Kiteworld Winter Edition 2020

Duotone Pace 4’6” & Spirit Carve & Freeride 700 Front Wing Review

THE DUOTONE PACE 4’6” & SPIRIT CARVE & FREERIDE 700 FRONT WING TEST FIRST APPEARED IN KITEWORLD #107 ON OUR NEW FREE DIGITAL PLATFORM IN NOVEMBER 2020 / THE PRINT ISSUE IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY HERE


Duotone Pace 4’6” & Spirit Carve & Freeride 700 Front Wing Review

Big improvements in user-friendliness and therefore performance of the Pace board matches well with the steady rise of both 700 wings.”

TESTED BY: JIM GAUNT AND ROB CLAISSE


TEST TEAM NOTES:

Firstly, the Pace 4’6’’ is a much easier ride than the previous model. Riding out touchdowns are now far more successful thanks, in part, to more nose rocker and shape in the rail. It really does deal with being in the water or reacting with the water’s surface very well indeed. At 137cm this is a really accessible length; on the friendly side of starting to break into the smaller, more radical looking boards.

The corduroy deck pads provide all the grip you need in bare feet and in grippy boots don’t impede your shuffling movement with big bits of tread. Board construction is thick and buoyant like a surfboard rather than an ABS twin-tip and the Pace sits really nicely in the water; neither sinking deeply or floating high enough to make board starts more of an effort. The Pace is also relatively narrow at 18 ¼’’ and as such performs really well in difficult waters. You can really crank it over and avoid a lot of water contact on the rail, which is excellent news because the two 700 wings that we rode are a lot of fun in strong winds and wavey situations.

(This is an excerpt from Kiteworld Magazine Issue 107)

READ THE FULL DUOTONE PACE 4’6” & SPIRIT CARVE & FREERIDE 700 FRONT WING REVIEW HERE IN ISSUE #107

 


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