Redesigned with reconfigured stiffness on each strut, the 2023 Duotone Neo SLS turns faster than last year's model. The Duotone kiteboarding design team was one of the first to experiment with new lightweight kite fabrics and has dominated the industry for the last two years. The new 2023 Neo SLS is the finest creation yet.
The Neo SLS has blown away the wave-riding community, taking an already ground-breaking and market-leading kite and pushing it to new heights. Penta TX combined with Trinity TX and a new Hybrid Flex Strut create an incredibly light and durable construction that weighs up to 15% less than a standard dacron kite, making the Neo SLS more responsive and taking the drifting capabilities to new levels. When you may have dropped a traditionally manufactured kite, the Neo SLS will keep drifting, allowing you to pull off your moves on the wave with ease. The new Hybrid Flex Strut ensures that the legendary dynamism of The Neo SLS is even further improved; new material combinations have been used for better performance. The kite has been tuned so precisely that the percentage of flex material in the tip struts decreases as the size increases. So, a 5m is more flexible in the tip struts than a 12m; this gives more rigidity and stiffness to the larger kites where power is a priority and makes the smaller kites even faster. When the kite is depowered and the bar is pushed away, the kite still handles and steers, allowing you to ride the wave with more control. With multiple settings on the tips, you can also tune the kite to the day's conditions; having a flatwater strapless freestyle session, set it for maximum pop and powerful loops if you dare. Shredding the waves, tune it for maximum drift and rapid turning speed. The Neo SLS is the epitome of a wave kite: fast, with incredible drift, instant relaunch, and very durable. If you want to ride a surfboard this year, the Neo SLS is the kite for you; no matter your riding style or the conditions, it will perform to the highest levels beyond your wildest imagination.Force Takeaway:
The Neo SLS remains at the top among high-performance surf kites. With the increased attention to strut motion, the larger Neo SLSs are more responsive and perform better at the low-end. This change is also noticed in the high-end of the kite's range whilst allowing the kite to turn faster when depowered and with the bar sheeted out. Maximize your freedom on the wave with the 2023 Neo SLS.