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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby Dan-at-Duotone » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:45 pm

CG-

No idea at this point when (or even definitively IF) this will make it to market. We should have one in the Gorge this summer... Come down and take it for a test! Should be a perfect tool for the Viento downwinder.

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby bragnouff » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:11 am

Got a few old kites in the shed, and I feel like they could get a second lease of life as kitewing.
Keep the wingtip sections up to a bladder, and join together somehow with some sort of angle. Like PVC piping elbows.
Shall we open a DIY section on the forum?

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby Jfoil » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:30 pm

bragnouff wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:11 am
Got a few old kites in the shed, and I feel like they could get a second lease of life as kitewing.
Keep the wingtip sections up to a bladder, and join together somehow with some sort of angle. Like PVC piping elbows.
Shall we open a DIY section on the forum?
Good luck, I have tried a few earlier wing designs and sizes, and just because it “looks like a wing”, they have vast performance differences.

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby ronnie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:27 am

This looks like Sky downwinding with the wing? Sky has removed it from his Instagram, so if he wants this removed, I will.


I have seen the release date of the Duotone wing quoted as 17/6/2019?



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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby ronnie » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:00 am

Another wing.


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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby Eltreato » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:29 am

cglazier wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:12 am
Dan thanks for your informative post.
I'd give it a try.
Any idea if Duotone is going to bring a product to market soon.. like this season?

:wink: CG

(kiters are not permitted on some of our best beaches here, but windsurfers are, and this may fit in the windsurfing category :D )
These beach closures are the reason that as a kitefoiler i got into windfoiling, it turns out it's super fun, especially shutting off the sail and going straight downwind for hundreds of meters at a time. You're not getting pulled off the swell like with a kite.The depower of these wings looks incredible. I could see these wings being a replacement for my smallest sails, assuming they upwind okay, though i don't believe they would be feasible in anything below 20 knot for the average mortal like me.

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby Jfoil » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:08 am

Robby Naish.jpg

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby ronnie » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:16 am

Jfoil wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:08 am
Robby Naish.jpg
Robby with presumably a Naish wing prototype?

Robby's old mate Pete Cabrinha way back in the day with another wing experiment.

Image
(from windsurfing.pl)

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby Jfoil » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:34 pm

The Naish wing is out. Better name, but no windows. I think they are making a mistake without windows. They are really needed. Can’t be too hard to add in a few windows.

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Re: The Duotone wing

Postby mr_daruman » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:05 pm

The boards are huge and thick! The wing is in your face? Two hands required?
Maybe a slight upgrade to windsurfers, but a huge downgrade for kitesurfers.
Let me know when I can ride my 3'6 x 17 x 1.8 3kg kite foil board with one of these wings in light winds. Looking 10 years in the future I dont see this ever being possible.


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