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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2020
Brand: Duotone
Size: 03m, 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Wave riders

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The Neo is the choice of our highly decorated wave riding team, Airton Cozzolino, Matchu Lopes, Sebastian Ribeiro and James Carew - all choose the Neo to compete on the GKA Strapless World Tour. It has won more world titles and events than any other wave kite. With the move towards strapless riding, the Neo now has tuning options for waves and depower or you can set it up for strapless freestyle and freeriding. It’s been one of the most popular kites in the Duotone line up for a long time, and it’s easy to see why. On the wave, it offers dynamic handling and incredible drift when you want to freeride it’s an easy going companion. The kite has a unique profile that develops enormous amounts of power, Neo riders are often on one or even two sizes smaller than everyone else at the beach, this means the kite is even more responsive. While it has enormous amounts of power, the depower is incredible, more than that though, even when fully sheeted out the steering is exceptionally reactive and precise. Whether you are riding a monster at One Eye, pulling a strapless kite loop twenty feet up or just slaying some Euro mush, the Neo puts you in total control at all times. If surfboards are your kite life, you need the Neo in your quiver.

Features

  • FANTASTIC DRIFTING ABILITIES

To het the most out of every wave sessuion a kite needs to be exceedingly stable in the air with excellent drift, making it perfect for waveriding

  • RESPONSIVE STEERING - POWERED OR DEPOWERED

Whether you're powered or not, with the adaptive tip, kites have a responsive steering at all time

  • VERY POWERFUL - BUT WITH GREAT DEPOWER

Always the perfect amount of power which is required during waveriding. Choose at least one size smaller!

  • FLEX SEGMENT LEADING EDGE DESIGN

Special flex segments have been built into the leading edge, allowing the kite top twist even more when turning. This improves the handliong capabilities of the Neo making it very dynamic.

  • ADJUSTABLE FRONT BRIDLE

The adjustable front bridle offers a freeride tuning setup. Those who want a more solid bar feel and kite feedback, should go for the hard adaptive tip setting.

  • NEW TRAILING EDGE DESIGN FOR LESS CANOPY WEAR

A narrower trailing edge and a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile

Control bar 2020 Duotone

Duotone Neo 2020 kite video

 

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2020
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: 35cm - 45cm
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 2020 09m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
20 
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Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 20 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
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kitefinder.com - 05.09.2019 at 20:41 hour
Comments:
Had an overpowered session with the Duotone Neo 9m. Twin tip riders were also on a 9m boosting big airs, I was on a surfboard pretty overpowered. Still could ride around, made some wave rides, but downlooping wasn't practical. This Neo is a full power animal and you can ride it 2/3 sizes smaller (on a surfboard) Best size would be a 6m in those conditions. But still could ride around, play a bit. With a halfway depowered kite. The kite control and steering reactions were still good. Next time... Neo 6m. By the way, if you like snappy, small turns. Try the new Duotone Fish. Great Fun! 
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