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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2020
Brand: Duotone
Size: 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m
Type: Foil
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Hydrofoil & snowkiter

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The new CAPA was designed to bridge the gap between high-end racing foil kites, and inflatables. The benefits of foil kites in light winds are well known, however in the past, they have been tricky to launch and land, and sometimes even hard to fly. In the CAPA, the design team have created the most user-friendly, yet performance packed foil kite on the market. You can fly this kite in almost no wind, and it is perfect for foilers and freeriders who want to increase their water time and improve their upwind angles. The sheet and go performance offers immense low-end power, but the clever design of the profile means the kite has a huge top end range too. 

The kite has a light bar pressure, meaning you can ride the CAPA all day long, and you’ll be amazed of the handling too. With a dynamic and reactive nature, the CAPA feels more like an inflatable at the bar than a traditional foil kite. It delivers enormous amounts of lift, making tacks and gybes on the foil easy. If you’re riding with a twin tip the hangtime and float this kite offers will amaze you, it’s more like flying than jumping! The new air inlets ensure the kite inflates quickly and makes it very stable in gusty and turbulent conditions. Relaunch is easy on the CAPA, simply pull on a steering line just like an LEI, and the new water release channels drain super fast should any water get inside. 

The CAPAcity of the CAPA knows no bounds and the CAPAbilities of this new kite are endless; if you want to feel the force this summer get the CAPA in your quiver!

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2020
Brand: Duotone
Size: 09m, 11m, 13m, 15m
Type: Foil
One pump: not in place
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: not in place
Colours: Various
Line length: 19m-22m-24m-27m
Bar length: 35cm - 45cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Duotone Capa 2020 11m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
20 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 7 knots up to 18
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
windrange
 
LimitedWide
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
drift
 
HardSoft
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 09.01.2020 at 11:31 hour
Comments:
Tested the 11m in a wide windrange. The best characteristics where the stability, low end power (I was hydrofoiling in 8 knots of wind) and the feedback over the whole range of de power. If you search for a playful foil that you can use under 10 knots. The 11m Capa is for sure one to try out! The relaunch in its low end is good if you relaunch within a minute. The big question, what would be the best size, 11m or 15? Personally I would go for the 15m because of our inland home spot. Most of the time we have 6 knots. So I need a light breeze kite and cover the sessions from 3bft with tubes. Still I believe the 11m has the most allround potential! 
5 kudos - +

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Duotone Capa 2020 15m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
20 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
15m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
glide phase
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
lift
 
GradualExplosive
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 25.12.2019 at 17:36 hour
Comments:
I man really surprised by the new Duotone Capa. Few years ago Duotone (former North) had the North Ace as a first Foil kite. Personally I wasn't a big fan. But now I flew the 15m a few sessions and it's whole new kite. I have to test it side by side but it becomes close to the Flysurfer Soul. I think the Capa sits a bit more at the edge of the window than the Capa, makes it a bit more racy. But it easy relaunch, fast steering, easy power control and really great stability makes the Capa interesting for a wide public. Light wind, free ride, race Foiling or twin tip floaty jump fun. I believe after a few try-outs Duotone hit it on the nail.  
3 kudos - +

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26.12.2019 at 12:12 hour hmm
???? I think the Capa sits a bit more at the edge of the window than the Capa
09.01.2020 at 11:12 hour stefarius
Yes, mistake :) Meaning: I think the Capa sits a bit more at the edge of the window than the Flysurfer Soul. But best thing is to do a head to head test
09.01.2020 at 15:52 hour hmm
Thanks!
Nice video reviews of the Capa. Would be really interesting to see side-by-side test (review) with the Soul!
Finally, these two kites are direct competitors on the markt now.
23.01.2020 at 01:08 hour Francis
Hello,

Thanks for the review. According to Duotone, the 11 goes from 9 to 30 knots. How about on a TT. Do you think the 11 could do 12-13 to 30 ish. Looking for a kite for my business travel to go with my Nobile split carbon 138x43. If really can go to 30, this could be a good option.
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