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North Rebel 2013

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:21 pm
by Toby
North News:

Rebel 2013

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- LOADED 5TH LINE HYBRID DESIGN
- BEST WIND RANGE IN THE NORTH KITEBOARDING LINE UP
- SHORT, EFFICIENT DEPOWER STROKE
- MASSIVE HANGTIME
- RESPONSIVE STEERING EVEN WHEN DEPOWERED
- EXCELLENT UPWIND ABILITY

The Rebel is the universal kite in the line up, used by riders like Sky Solbach and Jérémie Eloy it excels in the waves and as a freeride kite. It is one of the best selling kites we have ever built and is loved by riders all over the world.

The Rebel boasts a huge wind range, the widest available from any of the North Kiteboarding line up. Huge hangtime and lift, fantastic upwind performance, fast turning, direct feeling, easy handling, responsive steering when depowered and a short depower stroke giving you total control in harsh conditions. The 2013 Rebel perfectly combines power and handling to create the perfect kite for “hooked” riders looking for their perfect wave and freeride partner.

Upwind the Rebel is outstanding, still used by some of our race team on the World Tour for course racing, need we say anymore? This year the Rebel incorporates a new strut concept, which combines the responsive turning and softer feel of three strut kites with the superior stability of a classic 5-strut design. The front sections of the struts feature an increased diameter towards the leading edge and then taper towards the trailing edge of the kite.

This radically reduced diameter leads to more flexibility while the front part of the struts remain super stiff and strong for great stability. The flexible back section of the strut allows the kite to twist over the entire profile when sheeting in and out. As a direct result, the kite is able to generate better low end and a more responsive turning. In order to improve top end, we flattened the canopy profile towards the tip and quarter struts of the kite. This also gives less drag, less luffing and less flutter.

The Rebel – the benchmark since many years and the ultimate high performance freeride machine!

http://www.northkites.com/products/kites/rebel/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6fWYZrZ7qM


Re: North Rebel 2013

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:38 pm
by joedy
The sail colors are much better than last year's, in my opinion.

-joedy

Re: North Rebel 2013

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:16 pm
by adamj2281
Wow, I thought those graphics were just a placeholder until the official ones are released, is that really what they are going with?

Regardless, it's a solid kite, but yeah those graphics aren't hitting on much.

Re: North Rebel 2013

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:35 pm
by WildDuke
If you go to the North web site and have a look at their two bars. The picture in the 5th element looks like a preview of the new Jaime graphics and on the Quad control bar, has a pic of the new Gambler board graphics.

Unfortunately, I'm still not in love with their colours or styling. maybe next year. :cry:

Re: North Rebel 2013

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:48 am
by TomR
Does someone got hooked to the new Rebel already?

Re: North Rebel 2013

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:28 am
by piccio
have 8 2012,tried one hour new 8 2013 in choppy water around 18 20 kn.for sure has a softer bar sensation ,it seem power is released more gradually.
Did not find or at least I was not able to discover any other difference.

it was grey one,cannot say about colors ,really do not care much,anyway loks like something more technic,reminds an airplane wing.

Re: North Rebel 2013

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:20 am
by TomR
Hey,
glad to hear about that.
I already have a 9m 2010 and im waiting for a new 12m blue one :rollgrin:
it will take about 2 weeks :idea:

Re: North Rebel 2013

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:22 pm
by Wawando
Yummy... i will have to decide between this one (blue and grey look great) or Neo 2013 to replace my 2011 Rebel 7m.
Rebel sure bet or Neo for something new (i am on Rebels since they came out) lets see!!! :jump:

About image, if instead of orange they had it on yellow, black & white it would be great! Or green or Red. But each one has its taste, i guess!

Re: North Rebel 2013

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:24 pm
by MattyRossJa
adamj2281 wrote:Wow, I thought those graphics were just a placeholder until the official ones are released, is that really what they are going with?

Regardless, it's a solid kite, but yeah those graphics aren't hitting on much.
completely agree , i saw a Vegas pic with half orange half blue which looked awesome ... i don't mind the colours , i just HATE the tacky text on the canopy

Re: North Rebel 2013

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:56 am
by dom's
Wawando wrote:Yummy... i will have to decide between this one (blue and grey look great) or Neo 2013 to replace my 2011 Rebel 7m.
Rebel sure bet or Neo for something new (i am on Rebels since they came out) lets see!!! :jump:

About image, if instead of orange they had it on yellow, black & white it would be great! Or green or Red. But each one has its taste, i guess!