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Anyone got any sneaky info on the new Duotone Juice?

Postby Puetz » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:35 am

Hello,

just wondering if anyone has some info on the new Duotone Juice you'd like to pass on?

Cheers,

Robbie :)

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Re: Anyone got any sneaky info on the new Duotone Juice??

Postby michaelb1 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:38 pm

Waiting for some word on it myself. I’m in the market for a light wind kite.

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Re: Anyone got any sneaky info on the new Duotone Juice??

Postby baxterbradford » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:04 pm

I posted on the Juice launch thread asking for the same information, but got no replies. I have a 15m on order, ought to be here soon, but forecast looking iffy rest of this week!

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Re: Anyone got any sneaky info on the new Duotone Juice??

Postby baxterbradford » Fri May 10, 2019 11:00 am

Juice 15m arrived last week and managed to use it last night with surfboard. Wind actually came up whilst rigging but rather than re-rig with a 12m Neo decided to press ahead. It was very gusty with me having to use trim between both extremes and often somewhere in between. Kite handled really well, good feel on the bar to play the gusts and turned well. Didn't have as much power through the turns when gybing than my Neos. Downloops were good, but due to wind strength, I tended to want to get the kite round instead of trying wider arcs so I didn't go flying off the board!
When doing foot switch before gybe, the feel on the bar to get the right amount of unweighting for foot switch was really good.
Kite seemed fast and flies nicely forward in window, so should be good when I use it for foiling.
Construction wise, it's normal high standards, the material is light weight and the battens on trailing edge are exposed on one side. Presumably a weight and cost saving move. Bridles have bungees on them, not sure how necessary this is. Unlike Neos there is single position on front lines, so if you have older bar, might be worth checking compatibility. I'm using 2018 North 24m lines Trust bar. The click bar would have been a dizzying nightmare last night with how often and by how much I was having to trim the kite.
Forecast here looking sketchy for a few days, so might be a while before I get to use the Juice again.


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