The Duotone Neo is the ultimate wave riding weapon for all the riders out there who love to ride surfboards, offering excellent freeride abilities as a plus. It is the go-to kite for pro team competing on the Strapless World Tour and the kite of choice for wave riders all over the world. The ultimate wave-riding machine has won more world wave and strapless freestyle events and championships than any other kite.
The new Neo 2024 kite features an improved wingtip shape and construction. This further enhances the turning characteristics of the kite and improves its handling, making it even more dynamic. The new construction uses more Trinity TX in the wingtip area of the kite, reducing the weight and helping it to drift down the line without sacrificing durability.
The overall profile of the kite has been updated, too; it now features a slightly deeper centre profile with a moderately deeper profile towards the tips. These changes help to increase the kite's low-end power and load the wingtips for more precise handling, making the steering incredibly responsive.
Versatility is key here, equipped with multiple settings on the tips that allow you to fine-tune the kite's performance according to the day's conditions. So, whether you're enjoying a flatwater strapless freestyle session or riding the waves, the Neo can be adjusted for maximum pop and powerful loops or optimised for exceptional drift and rapid turning speed. 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. The legendary drift has made the kite incredibly successful in the waves; this, combined with unrivalled steering response, enables the kite to perform in both offshore and onshore conditions.
Another excellent feature of the Neo lies in its remarkable power delivery across the entire wind range. With abundant low-end power, this kite enables you to ride with a smaller, more dynamic size, enhancing your overall performance. At the same time, the Neo offers an extensive upper range with generous depower, allowing you to stay on the water for longer when the conditions change.
With plenty of updates and upgrades for 2024, the new Neo will be hard to beat, this class-leading wave kite pushes the boundaries once more, and all you have to do is be along for the ride.
Duotone Neo 4 / 5 Line Control:
The Duotone Neo can be ridden on 4 or 5 line control bars, uniting new-school and free-ride in one kite. The Neo‘s delta shape also offers great sheet and-go riding, excellent wind range and high de-power.
The overall shape helps the Neo turn quickly and predictably while the new bridle geometry stabilizes the arc for a soft, consistent bar feel and extreme back-stall resistance.
The 4-line mode boasts an innovative new safety system and bar-feel prefect for those who prefer soft, easy handling.
In 5-line mode the 5th Element additionally stabilizes the arc, providing very direct bar-feel for new-school riding and the ultimate 5th line safety.
Auto re-launch means that you can go for it and never have to worry about re-launchng your kite. Just take your hands off the bar and let the kite do the work for you!
In recent years, there has been a trend leaning towards more reactive kites with even lighter sheeting forces than in the past. Such kites are really comfortable, lively for wave riding and offer more forgiving kite loops because they pivot around the wingtip.
However, comparison tests have shown that Duotone team riders and testers actually prefer kites with a harder bar feel because they offer better feedback, precise steering and more dynamic turning, which in turn creates more power. The new “Adaptive Tip” allows users to easily change the sheeting force and turning performance through a simple back pigtail adjustment, allowing you to customize your kite to your desired style and feel.
Tunable Bar Pressure:
The NEO features an adjustment in the back line bridle that permits the rider to opt for greater or lesser bar pressure. Low bar pressure reduces strain on arms and makes turn initiation easier, but gives less feedback about kite position and load condition. Higher bar pressure is a little more athletic and is often preferred by more experienced riders.
- Perfect for Freeride / Wave Riding
- Adaptive Tips
- Short and Direct depower stroke
- 3 Struts
- Smooth Power Development
- Easy, direct control bar feedback
- V-backline system with integrated relaunch bungees
- Super easy relaunch
- Comfortable, light and lively steering
- Direct and fast following steering commands, even completely depowered
- Low drag design
- Sizes: 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11/ 12