The New North Rebel Seems to Be Missing Something?
When the Rebel first appeared on beaches all over the world, it was labelled as the perfect mix between a C kite and a Bow, utilizing 5 lines and two long pigtails for the front lines. The lack of pulleys, and lack of bridle meant the kite flew like a dream. Direct. Fast. Like a ‘Rebel’, as the feel became to be known.
But in 2018, North say they’ve worked out how to make a bridled Rebel; ‘Fly like a Rebel’ and given riders options to run it on a 4 line bar. Of course the purists will still run 5 lines, (because they’re one of the few who have 5 line bars!), but those with bars from Norths other kites, or other brands, will be able to hook them straight up to the new Rebel.
So what else is new on the 2018 Rebel? Lots! Some pretty techy fabric, larger diameter one-pump tubes and a straighter trailing edge to reduce flutter. For all the nitty-gritty details though, check out Norths promo vid for the 2018 Rebel right here.
Australian Freestyle Kiteboarding Nationals in Perth 2018
It's been 12 years since the Australian Kiteboarding Freestyle Nationals have been in Western Australia.
Not free for the taking, but it's worth it - Cocos Islands
Tom Hebert and Reno Romeu hit the island paradise off the West Australian coast, but they find that you need to give back, in order to score the perfect kiteboarding conditions.
Kai Lenny Foils 11 waves in a row - without ever paddling!
This guy is unbelievable - so good that we would have suspected trickery a year ago. Now, foiling 11 waves without dropping off the foil seems possible?!