The legendary Neo; the world’s most decorated wave kite, now has the Strong Light Superior treatment! SLS incorporates new materials and technologies across the Duotone range to create an even better performing product.
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 one of 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 mean 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 nevel.
- Faster, more dynamic turning and handling due to Flex Struts and light weight construction (less accelerated mass)
- Wider wind range and incredible low end
- Increased drift due to less overall weight
- Penta TX frame construction
- Flex Struts for more dynamic handling and steering
- More durable, yet up to 15% / 560 g lighter construction than a classic Neo, due to new material mix and Penta TX
- Four or five line set up (5th line not included)
- The counterpart to a stiff frame, to ensure a direct and very reactive feel of SLS kites.
- A softer material enables the strut to bend and twist in a defined way.
- Steering impulses are transformed smoothly and fast into turning actions
A more sporty, more precise and crisp feel of the kite.
- Up to 5 times higher tear resistance
- 50% less elongation compare to standard dacron. 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.
- 15% lighter overall construction. Neo SLS is up to 560 g lighter than NEO
- Guarantee 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 center strut.
Strong, Light, Superior
ADDICTED TO PROGRESSION AND INNOVATION
What Duotone has to say about SLS:
This season we’re taking our innovative drive to higher grounds; we proudly introduce SLS – Strong Light Superior. Since 2001, we have made it our mission to make the best kiteboarding equipment to guarantee that every single one of your sessions is the best. We created many groundbreaking innovations like the Click Bar, Textreme Technologies and Trinity TX. Now it’s the time for SLS.
Whenever you see the SLS logo on a product, you’ll know, we put it there for a reason. SLS products are equipped with the newest, most innovative and simply best materials available for kiteboarding. This is the gear we want to ride, tuned to the millimeter over countless hours. Just so that we are 100 % satisfied, to know that we’re offering the greatest experience you could ever have with your gear. This is our magic collection which makes us smile just thinking about it and leaves butterflies in our stomachs, even after we’ve packed up and headed home for the day.
DUOTONE SLS PHILOSOPHY
WE ARE DUOTONE.
We are Ken, Kite Designer. We are Elsa, Product Manager. We are Patrick, Marketing Manager. We are the designer agonizing over the drawing table. We are the manufacturer checking specs. We are the shaper glassing into the night. We have always strived to create the best gear for the most riders.
But when we’re not working, we’re playing. And sometimes we want to build gear just for us. When we’re on the water we don’t care about excel lists, market analysis, or productivity levels. On the water the only metric is performance. We want the absolute best kite gear that technology, materials, and design can produce. Bar none.
If you are like us: always pushing yourself and your gear to the edge, pushing past that point, redefining what is possible and still demanding more; more from yourself and more from your gear: If you are one of us, we have something to show you:
This is SLS.
SLS is more than Strong. SLS is more than Light. SLS is more than Superior.
SLS marks a change in thinking. Forget case studies and hitting price points. Stop measuring what the masses want. Design something for those who will sacrifice nothing for the ultimate performance.
SLS is truly the apex of what is possible today. Using materials both stronger and lighter than those previously available, we are proud that any product bearing the SLS monogram truly is superior to anything else available.
SLS is not about creating the most accessible gear, maximizing sales or creating turnover. SLS is about creating the dream gear for those who, like us, appreciate gear that enables them to redefine what they are capable of.
We are Duotone. We work. We play. Hard. SLS defines the point at which those two drives meet. Where expectations of what is possible are met by what we can achieve. SLS is where your dreams meet our reality.
SLS represents another dimension of innovation, product design and quality. A concept focused on the newest, most innovative materials, our SLS products are the pinnacle of visionary constructed solutions and performance driven engineering in kiteboarding.
THE FORCE TAKEAWAY:
If you want to be at the forefront of innovation and performance in the kiteboarding industry, the 2021 SLS Neo is a must fly! A truly fine tuned surfing machine that will give you the most connected feel and reactive steering of any kite on the market. Every serious kitesurfer should absolutely try out the SLS Neo, just to get a taste of best performing surf kite on the market!