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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Duotone
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m
Type: SLE
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Rider profile

Freestyle mixed with wave riding

Designer goals (manufacturer text)

The DICE is a versatile kite for riders who love to throw down freestyle tricks but also like to party in the waves. With an increased radius profile, a slight delta shape and a redesigned, slightly thicker leading edge, the DICE is a progressive freestyle kite capable of incredible pop and great slack for performing tricks. The smaller sizes below 10m increased the structural stiffness, avoiding any twisting and can handle any wind speeds - perfect for breaking height records and extreme loops. The wing tip area was updated last year to allow for a more dynamic turn and improved handling. This will enable you to achieve bigger jumps and gain more control during loops; it also makes the DICE very effective in the waves. With highly responsive steering the kite feels right at home in cross-onshore conditions where you need to follow the kite down the line. Excellent drifting capabilities mean it is also at home in cross-offshore conditions too. It can be flown as a 4-line or 5-line set up depending on your style or preference, and there are tuning options to tweak the handling too. The hard setting now has a 20mm longer pig tail, making it the perfect set up for Freestyle/Wakestyle moves, offering massive slack. Delivering outstanding pop and release for incredible freestyle performance and dynamic handling for wave riding prowess, roll the DICE and you’ll get a winning combination.

Features Duotone Dice

  • POWERFUL LIFT AND HUGE JUMPING ABILITIES

MOST IMPORTANT FOR FREESTYLE MANOUVERS, BOOSTING, OLD-SCHOOL STYLE AND OVERALL PERFORMANCE.

  • PRECISE STEERING

CRUCIAL FOR EXACT MANOUVERS AND TOTAL CONTROL AT ANY TIME.

  • SMOOTH KITELOOPS AND EXCELLENT UNHOOKED POP

DUE TO THE 3 DIFFERENT PIGTAILS POSITIONS THE KITE IS PERFECT FOR BOTH BIG AIRS, LOOPING AND UNHOOKED PERFORMANCE.

  • 4-LINE BRIDLED 3 STRUT DESIGN

THE SECRET FOR PROGRESSIVE FREESTYLE KITES, CAPABLE OF INCREDIBLE POP AND GREAT SLACK FOR PERFORMING TRICKS.

  • SOLID LE FRAME DESIGN FOR IDEAL HANDLING

IDEAL HANDLING AND RESPONSIVE STEERING IS ACHIEVED DUE TO THE SOLID LE FRAME DESIGN. IT ALLOWS TO BOOST BIGGER JUMPS AND CONTROL LOOPS WITH EASE.

  • 4 AND 5 LINE SETUP

YOU CAN CHOOSE THE BEST SETUP, DEPENDING ON YOUR PREFERENCE AND RIDING STYLE. THE 5TH LINE MAKES IT EASIER TO RELAUNCH.


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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Duotone
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: 42
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Duotone Dice 2019 11m
Name:
Jasper Wilmes 
Weight:
70 
Riding style:
allround, big-air  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 20
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
lift
 
GradualExplosive
up wind
 
HardEasy
kitefinder.com - 01.09.2018 at 13:15 hour
Comments:
The Duotone Dice 2019 12M boasts an excellent gliding phase allowing you to slide long over the water when doing for example a dark slide. However, when you loop the dice afterwards it does not give you an explosive kick for a smooth finish of the slide.

Furthermore, the Dice is positioned quite deep into the center of the wind window compared to the EVO which I ride normally. Therefore it feels like the kite loses a bit of its power when riding upwind and gives quite a lot of pull on the front lines.

Lastly when jumping the kite accelerates quickly allowing big jumps with still a quite big kite. Nonetheless when not actively steering the kite, the hang-time is less than with an EVO.

To conclude, great kite but I definitely miss the explosiveness for a more C-shape orientated kite. 
3 kudos - +

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