Damn, im always in doubt...
since its a lot of money to expend, hehehe
One uqestion... this weekend i tried the 14m rebel. loved it... but the sales man told me to get a fuse... he says its as good as a rebel bit without the 5th line, thet can be dangerous... and says that the bar feel is better...
can anyone help me about that issue? is the fuse realy better? or is it faster??
they do have both for sell, in th 14m size.
Fuse is not the kite your after, it will work but not the best fit.
my understand about fuse (never been on one):
- Don't take my word look at the site north website, Fuse Freeride / Wave / Freestyle
- Its for sure faster
- My guess it will also have less bar pressure
- Slower kite
- better low end (hard to tell at the end of the day, but you dont care about this)
- 5 line (this is important)
Without getting to technical;
The fifth line, because its a "loaded 5th" distributes the weight though jumps and causes less kite distortion while it holds your weight in jumps. I also think the rebel will have better hang time due to less distortion while jumping. Also the fifth line makes these kite extremely stable.
As your not wave riding you have no reason to concern yourself with the 5th being dangerous and its really to big of a kite to be wave riding anyway (you could wave ride with it but why?)
Know you asked for an "old school kite" go with the Rebel.