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The new 2021 Duotone Dice has been designed by Ralf Grösel with the influence of Aaron Hadlow and Lasse Walker. The goal was to make a kite that would compete at the very top level of the King Of The Air, offering huge jumps and powerful loops. At the same time, the team wanted it to perform for unhooked tricks too, making it a really versatile performer.
This year the weight of the kite has been reduced to improve the flying characteristics, and the bridle has been tuned a lot with the pulley less design offering a very precise feel. These design changes for 2021 combine modern materials with an absolutely solid frame construction. This helps the kite to react very precise and responsive, yet being superstable in gusty or high wind conditions. Aaron and Lasse really wanted to maximise the jumping capabilities, and the fast turning nature makes it incredibly reactive and gives it an explosive launch off the water.
By tuning the bridle and wingtips, the turning speed was increased while ensuring the loops are full power with plenty of sideways pull in the air. For freestyle the Dice delivers a good amount of slack just after you pop, this allows you to throw the latest tricks with ease. The fast nature of the handling also lends the Dice well to wave riding, and the reduced weight improves the drifting capabilities.
If you want a really high-performance all-round kite, then the Dice is the choice for you. No matter what the conditions it is ready to go and when the conditions get wild, then the Dice will be there ready to help you fly!
- Perfect for Freeride / Wave Riding
- Powerful Lift and Huge Jumping Abilities
- Direct and Fast Turning
- Smooth Kiteloops
- Excellent unhooked pop properties
- 4 or 5 Line Concept
- Short and Direct depower stroke
- Precise Steering
- Great drifting abilities for wave riding
- Massive Depower
- Adaptive Tip Feedback Option
- Sheeting Force for different bar pressure options
- Lazy One-Pump System
- Self Rescue Handles for easy water packdown and swim
- All sizes have greater structural stability and a more solid feel
- All sizes have lower drag, less flutter and better depower
- All sizes have stronger, more repeatable construction
- Small sizes are softer and more forgiving
- Middle sizes crisper in feel and more stable in the air
- Large sizes are crisper in feel
- Direct and fast following steering commands, even completely depowered
- Low drag design
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Modern Trailing Edge Design:
A narrower trailing edge with a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile.
Kook Proof Connectors:
The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.
These pigtails distribute the load of the line connections to the kite, minimizing the risk of fatigue, making the kite less prone to distortion and helps it to steer more smoothly.
Load Distribution Panels:
As kite geometry improves, the canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. To spread these forces, Load-Distribution-Panels are used, holding the kite’s shape even under the most extreme loads.
In practice this gives a smoother and more consistent performance from the kite in any riding situation.
The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite.
Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.
The self-rescue handles on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found in case of an offshore break down.
They provide a good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.
This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between strut and leading edge.
Struts are 100% connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line, which promotes higher canopy tension and a clean profile.
Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam:
The leading edges of all kites are extremely durable due to a special heavy duty closing seam.
The Dacron material at the leading edge is reinforced with a self sticky Insignia Tape and double stitched additionally.
The Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam is resistant to very high tensions and diagonal forces.
Duotone Trust Control Bar System
Riders of all levels, from pros to newcomers, will all gain substantial advantages from the new Duotone Trust Bar system.
Safety - perform all moves with safety leash
Water Start - without swimming
Performance - increased performance due to wider wind range
All kites can be flown with the same bar, just the short line attached in the middle of the leading edge has to be adjusted to the different kite sizes. Instructions will be attached to all bars or upgrades.
Line Length Advisor:
Different styles of riding, different kite models or the kite size can be influencing factors that require different line length.
In order to further increase this synergy effect the 19 and 22 m lines come now on a medium bar (49 / 42 cm) and the 24 and 27m lines on a large bar (53 / 46 cm).
The bar is the riders’ first point of contact with the kite. In order to achieve a maximum in comfort of riding it is essential to match the kite and the riders’ style of riding to the correct line length.
19m (70% Handling / 30% Power)
Super fast and reactive tuning speeds, shorter lines are best for extreme freestyle and crazy kiteloops. They are also excellent for wave riding, where kite turning speed is important. Wakestyle riders like the close connection to the kite too. The disadvantage is you lose some of the low end power.
Fast and reactive turning
Extreme Freestyle, Wakestyle and Waves
Tight, super fast and hard kite loops
22m (60% Handling / 40% Power)
The favourite length for freestyle and waves! These 22m lines are still great for getting lots of speed from the kite, perfect for wave riding and freestyle. Not as extreme as the 19m lines, they still lose a bit of low end power.
Fast Kite Loops
Great setup for freestyle riders
Best choice for waveriding
24m (50% Handling / 50% Power)
The best choice for an all round length, good turning speed combined with good power make 24m the perfect choice for a lot of riders. Great for freeride, waves and freestyle.
Most Versatile Length
Great for all-round freeriding
Good low end and a good turning speed
Most Versatile Length
High jumps as you can “load” the lines
The recommended size for a one bar quiver
27m (40% Handling / 60% Power)
The extra length means extra power, get a little more range out of your quiver by adding this bar with the longer lines. They are also great for jumping as you can really “load” the lines when you edge and send the kite back through the window.
Enormous Low End Power
Lots of Lift
The bar is your first point of contact with the kite, It is the connection between you and your kite and it is important to get it right. And it’s actually an easy formula: The shorter the lines, the more direct and faster the kite turns. The longer the lines, the more power you can generate out of them! Choose a Duotone Trust Bar, and choose the right line set up for your style of riding.
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