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Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2015
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 15m, 18m
Type: SLE
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For riders who like to have a playful kite in light winds

Designer Goals

The second generation of our hugely popular light wind freeride kite, the Juice is ideal for those days on the beach when the wind doesn’t arrive. The kite is available in two sizes, 15m and 18m and is designed around a 3-strut platform to ensure it retains a playful nature in the air, despite the large size! The Juice has amazing upwind performance, even in hardly any wind. Unlike some large kites, which have a racing focus in mind, the Juice was designed for freeriding. During the design process the Juice was tested using Twintips, this enabled us to ensure the kite offers the optimum performance for light wind freeride action. You’ll be amazed with the huge jumps on the Juice too, the kite glides and offers plenty of hangtime and it is a great kite for airstyle tricks. 

Don’t get stuck on the beach this summer, grab a refreshing Juice and get on the water!

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Details:

Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2015
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 15m, 18m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 19m, 22m, 24m, 27m, 32m
Bar length: 42cm-48cm-55cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

North Juice 2015 15m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 15
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
15m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
user friendly
 
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total depower
 
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kitefinder.com - 19.03.2015 at 23:06 hour
Comments:
Last year I was really surprised about the new Juice performance. So I was exited to try the new 2015 North Juice. I was a bit disappointed in its performance. The stability, reaction and turning circle are great and those characteristics would think the Juice is playful, but I missed the explosive lift in the low-end. More wind, more explosiveness? Yes, more power, but also more grunt it was a bit heavy on the bar and in the gusts I really had to use my board rail to stay upwind. The Juice generated so much drag that it felt like a workout! What I loved in its high end was the extra hop in my jumps. Pull on the bar means an extra lift, you can really play with that! (slides or transitions)

I thought all day what's the problem with the new Juice? I think none. I was the problem, I had just too much expectations. Tested this winter so many kites, small and big in all kinds of shapes, the Juice just didn't give me anything new. Not the best low end, not explosive enough to be a challenger and in its high-end, I would step to a Rebel 12 for a more lighter, explosive and playful kite feel.

So I think the Juice is great for riders who like to cruise early & jump easy. Bring a big board and you will plain from a steady 9 knots. Pull on the bar in 15 knots and you will fly and float. Not real high, but always in control!  
7 kudos - +

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