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Re: Duotone Mono 2019

Postby Strekke » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:12 pm

Looks super low AR. Gonna be grunty with drift but doubt that it will get you upwind easily on a TT or surfboard in it's lower end... Less important on the foil though.

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Re: Duotone Mono 2019

Postby Foxi » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:36 pm

Rebirth of basic 2018 North graphics. Clean. More colour options. Nice. No 12m though .. unfortunately the video doesn‘t work ..

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Re: Duotone Mono 2019

Postby Toby » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:26 am

DESIGNER INTERVIEW

Ken Winner took the MONO back to the drawing board and his 2019 design is a benchmark model. “The biggest challenge these days lies in making a kite both durable and light. Low weight, easy turn initiation, easy turn completion, easy relaunch in light wind, the ability to hang underpowered in the air and a forgiving bar feel are the qualities that we find most important for foilers. Most of those qualities are also important for surf riders and entry level riders, so the MONO still works for them.”

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RIDER REVIEW

As one of Duotone's most well-rounded riders, Jeremie Tronet takes the 2019 MONO for a whirl in his tropical home spot and shares his, short but sweet, thoughts. "I have primarily used the MONO for my foiling sessions. The recent improvements on the kite are making the MONO the perfect light wind kite for foiling with good hangtime and lift in the jumps, also performing nicely in the waves."

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Re: Duotone Mono 2019

Postby Foxi » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:42 am


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Re: Duotone Mono 2019

Postby Leon van Bergen » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:41 pm

And the Juice has yet to come but i don't get why? Why not better focus on fewer models?

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Re: Duotone Mono 2019

Postby Dan-at-Duotone » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:20 pm

Leon-

We have two separate design teams. Ken does the Rebel, Neo, and Mono. Ralf does the Juice, Dice, Vegas, and Evo With several months to work on each and a rapid-prototyping method that we've honed over the 10+ years we've worked with the factory (from new design to the kite in his hand in just a few days) we think this gives plenty of time for each team to work on three or four models over the course of a year.

With a renewed focus by both designers on the needs of foil boards and their lightwind potential, and with the Mono and Juice both being considered great kites for light wind and foiling, the 2020 Mono and Juice received lots of attention by their respective designers this year and I've got high hopes for both models to be significant improvements in their category.

I have no real-life feedback (North America's Mono shipment is delayed) but if anyone gets a chance to test a 2020 Mono feel free to chime in.

-Dan


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