2023 Duotone Slick D/Lab Features
ALUULA FRAME FOR MINIMAL WEIGHT AND MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE. WITH ABOUT HALF THE WEIGHT OF STANDARD DACRON AND ABOUT 50% HIGHER STIFFNESS THE ALUULA LEADING EDGE AND STRUT MAKE THE SLICK D/LAB EXTREMELY PERFORMANT AND ABOUT 15% LIGHTER.
THE REFINED REFLEX AS WELL AS THE REVISED WING TIP ANGLE GIVE THE WING A MORE CONSTANT POWER DELIVERY AND A FAST RESPONSE.
A DEEPER PROFILE AND MORE PRECISE TREAD DESIGN PROVIDE MORE POWER AND SMOOTHER RESPONSE TO GUSTS.
DIRECT STEERING WITH INFINITE HAND PLACEMENT. THE MINI BOOM ALLOWS YOU TO PLACE YOUR HANDS WHERE EVER YOU WANT, WHICH IS A MASSIVE PLUS FROM LEARNING THE BASICS TO THE MOST ADVANCED FREESTYLE MOVES.
MODERATE WING SPAN
THE SLICK D/LAB COMES WITH A MODERATE WING SPAN, WHICH HELPS DRIFT STABILITY AND POWER DELIVERY, YET IT STILL FEATURES A COMPACT OUTLINE, WHICH HELPS SMALLER RIDERS TO KEEP THE TIPS CLEAR.
EASY FOR TACKS, LIFTY FOR JUMPS. VARIOUS DESIGN FEATURES GIVE THE 2023 SLICK A POSITIVE LIFT, TRANSLATING IN EASY AND LIGHT FEEL THROUGH ALL SORTS OF MANEUVERS AND JUMPS.
2023 Duotone Slick D/Lab Construction Tech
MINI BATTENS SLICK D/LAB
WINDOWS SLICK D/LAB
BOOM SLICK D/LAB
SEGMENTED FRONT TUBE SLICK D/LAB
PACKING SIZE SLICK D/LAB
2023 Duotone Slick D/LAB Overview
The Slick D/LAB has arrived! Our latest Freeride & Freestyle Wing with Mini Boom comes with the power, lightweight and unmatched performance from our prestigious D/LAB technology – delivering a riding sensation beyond imagination! The new design brings increased lift, power and hang time and when combined with the most cutting-edge materials and construction techniques, the result is truly mind-blowing. The Slick D/LAB powers through lulls and rides through gusts with unrivalled balance and stability. Early take-off and incredible lift and hang time in jumps are just two of the Slick D/LAB’s outstanding characteristics. With a stable draft position and its huge wind range, the Slick D/LAB is easy to rotate through the latest Freestyle tricks, gets you up effortlessly on the foil in the lightest breeze and has predictable control even in the gustiest conditions. With the use of Aluula in the leading edge and strut, combined with our unique MOD3 canopy, designer Ken Winner has crafted an incredibly light wing with instantaneous response. With direct power when pumping, more lift, higher jumps and quicker rotations, the Slick D/LAB excels in every metric.
The low stretch character of the higher modulus MOD3 fabric maintains the wing’s shape and profile even when riding through changing wind conditions. During gusts you’ll feel pure acceleration, allowing you to ride without needing to adjust your hands or riding position. The durability and longevity of the MOD3 canopy are significantly improved when compared to standard ripstop fabrics, keeping the wing fresh from day one.
The deep profile and refinements to the strut and wing tips have resulted in maximum lift and provide forgiving and consistent power delivery with a remarkably stable flying behavior in different riding angles and wind strengths. With two well-placed windows on each side of the wing, you’ll be passing and overtaking riders with good visibility and no blind spots. You’ll be amazed at how light and effortless the Slick D/LAB feels and follows your line when held by the newly refined front handle. Best matched with our carbon Platinum or Platinum SLS boom – the Slick D/LAB is your ultimate ticket for performance Freeride and powerful Freestyle action.
WHAT YOU FEEL • More power • More direct response • Better pumping efficiency > goes earlier • Better draft stability • Increased durability > no wearing out • harder to break MOD3 TECHNICAL INFO • Modulus of MOD3 is twice as high in warp direction • 3x as stretch resistant in bias direction (7x less stretchy at lower loads) • Much higher shape holding ability compared to traditional (Kite) canopy (the canopy of Wings is exposed to about 2x the load per surface area compared to the canopy in Kites)