Overall great shape. Used for about a season and was well cared for. No repairs or damage. The canopy is still crisp, just a tad softer at areas on the wingtips and along the trailing edge. The leading edge and bridles are in great shape. Pigtails look good. Inflation / deflation system looks good.
The 2022 Duotone Dice has joined the SLS line. The Dice SLS is for the windy warrior that is looking for that kite that gives them even more performance. The new Penta TX frame is lighter and tougher material, which allows the kite to be lighter, stable, and responsive. This kite is for anyone who wants to jump bigger and loop faster. The dice also perform great on the waves. If you looking to jump bigger, push harder for the freestyle trick, or smash some lips on waves, this is the kite you need.
The Dice has been a tricks and megaloops champion for a long time now, designed to excel at big air and perform to the highest standards in freestyle and even waves; it boasts an army of fans worldwide. New for 2022, the Dice gets the Strong Light Superior makeover and a complete redesign to improve the performance. Whenever new materials are introduced, the design parameters change. Therefore, the riders and designer Ralf Grösel need to go back to the drawing board and get the most out of the materials and the kite. To say they achieved those goals would be a huge understatement.
The new Penta TX frame construction combined with the Trinity TX canopy has created a Dice like no other. The weight has been even further reduced, making the kite far more responsive in the air and increasing the overall wind range. This loss of weight has also increased the kite's flying qualities, making mega loops smooth and on the way back up, the Dice SLS never gets stuck, in the waves you directly feel the increased drift. The kite jumps higher, hangs in the air for longer, and the mega loops have even more control!
The team also tweaked the kite's unhooked performance too, fine-tuning the power release after you pop, to allow you to get even more tricks on the scoreboard. It has been said in the past, but the new 2022 Dice SLS is undoubtedly the most impressive performing Freestyle kite on the water. Capable of taking you to the podium not only at a big air event, but also at the freestyle competition. This quiver killer kite can trade blows with the Vegas while pulling jumps and loops big enough to win the King of the Air. It isn't often that a leap forwards in performance like this comes along. If getting bigger jumps, landing more complex tricks and even smashing some waves gets you excited for a session, you will need the Dice SLS in your quiver.
EXTREMELY POWERFUL LIFT AND MASSIVE JUMPING AND HANGTIME THE POWERFUL LIFT MAKES SUPER HIGH JUMPS WITH A LOT OF HANGTIME POSSIBLE!
INCREDIBLY DIRECT BAR FEEDBACK AND STEERING THE BAR FEEDBACK IS VERY DIRECT, MAKING STEERING INTUITIVE AND SPORTY.
EASY TO JUMP AND BOOST THE JUMPING TECHNIQUE IS EASY, HIGH, AND AGGRESSIVE JUMPS WITH LOOPS POSSIBLE.
PENTA TX FRAME CONSTRUCTION THE PENTA TX FRAME CONSTRUCTION ENSURES A VERY STIFF AND VERY RESPONSIVE KITE CONSTRUCTION.
UP TO 15% LIGHTER THAN NORMAL CONSTRUCTIONS, DUE TO MATERIAL MIX AND PENTA TX PENTA TX AND A CAREFULLY RESOURCED MATERIAL MIX ARE THE REASON FOR AN UP TO 15% WEIGHT REDUCTION COMPARED TO ORIGINAL MODELS.
SEVERAL TIP TUNING OPTIONS SEVERAL TIP TUNING OPTIONS ARE A GUARANTEE TO BE ABLE TO TUNE THE KITE EXACTLY THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO BE!
The Dice SLS is a pretty significant step up in performance from the previous dacron construction. Much lighter in the air for better response, drift, and low-end windrange, honestly making it a better all-around kite. There is no downside to having a lighter kite, it just makes everything more forgiving. Better drift/stability, quicker recovery after kiteloops, more power through sharper turns, and easier relaunch.
The Dice SLS still carries a subtle C-shape arc, which is not quite as powerful a design when compared to a more open C or Delta kite like the Rebel, which is going to have a more sheet-in-and-go type feel. Consider going with one size larger if you're used to kites with a more open shape.