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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:35 am

The Name is the brand seller - just like the new edge... completely different kite but dont tell the ego riders :mamma:

Easy to convert gullible people to a new style of riding, as long as you keep the "NIKE" name :thumb:

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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby alford » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:34 am

ShaveTheWhales wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:35 am
The Name is the brand seller - just like the new edge... completely different kite but dont tell the ego riders :mamma:

Easy to convert gullible people to a new style of riding, as long as you keep the "NIKE" name :thumb:
Very cryptic. Just say what you think.

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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby dracop » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:19 am

A North Rebel with a bridle...explain to me how this is not just a higher AR Evo...

I like the Evos, the Rebel has its own niche with the direct connection. SO basically they are ditching the real Rebel and renaming the Evo into Rebel. Will be interesting to see what they do.

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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby knotwindy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:52 am

Peert wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:23 pm
Why not call it 'North Fuse'....
Hey, the Fuse was a pretty fun kite at the time :thumb:

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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby cglazier » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:07 am

I hear good reports about the new Rebel. Thankfully they have dropped the 5th line line (which was probably the main reason for it's declining market share). I liked the Rebels but I haven't bought one in several years because of that 5th line system. Good on North for continually improving things. I should get to try one in the next couple of weeks and I will report my impressions.

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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:11 pm

alford wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:34 am
ShaveTheWhales wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:35 am
The Name is the brand seller - just like the new edge... completely different kite but dont tell the ego riders :mamma:

Easy to convert gullible people to a new style of riding, as long as you keep the "NIKE" name :thumb:
Very cryptic. Just say what you think.
Ohhh k - People don't really care if the kite completely changes - because some just like the name and brand.
The Edge riders loved their slow turning/glide jump kite - Would not consider riding a faster turning bigger jump kite... Now the V9 does exactly that and guess who loves their new Edge! The edge was slow turning anyway so now its the speed of an average kite..

The Rebel will be Loved im sure by its followers whatever they do to it - people already saying and hearing goods things.. there you go they don't really care :thumb:

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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby alford » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:29 pm

Okay, thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby Peert » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:07 am

knotwindy wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:52 am
Peert wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:23 pm
Why not call it 'North Fuse'....
Hey, the Fuse was a pretty fun kite at the time :thumb:
If I remember correctly it was at a stage exactly the same wing as the rebel but equipped with a bridle. For 4 lines.....

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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby knotwindy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:11 am

Peert wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:07 am
knotwindy wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:52 am
Peert wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:23 pm
Why not call it 'North Fuse'....
Hey, the Fuse was a pretty fun kite at the time :thumb:
If I remember correctly it was at a stage exactly the same wing as the rebel but equipped with a bridle. For 4 lines.....
Yea, I think for the first year that was it. Then they tried to change the wing to make it fly more like the Rebel rather than match it. I just remember the second generation was pretty fun to fly :thumb:

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Re: Heard a whisper that the 2018 North Rebel will be a 4 line bridled kite!

Postby nothing2seehere » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:45 pm

4 line Rebel is a great theory. It ties into the 4 line click bar. The 5th line never quite seemed as polished as the rest of the bar.

I quite enjoy the theories leading up to the new releases. Its a bit like the soccer fans around me in the office talking about transfer rumours.


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