Last year’s Neo SLS took the world by storm. This year it’s even better.
UP TO 15% LIGHTER
Penta TX and a carefully resourced material mix save significant weight!
STIFFER, MORE RESPONSIVE
Penta TX construction ensures a stiff, responsive kite construction.
Flex Struts – exclusive to SLS kites – deliver dynamic handling and direct steering.
The new Neo SLS weight savings enhance drift dramatically, essential for surfing waves.
The handling is slightly smoother and more refined compared to previous Neo models.
Flex struts and lightweight construction create immediate and precise handling.
2022 DUOTONE NEO SLS SPECS AND FEATURES
Exclusive to SLS kites, the counterpart to a stiff frame are the Flex Struts, between middle and tip struts. They ensure the direct and reactive feel of SLS kites. The agility of a three-strut kite combined with the stiffness and the solid frame of a 5 strut kite. A softer material enables the Flex Struts to bend and twist in a defined way. Steering impulses are transformed smoothly and fast into turning actions.
Teijin is the world’s leading supplier of polyester fabrics and sail materials to marine sports. Trinity TX draws on Teijin and Duotone’s creative team to create this 3×2 canopy material, which has proven to be far superior to other canopy materials in durability and dynamic performance. The 3×2 yarn combination has proven to be superior to any 2×2 or 4×4 yarn solutions. Trinity TX: Made to stand the test of time.
The Penta TX frame construction is the reason for a 5-times higher tear resistance, and 50% less elongation compared to standard Dacron constructions. Penta TX is also a 15% lighter overall construction compared to the Original Neo models, resulting in a greater wind range. Better low-end power and better top-end control adds up to more time on the water, no matter the wind thanks to the Neo SLS’s solid frame construction.
2022 DUOTONE NEO SLS OVERVIEW
Strong Light Superior — that’s the mantra for all our high-end products that prioritize performance first. The new Neo SLS replaces all Dacron materials with new Penta TX, which is up to 15% lighter. Combining this with the proven Trinity TX canopy, and the Neo SLS handles insanely well — especially in light winds. The reduced weight keeps it in the sky longer, a huge advantage in the waves where drifting is essential, and even more so in onshore conditions, where you often end up with slack lines. The Neo SLS is the only Neo that offers Flex Struts that, combined with the lightweight construction, create fast dynamic turning. The Neo SLS can literally hang in the air, allowing riders to finish a move on the wave and get the tension back in the lines without dropping the kite. The kite of choice for pro riders, Airton Cozzolino, James Carew, Matchu Lopes and Sebastian Ribeiro on the world tour, the Neo is the most decorated wave kite on the market, and also incredible for strapless freestyle.