2021 Duotone Ultraspike SLS Kiteboard
2021 Duotone Ultraspike SLS Kiteboard
HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE/LIGHTWIND
The final word in light wind freeride twintips and the pinnacle of SLS evolution, a radical shape and a startling light wind approach delivers unreal performance! When you let your imagination run wild, amazing things can be achieved, the Ultraspike SLS is a testament to that, quite simply the best light wind twintip you can lay your hands on.
Ralf Grösel came up with the concept for this board last year, and it was a massive hit with Duotone's customers. The unique design throws old ideas out the window for a radically different shape that has been proven to be far superior to anything else out there.
For 2021 the board has been given the race car upgrade to Textreme Innegra carbon, reducing the weight and increasing the responsiveness of the board. If you are looking for the best light wind performance board on the market to get you out there on days when the wind doesn't show up, then this is it. It's so much more than a light wind twin tip though, unlike the "door" designs this board feels lively underfoot, can excel at all the latest freeride tricks, and improves the way you ride no matter how light the wind is.
When you need the absolute ultimate in light wind performance, the Ultraspike SLS is the board to take to the beach, the feeling underfoot is unrivalled, there is nothing else quite like it.
- A huge surface area and an ultra light construction are the guarantee for the very best light wind performance.
- New concave outline and huge surface area
- Due to a flat rocker, the board starts planing very early.
- The great upwind performance is made possible with a straight outline.
- Lightweight and responsive
- Offset Track Mounts
Innegra SLS Twintips: Due to Innegra, SLS Twintips are very light, incredible durable, noticeable smoother and more responsive than any other Twintip. Added performance and durability without adding weight, the lightweight fibre Innegra makes it possible! All SLS boards offer incredible dampening performance, are absolutely smooth in chop, allowing a cleaner edging and resulting in less knee and back fatigue. SLS Twintips are equipped with very controlled and explosive pop due to less vibration compared to normal carbon boards.
Torsion Flex: The special shape of the 3D cap allows torsion of the long axis of the board. This gives them more grip on the heel-side edge, rich and smooth landings, a direct drive and better upwind performance. Invented by Duotone.
Medium Flex: The Medium Flex boards combine competition performance with every day comfort. Precise adjusted materials offer control, power and comfort in just the right way to feel good in every possible riding condition.
Space Flex Technology: Space Flex adapts to the water's surface and enhances all turning characteristics. Stiff outside frame coupled with the soft tips creates smooth water release and early planing. Reduction in swing weight facilitates easier tricks and faster rotations.
Mono Concave Bottom: All of the pure freeride boards are produced with Biax Fibre for the best dampening and comfort. The new, rounder outline makes it fun in chop and the wider tip area helps to get going early. The straight outline is the reason for good pop and sharp edge grip. All of these boards are quite narrow which makes them fast and ensures the best upwind abilities.
Absorption Flex Tips: Based on a unique new construction of the board in the tip area, the scoop rocker line ensures better response to changing situations. In underpowered riding, the board remains flat for fast planing. In overpowered riding, the scoop bends and provides for an increased level of control and stability. The flex tips absorb shocks and enable soft landings.
WHAT MAKES TEXTREME INNEGRA SO SPECIAL?
The mix of Carbon and Innegra makes the construction of the Duotone SLS Twintip series absolutely unique. Innegra itself is a high performance fiber used in composite and textile applications which can be converted into many different reinforcements in Twintip design, offering smooth dampening and enhanced breaking resistance.
Combined with carbon you get a lightweight, but durable board offering incredible pop and precise feedback. This material combination produces exceptional Freeride, Freestyle and Wakestyle Twintips that feel just at home at your local spot or in a final heat on the GKA Freestyle Tour.
HOW DOES THIS TRANSLATE INTO THE 2021 SLS LINE OF TWINTIPS?
Textreme Innegra combined with our different layups and new shapes, offers the desired option for every discipline in kiteboarding. Whether riding at your local spot or shredding the final heat of the GKA Freestyle Tour, the fine-tuned abilities of Textreme Innegra has a reaction to every action that will further your progression and enhance every session.
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.