North Kiteboarding are very proud of their new breed of kite: The Rebel. Using a redefined leading edge arc, canopy profile and swept wing tips, the Rebel challenges what was previously thought possible with a five-line kite, changing angle of attack instantly to deliver a huge power/depower range. Simply rigged on to North's 5th Element, the Rebel has the direct bar feel and instant turning response of a C shape kite, without the hassle of bridles or pulleys normally associated with a flat kite. With its moderate arc and 5th line support, the Rebel is incredibly smooth, stable and not prone to inverting. Setting up for a jump is almost effortless, by allowing you to depower as you position the kite above your head, then just sheet in for power and lift. With its super-durable construction and massive power/depower range, the Rebel is also the perfect wave-riding tool. Power-up through your bottom turns, then instantly turn off the power for vertical wave re-entries. Position yourself on the wave, where you want, when you want! Combining all the benefits of total depower with the safety, performance and re-launch benefits of five lines, the Rebel is breaking all the rules! Sizes: 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14 and 16m.
North (Issue #22 Aug'06/Sep'06)
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