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North Rebel 2017 Kite Storage Bag:
Waterproof canvas and tough construction with expandable backpack.

North Rebel 2015 Kite Storage Bag Rucksack

North Rebel 2016 Kite:
Complete with pre-sleeved bridles

North Rebel 2015 Sail

North Rebel Progression Q:

Progression Q defines North's progressive commitment to quality, innovation and premiu products.


North's design and engineer visionaries are blended with premium technology and the latest production techniques, ensuring that their brand remains one step ahead of the rest.


Kiteboarding is a way of life, and for North a kite is more than just a kite; it’s a statement and a reflection of your inner style. For more than 10 years, their innovative breakthrough in materials and technical design has allowed them to remain one of the leading brands of the industry. North believe there’s no substitute for anything other than high performance and premium quality products.

Their evolutionary systems are a result of our ingenious in-house designers and research and development team, and consider their technological advancements as key contributors to the growth and safety of the sport.

 

There are 3 aspects to this approach that complement each other and have to work together seamlessly:

1. Materials and Hardware
2. Employees and productions techniques
3. Construction Details and Design


Technoforce D2 Canopy:
Teijin is the world’s leading supplier for polyester fabrics and sail materials for all kinds of marine sports. North use the remarkably durable Teijin Dacron for our leading edge, struts, wingtips and wherever high tension or an applied load is found. Technoforce D2 is used for North's canopy. Technoforce D2 was an exclusive coating development for North Kiteboarding, which has proven its superiority in durability and dynamics since we started using it.

North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Glued Zig-Zag Stitches:

Every single seam is stitched with a zigzag sewing technique. They are first glued then stitched. The result is a clean, good-looking and highly durable stitch, which supports the overall stability of the kite.

North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Air Port Valve:
For 2016 all kites are equipped with the completely redesigned Airport Valve II.

 

The valve works with any conventional pump or compressor as it can be connected directly to the bayonet insert of the hose. The valve is suitable for both, inflation and deflation. The deflation option is integrated, which means no external deflation pin is required. Deflation is simply activated by turning the blue wheel on the inside of the valve completely to the right.

North Rebel 2015 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Loaded 5th Line:
The loaded 5th line is a “nose line” with constant tension. This tension is responsible for reactive steering, powered as well as depowered and a crisp and direct bar feel. Only the 5th line system can guarantee 100 % depower in less than one second when releasing the Iron Heart.


North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Computerised Cutting:
Computerized cutting ensures millimetre precise working pieces, a minimum of waste and a maximum of efficiency of the cutting process itself. This way the high expectations of our two kite designers can be met to their full satisfaction.

North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Abrasion Reinforcement:
All areas exposed to scuffing strengthened with STPU reinforcements, renowned for its durability against abrasion.

North Rebel 2015Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Fusion Strut:

This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between strut and leading edge. Struts are 100% connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line,which promotes higher canopy tension and a clean profile.

North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Computer Sewing:
All critical seams are done with computer supported sewing machines. This avoids human mistakes and inconsistencies, increases the productivity and reduces waste from cut off materials; it is the only way to create a perfect and consistent result every time.

North Rebel 2015 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite
Doubled V Pigtails:
These pigtails distribute the load of the line connections to the kite, minimizing the risk of fatigue, making the kite less prone to distortion and helps it to steer more smoothly.
North Rebel 2015 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite
TQM Method :
A detailed quality control system has been developed, controlling every step starting with the delivery of raw materials to the factory and ending with the final delivery of kites to our customers. In between, every single stage is optimized to the smallest detail. The quality check card is the key to keeping precise control over the process for every individual kite at every stage.
North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite
Kook-Proof Connectors:
The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.
North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Self Rescue Handles:
The self-rescue handles on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found in case of an offshore break down. They provide a good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.

North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite
Anti Snag: The Anti Snag webbing prevents the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.
Anti-Snag
Zipperless Struts :
A strut without zippers means less weight, and results in smoother flying characteristics and increased durability. These advantages outweigh the slightly more tedious process required when changing a strut bladder.
North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite
Lines by Teufelberger:
Teufelberger is a leading supplier for ropes, ranging from climbing, sailing and paragliding to specialized ropes for kitesurfing. North Kiteboarding uses Teufelberger products for lines and bridles.
North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite
Polyurethane Bladders:
All bladders are produced of high quality Polyurethane. This material is known for its high elasticity in different temperatures and resistance to pressure. The modern welding technique ensures durable seams and binds the material together perfectly.
North Rebel 2015Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

Load Distribution Panels:
As kite geometry improves, the canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. To spread these forces, Load-Distribution-Panels are used, holding the kite’s shape even under the most extreme loads. In practice this gives a smoother and more consistent performance from the kite in any riding situation.

North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite
Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam:
The leading edges of all kites are extremely durable due to a special heavy duty closing seam. The Dacron material at the leading edge is reinforced with a self sticky Insignia Tape and double stitched additionally. The Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam is resistant to very high tensions and diagonal forces.
North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite
Trailing Edge Reinforcements:
The Trailing Edge Force Control is responsible for the smooth power distribution between the different materials of the kite, forcing the tensions in the right directions. Since 2013 the waves are higher and wider to eliminate stress points between the Dacron Trailing Edge and the D2 Canopy material. This change in construction reduces fluttering marks and ensures that the material is not wearing out.
North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite
Lazy Pump:
The North Kiteboarding Lazy Pump system enables the inflation of the kite from just one valve. Clips close off struts from leading edge to prevent unwanted airflow in case of damage or simply to only deflate the leading edge
North Rebel 2016 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

 

North Rebel 2017:

 

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North Rebel 2017 Kite

 

North Rebel 2017 Kite

North Rebel 2017 : £879.00 - £1449.00
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Description

The Rebel 2017 is still the benchmark of a high performance freeride and big air kite impressing everyone from entry level to expert. Its all-time classic characteristics will deliver maximum performance already at minimum steering inputs with super precise bar feedback. Since the beginning, the Rebel has long been known for its exceptionally smooth, stable and shake-free feeling through the bar, which has even be refined.

 

The loaded 5th line delivers a short bar stroke for sheet and go power and superior direct bar feel, even in overpowered and gusty conditions. The new design update of additional segments through the centre of the kite ensures rounder turning, enhanced wind range, as well as even more lift and hangtime. The additional size 15m will mainly please heavier riders as their boosting machine. Get ready to go big and free your ride with the new 2017 Rebel.

 

The smaller sizes in the range now feature a lower aspect ratio, which make them smoother in gusty winds whilst also improving the turning speed of the kite. This makes the smaller Rebels even livelier than before without loosing stability and still allows you to boost huge airs.

 

The middle sizes in the range offer the perfect blend between turning speed, handling and jumping ability. The profile and aspect ratio of these kites has been tweaked to offer amazing performance.

 

The 12m to 14m kites now have a higher aspect ratio, which offers higher jumps, longer hangtime and better power delivery with a smooth bar feel. The big 15m Rebel shares a similar shape and profile with the 14m, but the bigger 15 has more of an emphasis on low end power and jumping ability.

 

The Rebel was the game changer when it was first launched all those years ago and since then it has remained the best selling kite in the North Kiteboarding range year on year. There are so many fans out there that fly the Rebel week in week out and love it. With good reason, the Rebel is one of the most stable kites on the market, making it perfect for beginners, intermediates and experts alike. The kite offers responsive steering, even when it is depowered. The upwind ability of the kite is also fantastic, making it great for freeride, waves and even a bit of racing.

 

The Rebel 2017 still gives the rider a good amount of bar feedback, offering total control in the roughest conditions. The hangtime and lift offered by the kite is amazing, huge floaty jumps are delivered time and time again. This year the kite has a deeper profile, which allows it to drift a little more in the waves but also offers an improved low end. When you want to rely on dependable handling characteristics in all conditions and allow you to concentrate on the board under your feet. The Rebel 2016 has got you covered.

 

The 2017 Rebel perfectly combines power and handling to create the perfect kite for “hooked” riders looking for their perfect wave and freeride partner.

 

Air Port Valve:

North Rebel 2015 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

 

In 2017, the Rebel is be equipped with the brand new Air Port Valve. The valves unique construction has several advantages, but first and foremost it saves time setting up. The valve works with any conventional pump or compressor as it can be connected directly to the bayonet insert of the hose. Additionally, the air passage of the new valve makes it possible to pass four times more air than before. The valve is also suitable for both, inflation and deflation.


The deflation option is integrated, which means no external deflation pin is required. Deflation is simply activated by turning the blue wheel on the inside of the valve completely to the right. Hence loosing air when not wanted is not possible, as the valve is closed after deflation by turning the bayonet completely to the left before taking it off. A short sizzling noise of a very small amount of air escaping from the interspace when taking of the bayonet is normal.

 

The new Air Port Valve can also be easily operated with neoprene gloves thanks to the large diameter. Due to its very flat construction, it also prevents line snag. The valve enables fatigue-proof inflation due to the bigger air passage. Even bigger kites will be inflated within seconds!

 

Size Specific Tuning:

Size-specific tuning ensures that the big sizes feel crisp and lively and the small sizes feel forgiving even in blistering wind. The Rebel also features a simple back-line adjustment to tune it for greater or lesser bar pressure to suit your desired feel. As with all North kites, the 2015 Rebel is built to last utilizing our proven construction methods and the highest quality materials like our exclusive Teijin D2 canopy fabric.

 

Whether you're ripping apart waves, getting huge lofty jumps, or just blasting around on flat water, the 2017 North Rebel is a stylish 5-line all-terrain freeride / wave machine that gives you an unmatched "connected" feel and virtually limitless performance in all conditions.

 

Flutter-Free Wingtips:

The North Rebel has become famous for it's direct depower, smooth, predictable turning, even when depowered and a short bar stroke. For 2017 this year is no exception! Flutter-free wingtips have greatly improved the smoothness and consistency of the Rebel's turning. This smooth turning combined with optimized canopy profiles that are highly resistant to back stalling provide seamless power delivery ideal for surfing. Improved bar feel and de-power in the small sizes means even more comfortable and accessible top-end so you can keep having fun even when the wind gets nuclear.

 

Loaded 5th Line Design:

The loaded 5th line design, in addition to providing safety, gives the Rebel its short and aggressive power stroke that is up to 30% shorter than bridled kites.

 

This means huge range and top-end comfort on those super windy days and the ability to instantly turn the power off and on at will as you link your turns down the line.

North's new “floating” centre strut further enhances the direct de-power by allowing the canopy to easily luff as well as providing rock-solid stability in strong winds.

 

The new back-line “V” attachment distributes the load of the back-lines on the kite for a solid bar feel and, together with the new bungee system, eliminates any line snags during re-launch.

 

The North 2017 Rebel’s unique steering sensitivity and smoothness have also been improved by implementing a straight segment in the leading edge for an ultra clean, flutter-free canopy near the tips that keeps you connected and in-tune to the kite’s every movement.

 

Adaptive Tips >

For 2017 the Rebel features the “Adaptive Tip”. In recent years, there has been a trend leaning towards more reactive kites with even lighter sheeting forces than in the past. Such kites are really comfortable, lively for wave riding and offer more forgiving kite loops because they pivot around the wingtip. However, comparison tests have shown that North team riders and testers actually prefer kites with a harder bar feel because they offer better feedback, precise steering and more dynamic turning, which in turn creates more power.

The new “Adaptive Tip” allows users to easily change the sheeting force and turning performance through a simple back pigtail adjustment, allowing you to customize your kite to your desired style and feel:

 

North Rebel 2015 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

 

North Rebel 2015 Water Relaunchable Kiteboarding Kite

 

 

Whats the same and Why?

The Rebel remains a 5-line kite, of course, all for all the usual reasons:


1.) Short depower stroke and crisp feel. In sizes 9 metres and over. Anyone who rides wave or has short arms or just likes a responsive kite can appreciate the importance of achieving full depower with a minimal movement of the control bar.


2.) Super stability. If it weren't so easy to keep in the air you'd be forgiven for thinking it's made of rock.


3.) Easy relaunch in light winds. Even riders who like four-line kites often add a fifth line to make relaunch possible in super-light wind.


4.) Safety. When you need to get total, complete and perfect depower in half a second, nothing else works as well as a 5th line.

 

Size Specfic Tuning:

 

1.) Sizes 10 to 14 have been tuned for short bar stroke and a maximally crisp feel.


2.) Sizes 5 to 8, which naturally tend to be a bit too crisp and responsive, have been tuned for a crispness and responsiveness that's just right. Not soft and slow; not uncomfortably harsh and fast.


3.) 9-metre kites can go either way, a bit slow and soft or a bit fast and harsh. We spent some time tuning this one for what we think is just the right feel in a wave and all-around kite.

 

Leading Edge Diameter:
North have kept the overall LE diameters fairly large right out through the tips to ensure rock-solid stability and tolerance of low inflation pressures. The new square tip is more tolerant of low pressure than the old one, so we could have reduced tip LE diameter a bit, but chose not to in the interest of ensuring stability and reliability. The Rebel is an all-round and wave kite, so there's no need to try to minimize diameters at the expense of convenience, stability and easy relaunch.

 

Smoother Feel:
Every year North try to reduce undesirable luffing and fluttering in the Rebel and this year we have made a further step in that direction, mainly achieved through fine-tuning of canopy profile. North also moved the quarter struts slightly farther toward the tips so as to increase the central „power“ area of the kite and reduce the size of the side panels, the panels prone to luffing in a turn.

 

Luffing and fluttering occurs most when a kite is overpowered, or when it is turning tightly. In both cases, the feeling of the bar is one of vibration and imprecision. Reducing luff and flutter gives the bar a smoother and more precise feel.

 

Square Tip
The square tip has the potential to make the tip surface area a little more effective and, if done correctly, less prone to unwanted distortion from steering forces. The risk of the square tip is that the canopy fabric can be less tightly controlled and can luff and flap more. North have paid particular attention to this issue and ensured a clean canopy shape in this area.

 

Tunable Bar Pressure:
The 2017 Rebel features an adjustment in the back line bridle that permits the rider to opt for greater or lesser bar pressure. Low bar pressure reduces strain on arms and makes turn initiation easier, but gives less feedback about kite position and load condition. Higher bar pressure is a little more athletic and is often preferred by more experienced riders.

 

North Rebel 2017 Kite

 

Key Features:

 

  • Perfect for Freeride / Wave Riding
  • Loaded 5th Line Concept
  • Short and Direct depower stroke
  • Adaptive Tip Feedback Option
  • Sheeting Force for different bar pressure options
  • Lazy One-Pump System
  • Floating centre strut
  • Easy Relaunch Bungees
  • Self Rescue Handles for easy water packdown and swim
  • All sizes have greater structural stability and a more solid feel
  • All sizes have lower drag, less flutter and better depower
  • All sizes have stronger, more repeatable construction
  • Small sizes are softer and more forgiving
  • Middle sizes crisper in feel and more stable in the air
  • Large sizes are crisper in feel and great for hangtime
  • Direct and fast following steering commands, even completely depowered
  • Low drag design

 

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Wind Range

Model
Projected Area (sq m)
Aspect Ratio
Wind Range (knots)
Skill Level
5.0
3.5
5.0
23-42
Beg / Exp
6.0
3.9
5.0
21-40
Beg / Exp
7.0
4.5
5.0
19-38
Beg / Exp
8.0
5.1
5.0
17-36
Beg / Exp
9.0
5.6
5.0
15-34
Beg / Exp
10.0
6.2
5.0
13-32
Beg / Exp
11.0
6.9
5.0
12-29
Beg / Exp
12.0
7.5
5.0
11-26
Beg / Exp
13.0
8.2
5.0
10-23
Beg / Exp
14.0
8.6
5.1
9-20
Beg / Exp
15.0
9.0
5.1
8-18
Beg / Exp

 

 

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Depower Control Bar

North Kites 5th Element 2009 Bar with Lines

Riders of all levels, from pros to newcomers, will all gain substantial advantages from the new North Trust Bar 5th Element system.

 

Safety - perform all moves with safety leash
Water Start - without swimming
Performance - increased performance due to wider wind range

 

The 5th Element will come already set up so there are no hassles on your first day and it doesn’t take any more effort to wind up or unwind them, and you don’t feel anything else but better performance when flying them.

 

All kites can be flown with the same bar, just the short line attached in the middle of the leading edge has to be adjusted to the different kite sizes. Instructions will be attached to all bars or upgrades.

 

Line Length Advisor:
Different styles of riding, different kite models or the kite size can be influencing factors that require different line length.

 

In order to further increase this synergy effect the 19 and 22 m lines come now on a medium bar (49 / 42 cm) and the 24, 27 and 30 m lines on a large bar (53 / 46 cm).

 

The bar is the riders’ first point of contact with the kite. In order to achieve a maximum in comfort of riding it is essential to match the kite and the riders’ style of riding to the correct line length.

 

19m (70% Handling / 30% Power)
Super fast and reactive tuning speeds, shorter lines are best for extreme freestyle and crazy kiteloops. They are also excellent for wave riding, where kite turning speed is important. Wakestyle riders like the close connection to the kite too. The disadvantage is you lose some of the low end power.

 

  • Fast and reactive turning
  • Extreme Freestyle, Wakestyle and Waves
  • Tight, super fast and hard kite loops

22m (60% Handling / 40% Power)
The favourite length for freestyle and waves! These 22m lines are still great for getting lots of speed from the kite, perfect for wave riding and freestyle. Not as extreme as the 19m lines, they still lose a bit of low end power.

 

  • Reactive turning
  • Fast Kite Loops
  • Great setup for freestyle riders
  • Best choice for waveriding

24m (50% Handling / 50% Power)
The best choice for an all round length, good turning speed combined with good power make 24m the perfect choice for a lot of riders. Great for freeride, waves and freestyle.

 

  • Most Versatile Length
  • Great for all-round freeriding
  • Good low end and a good turning speed
  • Most Versatile Length
  • High jumps as you can “load” the lines
  • The recommended size for a one bar quiver

27m (40% Handling / 60% Power)
The extra length means extra power, get a little more range out of your quiver by adding this bar with the longer lines. They are also great for jumping as you can really “load” the lines when you edge and send the kite back through the window.

 

  • Enormous Low End Power
  • Huge Jumps
  • Lots of Lift

The bar is your first point of contact with the kite, Iit is the connection between you and your kite and it is important to get it right. And it’s actually an easy formula: The shorter the lines, the more direct and faster the kite turns. The longer the lines, the more power you can generate out of them! Choose a North Trust Bar, and choose the right line set up for your style of riding.

 



North Rebel 07 - 5th Element

 

Safety: The 5th Element line set permits anyone, from novice to pro, to easily and conveniently use a kite leash. The leash can be short and inconspicuous, or it can be a long handle-pass leash like the pros use. In either case, releasing the chickenloop quick-release while leashed-in causes the kite to depower immediately and totally and with no line tangles.

 

Whether you ride unhooked, spin, try a water relaunch for the first time or practice a handle pass, all maneuvers, including the latest tricks, can now be performed with the safety leash of the 5th Element.

As soon as you pull the Quick Release or let go of the bar it slips up the safety line. The kite is then completely depowered and comes down without twisting the lines.

One additional benefit of the 5th Element is that it makes dragging upwind to reach a lost board much easier.


North Rebel 07 - 5th Element

Waterstart:
When the kite is on the water after you crashed or let go of the bar, the 5th Element system allows you to relaunch without swimming

a) Keeping tension on the middle line, reload the chickeloop if necessary, and hook in if you want.
b) To get started again, use the middle line to pull the bar toward you.
c) If you pull the back lines simultaneously, the kite will slowly come off the water.
d) The harder you pull on the side of the bar, the faster and lower the kite will start in.
e) If you only pull gently, the kite will move as usual to the edge of the wind window for relaunch.
f) No unsafe pulls or drags. No more swimming!


North Rebel 07 - 5th Element

Performance: The 5th Element stabilizes the kite’s arc and thus clearly increases performance. Enhanced profile stiffness brings considerable advantages in depowered situations and increases the kite’s wind range. As a result, the kite flies closer to the wind window and responds more directly to steering impulses.

 

While arc-shaped inflatable kites have a marvellous simplicity, they also have a tendency to change shape as the wind increases and decreases and as load goes from front lines to back lines or vice versa. While it's possible to control such unstable tendencies in conventional four-line kites, such control comes at a cost: more drag.

 

The 5th Element line set offers a low-drag solution to maintaining kite shape stability, thereby permitting higher performance in every respect.

5th Element-equipped kites have greater high end, greater range, and quicker turning.

 

Because of the better high end they also have better lift, which makes for higher jumps. Because low end power is in no way reduced by the 5th Element line set, such kites also have excellent hang time.

 

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Reviews

Solid with no flutter! - Charlie Railton >>

 

So far I have been out on the 9 and the 12m, both moderately powered.

 

The kite has more reinforcement where it needs it and oozes the North solid build quality. I flew the kite both on the 2012 bar and the 2013 bar, this year's bar really does feel a great deal lighter and enhances the whole flying experience.

 

In the air, the Rebel is solid with no flutter through any redirection at all. There is quite a big change in the flying charachteristics on last years, a fast kite accelerating to the edge of the window and is unbelievably smooth in getting there.

 

Other key qualities of the Rebel have remained with full steering while de-powered, really simple re-launch, loaded 5th line safety, huge floaty jumps and big wind range.

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The first noticeable difference with the 2013 5th element control bar is the weight, metal parts have now been replaced by lighter weight materials and it really shows a difference. I'm quite shocked by how it make the flying experience better.

 

The bar addresses a few of the gripes I had with the previous incarnations, the first being that it is now really easy to use the rotating head of the iron heart to unspin the lines after a lot of rotations. Previously this was nearly impossible to do on the fly and the worry was that the 5 line would not move freely. They have also given the 5th (or mini 5th) a channel through the new vario cleat, meaning it can't get jammed in the cleat another winner for me!

 

So have you ever had to replace the de-power line in the trust bar before? Only an Allen key needed! The new removable bar insert looks as though it will be a lot kinder to the de-power line which should increase it's life also.

 

You have probably read about the clever new bar ends and the new way of changing the line lengths inside the bar ends. It is really easy to alter the bar width with the kite in the air, really useful if the wind picks up and you want a less reactive kite to work on a particular trick. I did even manage to change the line lengths with the kite sat on the water, no more pulling the floats to get the the adjustment knots.

 

This has to be the most engineered bar on the market, what else would you expect from North!

 

Another Great Rebel! - Charlie Railton >>

 

I was lucky enough to have a pre-launch play with the new Rebel 2012. This year I have been using (and loving) the 2011 model so the new model had a lot to live up to!

North have the most sold kite in the world with the Rebel, so why change anything? Well, all the seasoned Rebel users will be pleased to hear that the flying characteristics are the same, good stability, amazing up wind performance, loads of float in the jumps (possibly a bit more than the 2011) and responsive turning.

So before you ask - No, North have not just put new graphics on the same kite. There have been some construction changes, the zips in the struts have gone, last years kite found occasionally found these to be a point of failure. Some changes have been made to the bladder material too I believe. But beyond some build changes the big addition comes in the form of a knot adjustment on the trailing edge bridal.

 

Really simple, 2 knots, 1 for more bar pressure (or the same as the 2011 kite) and one for lighter bar pressure. When I got back on the '11 Rebel earlier this year, the first thing that hit me was the bar pressure, I soon got used to it's not to many people's taste. This new feature on the kite actually works and gives a noticeable change in bar pressure. For me the heavier bar setting will be used for freestyle and free ride sessions, and the lighter bar setting will be the mode of choice for race board and wave sessions.

Another great Rebel in my opinion, and if I were Mr North, I’d be pretty certain that the 2012 model will keep the top spot for kite sales worldwide.

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North Rebel 2016 - Blue
North Rebel 2017 - Blue
Quantity:
5.0m - £879.00
Quantity:
6.0m - £929.00
Quantity:
7.0m - £989.00
Quantity:
8.0m - £1039.00
Quantity:
9.0m - £1099.00
Quantity:
10.0m - £1159.00
Quantity:
11.0m - £1219.00
Quantity:
12.0m - £1269.00
Quantity:
13.0m - £1329.00
Quantity:
14.0m - £1389.00
Quantity:
15.0m - £1449.00
North Rebel 2017 - Green
North Rebel 2017 - Green
Quantity:
5.0m - £879.00
Quantity:
6.0m - £929.00
Quantity:
7.0m - £989.00
Quantity:
8.0m - £1039.00
Quantity:
9.0m - £1099.00
Quantity:
10.0m - £1159.00
Quantity:
11.0m - £1219.00
Quantity:
12.0m - £1269.00
Quantity:
13.0m - £1329.00
Quantity:
14.0m - £1389.00
Quantity:
15.0m - £1449.00
North Rebel 2017 - Red
North Rebel 2017 - Red
Quantity:
5.0m - £879.00
Quantity:
6.0m - £929.00
Quantity:
7.0m - £989.00
Quantity:
8.0m - £1039.00
Quantity:
9.0m - £1099.00
Quantity:
10.0m - £1159.00
Quantity:
11.0m - £1219.00
Quantity:
12.0m - £1269.00
Quantity:
13.0m - £1329.00
Quantity:
14.0m - £1389.00
Quantity:
15.0m - £1449.00
 
North Rebel 5th Element Control Bar

North Rebel 2017 - Ready to Fly package - comes complete with instructional manual, 5th Element Control Bar and lines.

 

19m Lines:
at 379.00
22m Lines:
at 379.00
24m Lines:
at 379.00
27m Lines:
at 379.00

Enter colour of kite above and then add quantity into ready to fly versions. 5th Element Control Bar can only be ordered in conjunction with purchasing kite.

 

North Kites 5th Element Control Bar 2013 with Lines
North Kites Click Bar

Click Bar Quad Control Bar:
- £519.00
5th Element Upgrade Kit:
- £39.90
 

 

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