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Duotone Neo 4m 2020 (or 19), anyone ride it to give feedback, please?

Postby omg » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:13 am

I'm currently on Neo '19-20 models and like them a lot for strapless freestyle and wave riding. My smallest is 6m, but need a smaller one for pure wave riding (no freestyle in these winds), so looking feedback for the 4m version, preferably 2020 model. Is it very twitchy or linear and direct, how is the gust handling and can you loop it without getting pulled from your board, and whatever comments you have on it, I would appreciate all. I'm 80kg/170lbs, only ride strapless SBs.

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Re: Duotone Neo 4m 2020 (or 19), anyone ride it to give feedback, please?

Postby omg » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:18 pm

Bump. Pretty please :)

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Re: Duotone Neo 4m 2020 (or 19), anyone ride it to give feedback, please?

Postby Herman » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:31 pm

4m is quite a big step down from a 6m, I am sure you knew that already but at least it keeps the topic in sight. It is weird feeling underpowered in 30 knts.

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Re: Duotone Neo 4m 2020 (or 19), anyone ride it to give feedback, please?

Postby mjb » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:06 am

I tried one with a surfboard last winter in Vietnam for about an hour. Loved it! Sure, it's tiny, and you don't want the wind to drop at all while you're out there, but it was fun to be out in about 30+ knots and still be in control. Don't remember it being twitchy at all and sorry, but I don't remember looping it that day. Felt solid and well behaved, even for it's small size. I'm sure if you've got the wind for it, you'll enjoy it. Sorry I can't elaborate further, but I was impressed with that little kite. 😎🤙
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Re: Duotone Neo 4m 2020 (or 19), anyone ride it to give feedback, please?

Postby kitebeachbum » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:03 pm

I have the 2020 4m 6m 8m and 10m Neo's, rode them for about a year, the spacing worked very well, once it was 33knots plus would be on the 4m. Used it with the small clic bar and lines, so it felt very comfortable. I have updated to the 2021 sls 6m and 8m, but kept the 4m 2020 since not made in that size, but have order a 2021 5m sls.

The 4m 2020 looks like a small kite of course, but found it stable and predictable like the rest of the line up, would recommend it if you needed it.
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