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SS REV or Rebel 2008??

Postby flycat » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:34 am

help to decide!

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Postby Hybridkiter » Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:48 am

Two very different kites. I suggest you try both if at all possible. I did and was struck by how different they are.

Both are VERY nice kites, but designed for different riding styles.

My observation:

Waves: Rebel
Powered Loops: Rev
Easy Loops: Rebel
Range: Rebel
Turning Speed: Rev
Relaunch: Rev
Stability in High Wind: Rebel
Jumping: Rebel
Depower: Rebel
Line Simplicity: Rev
Bar Feel: Rebel
Build Quality: Rebel/Rev
Hangtime: Rebel
Unhook: ?

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Postby shymac » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:45 pm

That is true; both different kites for sure. Try to demo both if you can.

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Postby Dwight » Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:49 pm

Hybridkiter wrote:Two very different kites. I suggest you try both if at all possible. I did and was struck by how different they are.

Both are VERY nice kites, but designed for different riding styles.

My observation:

Waves: Rebel
Powered Loops: Rev
Easy Loops: Rebel
Range: Rebel
Turning Speed: Rev
Relaunch: Rev
Stability in High Wind: Rebel
Jumping: Rebel
Depower: Rebel
Line Simplicity: Rev
Bar Feel: Rebel
Build Quality: Rebel/Rev
Hangtime: Rebel
Unhook: ?
I agree with everything above. I would add low end: Rebel

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Postby Andres_Santacruz » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:12 pm

This is confusing! Can anyone else verify what is said?

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Rev vs. Rebel

Postby Tab-eaky » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:19 pm

Hybridkiter wrote:Two very different kites. I suggest you try both if at all possible. I did and was struck by how different they are.

Both are VERY nice kites, but designed for different riding styles.

My observation:

Waves: Rebel
Powered Loops: Rev
Easy Loops: Rebel
Range: Rebel
Turning Speed: Rev
Relaunch: Rev
Stability in High Wind: Rebel
Jumping: Rebel
Depower: Rebel
Line Simplicity: Rev
Bar Feel: Rebel
Build Quality: Rebel/Rev
Hangtime: Rebel
Unhook: ?
Hybridkiter,

I am not sure what aspect of jumping you are talking about... but I tried a Rev 11 and a Rebel 12 the same day with very similar wind conditions and I was able to jump at least 25% higher with the Rev... actually that was my turning point into Revs... Hang time was better on the Rebel, but I really noticed a clean difference on height...

I agree with the rest of your references... although I have to say my bar feel preference is on the lighter side, hence the Rev was the winner for me... it is just strong enough to tell me where the kite is, but not to get me tired after a session.

Those are my personal views.

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Postby tstansbury » Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:25 pm

It seems like better turning speed and relaunch plus the 4 line kill would give the rev the nod in the waves. What factors were better on the rebel in the waves?

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Postby peep » Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:44 pm

why would you take a 5th line kite in waves that had relauch issues last season and from what i have seen at my local the rebel still has relauch issues? North get Rid of that 5th line on your Rebels!!!
i am sure the Rebel is a great kite in the right hands, but i see to many at the sail makers being repaired where 5th line wraps around the canopy. and tears them in half.
Rev=Stability,Build quality,super easy relauch,great saftey,direct,perfect bar pressure, and is sweet unhooked! aswell. The Rev really does speak for its self give it a try you will not be disspointed and it seem that most guys/girls have come to the same conclusion on the REV!!! a Great kite!!

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Postby shymac » Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:46 pm

I couldn't have said it better. :idea:

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Postby Mo » Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:12 am

I tried both... The REV have nice feel on the bar and you know where is the kite. It jumps for sure but the landings were sometimes associated with extreme power... like a truck pulling you forever and then you wipe out.

The Rebel was easier to handle and had loads of manageable power and the jumps were reealy high and landings were so nice due to increased hangtime. Bar feel was also good and you can feel where the kite is.

I would vote for the Rebel.

Mo


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