Upwind to your mark is really impressive if you know how to develop apparent wind well. There is some technique to it.Westozzy wrote:Well I have had a good 30 sessions now on the dice. Flat water to triple head high waves through the bottom end to the top end of a 12, 11, 9 and 8m.
Waves. Well by the end we were all 800m offshore in a very isolated spot on an outer reef taking triple head high waves with confidence I have never had in a kite apart from a reo. No seconds chance out there and down the line riding is just immaculate. You honestly don't even look at this kite after a while. Forget stalling it it is near nigh impossible. Everyone talks about drift and a lot of kites do drift now but this wing drifts to a point you just never panick as you drop hard and fast into the pit of a monster wanting to eat and spit you out.
Slight delay yeh maybe just but you actually leant to use it with timing which allows some real deep set ups down the line. In the end you just have to dial it in.
Jumping. Well it takes a good old fashioned C kite technique something I had forgotten since the bow revolution and it took me a while and the jumping is good, float even better. There are better jumping kites out there even In the all rounders but it suffices and some height near its middle to upper end is unreal considering the wave capabilities of this kite. One guy who has immaculate jumping technique was really going high and long.
Unhook excellent. Not as much slack as a Vegas or a C4 but good enough. This thing is so stable it is stupid. We had 12 to 14 yr veterans to two 11 yr olds and the dice kites made up already 30 percent of the kites on the water. Suites so many riders.
I do miss the boosting of the edge and VX for sure but everything else it dominates. Wonderful little wing try it.
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