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Duotone Capa

Postby Pierrot » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:33 am

Anybody heard about this kite?
They are announcing september release.
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Re: Duotone Capa

Postby Horst Sergio » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:37 am

Yes I tested it together with Mischa from www.kitejunkie.com and the designer in spring against Soul in several sizes.

As not sure how much they changed the design till now and I also don't remember everything I am not sure if it makes sense to go into details.

But the overall impression was that it can be a dignified competitor to FS Soul. So not like with the North Ace which was already quite far behind FS when it was release, but sold for a much higher price than Speed 5. As Capa now seems to be also on the price level of Soul this could be an interesting alterantive. But I would recommend to see how the real serials kites now are in details before making any decission. Also for FS it was not always easy to translate a good prototype into a series with stable quality.

Even if we already have quite a lot small but good and experienced foil kite brands as Peter Lynn, GIN, f-one, ConceptAir, etc.
I think it now will be even better for customers to have another company on the level of Ozone and Flysurfer entering the market with a serious product.

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Re: Duotone Capa

Postby merl » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:44 am

Who is the designer?

Seems prices are out at one store:

French site so I presume prices are EUR (browser translated to the $ sign)
https://www.side-shore.com/produits/515 ... ue-duotone
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From https://www.flysurf.com/ficheproduit-ai ... tid=284562 :
With the Capa , Duotone kiteboarding , has one idea in mind: making the kite wing accessible to everyone.
The Capa is a super easy wing that will suit the rider in twintip, surf or foil who are looking for a handy wing and that fly easily in the light wind.

Main characteristics

Stability
The Capa is a super-easy-to-take-off kite, even if you've never used a kite before. It is a stable wing and easy to fly.

Solid
Whether you use the Capa on water, snow, or dirt, this boxed wing boasts the best construction technology of Duotone Kiteboarding. This makes it a strong and shock resistant wing.

Hangtime, foil, twin tip, surfing
La Capa is a wing to do everything. Whether for foiling, surfing or twintip in the light wind or even Big Air, it will meet your expectations.

Technical info
Sizes / weight / range of use
09M / 1.7kg / 9-30 knots
11M / 2.1kg / 8-30 knots
13M / 2.5kg / 7-25 knots
15M / 2.8kg / 6-20 knots

Bar Compatibility
Duotone Kiteboarding Capa is compatible with the Trust Foil Duotone 2020 Bar and the North Foil Trust 2018 Bar

Delivered with a protective canvas bag.

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Re: Duotone Capa

Postby Herakles1 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:15 pm


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Re: Duotone Capa

Postby plasma180 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:30 pm

The designer is Kari Eisenhut - Chief of the Design Team by Advance Paragliders and also a very good kiter.

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Re: Duotone Capa

Postby foilholio » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:20 am

Nice to see duotone come out with this. Shape reminds me of something I guess a paraglider.

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Re: Duotone Capa

Postby Kristan » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:07 pm

"We gonna make our own Soul with solitaire an sexy proriders!"

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Re: Duotone Capa

Postby kitexpert » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:07 pm

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A study of that kite. Apparently specs are quite close to Soul, kite shape looks a bit different though. 41 cells, AR seems like 5.5 to 6. Interesting to see how bridle and inner structures are designed, most probably quite a lot like in the picture above.

General impression of Duotone Capa is very good.

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Test Duotone Capa

Postby Herakles1 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:39 am

Could fly a 11m Capa this weekend and compare it to a 10m Soul. the Capa is a very nice kite, more stable than the Soul in the turns but has less power than the Soul due to a lower AR. Barfeeling is light. The Capa is a easy to fly kite like the soul. Overall very comparable product, even the Soul is a slight touch in front.


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