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Re: Duotone 2020

Postby COOP » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:44 am

Couldn’t agree with you more Teabagger.
I wax my lines just to keep them lasting longer and it does seem to help but really I shouldn’t be doing this, as two others in the crew use Ozone and Naish and their lines are 200% better condition than mine. We pretty much spend the same amount of time on the water with a lots of loops and rotations.
Im a big fan of the old North/ Duotone but it is the biggest let down on Duotone’s product for a long time now.

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Re: Duotone 2020

Postby wrogu » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:48 am

COOP wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:44 am
Couldn’t agree with you more Teabagger.
I wax my lines just to keep them lasting longer and it does seem to help but really I shouldn’t be doing this, as two others in the crew use Ozone and Naish and their lines are 200% better condition than mine. We pretty much spend the same amount of time on the water with a lots of loops and rotations.
Im a big fan of the old North/ Duotone but it is the biggest let down on Duotone’s product for a long time now.
I second that.
Change lines for better ones and be done with that :)


P.S. I just ordered 2020 dices ;) just bashing the lines :D

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Re: Duotone 2020

Postby COOP » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:23 pm

Lines

We have to mention -again- our comments, or better expressed our worries, about the quality of the lines that come with the Duotone Evo. For the moment we advice to leave the Click bar for what it is -particularly if you kite on a sandy beach- and take the standard Quad bar. Or any alternative that can accomplish a high “Y” which isn’t easy to find. There are a few alternative options (like the one from Harlem). Positive side on the Quad bar -compared to the click bar– is that you can see the wear out. Replacing them by better ones after a couple of months isn’t difficult and make sure to get 22m and 2 m extensions to get even a wider range out of the Evo. Main issue of these lines from Teufelberger is the way Duotone has added its sleeves to those 340kg’s lines. This downgrades the strength significantly. Sometimes even down to a staggering 130kg’s only. The consolidation can be taken from the fact there at least half a dozen other brands – like Spleene, Flysurfer and Best- with bars that are very far from perfect either (and we are not the only one to say so). But there are far better options. Which is a shame because the Evo is a really good kite and deserves much better.

From We test kites review from last year.......hopefully Duotone will start to listen to the punters sooner rather than later.

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Re: Duotone 2020

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Re: Duotone 2020

Postby alford » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:41 pm

what is the rider doing with his lines at 0:46 in the Neo video?

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Re: Duotone 2020

Postby purdyd » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:01 pm

alford wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:41 pm
what is the rider doing with his lines at 0:46 in the Neo video?
Looks like camera mount

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Re: Duotone 2020

Postby alford » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:10 pm

aah, okay, thanks

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Re: Duotone 2020

Postby Leon van Bergen » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:38 pm

alford wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:41 pm
what is the rider doing with his lines at 0:46 in the Neo video?
https://www.ebay.nl/itm/291744129171

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Re: Duotone 2020

Postby apollo4000 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:43 pm

Can I have a big D sticker to put over my North logo? Had to get ride of some T-shirts

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Re: Duotone 2020

Postby Leon van Bergen » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:59 am

@ Dan-at-Duotone;

viewtopic.php?t=2404080&p=1068335

Read second post, heard it often, tell your colleagues! :wink:


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