The Neo is the benchmark in kiteboarding in waves, incredible drift, total control at all times and the ability to perform to podium levels in the waves and for strapless freestyle.
For years the Neo has been the wave kite against which all the others are measured; the unique combination of power, control and drifting characteristics have made it the wave kite everyone wants to ride. As strapless freestyle has evolved as a discipline, the kite has developed too. There are the tuning options soft, medium and hard, allowing you to set the kite up for the day’s conditions and your personal preferences. In the hard mode, the kite delivers a powerful loop that is easy to control, while the soft mode enhances the turning speed and the drifting capabilities.
2022 DUOTONE NEO IN ACTION
2022 DUOTONE NEO BUILD FEATURES
Exclusive to Duotone, TRINITY TX is a 3×2 canopy material, which has proven to be far superior to other canopy materials in terms of durability and dynamic performance.The 3×2 yarn combination has proven to be the best solution in performance as well as durability, overall superior to any 2×2 or 4×4 yarn solutions.
LOAD DISTRIBUTION PANELS
As kite geometry improves, the canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. To spread these forces, Load-Distribution-Panels are used, holding the kite’s shape even under the most extreme loads. In practice this gives a smoother and more consistent performance from the kite in any riding situation.
TRAILING EDGE FORCE CONTROL
Responsible for the smooth power distribution between the different materials of the kite, forcing the tensions in the right directions. Since 2013 the waves are higher and wider to eliminate stress points between the Dacron Trailing Edge and the Trinity TX Canopy material. This change in construction reduces fluttering marks and ensures that the material is not wearing out.
SELF RESCUE HANDLES
The self-rescue handles on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found in case of an offshore break down. They provide a good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.
The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.
This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between strut and leading edge. Struts are 100% connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line, which promotes higher canopy tension and a clean profile.
MODERN TRAILING EDGE DESIGN
A narrower trailing edge with a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile.
HEAVY DUTY LEADING EDGE CLOSING SEAM
The leading edges of all kites are extremely durable due to a special heavy duty closing seam. The Dacron material at the leading edge is reinforced with a self sticky Insignia Tape and double stitched additionally. The Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam is resistant to very high tensions and diagonal forces.
KOOK PROOF CONNECTORS
The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.
DUOTONE NEO 2022 PERFORMANCE FEATURES
GREAT DRIFTING ABILITY
GREAT DRIFTING ABILITY, A KEY ELEMENT WHEN SURFING WAVES.
UNRIVALLED STEERING RESPONSE, EVEN WHEN DEPOWERED
EVEN WHEN DEPOWERED, THE KITE STILL REACTS VERY RESPONSIVE ON STEERING IMPULSES.
INCREDIBLY POWERFUL WITH MASSIVE DEPOWER
BETTER CHOOSE ONE SIZE SMALLER, THE NEOS ARE EXTREMELY POWERFUL, YES OFFER A MASSIVE DEPOWER.
PROVEN ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION IN LE AND STRUTS
SOLID ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION IN LEADING EDGE AND STRUTS.
GEOMETRY TUNED TO SIZE
THE KITE GEOMETRY IS TUNED TO EVERY SIZE, SO OFFERING LESS SWEEP AND A WIDER ARC IN BIG SIZES, MORE SWEEP AND A NARROWER ARC IN SMALLER SIZES.
THE PROFILE IS TWEAKED DEEPER IN THE MIDDLE FOR MORE POWER.