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Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby lander » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:37 am

Why would anyone choose the Rebel over the Dice? When looking on these data specs, the Dice seems to do everything better:
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Re: Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby pmaggie » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:13 am

They are two very different kite, don't look too much at the data specs. The Rebel is a pure 5 lines hybrid design oriented to freeriding, with great upwind capabilities, easy relaunch and top safety. The Dice is a C-like design, fast and responsive, more direct than the Rebel, oriented to freestyle and waves. What I frankly can't understand about the specs of the Dice is about racing...

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Re: Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby sarc » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:28 am

Having tried both kites, their difference is night-and-day. Both excel at very different things.

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Re: Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby gvironda » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:31 am

clearly these specs are wrong! and they are different than the paper catalogue
clearly the dice has NOTHING for racing: average upwind, poor low end

rebel is one of the best selling kite of north, they will hardly phase it out soon

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Re: Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby Babel » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:36 am

I think its a mistake. Rebel being almost the worst kite for race???

Already told North about 3 weeks ago, but they never check their Facebook account ;)

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Re: Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby NYKiter » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:11 am

Does the Rebel relaunch better?

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Re: Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby Westozzy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:37 pm

[quote="gvironda"]clearly these specs are wrong! and they are different than the paper catalogue
clearly the dice has NOTHING for racing: average upwind, poor low end

..well that all depends if you know how to use a C kite or not.

Very differnt kites, I to have noticed these specs on ether website, have ridden both a lot, a
Hence take no notice of them.

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Re: Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby Awn » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:45 pm

Rebel is the number one selling kite in the world. Why would the company vase it out. You can't compare dice to rebael but there is a small cases for comparing Evo vs Rebel

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Re: Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby windybrit » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:52 pm

I reckon the only problem the Rebel has in the current North lineup is that it doesn't end in a vowel

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Re: Is Rebel being phased out ?

Postby markchatwin » Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:34 pm

Yeh the charts are crazy. I think it's better to look at the shape of the kite and then pick your poison...


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