My rebel is a 2012. I do love this kite. So.....surf-turkey wrote:Can you directly compare it to the characteristics of the rebel? And what year rebel is your 12?
The rebel rides upwind faster. The razor isn't a slouch, it's just hard to beat the rebel.
The rebel has a lot more bar pressure than the razor.
The Razor is by far a faster kite in the air. It also turns much tighter.( I am comparing a 10 to a 12.) But still The 10 is much faster than even my 9 charger.
The rebel is always pulling. Yes it has great depower, but there is always power and pull.With the razor, I was able to move it to a neutral position sheet out and completely turn off the power while it drifted deeper into the wind window.
Jumping- The rebel is a smoother booster. It's like taking off in an air plane with a smooth take off and smooth landing. There is always pull from the kite during the jump. There is more hang time on the rebel. I'm not sure which kite will jump higher. I've only flown the razor at the bottom ass end.
When you send the razor hard it's like the hand of god comes down and snatches you off the water with remarkable speed. Unlike the rebel, it's easy to tell when you reach the apex of your jump because the kite stops pulling.... just sits there eagerly awaiting your next command, taunting you to loop it, like... "come on, loop me mother focker.....quit being such a big pussy and loop me..it's not to late.... I'll catch you... you know you want to.. I won't hurt you." But, sometimes she does hurt you.
And I know this is a silly thing to bitch about but... North, put the fucking deflate valve in the God damn center of the kite. Why is it not in the center??? Really... what the fuck happened there??Is it a private joke amongst the north engineers? Do they go out to the beach when the wind is nuking to watch people fumble fuck around with their kites? Is there a secret video collection of fumble fuckers out there that you guys watch when there is no wind? because that is the only reason that makes any sense to me.
Well surf turkey I hope I helped. If you have a specific question ask away.