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Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2020
Brand: Duotone
Size: 11m, 13m, 15m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

foilers and twintippers

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Every kiter knows the feeling, you arrive at the beach stoked for a session, and the wind hasn’t delivered what was on the forecast. Those days used to mean a return trip home from the beach feeling depressed about the wind. The new Juice is the perfect antidote. The design team has questioned all existing materials and worked hard to reduce the overall weight of the kite, exploring a new Light Wind Concept. The utilisation of the latest materials such as a lightweight Dacron material has been combined with reducing weight wherever it is possible on every component. Even the bladders use a lighter material to enhance the flying capabilities further. All of these updates have led to a kite that is not only light, but also incredibly dynamic to fly; it’s capable of hanging in the air in almost no wind and delivers plenty of low-end power. First time ever, the Juice is equipped with Flex Struts, which make steering impulses very direct and smooth. The kite is also incredibly easy to relaunch, thanks to its redefined Delta shape, even in the lightest of breezes, just pull on a rear line, and away you go! As the wind increases, the kite offers an excellent top-end range; the canopy is incredibly stable thanks to the removal of the pulleys from the bridle. This year the kite is so light it offers even more and longer lift, a characteristic foilers will enjoy when it comes to learning tacks, gybes and tricks. Sizes 11 and 13 are especially designed for and working incredibly for foiling. The complete Juice program features four sizes, but you only need one. Choose the correct kite for your weight and style of riding, foil or freeride twin tip and feel the power. Don’t get left on the beach again, get the Juice and make every session count!

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Duotone Juice video

Details:

Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2020
Brand: Duotone
Size: 11m, 13m, 15m, 17m
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 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Duotone Juice 2020 15m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
20 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 5 knots up to 9
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
15m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
drift
 
HardSoft
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 28.04.2020 at 20:19 hour
Comments:
We tested the low end of the juice and under 7 knots we couldn't foil. We had 27m lines but the boost is just not strong enough. The lack of boost is its strong point in + 12 to 20 knots. Were the 15m still is in it's element on foil (10/14 knots on shorter lines) or a twin tip. This is a high performer in de mid range winds. 
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Duotone Juice 2020 15m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
20 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 14
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
15m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
windrange
 
LimitedWide
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
drift
 
HardSoft
lift
 
GradualExplosive
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 28.04.2020 at 20:13 hour
Comments:
Had a foiling session in 10-14 knots with 19m lines. Love the short line set up on the juice. Makes it responsive, playful but the best thing is you have pressure on the edge of the wind window. Meaning, easier tacking, more range for succes. Downlooping was easy without a hard boost. loved the setting on 19m lines.  
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