It used to be when the wind was light I was missing some power but the materials make the kite lighter and way better in light wind conditions. For big air it gives you more height in your jumps and the feeling on the kite is a little more direct due to the rigid construction. All this really tunes the performance of the Dice SLS and the SLS construction works really good on this kite.
Lasse: The main thing about the SLS kites in the range is the Penta TX material instead of standard Dacron. The Penta TX is not just much lighter, but primarily the stiffness is what makes SLS so much better in my opinion. With this new stiff material, the designers can make completely new and different designs that previously were just not possible. Resulting in next-level performance and direct handling.
Val: I always use the small click bar with 22-meter lines, this is my favourite set-up for the Dice SLS and all the kites in the Duotone range. For big air, I set the lines to the middle setting but when I want to do unhooked freestyle tricks I put the steering lines on my bar on the inside setting to slow it down and this makes it really good for all the unhooked tricks. This is my tip if you want to have a bit more bar pressure and slow the kite down, it helps you to do all the good tricks unhooked.
Tell us, what pressures do you pump your kite to?
Lasse: We always recommend pumping Duotone kites to 7psi. This is how the kites are tested and approved. Although in stronger winds when riding overpowered I pump my kites to 9 psi. In stronger winds, this makes it much more stable and confident and gives the right flying characteristics.
Val: I always pump my kites really hard. I feel when it’s pumped up the kite reacts much better. Especially when the wind is gusty it’s important to pump your kite up quite hard. I would say I pump my kites to around 8-9psi.