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Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby Toby » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:04 pm

Duotone News:

Duotone Rebel 2019


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The Rebel is an iconic kite with a legendary status and since last year you can ride it on a 4 or 5-line setup. It’s the all-time classic freeride machine with stunning hangtime and the best sheet-and-go power development. As always, the wind range is huge, there is plenty of low-end power, the high-end is incredible and the 5-strut design keeps the canopy stable, even in very gusty conditions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eTdZ8-oMRM

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FOR 2019, WE GAVE THE REBEL SMALL PERFORMANCE GAINS WITHOUT SACRIFICING ANYTHING. IT HAS BETTER DEPOWER, BACKSTALL RESISTANCE AND JUMPS ARE MORE VERTICAL WITH THE SAME IMPRESSIVE HANGTIME.

The new 4/5 line connection gives double the options
A thinner leading edge boosts efficiency as well as increased turning speed for dynamic handling.
The flatter profile adds power, enhances flying characteristics and resistance to backstall.
The two bridle anchors are now closer to the centre of the leading edge, especially good for heavier riders who need an extremely stable kite that can handle high loads and big power spikes.


DESIGNER INTERVIEW

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Ken Winner has been part of the team since it first launched the Rebel already back in 2006. Responsible for evolving such an iconic model is no easy task, but many prototypes later, Ken has created the ultimate jump orientated all-round cruiser. Read how he did it.

Read more HERE


IN A NUTSHELL

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A benchmark in big air superiority, the Rebel has long been the freeride standard all other kites try to emulate. For 2019, the bar has been raised and the new Rebel will again blow you away.

Read more HERE


WIN A DUOTONE REBEL!

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Want to get your hands on the new 2019 Rebel? To celebrate its launch, we’re giving one away to one lucky winner. All you have to do is…

Read more HERE


https://www.duotonesports.com/kiteboarding/kites/rebel/

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby Leon van Bergen » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:35 pm

Great kites, imo the best! Already sold in the Netherlands for a few weeks..

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby COOP » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:20 am

Anyone had a chance to demo one yet?

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby SpaceRacer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:23 pm

They were the best kites when they were 5 lines. Now they are just another four line kite. Nothing unique about them except for the terrible name.

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby BrollocksRSA » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:46 pm

Seems pretty good to me if you look at this video:

https://youtu.be/Qn8XKJrR_Cg

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby SpaceRacer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:51 pm

Yeah, because none of my other four line kites do that.

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby POACHER » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:23 pm

What did the 5th line do that made Rebels so good? I've never tried either variation of them, but I keep hearing guys lament the loss of the 5th line....
I always thought it was just a safety measure for added depower? Did it make the kite jump better somehow?

Anyway.....no real interest in either one, more curiosity than anything.

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby kjorn » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:25 pm

SpaceRacer wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Yeah, because none of my other four line kites do that.
Cool! Post a screen shot of you boosting 23m ! Woo or PIQ

:thumb: :thumb: :lol: :allbegood:

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby eenzwemvijver » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:58 pm

It was "woo ", as shown on the woo leaderboard in the movie .
I switched to North kite's last year and received my duotone 's ( 11 and 9 rebel ) yesterday .
I was impressed by the Rebel last year , had a Evo 12 m ( 2018 ) but replaced it this year for a 13,5 m Core nexus

My brother and me tested for 2 day's our Rebel's ( 2018 ) against the core XR5 ( 11 and 9 m ) and Nexus (11m)
The Core 's are nice too but the Rebel is much smoother in overall feel !

I choose a 13,5 m Nexus because it is a faster kite ( almost same as my Rebel 11 ) and in that size very stable and a very nice kite .
We tested the Nexus in 11 and 9 m but than i prefer the Rebels for my " old scool " riding .

So next week i hope to give them a go and compare to my ( 2018) Rebel .

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby SpaceRacer » Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:09 pm

Good info. Helpful. Thanks. And please do follow up on the 2018/2019 Rebel comparison. I’m sure many are curious.


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