As an experienced rider for Pacific Watersports, I have had the pleasure of testing the Duotone Neo SLS 2023 kite in various conditions. Based on my personal experience, I can confidently say that this kite is a game-changer in the world of kitesurfing.
Construction and Design
The Duotone Neo SLS 2023 boasts an incredibly strong and lightweight construction that delivers insane drift, turning speed, and wind range. This kite is designed for wave-riding and foil-boarding, making it an excellent option for riders looking to take their skills to the next level. The Neo SLS 2023 features Penta TX and Trinity TX technology that combines to create a super-light and durable kite that weighs up to 15% less than regular kites. This makes the kite incredibly responsive and easy to manoeuvre, even in the most challenging conditions.
One of the standout features of the Duotone Neo SLS 2023 is its turning speed. The changes to the struts have substantially increased the turning speed, both under load and when sheeted out. This means that the kite is incredibly agile and easy to turn, even in the most challenging conditions. I have found that the kite is incredibly responsive to rider input and can turn on a dime.
Another benefit of the Duotone Neo SLS 2023 is its wind range. The low end of the kite starts with the 9m at 15 knots and the 10m at 13 knots. This means that you can use the 9m Neo for most conditions and still have enough power to ride in low wind. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a wider wind range, the 10m Neo is an excellent option.
I have found that the Duotone Neo SLS 2023 is an incredibly versatile kite that performs well in a variety of conditions. Whether you’re riding in light patchy winds or in onshore conditions, the kite stays in the air and can still turn in less wind than the SLS. This means that you can ride in conditions that were previously challenging or impossible.
In summary, the Duotone Neo SLS 2023 is a top-of-the-line kite that is perfect for riders looking to take their skills to the next level. With its incredibly strong and lightweight construction, impressive turning speed, and wide wind range, this kite is an excellent option for anyone looking to improve their wave-riding or foil-boarding skills. I highly recommend this kite to anyone looking for a high-performance kite that is both versatile and easy to use.
Feel free to contact us if you are keen to demo or purchase one! We are always down at the beach at Yorkeys Knob in the afternoons.