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 Post subject: North rebel 8m vs 9m?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:59 am 
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Does anybody have any experience with comparing theses two sizes? The wind chart has them a mere 1 knot apart on the bottom end, and looking at designer Ken's "tech talk" , apparently they are tuned a bit different. Im 195 and it is going o be my allrounder/wave kite and obviously like smaller but maybe the 9m is better suited according to how it is "tuned?"
Is there actually a noticeable difference?


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 Post subject: Re: North rebel 8m vs 9m?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:02 am 
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no experience for the North but I would say the bigger the better, even more true once you are more experienced as a kiter!!!


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 Post subject: Re: North rebel 8m vs 9m?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 2:30 am 
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I used Rebels for many years I don;t have 2013-2014 models but I found the wind charts from North to be accurate. If the chart says 1kn difference it's probably right. Small size Rebels are hugely powerful. If you move your kite a lot in the air get the smaller size, if you are park and ride get the bigger size?


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 Post subject: Re: North rebel 8m vs 9m?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:51 am 
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I love my 2014 9m rebel. I'd go for the 9m with your weight.


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 Post subject: Re: North rebel 8m vs 9m?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:04 am 
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What size are your other kites? That's usually a deciding factor. Bottom line, the difference is very little, one works better when the wind goes up, and the other when the wind goes down.


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 Post subject: Re: North rebel 8m vs 9m?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:49 am 
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Ya, I've got a 6m Ben Wilson and an 11m 2014 Evo.. Im kind of pinched on either side by the wind range of those two kites.
Not easy to nail the perfect quiver is when you add a kite at a time.


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 Post subject: Re: North rebel 8m vs 9m?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:29 am 
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I had 8m ,I am 78 kg ,found it no meat no fish for my weight ,gave to my brother that is your weight ,he uses from 17 18 to 25 26 monodirectional.
had 9m 2010 ,some slow
have 11 m ,use from 12 16 kn
8m will need bigger and smaller sister!
9m is already grown!
neo new kid to be fed!
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