Review for North Rebel 2008 14.0 Times tested:
12kn to 25knGood:
Starling turning speed for a kite this size, huge pop, apparent windBad: Review:
I had put my 12m 2007 in for sale as I was very confident that as a light weight rider with a freestyle fish as my lighter wind board (and wave board) I had little need for this larger kite. I have always preferred smaller kites and this was a dream come true.
Then the ride on the 14m 2008 Rebel.
Well this kite turns so fast for a 14m I cannot believe it, serioulsy this kite turns fast and with easy bar pressure. In 15 knots I was pulling huge air and holding long hang time. The kite completely changed my mind about larger kites, now I am totally confused as having this extra boost in a kite that whips back and allows you to really use all the juice waiting in the canopy is super sweet.
If you are looking for a true performer in the larger sizes, this is the one to test. 100% recommended, such a nice kite to fly.
the kite has actually changed my mind on large kites which prior to this ride I avoided because I really like spritely kites. This kite is a larger spritely kite and therefore full of fun and power for move in light wind.
It went up wind easily and did not give you down wind pull that you have to fight against.
If not tuned properly (only trimming required via the strap) some might say the bar pressure is still a bit medium, however simply pulling in the depower brings the bar in a bit closer and takes the bar pressure off.
the pressure is definitely lighter than last years and I find it very nice and with good feedback. The lighter pressure makes you want to do board offs which can require more bar pressure than C kites in the earlier models
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Weight (kg): 61-70
Preferred Water: All
Preferred Power: Good
Preferred Kite Size: 10.0
Most Used Kite Size: 10.0
Preferred Board Style:
Preferred Board Size: 121-130
Brand Affiliation: Shop
Similar gear used: 10m & 12m 2008 Rebel & 2007 RebelsFor pictures and more reviews click here