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Duotone Rebel SLS Review

Postby Toby » Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:28 pm


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Re: Duotone Rebel SLS Review

Postby matth » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:45 pm

Has anyone seen the Coral color in person??? I have an opportunity to pick up a 10m but they only have the Coral that looks pink to me..I am not a fan of pink kites..

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Re: Duotone Rebel SLS Review

Postby Havre » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:17 pm

I actually think they call coral red/blue is among the better Duotone colours.

I absolutely hate both their colour schemes and design though. The kite looks so messy with all the scribbling on it. And some of the colours are absolutely horrible. The light grey looks cool on pictures, but horrible in real life. Only the few kites that are purple actually look cool to me. Maybe also the new yellow. Haven't seen that in real life though - so hard to tell.
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Re: Duotone Rebel SLS Review

Postby Sun » Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:15 pm

Saw the Coral Dice in Brazil. Not a fan. But then I am an ardent supporter of the 2018 North Color schemes, followed by the 2021 scheme just prior to this newest crap 2022 scheme. 2019 is still by far the worst. 2020 was meh.

To answer your question: the Coral color does not look pink. It looks like faded red, or more precisely like a faded pastel rust. Pictures on line are pretty accurate.
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Re: Duotone Rebel SLS Review

Postby Havre » Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:09 pm

Faded is a good way to describe quite a few Duotone colours in my opinion.

In most cases you learn to like it. Certainly the case for me about many things. I would never not buy a kite due to the colours.

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Re: Duotone Rebel SLS Review

Postby lindseym » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:57 am

Great video. I got a 14m and 11m Rebs SLS recently and had the opportunity to fly each. As a die hard Rebel fan there's definitely a different feel in the SLS. It's is a bit more responsive and more vertical lift. The hangtime felt about the same but i was in lighter wind so it's tough to judge. I suspect it will really shine when I'm out in 25kts plus. The other thing I noticed is the shorter depower stroke which is nice. I rode each kite in marginal conditions (around 14 to 16kts) so I'll report again once I get out there but I'm very impressed so far.
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