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Enter the world of Duotone

Postby Toby » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:20 am

Enter the world of Duotone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNIyXFemI4U

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF DUOTONE

As a brand, we’ve always been great drivers of change and innovation, passionate about the sport and the evolution of the industry.
As kiteboarders, we are no strangers to taking risks both on and off the water, it’s what compels us to grow and succeed in whatever we do.

WELCOME TO A NEW ERA.

Dedicated to the future, with honour to the past, we are #SettingTheTone. Creating the latest trends in kiteboarding and providing the best products, we don’t wait for a breakthrough, we make it. You´ve probably noticed the new look, but we continue to deliver the same high quality products and ground breaking innovations you´ve come to trust. It´s not a come back, we never left.

The legendary Duotone line.
The Rebel, still sending.
The Vegas, still shredding.
The Dice, still at home in Freestyle and Waves.
The Neo, still smacking lips.
The Evo, still doing it all.

THE DREAM TEAM

Continuing with the finest team in the industry, we move forwards in a new direction that will better the way we bring our renowned products to life, further our innovation, design, customer service and delivery, and preserve the true kiteboarding family.

TRUE TALENT CREATES GREAT THINGS.

The key to our success can be credited to the talent and expertise of every member of the team. Diversity is a key driver of innovation and the combined power of unique skills, know-how and openness to new ideas, fuels the core essence of the brand; our products.

They rise to the challenge to improve upon safety, quality and performance, that sets a standard within the industry.

DUOTONE

Our past achievements and creations set the tone for your future adventures. We don´t care about gimmicks or following trends, we care about creativity and setting trends. Innovation and progression are in our DNA which is how our concepts become legends. So join us in celebrating a new and fresh era! We’re riding with high hopes under a new flag, ready to set the tone. Welcome to Duotone.


We are #TrueKiteboarding. We are Duotone.

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Re: Enter the world of Duotone

Postby Leon van Bergen » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:42 pm

Great video and great brand, wish i could still call them North..

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Re: Enter the world of Duotone

Postby SolarSet » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:13 pm

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:42 pm
Great video and great brand, wish i could still call them North..
You have my permission to call them still North but for limited time only. Please contact me next month in order to cancel or extend approval. :thumb:

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Re: Enter the world of Duotone

Postby pj sofine » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:39 am

Thanks, but I'll just stay in my little world!

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Re: Enter the world of Duotone

Postby GregK » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:08 am

This video made my day, 1 min:28 sec into this video, they show an instrumented kite flying / test rig being towed behind a small van.

Finally ! The ability to test kites empirically instead of by subjective / comparative test riding.

Want to know more about this test rig, particularly if it only can do quasi-static testing ( i.e. kite parked at the edge of the wind window, AoA varied ) or whether it can actively control the kite and gather data during kite maneuvers such as looping.

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Re: Enter the world of Duotone

Postby alexeyga » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:44 am

Can't help but wonder if they still teach in marketing courses the concept of how unattractive being a needy bitch who's trying too hard is.

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Re: Enter the world of Duotone

Postby GregK » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:53 am

Back in 1987, Gaastra, Bruce Peterson, Dave Russell, Jeff Magnan,Chuck Stahl and others developed and tested new windsurfing sails with the ADTR test rig, which apparently gave the first indications of the benefit of a loose leach sail and helped Pascal Maka win back the sailing speed record from Crossbow.

Hopefully North's kite new test rig will also make similar contributions to new kite developments !

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Re: Enter the world of Duotone

Postby purdyd » Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:49 am

GregK wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:08 am
This video made my day, 1 min:28 sec into this video, they show an instrumented kite flying / test rig being towed behind a small van.

Want to know more about this test rig, particularly if it only can do quasi-static testing ( i.e. kite parked at the edge of the wind window, AoA varied ) or whether it can actively control the kite and gather data during kite maneuvers such as looping.

checkout 1:31 in the video

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Re: Enter the world of Duotone

Postby GregK » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:59 am

purdyd wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:49 am
checkout 1:31 in the video
Saw that but with a human at the controls the steering and sheeting inputs won't be as repeatable as having a machine at the controls.

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Re: Enter the world of Duotone

Postby purdyd » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:24 am

GregK wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:59 am
purdyd wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:49 am
checkout 1:31 in the video
Saw that but with a human at the controls the steering and sheeting inputs won't be as repeatable as having a machine at the controls.
it doesn't matter, it appears they are measuring the line movement of the rear lines and can view the video of the kite, presumably that chicken loop is attatched to a measuring device

whether is is a human or a robot moving the lines, you can still figure out how the kite is reacting to steering lines sheeting and relative length changes, and it is probabaly a lot more flexible

i wouldn't under estimate humans ability to repeat things, especially if they have some feedback and some practice

i'm guessing on that trailer they can change the angle of attack of the kite and measure force versuse wind speed as well as where the kite sits.


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