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New Duotone Dice 2020

Last year Dice creator, Ralf Grösel, redefined the design in order to improve looping and boosting abilities, especially within the smaller sizes.
The outcome was an incredible performer and exciting ride prepped for hardcore conditions and ready to go big.

RALF, WHAT WAS YOUR VISION FOR 2020?
The starting point for the development of the 2020 Duotone Dice was in Cape Town, South Africa.
I knew that the foundations of the design already delivered powerful, snappy, predictable and versatile characteristics to the Dice, but I wanted to take it to the next level.
Drawing on the Red Bull King of the Air event and the needs of Duotone Team rider Lasse Walker, my vision was to enhance its extreme performance throughout all of its parameters.
HOW DID YOU ACHIEVE THIS AND HOW DOES IT TRANSLATE INTO PERFORMANCE?
For the first time ever, I removed the pulley within the kite bridles.
This small change has a big impact on […]

New Kites – Duotone Vegas 2020

2020 VEGAS IN A NUTSHELL
Designed for purpose, driven by performance, the 2020 Vegas has been sharpened up through use of new materials and is the only choice for Freestyle and Wakestyle.
Inspired by our world class Freestyle / Wakestyle team, the 2020 Vegas offers everything for expert and highly skilled riders.
Time to unleash the beast –  2020 Duotone Vegas

The Vegas remains the most sold C shaped performance kite on the market ever.
A design inspired to take our team of world class riders to the top, 5 × World Champion and 2 × King of the Air Aaron Hadlow, our GKA competition team and GKA World Champion Mikaili Sol are dedicated to the Vegas.
Last year, Ralf’s goal was to fine tune and balance the Vegas perfectly.
He achieved this fluently by tweaking small details like the wave patterns, patterns on the Leading Edge and updates in the tension settings between the Leading Edge […]

New Kites 2020 – Duotone Rebel

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Duotone FOIL wing – Users Instructions

Duotone FOIL wing User instructions.
First shipment of wings due beginning August, come along to the intro night at Groundswell to see whats it all about.
Below some instruction on how to use & care for the wing .

2020 Fanatic Wave board range

Fanatic have released their 2020 range of wave / freewave / freestyle boards.
There some changes to the range.
A new Grip wave board , a new model Freewave, and a tweaked freestyle board.
With the 2019 Wave sailing champion & 2019 Freestyle champion on their team , the boards are the business..

The highly adaptable Grip TE enables you to ride your wave – your way, without compromise.

Fast and loose, the entire range has been re-shaped for 2020 to help you unleash your potential, no matter where you wavesail.
This year’s board achieves the ultimate goal: vastly improved waveriding performance, without sacrificing any of the accessibility, speed and early planing.
Through subtle changes to the outline, tail width and bottom shape, the new Grip TE offers a new level of looseness and control – particularly in down the line conditions.
In short, it’s the most versatile waveboard we’ve ever produced.
Sizes for 2020:
68 / 75 / 82 […]

Duotone Wing Updates

Taking orders now for Sept Delivery for the Duotone wing – Contact us for early bird pricing & details.
The New HOT water sport is gaining momentum, wing foiling , or foil winging , or winging , not sure what to call it yet !

Duotone have been ahead of the game with their foil wing, a design that has been 3 years in the making, drawing from their experience in kiting & windsurfing, & using concepts from their successful Irig.
The Duotone foil wing is a piece of equipment that has been totally thought through, well tested, & aimed at the simplicity of having fun in a range of situations.
As they say, the proof is in use ! A group of us tried it from a variety of back rounds (kiting, windsurfing,surf, snow), & everyone was successfully in foiling/sailing with in 30mins.

So far most of the marketing and hype has skipped out […]

Duotone launch 2020 Windsurf Sails


Boards & More launch the 2020 Duotone windsurf sail range.

Duotone Super Hero 2020

The SUPER HERO has simply everything:
low weight, quick responsiveness like a three-batten design and the stability of a 5-batten one.

The SUPER HERO’s consistent evolution makes it an even better World Cup sail with an extremely wide range of use in the wave.
It continues to give a top-end performance even under the brutal conditions of locations such as the Canary Islands or South Africa, remaining under perfect control with high winds and during extremely overpowered jumps.
And yet it also boasts powerful acceleration capabilities at the lower wind limit, alongside an excellent on/off response, which would come in handy when participating in down-the-line surfing on Maui or Mauritius.

Key Features –

  XPLY PLUS (100/150 microns): The laminate with the lowest stretchand the best UV and puncture resistance on the market.
  NEW: TRI PLY foot panel (150 microns): The added […]

iRig – New era in windsurfing

Duotone -(NKB the world biggest Kite brand and NorthSails) market leader in Windsurfing rigs have joined forces to create the most innovative rig ever made.
The outcome is what we call best of both worlds: incredible low weight and packing dimensions achieved through inflatable Kite-technology combined with the appeal and safety of a Windsurf rig.

It is an unbeatable package making it the ideal addition to your SUP as an entry into the fascination of wind- powered sports.

On top the iRIG will revolutionize the Windsurfing Entry and Schooling as it’s 70% lighter than any conventional Windsurfing rig. Combined with the inflatable “mast” and “boom” parts the rig always floats on the water making starting and learning a piece of cake.

–  Super light weight with around 1,5 kg for very easy learning with instant success and for a very comfortable transport.
70% lighter than a standard Windsurf rig. Even the smallest people can use it. Very manoeuvrable & easy handling.
–  Fixed handle positions avoiding wrong positioning of your hands ! facilitates the learning process enormously. Fixed handle positions Identifies correct way to hold the sail, teaches users how to trim the sail. Faster learning, easier learning, more fun.
–  Completely inflatable construction without hard materials !
Reduces effort for rigging up tremendously (Pump & Go within 100 seconds) and gets risk for injuries nearly down to zero.
No fine-tuning, just pump it up & go.
Rigs up within 100 seconds & no parts to lose.
Safe to use for kids and beginners, no hard objects to hit or fall on –> super safe
–  “A3-size” packing dimensions achieved through inflatable Kite-technology ! very easy transport and storage
–  Unlike traditional Windsurf rigs the iRIG floats onto the water ! Very easy uphauling and a relaxed paddling home without drag in case of drifting too far away. Does not sink, therefore easy to lift and super safe. Quick & Easy to pull out of the water.
–  Super simple sizing with Small / Medium / Large (the correct size depends solely on your body height) ! makes it a no brainer to choose the right size.

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Duotone Small Clicker

Duotone has released a small clicker to add to their bar line up for 2018/19 and it is yet another awesome bit of kit to add to your quiver.

The short click bar offers the rider an option to have a short erganomic bar that suits your personal riding style and gives precise control over your kite.

This is the bar that is now favoured amougst our pro team of riders.

Check out the clip as Aaron Hadlow gives  a quick overview of why he uses the Click bar season and all the different chicken loop options that are available with it!

Cabrinha 2019

Cabrinha 2019 Kites

Whats new  – MOTO
A triple threat with an incredibly wide range of use for a single performance kite.

Modern kite development has allowed Cabrinha to compress the kite range to offer  more of what customers are looking for.

The all-new Moto kite sits squarely in the center of Cabrinhas kite universe, as it is the performance kite with many tools in it’s tool chest. The Moto allows you to break away from freeriding into free surfing and foil- boarding.

This makes room for our core kites (around the perimeter) to push the boundaries in their own specialized categories.
MOTO RIDER PROFILE – Freeride, Free- surf, and Foilboarding

For riders who appreciate versatile, predictable kite performance, for any type of riding in a wide range of conditions.

The All-New Moto kite from Cabrinha leads us into a new era of performance kite surfing that smashes all conventional thinking. This versatile Freeride / Crossover kite is light […]