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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Duotone
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m
Type: SLE
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Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Completely redesigned and reinvented from scratch, the Duotone Mono is light, simple and devastatingly good. It´s a fantastic all-rounder that features just one strut and incredible handling for entry-level, foiling and twintips! If you want a pure, lightweight, do-it-all kite, the Mono is it. This season the whole concept has been questioned and all sizes have been completely redesigned by Ken Winner. Low end and especially high end have significantly been improved and flutter nearly eliminated. With just one strut and very dynamic handling it is sure to excite and the benchmark in one strut kites. In light winds the performance is incredible, not only can the kite fly in the slightest of breezes, but it is also very easy to relaunch too.

KEY FEATURES

  • SITS FAR BACK IN THE WIND WINDOW, BACKSTALL NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE
  • THE POSITIONING OF THE MONO IN THE WIND WINDOW HAS BEEN REFINED TO THE MAX, ENSURING THE BEST STABILITY AND UPWIND PERFORMANCE.
  • SUPER EASY, FAST AUTO RELAUNCH
  • RELAUNCHING A ONE STRUT KITE HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER AND NEARLY AUTOMATIC.
  • LIGHT BAR PRESSURE AND PROGRESSIVE POWER DEVELOPMENT
  • BAR PRESSURE ON THE MONO, IN GENERAL, IS QUITE LIGHT, YET WITH AN EXACT FEEDBACK OF POWER DEVELOPMENT.
  • LIGHT AND ROBUST ONE STRUT DESIGN
  • BEST COMBINATION OF LIGHT WEIGHT AND ROBUSTNESS.
  • SLICK PROFILE WITH LOWER ASPECT RATIO AND LESS FLUTTER
  • ESPECIALLY REMARKABLE FOR A ONE STRUT KITE: FLUTTER IS NEARLY ELIMINATED.
  • THE MONO CAN BE FLOWN BOTH WITH 4 OR 5 LINE SET UP.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Duotone
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 1
Colours: Various
Line length: 19m-22m-24m-27m
Bar length: 35cm - 45cm
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 Mono 2019 09m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
94 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
20 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 16
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
boost
 
SoftStrong
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 01.04.2019 at 20:36 hour
Comments:
Rode the Duotone Mono with a hydrofoil. Duotone redesigned the Mono and you really can, see and feel it. Less Dacron and the new shape has a lower aspect ratio than the older 2018 Mono. First thought, I know that shape from the early days. Less power, less windrange. But don't judge a book by its cover. The Mono has a wider windrange, was more explosive and more stable than I thought. The Mono has a fast reaction, with a bit jaggy turn. I believe the new profile with a deep swept away wingtip gives the kite a bit square turning. A problem? I liked it on the foil. During the gypes the Mono kept its pressure in kite and gave it a solid barfeel. Normally I ride the Evo, the biggest differences I felt between 2019 Evo and 2019 Mono is the higher bar pressure and the shorter power/depower range of the Mono. 
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