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 Post subject: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:59 am 
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Hi,

I have been riding Rebel 09 6m and 9m in the past months. I had some very powerfull sessions and low winds too it really feels so good!

At the beginning it felt like too powefull when compared to previous 2007 and 2008 year models. Then i found i was sheeting in too long when hit by a gust. It is a habit i got from my faithfull 7m 2007 Rebel that required it to ride well in very gusty wind.

The Rebel 09 6m is my new marvel kite. I ride it from VERY little wind to 35++ knots. It is fast and very responsive even when fully depowered.

The thing i most appeciate is the fact that the kites are always where they "should be", drift very, very well and the few times they hit the water, came out immediatelly.
Bar feedback, pressure, stall resistance and reaction to input is PERFECT for me.

At the beginning i was playing with 5th line length and at the end put up the production setting. So my recommendation is to leave things as they came. Just plug and play! By the way, i never close my one pump clips. Just pump and ride.

6m, 8m and 11m might be a great combo too!

I always use 20m lines and ride surf boards 90% of the time.

I rode the 6m Evo 09 and will stick to my Rebels :naughty:

See you!


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 Post subject: Re: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:00 am 
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I second all that for the 10M! Also got a 12M EVO but it's too much power for my 68 kg.


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 Post subject: Re: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:38 am 
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My rebel 09 in 10, best high wind kite i ever used -no prob with folding or with the one pump :thumb:

I,m waiting for the next storm to test my 6 :thumb:


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 Post subject: Re: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:02 am 
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I ride with the 9M rebel 2008, I want to change for a 9 M rebel 2009

How do you compare the windrange of both. (high end and low end).

Merci. :bye:

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 Post subject: Re: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:52 am 
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Interesting...what style of riding do you have?
More 'follow the kite' or 'park & ride"..?
I found the kite 8m2 & 11m2 to have some stall when turning them in the bottom or top turn.
I'm not a park & ride type by the way.
Couldn't get used to that as it's very unpredictable so i sold them again.
Back on the Rebel 2008 again now, looking to go back to C-Shape perhaps..


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 Post subject: Re: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:38 am 
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BBQFish wrote:
Interesting...what style of riding do you have?
More 'follow the kite' or 'park & ride"..?
I found the kite 8m2 & 11m2 to have some stall when turning them in the bottom or top turn.
I'm not a park & ride type by the way.
Couldn't get used to that as it's very unpredictable so i sold them again.
Back on the Rebel 2008 again now, looking to go back to C-Shape perhaps..


My conditions are side on, so part & ride is not possible. My "style" is looping the kite on the bottom and usually turning the kite ate the lip. Sometimes i downloop at the lip when wind is weak but try not to do it so that i am able to cutback more agressivelly, floaters, etc.
I find them as really good drifters and they always respond to turn input.
What do you mean by having some stall when turning them?
I have my bar setup and depower trimmed so that i oversheet the kite a but when pull the bar until the end.
I am finding your post curious because with the 08 model i didn't get used to the soft bar pressure specially at the lowend so switched to Evo. This doesn't happen with 09 version.


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 Post subject: Re: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:40 pm 
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I ride my rebel 09 7m and trax 135x41 with 50 kts.


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 Post subject: Re: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:03 am 
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hi guys, what would be best choice for 30-40 knts 70 kilos riding surfboard, a 7m or a 6m rebel 09??
thanks...


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 Post subject: Re: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:24 pm 
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procon wrote:
hi guys, what would be best choice for 30-40 knts 70 kilos riding surfboard, a 7m or a 6m rebel 09??
thanks...

Definitly 6m.


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 Post subject: Re: North Rebel 09 6m and 9m wave riding machines!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:57 pm 
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Hey guys,

I'm in a huge doubt, so i need some help. I have two kites that i can buy here with some friends, a 2010 Switchblade 12m and a 2009 Rebel 11m. Im looking for a freeride/freestyle kite, but evrey other weekend I like to hit some waves. I'm used to ride a 2009 Cult, so I realy donbt know wich one to choose.

ps: the rebel is cheaper here, both almost as new

tnx

sry for any mystakes and for my bad english, hehehe


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