Overall fantastic condition. No real signs of wear; this kite looks like it's been flown maybe ten times and was well-kept. The canopy is still very crispy. Bungees and pigtails look great. The bridles and leading edge are in great shape. The inflation/deflation system and hoses are in great shape. Only one zipper on the bag is seized!
The Neo is a top-notch wave kite, with medium bar pressure for solid feedback. Great cross-over for twin-tipping and foiling. The Neo is a rather powerful kite for its size, this 8m is often described to be as powerful as your more common 9m kite.
The Neo is back with a few modification. The most staple in the wave kite on the market. The 2022 Neo got a few tweak to its shape and geometry. A shorter core, and longer wing-tip. Allow better drift and more respond turn. The Neo is ready to be back out taking waves, and champion trophies.
For years the Neo has been the wave kite against which all the others are measured; the unique combination of power, control and drifting characteristics have made it the wave kite everyone wants to ride. As strapless freestyle has evolved as a discipline, the kite has developed too. There are the tuning options soft, medium and hard, allowing you to set the kite up for the day's conditions and your personal preferences. 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. Designer Ken Winner has spent years developing these characteristics within the kite, always striving for perfection. The kite's weight has been optimized to increase performance and the kite reacts instantly to input from the bar. The result is a kite that feels like an extension of your body on the wave. The wind range is huge with lots of low-end power, allowing you to ride a smaller kite, while at the top end, the kite still offers lots of control. If you want to dominate the waves with total confidence and rule skies, the Neo is the kite for you; tune it to your riding style, initiate the launch sequence, and head straight to the top step of any podium!
GREAT DRIFTING ABILITY, A KEY ELEMENT WHEN SURFING WAVES.
EVEN WHEN DEPOWERED, THE KITE STILL REACTS VERY RESPONSIVE ON STEERING IMPULSES.
BETTER CHOOSE ONE SIZE SMALLER, THE NEOS ARE EXTREMELY POWERFUL, YES OFFER A MASSIVE DEPOWER.
SOLID ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION IN LEADING EDGE AND STRUTS.
THE KITE GEOMETRY IS TUNED TO EVERY SIZE, SO OFFERING LESS SWEEP AND A WIDER ARC IN BIG SIZES, MORE SWEEP AND A NARROWER ARC IN SMALLER SIZES.
THE PROFILE IS TWEAKED DEEPER IN THE MIDDLE FOR MORE POWER.