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Duotone lines

Erik, Patrick, Lars, Glen, Fab, Flow and Yuvy. All readers of our reviews. And all of them suffered from the same issue; wear out of the Duotone lines produced by Teufelberger. They are not the only ones. Our test member also broke more than just one of those lines. Frequently we get reactions form users who are annoyed or disappointed because of damaged or broken Duotone lines.  This was already a problem with the quad bar but with the Click bar even more.

Several typical damages on the Click bar after a few months

Is there a solution available? A local supplier apparently can deliver better quality lines. To our surprise the manufacturer -Teufelberger- of the Duotone lines contacted us after we wrote about the Click bar. The reason; there are better lines available at Teufelberger. But Duotone currently doesn’t offer them. Unfortunately Duotone won’t answer our questions. But Stephanie Marisch from Teufelberger  was so nice to take some time for us and reveal a bit more ! Continue reading Duotone lines

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Four 2019 crossover kites compared

Probably the most used kites are the ones that can be used at any discipline. Call them what ever you like; crossover, hybrid or a One quiver kite.  Those kites are getting more and more populair. The reason is clear. Who doesn’t want a do-it-all kite? Yes there are still a few people who still want kites without bridles or a dedicated wave kite. But they seem to become a minority. And most of us won’t have set backs by such a do-it-all kites. The 2019 Eleveight RS, Naish Dash, F-one Bandit V12 and the Duotone Dice should fit the description of a do-it-all kite more or less. All of them should be suited -on paper- for a wide variety of kiting styles. Either on a twintip freeriding, freestyle and even on a wave board. And yes they have a lot in common, but they are certainly not the same. Some exactly met the expectations and some don’t.

2019 9m'sPrice €Ripstopbattens kg ProCon
F-one Bandit1335Double22.9Direct feel
Easy
high bar pressure, slower
Naish Dash1349Quadruple03.0Smooth+ predictable.
Best for wave riders
Trailing edge canopy shaking
Eleveight RS1149Quadruple4n.a.Longest/easiest jumpsLeast alive
Difficult kite loops
Duotone Dice1379Triple/double combination63.1Stable power build up
Low bar pressure
Least favorite wave riders

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Duotone Dice 2019 9m

The Dice transformed over the years from a sweet lady to a tough brother. A bit challenging but a very rewarding kite. Less sweet and less forgiving but with a stronger pop and more aggressive potential. Very appealing for the advanced rider. We enjoy it very much. Each year when the new Dice arrives we sort of fear any changes . What differences will 2019 bring for the Dice?

Duotone Dice 2019

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