Duotone's Concept Blue: Leading the Way in Eco-Friendly Kiteboarding

April 15, 2024

Duotone's Concept Blue: Leading the Way in Eco-Friendly Kiteboarding

In recent years, a push for eco-consciousness has been seen across many industries, the sports included. Kiteboarding stands out as a prime example in the watersports scene. Not only is it about having an awesome time out on the water, kiteboarding is all about being mindful of our natural environment at the same time. We harness wind power with cutting-edge technology, showing how to have fun and keep fit, while also being eco-friendly.

Here are just a few of the ways that kiteboarding proves to be an eco-friendly sport:

Harnessing Renewable Energy

At the heart of kiteboarding is the wind. Unlike many water sports that rely on motorised vehicles or equipment, kiteboarding uses the wind's energy to launch riders across the water's surface. This use of renewable energy sources reduces the sport's carbon footprint significantly, making it hugely sustainable.

Minimal Environmental Impact

Compared to other water sports, kiteboarding has very minimal environmental impact. No engines means no emissions polluting the air or water. Many kiteboarders also typically ride in shallow waters, avoiding damage to sensitive marine ecosystems such as coral reefs or seagrass beds.

Eco-Friendly Equipment

In recent years, brands have made significant advancements in producing eco-friendly kiteboarding equipment. From boards made of recycled materials to environmentally friendly kites, the industry is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. Kiteboarding equipment is also designed with durability and longevity in mind, prolonging the lifespan of equipment and reducing waste.

 

Big Brands Doing Big Things

Duotone Evo Concept Blue

Duotone's Concept Blue initiative represents a massive step towards environmental responsibility within the water sports industry, with the Duotone R&D Team dedicated to designing products with the latest and most sustainable materials available on the market.

It’s awesome to see that Duotone has given a crowd favourite in their kite range - The Evo - the “Concept Blue” treatment.

 

Introducing the Evo Concept Blue

Duotone has worked hard to incorporate a lot of environmentally friendly features into the new Evo Concept Blue:

Duotone Evo Concept Blue UNDYED FABRICS have been used in critical areas such as the canopy, leading edge, and trailing edge. Skipping the dyeing process has significantly reduced water usage during manufacturing, conserving water, also saving energy and reducing the carbon footprint associated with traditional dyeing methods.

 

Duotone Evo Concept Blue

The Evo Concept Blue’s BIO-BASED BLADDER not only reduces the kite's carbon footprint but also boasts a remarkable bio-based carbon content, contributing to the preservation of natural resources.

 

A minimum of 50% post-industrial RECYCLED PLASTIC PARTS has been used in the manufacturing of the new Evo Concept Blue, not only addressing the issue of plastic waste but also promoting a circular economy by repurposing existing materials.

 

The Evo Concept Blue represents a game-changing shift in kite design, where environmental consciousness and performance go hand in hand. Through Concept Blue, Duotone Kiteboarding sets a new standard for the industry, showcasing the potential for eco-friendly innovation to shape the future of water sports.

We are stoked to see brands such as Duotone leading the way and helping kiteboarders enjoy the thrill of the sport, knowing that their equipment is contributing to a more sustainable future for our planet.

 

Duotone Evo Concept Blue

 

The Evo Concept Blue is one of the most versatile kites in the Duotone range. The perfect choice for those who love the excitement of freeriding and boosting big airs, while also indulging in hooked freestyle tricks and wave riding. Now also the perfect choice for the environmentally conscious rider. Check out the Evo Concept Blue online or instore.





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