DUOTONE Slick 2023 Wing Foiling, SUP and Surf Review

DUOTONE Slick 2023

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The 2023 Slick is their latest Freeride & Freestyle Wing that showcases the Mini Boom. This innovative design is intended to enhance the flying experience by providing increased lift, power, and hang time.

The Wing has undergone improvements, including a refined reflex and a revised Wing Tip angle. These modifications result in a more consistent power delivery and a quicker response.

With direct steering and infinite hand placement, the Mini Boom allows users to position their hands wherever they prefer. This versatility is advantageous for both beginners learning the basics and advanced freestyle maneuvers.

The Wing's profile design has been made deeper and more precise, resulting in improved power and smoother response to gusts.

Despite its moderate wing span, the 2023 Slick offers excellent drift stability and power delivery. The compact outline is also beneficial for smaller riders, ensuring that the tips remain clear.

The 2023 Slick is highly versatile, making it ideal for tacks and jumps. Its various design features contribute to positive lift, providing an enjoyable and lightweight feel during various maneuvers and jumps.

The Slick is their latest Freeride & Freestyle Wing, featuring the Mini Boom. The goal of this Wing is to enhance the flying experience with increased lift, power, and hang time. It is also designed to offer exceptional stability and balance, ensuring a smooth ride even in gusts and lulls. The new version of Duotone's Mini Boom Wing has been specifically crafted to amplify power, expand the wind range, and increase the sweet spot. It not only enhances lift for jumps and freestyle tricks but also allows for effortless foiling with minimal pumping, which is particularly beneficial in light winds and for less experienced riders. The MOD3 canopy significantly improves the Wing's performance by enhancing its low-end power, grunt, and direct response due to its low stretch characteristics. The use of higher modulus fabric and construction details ensures that the Slick maintains its shape and profile, even in strong gusts, resulting in rapid acceleration without the need for hand placement or riding position adjustments. Additionally, the MOD3 canopy enhances the Wing's longevity and durability.

The deeper profile enhances lift and ensures a smoother power delivery, providing a forgiving ride feel that is easy and intuitive for riders of varying experience levels and in different wind conditions. This feature is particularly beneficial for beginners, allowing them to quickly master the basics. Moreover, the constant and predictable pull makes it easier to execute freestyle tricks and rotational jumps with ease. The refined strut flex and wing tip angles of the Slick guarantee consistent power delivery and a smooth ride through gusts. The Wing features well-placed windows on each side, ensuring good visibility and eliminating blind spots without compromising its lightweight feel. With three Mini Boom options available, from the Aluminum Silver to the Platinum and Platinum SLS in Carbon, there is an ideal choice for every rider. The Slick Mini Boom is also compatible with their previous generation of Slick Wings. The 2023 Slick is highly maneuverable and responds effortlessly when held by the refined front handle. It remains neutral and balanced in the surf or when going downwind. The multitude of hand placement options make it the perfect choice for both Freestylers and Freeriders alike, offering unrivaled benefits and facilitating rapid progression in mastering maneuvers and tricks.

In terms of what users can expect, the Slick delivers more power, a more direct response, better pumping efficiency, and an improved ability to catch the wind early. It also boasts better draft stability, increased durability, and is less prone to breakage. The MOD3 technical specifications reveal that the modulus of MOD3 is twice as high in the warp direction and three times as stretch-resistant in the bias direction, making the canopy significantly less stretchy under lower loads. Compared to traditional kite canopies, the MOD3 canopy demonstrates much higher shape holding ability. The Wing's flutter and drag are minimized by the inclusion of two small battens per side, which also enhance its upwind ability and top-end performance.

The Slick is designed to be easy and fast to set up and packs down into a compact size. The new backpack provides convenience during packing and carrying, ensuring that users can transport their Slick with ease and in style. The window layout has been optimized to improve stretch behavior, reduce weight, and enhance visibility. The segmented front tube contributes to a rigid center with smooth flex behavior.

The Mini Boom on center strut design combines the best features of both worlds – it allows for infinite hand placement and ease of handling during freeride and freestyle moves, while also providing neutral drift and floating ability for effortless surfing and downwind rides.


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By Tonic Mag

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