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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby NYKiter » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:25 pm

Uh oh....thinner struts, less batons....hope this isnt the year North screwed up the Rebel performance...
The colors are muted and dull... thats a shame.

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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby quicky » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:10 pm

softer frame for more power in the turn rather than Rebel's regular pivot turn.
hope it sits deeper in the window too though as 2013 was such a disappointment that i didn't even try 20014

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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby NorCalNomad » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:18 am

NYKiter wrote:Uh oh....thinner struts, less batons....hope this isnt the year North screwed up the Rebel performance...
The colors are muted and dull... thats a shame.


The blue is the same colors as the Juice and the greens are the same as the dyno (or at least one panel is). Nether is dull.

quicky wrote:softer frame for more power in the turn rather than Rebel's regular pivot turn.
hope it sits deeper in the window too though as 2013 was such a disappointment that i didn't even try 2014


The 2014's rocked. Doubt the 2015 will sit deeper in the window since they said they worked on the upwind performance (which already rocked) even more. Glad they are looking to lighten them up a bit. Always forget how burly they are until I launch a few other kites.

Also unless you are a heavy dude (200+) or looking to do airstyle don't bother buying a rebel larger than 12m.

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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby Westozzy » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:43 am

quicky wrote:softer frame for more power in the turn rather than Rebel's regular pivot turn.
hope it sits deeper in the window too though as 2013 was such a disappointment that i didn't even try 20014



He's right, they brought some of the old 2011/2012 feel back in 2014, but again more refined.

2013 agree...played around at the margins too much.

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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby K1W1 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:24 pm

I have a 2013 12m rebel and really like it .It jumps really well and has better hang time than earlier models. Initially it does feel like it has less low down grunt than previous models but once you get used to the kite theirs no difference in the amount of wind you need .
The upwind ability of this kite was alot better than previous models. I also own a 2011 8m and was thinking of trying to get a 2013 8m to get more height and hang time when jumping .I would be interested in any feedback from people who have used the small 2013 rebels for jumping.

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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby sarc » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:28 pm

quicky wrote:softer frame for more power in the turn rather than Rebel's regular pivot turn.
hope it sits deeper in the window too though as 2013 was such a disappointment that i didn't even try 20014

Makes sense and thanks for answer! Yes more power in turn would be nice.
About lack of grunt... glad I stayed on the fence for 2013/2014 (love my 2012 Rebels)

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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:55 pm

Waiting for wind...
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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby s1buell_wl » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Toby put up a few more pictures. I understand its a 6 strut I would love to see more.

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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby Toby » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:47 pm

tomorrow.

no center strut!

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Re: 2015 North Rebel

Postby s1buell_wl » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:34 pm

Toby wrote:tomorrow.

no center strut!


Yes this I know. Its a 6'er.

Get your ass out there and test the final product. Stop cruising the forum!

Loaded 5th too.... Oh this is a game changer!

Little smaller LE

No pulleys... kind of hybrid bridle.

Wing Tips look like its 2011 roots.


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