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Martin Lark

Happy New Year from Duotone Kiteboarding

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“The only constant thing in life is change. The times, the conditions, everything is in motion. Only the destination stays the same; like our ambition to build the most innovative equipment for wind and watersports.”

 

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Welcome to the first, end of year round-up from Duotone Kiteboarding. What an exciting few months it’s been since the launch of our fresh new brand and we would like to thank you all for your trust in us. A new year brings time to reflect upon the past, the foundations we’ve built, boundaries we’ve broken, challenges we’ve overcome and celebrate them all. It’s been a year of many firsts and we’re ready for more! Who’s coming with us?!

 

So, before you scroll down and get some of the epic Duotone highlights, from all of our riders, designers, people behind the brand and our global network, we wish you a very happy New Year. We’re excited for 2019 and are already working on making it better than anything we’ve achieved in the past. Bring on our first full year as Duotone Kiteboarding, which remains to be the future of #TRUEKITEBOARDING

 

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INTERVIEW WITH TILL EBERLE, CEO OF BOARDS & MORE


Refresh your memory with how and why Duotone came about; in the words of Till Eberle. ’Duotone represents authenticity – being true – both in kiteboarding and in windsurfing. We will continue to offer high-quality products for all disciplines and will push forward as leaders in technology for the sports that we love.’

 

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RAISING QUALITY FROM THE PAST

 

This year has provided a fresh start to raise the quality and innovation upon our foundations, already at the top of the industry. As Duotone, we revisited our manufacturing facility and tweaked our products to make 2019, the most groundbreaking year for quality and performance.

 

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GLORY FOR MIKAILI SOL AND TEAMMATES

 

We reflect on the glory of the Duotone women's team who finished in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place on both the WKC Freestyle World Tour and the GKA Air Games, with a huge congratulations to our girl, Mikaili Sol, who became a 2x World Champion at 14 years old in both the Air Games and the WKC. Read her interview about her journey to the top and why her toughest competition are her teammates.

 

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AIRTON CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION OF 2018 GKA KITE-SURF WORLD TOUR

 

Airton claims his World Champion crown and Matchu Lopes 3rd, following the last GKA Kite-Surf World Tour event in Torquay, Australia. Point Danger is wrapped in surfing history and made its debut on the 2018 tour schedule. Local talents joined the heavyweight line-up where Sebastian Ribeiro took 2nd place and Matchu 3rd. We know these guys will be back with a bang when the tour kicks off in Cape Verde in February 2019.

 

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THE FIRST DUOTONE GROM SEARCH

 

Craig Cunningham takes #TRUEKITEBOARDING to heart and leads the first Duotone Grom Search with the support of world leading riders and International teammates. Cauipe, Brazil has delivered some of the industry's best talent over the years and was the perfect spot for the event. More than a search for the next World Champion, it was the start of an exciting cycle that aims to develop the sport in general and grow the local scene.

 

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WELCOME TO THE TEAM PIPPA VAN IERSEL

 

Meet the newest member of the Duotone International team, Pippa van Iersel. Born with the urge to compete, she's got big plans for 2019 and the World Tour. Riding the Vegas and Team Series, we're proud to welcome her into the Duotone family and our world class team.

 

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