Which kite is better? Cole from Big Winds and Oregon Kiteboarding says neither. Each kite has its own strengths and both kites are awesome.

So what makes them two of the most popular kiteboarding kites ever produced?

In a word – Versatility

The Same But Different

The 2019 Duotone Evo is a 3 strut freeride kite that has continued to grow in popularity since it was released in 2018. 

The Evo has a slightly flatter profile than the Neo and it’s got loads of power for boosting big air and hangtime. It’s a sheet and go machine that maintains its feel, doesn’t overfly, and flat out rips.

These qualities give beginners and those looking for progression an enormous advantage over other kites on the market. But not necessarily the Neo…

The 2019 Duotone Neo, on the other hand, is not only the number one selling kite at Big Winds, but it’s also the number one selling kite worldwide. 

It’s a wave oriented kite that has tons of drift, control, and stability. And the Neo has low-end grunt that’s unmatched in the industry allowing you to use a size smaller kite and still be powered up through your carving transitions. 

At the same time, the Neo is forgiving – like the Evo.

So, Which One Do You Want?

Both kites have a tendency to resist backstalling. Both are easy to get along with. Both will help make you a better kiter. 

And if you’re thinking that you’re too advanced for either of these kites, we dare you to give them a try and come back without a smile on your face. 

That’s what makes the 2019 Duotone Evo and Neo such sought after kites. Their similarity lies in their versatility, and each supports many unique rider preferences and styles.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a freeride kite that’s awesome with your twin tip in flat water and also great when you head for the coast with your strapless board, check out the Evo.

And if you’re wanting a wave kite that will still be super fun in flat water or Gorge like conditions, give the Duotone Neo a good look. There’s a reason it has a near cult-like following.

Either way, you’ll love your choice! 

 

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