Sizes Available: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13m
Sizes Tested: 10, 12m
After a successful launch last year, the 2015 dice sees improvements in low end with the opening up of the profile the kite now generates more power in lighter winds and offers more stability at the top end of the kite’s range. It’s still great in the waves with the impressive drifting capabilities, but to excite the freestylers and freeriders out there we have made the kite more aggressive for improved lift and jumping characteristics.
The Dice is exceedingly precise and responds to rider input immediately offering unrivaled feel at the bar. There is no need to take a gamble on the Dice; it’s quite simply one of the best kites on the market right now, perfect however you like to ride!
Visit for more info: https://www.northkiteboarding.com/products/kites/dice/
Our Testers Say:
“Very predictable turning and pull characteristics for concentrating on landing a trick but slower through the window. For cruising or boosting I would choose the Evo,” Davey Beard.
“Stable, quick turning with good freestyle feel, particularly unhooked freestyle but I could also see this kite as being fun in the surf as well,” Jason Kane.
“The wind window doesn’t feel as broad as the other North kites, but this kite is fast turning with good stability and does everything pretty well with light to medium bar pressure,” John Steimle.
The Dice is a 3-strut medium aspect 4-line (unloaded 5th-line capable) kite that features North’s large diameter inflation valve that connects directly with the standard pump hose without the use of a nozzle. The inflation system’s twist valve opens and closes with the insertion and removal of the hose and makes inflating and packing up quick and easy. The Dice features a single setting front bridle with pulleys and two steering settings on the wingtip as well as four battens along the trailing edge. Testers gave the Dice high praise for its light to medium bar pressure and good low-end for load and pop freestyle. Testers found the Dice to have a little more low end than the Evo, but the Dice also sits a little deeper in the window and didn’t seem to have the boosting power or upwind ability of the Rebel. The Dice was easy to boost good-sized airs, was easy to use for unhooked load and pop freestyle and many testers felt the Dice’s quick but predictable turning would be good in the waves.
The Dice comes with the Quad Control Trust Bar which is a dual adjustable length bar (42/49cm and 46/53cm) that comes with four line length options: 19 and 22m lines on the 42/49cm bar and 24 and 27m lines on the 46/53cm bar. The Trust bar comes with a single center-line safety depower, spectra sheeting/throw line with a sliding stopper, high V, above the bar cam cleat that can be adjusted to accommodate longer throw length without disturbing the kite’s tuning, as well as a Velcro tuning handle which keeps tuning slack out of the way when in depowered conditions. The push away quick release features a plastic molded loop and finger lock, as well as a below the bar hand swivel which doubles as a quick release travel guard. The integrated floats and bar ends are padded and provide sufficient space for easy winding and allow riders to adjust the length of the outside lines for stretch or tuning. Testers gave the Trust bar high praise for its overall comfort, lightweight, functional features and intelligent design.
Visit for more info on the bar: https://www.northkiteboarding.com/products/bars/quad-control/