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14 m for big lofty jump

Postby alex85 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:50 pm

Fuse vs Rebel...wich is better???

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Re: 14 m for big lofty jump

Postby hmattar » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:20 am

For a big lofty Jump go with the Fuse.

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Re: 14 m for big lofty jump

Postby Kiteus Maximus » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:17 am

Look at the specs on the 14M Rebel and 14M Fuse. The Rebel has a slightly higher AR and slightly higher projected area than the Fuse and will by default be a better boosting and more floaty kite. I've ridden both quite a bit and choose the Rebel over the Fuse. The Rebel is a dedicated 5th line kite where the Fuse is a 4 line with an optional 5th line.

But if you are looking for the best kite to get big lofty jumps on then go with the Ozone Edge. The 13M Edge will do nicely. If you weigh under 150 lbs then go with the 11M Edge. It will fly as big as the 14M Rebel or Fuse and you have a lot less kite to manage without giving up boost or float.

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Re: 14 m for big lofty jump

Postby alex85 » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:56 pm

I've tried a 14 m Fuse 2011 in 20 knots and the jumping ability was awesome, but I never tried a Rebel in same conditions ( only 14 m Rebel 2012 in 13 knots and I didn't like it, also because the bar pressure was higher and the kite feels slower ). So at that moment is +1 for the fuse and +1 for the rebel...but maybe I have also to condier 13 m edge ( I am 70 kilos ).

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Re: 14 m for big lofty jump

Postby naishdude » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:26 pm

ever thought of the Switch Nitro 2...especially if you want high ..lofty...hangtimed jumps :wink:
I own a ozone edge 13m.....but the NitroV2 14m is something else if it is about what you asked for...
give it a try...and the price makes you jump up too :wink: 753€ for a 14m KO ( includes backpack, and pump and repâirkit ass )
http://switchkites.com/products/kites/nitro2.html

have a look , and good luck with your choise!
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Re: 14 m for big lofty jump

Postby sharky79 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:42 pm

I second the Edge !

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Re: 14 m for big lofty jump

Postby Tone » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:52 pm

Ozone Edge for sure!

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Re: 14 m for big lofty jump

Postby davesails7 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:20 pm

Dan at North has mentioned in previous posts that the Fuse is as close to a Rebel as you can get without needing a 5th line, but the Fuse jumps higher than the Rebel.

I'm liking my rebel, but I've never tried the Fuse, so can't compare.

Need to get my hands on an Edge, but they're so damned expensive! Worried about investing that much in a kite before being able to try it.

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Re: 14 m for big lofty jump

Postby Tone » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:10 pm

davesails7 wrote:Dan at North has mentioned in previous posts that the Fuse is as close to a Rebel as you can get without needing a 5th line, but the Fuse jumps higher than the Rebel.

I'm liking my rebel, but I've never tried the Fuse, so can't compare.

Need to get my hands on an Edge, but they're so damned expensive! Worried about investing that much in a kite before being able to try it.


I ended up with the Edge by surprise, the missus bought me a 10 and 15 for racing.

The kite is insane. Upwind, downwind, speed and height.

It is by far the easiest kite I have ever used for getting silly high!

I can't wait to try it on my local flat water spot in some decent wind.

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Re: 14 m for big lofty jump

Postby Westozzy » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:47 pm

Hey T one been on the 10 much? Thinking of getting one and dropping the 11 and 9


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