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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby cor » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:06 pm

appelton wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:59 pm
So no DUOTONE NEO in Aluula ? this year :(
It´s not Aluula but a material called Penta TX.
geron wrote: thanks so the Rebel (for example) will be in two vertions SLS and "regular"?
No. There will only be a "regular" version of the Rebel with little improvements from the 2020 version.

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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby apollo4000 » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:26 pm

cor wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:32 pm
Nothing is usual this year. Launches:

Neo/Neo SLS: 15.9.
Evo/Evo SLS: 29.9.
Rebel: 20.10.
Dice: 1.9.


All info is here, but only in German: https://www.kiteboarding.eu/ (page 62).
Any dates on click bar? Cheers

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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby Havre » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:38 pm

Would have loved a Rebel SLS. Not sure if I can wait another year.
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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby cor » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:29 pm

apollo4000 wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:26 pm
Any dates on click bar? Cheers
Not yet, no.
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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby andikite » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:33 pm

Havre wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:38 pm
Would have loved a Rebel SLS. Not sure if I can wait another year.
It has sense that only Evo and Neo have SLS version due to these kites are tipycaly used in light wind conditions. In my opinion has no sense to have Rebel with SLS version because Rebel is designed to be used with strong winds to jump high. If you ride a kite 15% lighter with +30 knots will give less improvements than rided with 10 knots.

I'm sure that Juice/Mono will have a SLS version or something similar. Same reason for not having Dice or Vegas SLS option.

It's just my opinion... In order to sell more expensive kites maybe Duotone can bring us SLS version in all models in 2022... It wouldn't be a surprise for anyone.

It's curious, no info about clickbar in the german magazine...

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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby oksman » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:40 am

What about the Vegas???
Did they give up producing it??
Let's hope not!

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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby geron » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:05 am

Havre wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:38 pm
Would have loved a Rebel SLS. Not sure if I can wait another year.
Me too, for me part of the appeal of the rebel is tis wind range, if I could have a rebel 10 for high wind tt fun, but also for light wind foiling. That would be something.

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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby cor » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:23 am

andikite wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:33 pm
It has sense that only Evo and Neo have SLS version due to these kites are tipycaly used in light wind conditions. In my opinion has no sense to have Rebel with SLS version because Rebel is designed to be used with strong winds to jump high. If you ride a kite 15% lighter with +30 knots will give less improvements than rided with 10 knots.
It´s not all about weight! The new material is also stiffer, making the frame of the kite more rigid which means that it´s more stable in high wind conditions and has a bigger windrange.

So yes, I would absolutely love to see a Rebel SLS.
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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby purdyd » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:16 am

Back on page 4 of this thread we did see what appeared to be a rebel with a yellow leading edge and three middle struts.

Could be aluula. We know duotone has been testing aluula.

Given the difficulty ocean rodeo is having delivering aluula kites, it will probably be another year or two before we see aluula kites from other companies. And they will be expensive.

My thought is that it might take a year or two to optimize designs for aluula.

Penta Tx is a claimed 50% stiffer then Dacron. Probably not so much a leap in design, manufacturing and price.

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Re: Duotone 2021

Postby Havre » Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:26 am

And it will turn quicker. The only reason not to make a lighter Rebel is that why would anyone buy anything else? :D
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