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Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby ArthurG » Sat May 16, 2020 7:21 pm

Need to find a new kite after I sold my 10m 2018 rebel for tomorrow's 25 knots.
Should I get used Core XR5 9m for a good price or a new Duotone Rebel 2020 10/9, I still have my 12m Core XR5 for lighter days.
Any thoughts would be appreciated! :thumb:

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Re: Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby nothing2seehere » Sat May 16, 2020 9:43 pm

How heavy are you? I think the xr5 suits heavier riders better than light riders as it's get a fairly grunty feel.

The new 2020 rebel is a little better than the one you sold but given that you sold it, it sounds like you want the xr5 anyway.

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Re: Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby ArthurG » Sat May 16, 2020 11:16 pm

68-70kg, I tried the rebel with the core sensor bar but is wasn't as good as the click bar. Also I am thinking about 9m instead of the 10m that I had.

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Re: Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby Blackened » Mon May 18, 2020 3:28 am

Depending on what you're into, the XR5 should be plenty fine. I guess it depends on how quickly you can get either of the kites for tomorrow's 25kn? The best kite is the kite you can use tomorrow :)

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Re: Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby ArthurG » Mon May 18, 2020 6:44 am

The wind came in 20 knots so I used my Core XR5 12m and it was a very nice day. My friend came with his 2016 12m rebel and I was reminded how good the Core canopy holds over time, after the session I bought the 9m XR5, price was too good to let it go:))

Also I took a ride on the LF Legacy 141x43 and was not thrilled. The board felt cheap and far away from Duotone or Naish boards.

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Re: Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon May 18, 2020 9:09 am

ArthurG wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 11:16 pm
68-70kg, I tried the rebel with the core sensor bar but is wasn't as good as the click bar. Also I am thinking about 9m instead of the 10m that I had.
This guy likes it tho, he is a local pro rider here..


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Re: Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby Matty V » Mon May 18, 2020 9:48 am

9m xr5 was working for me yesterday when people were 12 rebels 17-24kts

100kg 134x42 board

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Re: Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby nothing2seehere » Mon May 18, 2020 12:13 pm

Leon van Bergen wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:09 am
ArthurG wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 11:16 pm
68-70kg, I tried the rebel with the core sensor bar but is wasn't as good as the click bar. Also I am thinking about 9m instead of the 10m that I had.
This guy likes it tho, he is a local pro rider here..

Brilliant. Remember that thread a couple of years ago with people throwing disbelief at the guy who was jumping 16m on flat water :lol:

I'm guessing the trees might give a little extra updraft?

Back to the thread. We measured the split points between the core and click bar once. The core bar is about a metre lower. The main difference between the two are the lines. I think the duotone lines have more stretch in them compared to the core lines so you get a fractional extra delay in steering response.

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Re: Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby ArthurG » Mon May 18, 2020 2:25 pm

nothing2seehere wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:13 pm
Leon van Bergen wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:09 am
ArthurG wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 11:16 pm
68-70kg, I tried the rebel with the core sensor bar but is wasn't as good as the click bar. Also I am thinking about 9m instead of the 10m that I had.
This guy likes it tho, he is a local pro rider here..

Brilliant. Remember that thread a couple of years ago with people throwing disbelief at the guy who was jumping 16m on flat water :lol:

I'm guessing the trees might give a little extra updraft?

Back to the thread. We measured the split points between the core and click bar once. The core bar is about a metre lower. The main difference between the two are the lines. I think the duotone lines have more stretch in them compared to the core lines so you get a fractional extra delay in steering response.
Alright, I sent this fellow a message and I think maybe the V-Distributor from Duotone can make the sensor bar work as the click bar.
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V bar.png

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Re: Core xr5 9m or Rebel 2020 10/9m

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon May 18, 2020 2:42 pm

ArthurG wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:25 pm
nothing2seehere wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 12:13 pm
Leon van Bergen wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 9:09 am


This guy likes it tho, he is a local pro rider here..

Brilliant. Remember that thread a couple of years ago with people throwing disbelief at the guy who was jumping 16m on flat water :lol:

I'm guessing the trees might give a little extra updraft?

Back to the thread. We measured the split points between the core and click bar once. The core bar is about a metre lower. The main difference between the two are the lines. I think the duotone lines have more stretch in them compared to the core lines so you get a fractional extra delay in steering response.
Alright, I sent this fellow a message and I think maybe the V-Distributor from Duotone can make the sensor bar work as the click bar.
Good choice!


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