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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2017
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m
Type: SLE
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Rider profile

Combination of Wave & freestyle riders

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

The Dice is a perfectly balanced Freestyle/Wakestyle tool redefining versatility and performance in a C-oriented three strut design, which can even impress in waves. It´s the ultimate kite of choice for all those, who feel the design of the Vegas got a little bit too extreme over the years. A new panel layout with an immensely stable Dacron frame and wave panels on the trailing edge, enhance durability and the overall canopy stiffness. The dynamic curve of the tip strut offers responsive steering, whilst the variety of different length pigtails give even more variation between the different settings. 4 and 5 line compatible, the Dice is a confidence giver with great rider feedback and incredible stability in the air. If you want a kite that is especially prepared for all your Freestyle and Wakestyle tricks, but is also able to perform in waves when actively steered, then the Dice is the one for you.

Features

  • C-ORIENTED DESIGN
  • 4 AND 5 LINES COMPATIBLE
  • 3-STRUT DESIGN
  • GREAT LOOPING AND JUMPING ABILITIES
  • VERY GOOD UNHOOKED PERFORMANCE
  • GREAT DRIFTING ABILITES
  • DIRECT AND FAST TURNING

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2017
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 04m, 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 19m-22m-24m-27m
Bar length: 35cm - 45cm
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

North Dice 2017 11m
Name:
Bert 
Weight:
90kg 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
14 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 20 knots up to 27
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
high end
 
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kite feedback
 
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glide phase
 
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drift
 
HardSoft
lift
 
GradualExplosive
bar pressure
 
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sweet spot
 
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slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 25.08.2016 at 15:42 hour
Comments:
The Dice has a bit of everything. It drifts nice and easy, if you want to get jumping with it you'll need some more skills and speed. Like with most open C shapes. I started my session with a 6 m section wave kite and switched to the 11 m Dice. I was nice and stable even in the gusty conditions. Unhooking it had a small sweet spot and for me i missed an easy line slack to get a pass done.  
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North Dice 2017 11m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
drift
 
HardSoft
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 17.08.2016 at 13:47 hour
Comments:
Small first impression after riding the new 11m Dice 2017. First feel, great power on the edge of the wind window, compact and good balance between the front and steering lines. This balance gives the new Dice a nice sheet and go feeling if parked at the edge of the window. I am not a freestyler but the kite feels nice for wave riding. 
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