Teabageppo wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:08 am
Just whinging like a little bitch about a kite you haven't flown is bad form and helps no one...
North kiteboarding has been whinging like a little bitch for more than a decade about loaded fifth line, saying that this system excel by far all 4 line kites, when all the brands abandoned 5th long ago and were adopting one front line flagging (Even 2018 Bandit quite suicide leash and will come with front line flagging)
And now North kiteboarding abruptly change. No doubt, a matter of patents. Without loaded 5th line, Rebel needs that ugly briddling for correct flying.
From here and there i ve heard about agreements between North and Best kiteboarding. The new hellfish boys have bought Legaignoux patent rights and chicken loops in Best kites are now exactly the same of North bars.
In these past days i have tested de 2018 Rebel in 11 meters. Very good kite, but the loaded 5th line feeling is gone.
I will tell it with your own words: The Rebel has become "JUST ANOTHER very good 4 line kite". One among many others.
Newbies will be very glad. The sales in North will improve. That was the only objective they did have in mind with the new (no) Rebel. To finish with the sustained lie of 5th, to shit in older users that believed in them and to widely open doors to new users that never heard about the obsolete 5th line.
Been flying for a decade Rebels. But now, for me, Core Riot X5 is better than the 2018 Rebel. Pity the twist ejection and the black and white colours.