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Duotone Neo 2020 - anyone riding them yet? Compared to 2019?

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Created by omg 23 days ago, 26 Oct 2019
omg
140 posts
26 Oct 2019 1:32PM
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so the title says it all, how are they compared to 2019 and also for 2017/18 models, please?

Thanks!

CJ2478
NSW, 373 posts
28 Oct 2019 7:37AM
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I have 2019 6m and 11m and a 2020 8m and tbh i cant tell the difference. May be due to the fact that I'm comparing different sizes but looking at what duotone have to say I don't think there were significant changes between 2019 and 2020, even between 2019 and 2018 the changes appear minor.

omg
140 posts
28 Oct 2019 6:50PM
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Thanks, I was wondering if the TE material/construction would be noticeable esp. in the bigger sizes. I am currently on the 8 and 10 2019, where 8 is very nice and to me better than the 2016 I had. There's not much difference between the 10m 2019 and 2017 to my mind, if any?

The 6m 2018 I have is quite punchy when riding past the mid-range of it, and wonder if the 2019 or 20 is smoother.

EDIT: and just to add, I have the first gen. Core Section 4m and 6m, and the 6m is way mellower compared to 6m Neo, I mean the looping is quite different in terms of power with those two kites. Section is more agile as well and overall more throwable without punishing you too much. All strapless riding.

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1363 posts
28 Oct 2019 7:34PM
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I traded my 6,8,10 2018 North Neo's in for 6,8,10 2020 Duotone Neo's 6 weeks or so ago.

They are very similar, which I am happy about! I think maybe a bit less bar pressure and seem to have a higher top end. Or at least easier to hang onto at the top end of the kites wind range. The leading edge seems to have a bit more shape. Fatter in the middle and a bit more taper towards the tips.

So I am happy, I dont really think about the kite and I am very much the limiting factor in improving my kiting skills!

Cheers

vendeavours
VIC, 338 posts
29 Oct 2019 5:06PM
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Dave Whettingsteel said..
I traded my 6,8,10 2018 North Neo's in for 6,8,10 2020 Duotone Neo's 6 weeks or so ago.

They are very similar, which I am happy about! I think maybe a bit less bar pressure and seem to have a higher top end. Or at least easier to hang onto at the top end of the kites wind range. The leading edge seems to have a bit more shape. Fatter in the middle and a bit more taper towards the tips.

So I am happy, I dont really think about the kite and I am very much the limiting factor in improving my kiting skills!

Cheers


Great to here if they have improved the top end At present using Reo V5 'S Kited back to back between the two kites and notice differences at top end Love the new colours this year



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