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Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby yotamss » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:15 pm

Hey,
I am a beginner, looking to buy my first kite (I did 3 lessons of 3 hours each), and I was thinking about one of the two below - Duotune Evo vs Rebel.

What do you recommend for a beginner (I want a kite that I will stay long with)?
(I have got to second hand offers about both of them from my kiting instructor, and want to hear advice from other guys too)

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Re: Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby SMJ » Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:47 pm

As a beginner you will probably progress faster on an all-around kite like the EVO. Buy a Rebel after one or two years of riding if you want to start sending bigger jumps or move into air-style.
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Re: Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby Havre » Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:06 pm

What is your weight?

Both will work, but for most my guess is that the Evo would be a better fit. Rebel is not the kite you want to lose control over.

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Re: Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby Kristan » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:15 pm

Five strut high aspect kites like Rebel tend to generate a looot of power, which might be troublesome for beginners. Plus they are a bit more demanding in controls, deffo require some experience.

So yeah, go with Evo, that would be much easier to progress on it.

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Re: Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby iriejohn » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:02 pm

Evo.

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Re: Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby bigtone667 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:20 pm

If you want to boost and jump and over 100kg, go the Rebel.

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Re: Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby FLandOBX » Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:25 pm

The Evo is a better choice. It's more of an all-purpose kite, whereas the Rebel is more specialized (hooked-in big air). As a beginner, you don't know what style you'll like yet. It could be wave riding; it could be unhooked freestyle; it could be airstyle; it could be hydrofoil. The Evo is a better choice for exploring all types of riding. That's not to say that the Rebel isn't a great kite (it is), but it's overly specialized for a beginner. Have fun. :thumb:
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Re: Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby Topaz » Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:16 am

If price is about the same, Evo.
If the Rebel is cheaper, you can save some money and still have a great kite.

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Re: Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby Kerplow » Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:59 am

Evo, and its cheaper, btw :)
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Re: Duotune Evo vs Rebel

Postby Kristan » Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:05 am

yotamss wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:15 pm
I have got to second hand offers about both of them from my kiting instructor
Oh damn, I have only noticed this now.

Try not to buy the kites from your instructor, unless they give you a huge discount. Chances that this kite was used as a school kite, therefore slammed, abused and used way more than an average kiter does, are pretty damn high. :nono:
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