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Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2018
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Wave & freestyle riders

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

If you love freestyle, but also like to play in the waves from time to time, the DICE is the kite you need in your quiver. For 2018 there have been some major updates; the goal was to create a modern kite with a slight delta shape to make it a progressive freestyle kite for advanced riders. An extra panel was added between the centre and quarter strut; this increases the radius profile of the kite. Also, the leading edge diameters were completely reworked to increase the structural stiffness in the wingtip area. These changes have improved the dynamic handling that the DICE has always been famous for and impresses even the most progressive freestyle rider. The steering is now even more responsive, allowing you to boost bigger jumps and control your loops with ease. Pop created by the kite is explosive, and there is a good amount of slack for unhooked tricks too. The DICE is the only kite to combine outstanding pop and release for freestyle with dynamic handling for waves, pleasing the kite crack who wants it all.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Wave
Year: 2018
Brand: North kiteboarding
Size: 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 6 reviews on this product:

North Dice 2018 08m
Name:
Neofytos Dimitriou 
Weight:
72 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 18 knots up to 32
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
windrange
 
LimitedWide
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
up wind
 
HardEasy
kitefinder.com - 26.05.2018 at 19:41 hour
Comments:
this kite increased my happiness for all the sessions. i can ride it with a twin tip from 17 knots to 35 without any problem. de-power the kite is fully working so you wont be over in windy days.. and one think. ''kite loop'' is really fast and amazing. you can choose the kite when to kite-loop so if you want more meters up, or through the power zone if you want to push your limits to hell. on gusty situations is really reactive and stable. wave riding is very active. you can changing the kite position really fast through the power zone without pushing you a lot. good wind range and i will never change kite again. available in all conditions and situations. unhooked is in a good kite for beginners. the only disadvantage is that Vegas is more suitable for intermediate unhooked sessions. and i can jump high like i do with other kites because the kite is really reaCTIVABLE when i prepare for the jump so a rebel does not gives me something more than dice. i can jump the same with dice but with the right technique.other kites cannot give me the right technique because are not so reactivable on the prepair of the jump and you have to rely on the kite shape. i rely on the technique and i have the same results. i highly recommend dice than any other kite. 
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North Dice 2018 11m
Name:
Marin 
Weight:
75 
Riding style:
wave  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 18 knots up to 23
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
durability
 
ShortLong
kitefinder.com - 08.12.2017 at 18:49 hour
Comments:
Hi, I tested a 2018 11m Dice in 25 knots and bursts a little bit above. I had a 2014 before, now I'm a bandit. First impression on this Dice , very comfortable and stands very well being over-wrapped, no wonder it's a C-shape. Level of speed, very good for a 10m. By level against lift, it's not that much. You do not climb a lot, but the hangtime is good. I imagine that smaller surfaces are better for jumps, more lift.
For the rebel, I have a 2017 7m and a friend took a 9m 2018. No big surprise, the wing is still good in jumping. The advantage of this year, it goes in 4 lines and it is faster.
For bar pressure, both are light 
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North Dice 2018 10m
Name:
Joe 
Weight:
74 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 18 knots up to 28
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
price quality
 
PoorGreat
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
boost
 
SoftStrong
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
windrange
 
LimitedWide
glide phase
 
ShortLong
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 22.11.2017 at 23:43 hour
Comments:
I tried the kite at home spot workum and was surprised in a good way. The kite is super stable and performs good in gusty conditions. I was with 22m lines with a click bar and loved it. For me it would be the kite to bring to a all round party. 
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North Dice 2018 12m
Name:
Kite Centre Zanzibar 
Weight:
80 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 14 knots up to 18
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kitefinder.com - 18.09.2017 at 09:09 hour
Comments:
The new Dice 2018 from North Kiteboarding arrived on Zanzibar! We couldn’t wait to check out it’s new features. It was a quiet morning in Paje, Zanzibar, the water was perfectly flat and we went out with around 16 knots and a directional, and later the Hydrofoil.

When you unpack the kite, it’s beautiful. The new grey/black colours give an amazing contrast with the turquoise Zanzibari waters.

The canopy material has changed into Trinity material with 3 and 2 cords woven into it for better strength and durability. Also it has 2 coatings for a more crisp feeling and a longer lifespan of the kite.

On the water the kite is very stable and the low end is definitely improved. The drifting is much better and with a downloop the kite keeps power and when you start to edge the power gently increases back into the kite. With the Dice from last year it was more on-off.

The kite is very direct and you can constantly feel where it is, which makes it a very predictable kite with a smooth feel.

We enjoyed the new Dice a lot.

Check it out for yourself:
https://vimeo.com/232022041 
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North Dice 2018 11m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
92 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
17 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
drift
 
HardSoft
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
boost
 
SoftStrong
up wind
 
HardEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kitefinder.com - 07.09.2017 at 09:17 hour
Comments:
Tested the 11m in gusty 15-22 knots on 22m lines. You can say the Dice it's a bit schizophrenic. A combo between freestyle & wave. The freestyle you find in characteristics like, pop, steering delay, kite feedback and slack. The Wave characteristic you feel in the great drift, short turns and good feedback in all kite positions. So if you are looking for a kite that's less hardcore FREESTYLE than the Vegas and less Hardcore WAVE than the Neo. That's the spot where you find the Dice. 
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North Dice 2018 12m
Name:
Dim 
Weight:
85 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 13
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
durability
 
ShortLong
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
drift
 
HardSoft
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
up wind
 
HardEasy
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
windrange
 
LimitedWide
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kitefinder.com - 01.09.2017 at 14:31 hour
Comments:
I used this kite for foiling, wasn't sure about the drifting. But it really surprised me, The kite feels very crisp, stays nice to the edge of the window, perfect for rotation and transition tricks. With gybing the kite stays powered and build-up gentle the power again, better then last year when it was more on-off.
 
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