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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2019
Brand: Duotone
Size: 03m, 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m
Type: SLE
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High-performance Wave riders

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The 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 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’ll need!

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Duotone Neo 2019

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2019
Brand: Duotone
Size: 03m, 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Bar length: 42
Line length: 19m-22m-24m-27m
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Duotone Neo 2019 07m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
92 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
19 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
07m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
bar pressure
 
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glide phase
 
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GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 23.09.2018 at 17:26 hour
Comments:
Had a session with the new Duotone Neo and tested it next to the old North Neo. You can feel a difference. It was a low end session and the new Neo felt a bit stronger, had a more powerful loop and a bit more feedback on the bar. If its the construction of the canopy panels that are a bit different. Maybe Duotone made the kite a bit more rigid or just because its a old versus a new cloth canopy. The difference was their. Have a good one :) 
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