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Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby DuoiQueen » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:11 pm

Hey, if someone can help me with some information about it I would really appreciate that :)
Thanks !

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Re: Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby caps » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 pm

How heavy? What's your style of riding?

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Re: Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby DuoiQueen » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:00 pm

I’m 100 KG over 1.80 CM

My style is freeride/big jumps and wants to enter into the unhook world...

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Re: Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby Da Yoda » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:07 pm

I know some 225lbs+ individuals that learned on the Evo kites and some who ride them exclusively. I would be more focused on the intended riding type and/or riding level vs. the weight of the individual.

Some will argue that a 5-strut would be better suited for heavier riders and I would have agreed with that concept about 5+ years ago, but fabric, bridle design, and sewing techniques have improved over the last several years, so many 3-strut kites are as ridged if not more ridged than a lot of older 5-strut kites.

Imo, you're better off focusing on the riding style, not the person's weight. A person's weight is for helping with the sizing. :thumb:

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Re: Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby caps » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:46 am

Dude, the rebel is calling your name. You won’t be disappointed. But to be sure, it’s always best to demo if you have the option. But as the above poster mentioned, you’d probably be fine with either. I still occasionally see some big, strong peeps buckle the 3 struts under big load. Have fun!

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Re: Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby matth » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:21 am

I don't see why a 5 strut would be less likely to buckle than a 3 strut. More struts give you a tighter canopy and less flutter, but not so sure they make the leading edge stiffer..

My 3 strut pivot is a rock at 11psi

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Re: Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby matth » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:23 am

On a side note most peoples kites I launch are way to soft IMO, pump that bad boy up!!!!

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Re: Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby Blackened » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:58 am

matth wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:21 am
I don't see why a 5 strut would be less likely to buckle than a 3 strut. More struts give you a tighter canopy and less flutter, but not so sure they make the leading edge stiffer..

My 3 strut pivot is a rock at 11psi
That's because you have a kite you can actually pump properly..

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Re: Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby Blackened » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:11 am

SaarM wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:00 pm
I’m 100 KG over 1.80 CM

My style is freeride/big jumps and wants to enter into the unhook world...
The discipline choice says Evo. The weight says Rebel.

I have both kites at 95kg. The Evo's wings flutter and fold when they fly in the upper part of their windrange, especially when being loaded. This can be somewhat mitigated by pumping to 8PSI, which is what I do, but probably voids the warranty. If you plan to fly it low-mid end, the Evo will be fine for your intended use at 6-7PSI.

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Re: Which is better for heavy weight rider Evo or Rebel ?

Postby sarc » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:40 am

Blackened wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:11 am
SaarM wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:00 pm
I’m 100 KG over 1.80 CM

My style is freeride/big jumps and wants to enter into the unhook world...
The discipline choice says Evo. The weight says Rebel.

I have both kites at 95kg. The Evo's wings flutter and fold when they fly in the upper part of their windrange, especially when being loaded. This can be somewhat mitigated by pumping to 8PSI, which is what I do, but probably voids the warranty. If you plan to fly it low-mid end, the Evo will be fine for your intended use at 6-7PSI.
I have many Rebel kites over the past 10 years.
Always pumped as hard as I can putting all my weight on the pump.
Never had any problem at all (including occasional tomahawk)

Evo or Rebel, just pump it up!!!


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