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Leon van Bergen
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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:24 am

Has someone experience with the Kiteloop possibility on a Rebel?
Remember Anton Chernyshov once said; ''Rebel is terrible and dangerous on looping'' about 1 year ago..

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby COOP » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:50 am

Depends really....... I have a 2016 12mt + 2017 10mt and loop it for dark slides, powered front rolls and back rolls. So the basic stuff I find it's alright. One of the crew has a 2018 11mt and loops it crazy good. Really high powered back roll kite loops and it does it well. In the mega loop department......you would have to be a very brave rider or a pro.

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:49 pm

Thank you but i dont get it, why its easy for a kite loop and difficult for a mega loop?

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby sarc » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:51 pm

Kiteloop (megaloop, downloop) with Rebel 2017 (and I 2018 I tested) is fine, not much happening really since it pivots a lot. I have stalled my 2017 completely half-loop and broken my bar + ripped my harness but it was set up wrong (5th too long and Y too high). As long as you are a recreational looper with properly set up bar, the 2017 and 2018 were just uneventful to loop. A pro would laugh at the gutless pull I think. I suspect the 2019 would be much the same!

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby Jerome Bonieux » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:35 pm

I have experience with Megalooping the 9m and 7m 2019 Duotone Rebel and they were great. Not as intense as on a Dice or Evo but still very decent.
You have to know what you are doing though. I probably wouldn't recommend it as a first kite to learn to Megaloop.
I specially enjoyed the little 7m in 30 knots. That thing rips you out of the water.
As with any kite, best is to find a demo to see if the kite fits your riding style.
Most kites out there can do it all these days, just a matter of getting used to how they fly.

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby SpaceRacer » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:38 pm

Impressive! As a dedicated Rebel rider, I can't imagine megalooping those things but I don't have the balls to try anyway. That being said, I am curious though...which line lengths are you doing all of this megalooping on the Rebels?

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby Toby » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:53 pm

2019 Duotone Rebel Review

The most in-depth review on the 2019 Duotone Rebel.

Today, we’re reviewing the 2019 Duotone Rebel. It’s a kiteboarding kite that’s been around forever, pretty much has a cult following and in 2018 North kiteboarding completely redesigned it. Purist lost their minds, new riders loved it and everyone else is still trying to sort it out. We’ve had this kite for well over a year now and we’ve been testing.

So, do the new changes actually make for a better kite? Can you expect the same classic Rebel feel? And the big question? how does the new Rebel actually stack up?

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby Teabageppo » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:19 am

Though this was a pretty balanced and informative as a long term rebel rider.

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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby jw009 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:32 pm

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:24 am
Has someone experience with the Kiteloop possibility on a Rebel?
Remember Anton Chernyshov once said; ''Rebel is terrible and dangerous on looping'' about 1 year ago..
Check out this video of Erik Blokker mega looping the Rebel 8m at 20+ metres


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Re: Duotone Rebel 2019

Postby Teabageppo » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:54 am

I've looped my 10 and 8m 2017 rebel plenty of times.

There is a technique to it, you have to "follow the kite" around the loop more, you also need to watch that it doesn't stall midloop.

So don't just fish pole it...lay pressure on the bar in a quick but gradual manner as it turns around the loop.

Best to pull quite early as the loop follows a much wider arc than say a C type kite like a dice/vegas.

Because of it's wider arc, you also need to get some decent height to give it time to get above your head again for the downloop.

The actual yank is nowhere near as violent as a C kite and once you get the technique it's never as scary and the extra aspect allows for a really soft landing most of the time.

The only issue is the stalling mid way through the loop. That can be scary in say 25 knots on a 10m


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