This is one of the unique and enchanting features of the Neo SLS, its ability to be direct and dynamic, even when the bar is pushed out, and the kite is depowered. This feature allows you to ride the wave how you like without thinking about bar and kite control as much.
  • Incredibly Powerful with Massive Depower - The range of the Neo SLS is legendary! It has a huge bottom end, meaning you can get going on a smaller kite before other riders; this, coupled with impressive depower, has you out riding for longer when the wind picks up, and you can get away with a smaller quiver.
  • SLS Construction - The SLS construction helps reduce the overall weight of the kite and improves performance by making the frame stiffer. In addition, materials like Penta TX and Trinity TX make the kite light while offering excellent durability.
  • Geometry tuned to size - The larger kites have been designed to use a wider arc and have less sweep in the tips maximizing power, while the smaller sizes have more sweep and a narrower arc with a focus on manoeuvrability.

Tech Features:
  • Penta TX
    • 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 recognizable 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 center strut.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 maneuver.
  • Anti-Snag
    • The Anti-Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.
  • Double-V Pigtails
    • These pigtails distribute the load of the line connections to the kite, minimizing 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.
 
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