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New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:09:40 PM »
Hello Everyone,
i've found the picture of the new Wing foil by Duotone. The name is ECHO and it will be in size 3,4,5,6 and 7.
From the picture i can't see any remarkable difference regarding the shape or the size of the leading edge but i'm sure they will behave much better than the actual version (less roll).
I can see the battens are now half sized, so maybe also it will pack smaller.
Another interesting thing i've never seen before is that the leash is directly connected on the strap of the board.
i've heard the boom will be in aluminum but thinner and oval and later on there will be the full carbon version.
Anyone has some other infos regarding those wings and some other 2020 gear?

Thanks


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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2020, 09:45:09 PM »
Looks like they settled on the line to pulleys on the middle batten to control the shape of the center section of the wing. I've seen the prototypes here on Maui and everyone says it keeps the wing stable. I haven't tried them. I was going to try a fabric gusset, or baffle, or whatever it would be called to do more or less the same thing, but Junya wanted to buy my 5M, and I knew I'd never get around to it, so opportunity missed. The 3M and 4M seem fine as they are.
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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 04:39:00 AM »
So i guess in this forum nobody is interested in Duotone..  :'(

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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 05:46:39 AM »
So i guess in this forum nobody is interested in Duotone..  :'(
Well, they should get their act together. They obviously don’t give a fukk about current wing owners, look they never have battens in stock.
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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2020, 10:42:53 AM »
So i guess in this forum nobody is interested in Duotone..  :'(

winged surfer, I am interested in Duotone wings. Please get the 6M and 7M, do some runs and report back on how they perform. Be sure to include the cool little trip meter GPS drawings of your runs back and forth like everyone else does.. The lines should look like Z's.
 
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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2020, 12:55:14 PM »
this is a hard one and there's nothing wrong with this wing except from what I see the majority of buyers are going somewhere else and is it the design, quality or price, we never know?

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2020, 03:20:08 PM »
Duotone have been hard at it releasing 2 new wings . They are now have a super light boom less model , the window was removed to save weight. The Leading edge and overall wing design is much tamer so it can be towed behind you from the hip on downwind runs , so no more rag dolling. This will be available in 3, 4 ,5 & 6m. 

They have also redesigned to the boom to be 2 piece and light weight. Currently one boom fits all sizes. Next range one boom up to 5m a second size boom covers 4m-7m oval shaped grip so you have better control. Not sure if the carbon boom will be one or two sizes , have to wait to see what comes out . So plenty of new gear from DT. Boom wing sizes 3 , 4 , 5 , 6, & 7 . Hopefully get one of the Strut demos late next week.
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Re: Duotone Gen 2 Wing Dings
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2020, 04:04:25 PM »
Duotone have been hard at it releasing 2 new wings . They are now have a super light boom less model , the window was removed to save weight. The Leading edge and overall wing design is much tamer so it can be towed behind you from the hip on downwind runs , so no more rag dolling. This will be available in 3, 4 ,5 & 6m. 

That is a great move. 

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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2020, 12:13:23 AM »
So i guess in this forum nobody is interested in Duotone..  :'(

As everyone expected, there are a lot of choices now, and most manufacturers are releasing V2 now. Here on Maui the big three are Ozone, Duotone, and F-one. The new Naish stuff looks good. A lot of people ride the Ozone Wasps, which seem quite heavy.

I think the Duotones are an excellent design, but they needed to calm the larger sizes down.
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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2020, 10:51:45 AM »

"As everyone expected, there are a lot of choices now, and most manufacturers are releasing V2 now."  agree there is much more competition now, Ullman will introduce a bar wing without battens carbon bar with an infill panel support ...

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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2020, 01:23:26 PM »

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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2020, 12:34:05 AM »
What is that line in the center??

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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2020, 01:50:58 AM »
Interesting also to see in the other pictures of that profile the boom less version.. any thoughts?

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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2020, 02:38:38 AM »
Swipe to see the Duotone with strut


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Re: New 2020 wing by DUOTONE
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2020, 03:02:06 AM »
What is that line in the center??

I think the goal for most brands with gen 2 wings is to bring more wing stability and range.

For example, when I ride a windsurf foil and wing-surf foil back to back, the difference in steadyness of the wind is dramatic. The windsurf foil crushes the wing-surf foil. Clearly showing just how primitive these gen 1 wing-surfers are.

The Naish gen 2 shows the industry can get there. Maybe with gen 5 we will surpass the windsurfer.