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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby DSZ » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:45 am

No my 12 is a 2007.

Ok at your weight and with the Glide and surfboard, you will probably be fine with the 12 unless you are really trying to get out in real light stuff. I'll bet the new Rebel 12 has more grunt and a wider range than the Contra. Probably turns quicker too and no pulleys! The '08 bar is simpler than the '07. Nice lines, resist tangles. Better cleat and chicken loop line.

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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby dksurfer » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:16 am

Sounds great. I will seriously consider getting the 12 Rebel 08!

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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby cRAZY Canuck » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:49 am

I'm 104kg and ride a 14m and a 10m with a 135cm 08 x-ride and a surfboard for really light winds. I am a little spoilt though because my girlfriend got ride of her switchblade 2's and got a 12m and a 9m (60kg or so never asked). I ride the 14 from 10-20 and the 10 from 20-35. there's an overlap or 5 knots 20-25 where I can ride either kite.

Can't say enough good things about the 08 rebels love'm. Never tried the 07's and still need to try out the back pig tail conection points yet and I've been using the shorter chicken line through and more depower strap. More kites the better.

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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby Chooch » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:01 pm

Give those rear pigtails a try. I doubt you will go back to the forward position after trying them. Cuts the bar pressure in half and increases the turning speed. The only thing is you loose a little bottom end, but you can make it up by flying the kite activly.

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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby DSZ » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:06 pm

I agree with the rear pigtails on my '08 14 is the best. I did find with the stock setup on the '08 bar that the kite flew on the front lines too much and could stall and fall back. Lengthed the back lines an inch and found that now the kite flews beautifully. Anyone else try that?

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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby dksurfer » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:30 pm

I also notice that my 7 Rebel 08 had a tendency to stall when the bar was fully sheeted in. So I also lengthened the rear lines and now is perfectly trimmed!

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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby cRAZY Canuck » Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:06 am

McGillicutty wrote:Give those rear pigtails a try. I doubt you will go back to the forward position after trying them. Cuts the bar pressure in half and increases the turning speed. The only thing is you loose a little bottom end, but you can make it up by flying the kite activly.


Pig tails have been moved back just need some wind now.

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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby bruno » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:15 pm

I've got a 12 m Rebel 08 and a 9m Rebel 07. Very happy with both of them.
If I buy a smaller one for the very strong days, should I buy a 6m or a 7m?
I am ca.85 kg. Board is a wave-twintip 145 x 39cm.

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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby DSZ » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:36 pm

7m

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Re: North 08 Rebel

Postby risboo » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:10 pm

dksurfer wrote:I also notice that my 7 Rebel 08 had a tendency to stall when the bar was fully sheeted in. So I also lengthened the rear lines and now is perfectly trimmed!

Hello dksurfer,

Do you know what's the wind range for the 7 sm Rebel 08 ? what is your wieght ? I have a north rhino 12 m from last year, do you thing it will pass together ? what's the low end of the rebel 7 m ? what's the high end ? thanks a lot. I am about to get a 7 m Rebel.

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