FREERIDE / LIGHTWIND / FOIL
As a kitesurfer, you know the feeling, you get to the beach to discover the forecast wasn’t telling the truth, and there is less wind than predicted. The parking lot is full of dejected kiters doing a wind dance. Luckily, you’re packing the new 2022 Juice. You pump it up, launch it into the sky and feel the power. Within minutes of arriving, you are carving lines into the ocean, popping airs and practicing your tricks. How is this possible? Years of intense research and development to create the ultimate light wind kite using the most up to date materials available. It’s the kite every kiter needs, the one Duotone's pro riders go to in a pinch and the kite that delivers the most bang for buck when the wind doesn’t play ball.
Perfect for light wind freeriding, the smaller sizes are fantastic for foiling, while the larger sizes have been tweaked to offer maximum power to twin tip riders wanting to perform tricks. Some light wind kites are slow and sluggish; the Juice is a Formula 1 car in a car park full of trucks. The Flex Struts help the kite to respond instantly to rider input, giving a dynamic and exciting flying experience not often found in larger kites. With light bar pressure and reduced drag on the airframe, kitesurfing becomes an effortless pastime where you can forget about the kite and concentrate on the next trick. If the wind picks up, no problem, the Juice’s wide wind range can handle it, and you’ll discover more speed, power and even bigger jumps with massive hangtime. The Juice is the kite to have in your quiver to ensure you have a fun session every time you head to the beach.
Key Features of the 2022 Duotone Juice
Consistent Bar Pressure
Even in the lightest winds, the Juice always delivers a constant and consistent bar pressure.
Suitable for TwinTip Lightwind Riding
Especially the bigger sizes are perfect for light wind days on twin tips.
Fast and Dynamic Turning and Handling due to Flex Strut
Due to Flex Struts, the Turing of the Juice is fast and very dynamic.
Flex Struts for More Dynamic Handling and Steering
Due to the Flex Struts, even the bigger sizes feel very lively, offer dynamic handling and intuitive steering.
Several Tip Tuning Options
Due to the several tip tuning options, you can tune the kite exactly to your needs.
Optimizes Construction Details for Reduced Weight
The lightweight construction in combination with Trinity TX and Flex Struts ensures to save weight.
Tech Features of the 2022 Duotone Juice
- Flex Strut Juice
The counterpart to a stiff frame are the Flex Struts, between middle and tip struts. They ensure a direct and very reactive feel of kites. The agility of a three-strut kite combined with the stiffness and the solid frame of a 5 strut kite. A softer material enables the Flex Struts to bend and twist in a defined way. Steering impulses are transformed smoothly and fast into turning actions.
- 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.
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.
Trailing Edge Force Control
The Trailing Edge Force Control is responsible for the smooth power distribution between the different materials of the kite, forcing the tensions in the right directions. Since 2013 the waves are higher and wider to eliminate stress points between the Dacron Trailing Edge and the Trinity TX Canopy material. This change in construction reduces fluttering marks and ensures that the material is not wearing out.
Self Rescue Handles
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.
The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.
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.
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.