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Martin Lark

Duotone Kiteboarding Newsletter - Vegas 2019

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The VEGAS is the most desired C shaped performance kite on the market, the choice of wakestylers, freestylers, big air junkies and champions! Featuring a very stiff frame and stable canopy the kite is capable of delivering massive amounts of lift and pop. The ace up the kite’s sleeve is its ability to deliver incredible slack during unhooked riding. With precise and dynamic handling it caters to a wide variety of riding styles. Three setups and numerous trim options allow you to tune your VEGAS to the way you ride and the conditions of the day. Don’t gamble with your success, ride the VEGAS for the win!



Continuing to be undisputed king of the C-kites, the VEGAS is a benchmark model for its class with big performance characteristics that put it in a league of its own.

  • Perfect balance between the canopy tension and structural stiffness compliments the stable canopy for mega lift and punchy pop. 
  • Bringing responsive power release delay and slack to the table, handle passes and new school moves have never been so easy. 
  • Lots of depower and multiple set ups, including numerous trimming options.






There was no need to make any drastic changes to the 2019 VEGAS. Its rock solid foundations have allowed us to develop it over the past 11 years into a pure wakestyle / competition orientated kite with extreme boosting and mega loop potential. For 2019, this offered a unique opportunity look at each component of the kite individually and see how it could be fine tuned to contribute towards perfect balance overall. Read how Ralf Grösel did it…








Hadlow’s track record has consistently proven that he’s not only the world’s best at hardcore freestyle and wakestyle, but also a king of the air! We don’t take second best when it comes to developing and testing our products, and Aaron pushes our designers and innovations to the limits in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Read his thoughts on the new 2019 VEGAS…








Those wanting a pure Wakestyle/Freestyle machine with outstanding mega loop performance should hook right in. The VEGAS is the most sold C shaped performance kite on the market ever, the choice of 5x World Champion and 2x King of the Air, Aaron Hadlow. By tweaking existing design components and smaller details, we’ve managed to fine tune and balance every aspect of this radical performer.

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