2021 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite
2021 Duotone Evo SLS Kiteboarding Kite
Freeride / Freestyle / Wave Kite
Sizes: 7m / 8m / 9m / 10m / 11m / 12m
The best and most successful all-rounder in the Duotone range just got even better, on top of the Evo range, Duotone proudly introduces the high-performance Evo SLS - an experience of flying a kite like never before! SLS incorporates new materials and technologies across the Duotone range to create an even better performing product.
Meet the Evo SLS, a kite for the experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic kiter, who will be surprised by its flying and handling characteristics. The new benchmark in performance and handling. SLS stands for Strong Light Superior; it's the quest for perfection, and it incorporates new technologies, construction materials and techniques everywhere you see the SLS logo.
The Evo SLS sets a new standard for versatility; it's perfect for boosting huge airs, riding waves and tricking out some freestyle moves. If you just want to cruise then don't worry, it's ideal for that and also works really well for foiling! The Duotone R&D Team was constantly surprised the Evo SLS would never fall out of the sky, even when the foil kites were down already. The Evo SLS is the ultimate one-kite-does-it-all concept.
The new construction for 2021 replaces the Dacron with Penta TX, significantly reducing the weight of the kite while making it three times more durable. This supercharges the handling, increases the wind range and turns the Evo SLS into an experience you have never felt before with a kite.
The new materials and construction make the kite much stiffer, resulting in a very agile and precise overall handling, while the reduced weight improves the low-end. The new Flex Struts allow the kite to twist like never before when you engage the bar, and this results in lightning-fast handling that is guaranteed to excite you.
No matter what you decide to do with the Evo SLS, you'll be blown away by the performance; it's changing the way we think about kiteboarding. It allows you to get on the water earlier, stay out for longer and have control at your fingertips that other kites can only dream of. Maximise your ride, go all out with the new Evo SLS and connect with your kite in a way you could have only imagined before.
- Aggressive lift due to direct steering and solid frame
- Faster, more dynamic turning and handling due to Flex Struts (less weight needs to be accelerated)
- Wider wind range due to Penta TX, solid frame and Flex Struts
- Increased drift due to less overall weight
- Penta TX frame construction
- Flex Struts for more dynamic handling and steering
- More durable, yet up to 15% / 500 g lighter construction than a classic Evo, due to new material mix and Penta TX
- Pulley-less bridle for responsive steering
- Four or five line set up (5th line not included)
- The counterpart to a stiff frame, to ensure a direct and very reactive feel of SLS kites.
- A softer material enables the strut to bend and twist in a defined way.
- Steering impulses are transformed smoothly and fast into turning actions
A more sporty, more precise and crisp feel of the kite.
- Up to 5 times higher tear resistance
- 50% less elongation compare to standard dacron. A quite stiff material, resulting in a high structural stiffness, especially recognizable in strong wind conditions, leading to less deformation of the overall structure of the kite.
- 15% lighter overall construction. Evo SLS is up to 500 g lighter than Evo
- Guarantee for a very precise timing when edging, releasing the edge and all steering impulses - the precise and reliable steering of a racing car.
- Penta TX is used in the leading edge and center strut.
Strong, Light, Superior
Addicted to Progression and Innovation
What Duotone has to say about SLS
This season we're taking our innovative drive to higher grounds; we proudly introduce SLS - Strong Light Superior. Since 2001, we have made it our mission to make the best kiteboarding equipment to guarantee that every single one of your sessions is the best. We created many groundbreaking innovations like the Click Bar, Textreme Technologies and Trinity TX. Now it's the time for SLS.
Whenever you see the SLS logo on a product, you'll know, we put it there for a reason. SLS products are equipped with the newest, most innovative and simply best materials available for kiteboarding. This is the gear we want to ride, tuned to the millimeter over countless hours. Just so that we are 100 % satisfied, to know that we're offering the greatest experience you could ever have with your gear. This is our magic collection which makes us smile just thinking about it and leaves butterflies in our stomachs, even after we've packed up and headed home for the day.
DUOTONE SLS PHILOSOPHY
WE ARE DUOTONE.
We are Ken, Kite Designer. We are Elsa, Product Manager. We are Patrick, Marketing Manager. We are the designer agonizing over the drawing table. We are the manufacturer checking specs. We are the shaper glassing into the night. We have always strived to create the best gear for the most riders.
But when we're not working, we're playing. And sometimes we want to build gear just for us. When we're on the water we don't care about excel lists, market analysis, or productivity levels. On the water the only metric is performance. We want the absolute best kite gear that technology, materials, and design can produce. Bar none.
If you are like us: always pushing yourself and your gear to the edge, pushing past that point, redefining what is possible and still demanding more; more from yourself and more from your gear: If you are one of us, we have something to show you:
This is SLS.
SLS is more than Strong. SLS is more than Light. SLS is more than Superior.
SLS marks a change in thinking. Forget case studies and hitting price points. Stop measuring what the masses want. Design something for those who will sacrifice nothing for the ultimate performance.
SLS is truly the apex of what is possible today. Using materials both stronger and lighter than those previously available, we are proud that any product bearing the SLS monogram truly is superior to anything else available.
SLS is not about creating the most accessible gear, maximizing sales or creating turnover. SLS is about creating the dream gear for those who, like us, appreciate gear that enables them to redefine what they are capable of.
We are Duotone. We work. We play. Hard. SLS defines the point at which those two drives meet. Where expectations of what is possible are met by what we can achieve. SLS is where your dreams meet our reality.
SLS represents another dimension of innovation, product design and quality. A concept focused on the newest, most innovative materials, our SLS products are the pinnacle of visionary constructed solutions and performance driven engineering in kiteboarding.