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NYKiter
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Re: North rebels

Postby NYKiter » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:48 pm

Good points

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wingnut
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Local Beach: Squampton, Acadia, Jericho, Spanked Banks, Ambleside Septic farm.
Favorite Beaches: Cabarete, La Ventana (Baja Sur), Uppers,
Style: wave freestyle strapless
Gear: North, Naish, Dakine, Taaroa
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Location: Looking for wind out west. B.C.

Re: North rebels

Postby wingnut » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:15 am

I have used my 2011 7m Rebel since new mostly for strapless surfboard riding in lots of different conditions and places from Canada to Mexico. I love those North kites. The one thing it does well is to fly fast and point high. I could always point higher than most other kites on the water.Having recently started foiling though I find it a bit punchy with a more direct and powerful kind of feel to it. For foiling I think that a softer feel would help. I recently used a new 7m Airush Wave and was quite impressed with its good bar feel and drifting capability. It turned quickly and made more power when worked hard than I expected. Another kite I quite like was a North Mono 9m that I used in fairly light winds this summer to learn to foil. This kite drifted well and could generate lots of power when needed. Also its light weight and single strut made it easy to keep in the air in marginal conditions. Its great to see that there are some new wave or foiling specific kites being developed in the market and I am really looking forward to the Airush Ultra in the larger sizes when it becomes available.


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