We had a chance to speak with the folks at Duotone about their freeride range of twintips: the 2019 Duotone Soleil and Duotone Select (wood and Textreme models).
I tried out the 2019 Duotone Soleil in Hood River, and I loved it. It’s a great board that is designed especially for female and smaller riders. I’m pretty small (5’2″, 130 lbs) and the Soleil was a great board for me. It was easy to control in chop and small waves and large swells, and despite the fact that I was kiting in high-wind, gusty conditions, the board provided me with a very stable, comfortable ride. If you’re a car fan, imagine the kiteboard equivalent of a Mercedes Benz.
Awesome board. I highly recommend it, but don’t just take my word for it, check out this video and find out if the 2019 Duotone Soleil sounds like a good fit for you.