I am looking for a lightwind kite to use on my airush sector v2. I dont have a whole heap to spend with a budget of $500-$600.
I have found an 08 north rebel 16m I am interested in. My question is how does the performance of these older bigger kites compare to modern kites?
ie will an 08 16m get me out in less breeze than a 13m 2013 kite?
how much difference could I expect in bottom end between a 08 north rebel 14 and 16. I assume the 14 is quicker so it could generate more apparent than the 16 but then the 16 is bigger.
What do you think i should be looking for in a lightwind kite in that pricerange, as big as possible or as new as possible? dont worry i dont buy kites pre 2008.
I have a 2008 Rebel 16. I can't compare it to the newer thin leading edge Dyno/Zephyr type kites. But I can tell you it is easy to keep in the air even in low wind, much lower than I can ride a twintip in without losing ground. If we get a marginal day here soon I will see how much wind I need to ride my Cabrinha 183 raceboard.
BTW, Kite Line in Oregon has some great deals on 2012 North kites, including Dynos.