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Rebel for many years is flag model for North Kiteboarding. It is a 5 line kite designed for high performance freeride and big air. It is possible thanks to outstanding lift and hangtime, which allows you really massive and long jumps. The best part of Rebel is that everyone can manage it, from beginner to expert! Easy relaunch, direct bar feel, stability and great wind range is what made Rebel what is it today. Features 5 strut construction for increased stability in gusts and easier handling.
Rebel for many years sets the benchmark among the high performance freeride kites. It is one of the best sellers on the market in its class. For many years people got used to traditional Rebels characteristic, so in this year only few new tuning details has been changed to improve its smooth, stable feeling through the bar. Thanks to the 5th line it gives superior bar feel and delivers short bar movement for sheet and go power. Rebel is also known for its amazing wind range and stability in strong, gusty winds. New design update improved rounder turning, lift and even more hangtime. Newly added 15 meters will please heavier riders. Advanced riders will enjoy the rebel for big air tricks thanks to the hang time and lift, however beginners will progress and improve their skills in no time thanks to the rebels predictability, direct bar feel and low pressure on the bar. Relaunch of the rebel with 5th line is effortless and thanks to highest quality materials used for North Kites it will serve you for many seasons to come.

Set includes

  • Kite
  • Backpack
  • Repair kit
  • Manual

Features

  • Loaded 5th line
  • 5 strut design
  • Best windrange
  • Excellent hangtime and lift for highest and longest jumps
  • Best sheet and go power development
  • Short bar stroke for great bar feedback

Technologies

  • Loaded 5th line
    The loaded 5th line is a “nose line” which provides constant tension. This tension is responsible for fast and reactive steering, powered as well as depowered and a direct, crisp bar feel. Only the 5th line system provides 100% depower in less than one second when releasing the Iron Heart.
  • Abrasion Reinforcement
    All areas exposed to scuffing are strengthened with STPU reinforcements, acclaimed for its durability against abrasion.
  • Self Rescue Handles
    The self-rescue handles placed on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found in case of an offshore break down. They guarantee good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.
  • Air Port Valve II
    Since 2016 North kites are equipped with the completely redesigned Air Port Valve II. This new system is not twistable and doesn`t need a velcro system. Thread of the Air Port Valve II is redesigned and is less affected by sand or other materials. The top of the valve can be easily opened or closed. The new valve`s unique and redesigned construction has several advantages, but first and foremost it saves time rigging which gives you more time on the water. The Air Port Valve II works with any conventional pump or compressor as it can be connected directly to the hose or bayonet insert. The valve is suited for both, inflation and deflation. Deflation is integrated, which means no external deflation pin is needed. It is simply activated by turning the blue wheel on the inside of the valve completely right.
  • Lazy Pump
    Lazy Pump system from North Kiteboarding allows you to inflate the kite from just one valve. Clips close off struts from leading edge to prevent unwanted airflow or simply to deflate only the leading edge. It`s both simple and efficient.
  • Anti Snag
    The anti snag webbing prevents the lines from tangling around the wingtip of the kite. This make water relaunch easier and increases safety.
  • Kook Proof Connectors
    The kook proof connection points prevent accidents and increase safety by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally or by mistake connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.
  • Zig Zag Stiches
    Every single seam is stitched with sewing technique called zigzag. At first they are glued, then stitched. The result is highly durable, clean and good-looking stitch, which overall support stability of the kite.
  • Technoforce D2
    Teijin is world`s leading supplier for polyester fabrics and sail materials for all kinds of marine sports. North Kiteboarding is using the remarkably Teijin Dacron for leading edges, struts, wingtips and wherever high tension is found. Technoforce D2 is used for North Kiteboarding canopy, which was an exclusively developed for the brand. It has proven its superiority in dynamics and durability since NKB started using it.
  • Load Distribution Panel
    As kite geometry improves, canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. Load-Distribution-Panels are used to spread these forces, holding the kite`s shape even under the most extreme loads. In practice it gives in any riding situation smoother and more consistent performance.
  • Fusion Strut
    This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between leading edge and strut. Struts are 100% connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line, which promotes clean profile and higher canopy tension.
  • Lines by Teufelberger
    Teufelberger is a leading supplier for ropes, ranging from climbing, sailing and paragliding to specialized lines for kitesurfing. North Kiteboarding uses Teufelberger products for lines and bridles as they provide durability and safety.
  • Zipperless Strut
    As in modern high-performance kitesurfing every detail has huge impact, strut without zippers means less weight, which gives results in durability and smoother flying characteristics. These advantages exceed the slightly more annoying process required when changing a strut bladder.
  • Bladders of Polyurethane
    Every single bladder is made out of high quality Polyurethane. A material knows for its high elasticity in various temperatures and resistance to pressure. To ensure durable seams and binding the material together perfectly, North is using modern welding technique.
  • Durable V Pigtails
    These pigtails assign the load of the line connections to the kite, minimizing risk of fatigue, which makes the kite less prone to distortion and helps with smoothly steering.
  • Trailing Edge Force Control
    This system is responsible for providing smooth force distribution between different materials of the kite. It has to force tensions in the right directions. Since 2013, to eliminate stress points between Dacron Trailing Edge and the D2 Canopy material NKB made higher and wider waves. Thanks to this construction change, fluttering marks are reduced and material is not wearing out.
  • Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam
    Special Heavy Duty Closing Seam makes leading edges of all kites intensely enduring. Leading Edge`s Dacron material is strengthened with a self sticky Insignia Tape and additionally double stitched to provide maximum durability for the kite.

 

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6 21-40 22 (24)
7 19-38 22 (24)
8 17-36 22 (24)
9 15-34 22-24
10 13-32 22-24
11 12-29 22-24
12 11-26 22-24
13 10-23 24-27
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