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North Rebel 2010 First thoughts and more info

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Created by benk > 9 months ago, 3 Jul 2009
benk
TAS, 370 posts
3 Jul 2009 9:36PM
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North Rebel 2010 First thoughts and more info here

www.brackleshamboardriders.co.uk/?p=303





cRAZY Canuk
NSW, 2525 posts
3 Jul 2009 9:46PM
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Interested to test one

having said that what's with those colors - come one their f'ugly, I can see the black and white being the biggest seller

jeremy
WA, 192 posts
3 Jul 2009 8:19PM
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2010...... isnt it 2009 now.... whats the criteria to call it a 2010

Charl dv
WA, 2485 posts
3 Jul 2009 8:28PM
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its made to be released in the 2010 seasons

08KITERZ
QLD, 51 posts
11 Jul 2009 10:02PM
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I just have to ask why the consecutive range size up to 12m then the traditional jump to 14m and again to 16m?

Is this new for the Rebels and if so does this mean the wind range is poorer on the 2010 rebel?

lostinlondon
VIC, 1159 posts
12 Jul 2009 7:45AM
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08KITERZ said...

I just have to ask why the consecutive range size up to 12m then the traditional jump to 14m and again to 16m?

Is this new for the Rebels and if so does this mean the wind range is poorer on the 2010 rebel?


You get diminishing returns from having a bigger and bigger kite. I'm surprised that North is even bothering with a 16m these days, as the improvements in kite design have meant that 14m tends to be as big as anyone goes.

I have a 15m Boxer SLE and I have flown it 3 times. Biggest waste of money!

omega
VIC, 100 posts
12 Jul 2009 12:06PM
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lostinlondon said...

You get diminishing returns from having a bigger and bigger kite. I'm surprised that North is even bothering with a 16m these days, as the improvements in kite design have meant that 14m tends to be as big as anyone goes.

I have a 15m Boxer SLE and I have flown it 3 times. Biggest waste of money!


Totally agree with this lostinlondon, even though im weighing in at 100kgs i dont fly anything bigger than a 12m these days. This size gets me nicely going above 15knts, and my theory is that anything less than that isnt worth kiting in.

I always laugh when newbies are talking about getting 14m plus kite sizes to cover every wind condition. I try and explain what kiting in 10-15knts (or less) on a big kite is actually like.



Buzz
NSW, 319 posts
12 Jul 2009 1:04PM
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They might fly ok, but pretty ugly designs if you ask me ...

Anybody know how much ?

They've gotta start releasing 2010's now (most manufacturers) to enable shops time to get their orders in and have them shipped (not only by air) to be ready for the start of the Euro and yank seasons which start around spring/late spring (northern hemisphere) ... unfortunately, the world dosen't revolve around Oz

lostinlondon
VIC, 1159 posts
12 Jul 2009 2:07PM
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Buzz said...

They might fly ok, but pretty ugly designs if you ask me ...

Anybody know how much ?

They've gotta start releasing 2010's now (most manufacturers) to enable shops time to get their orders in and have them shipped (not only by air) to be ready for the start of the Euro and yank seasons which start around spring/late spring (northern hemisphere) ... unfortunately, the world dosen't revolve around Oz


New gear comes in around October and the Southern Hemisphere gets it first. Not only is it because manufacturers like to get their gear out in time for our 2010 summer so we can have a crispy new kite in time for the first seabreeze, but because the market is smaller any issues that arise can be ironed out before the big sales come through in the Northern Hemisphere.

Same reason why NZ gets a lot of new stuff early, small market to try things out on. (The world's guinea pigs)





flipper231BA
50 posts
23 Aug 2009 12:31AM
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Totally right...the world does revolve around OZ. We get them a few weeks before the winter season...and by winter I mean Ice and snow. Australia is windy during its summer. Also I guess US is windier on the Westcoast, in the ulf and Florida during winter. You get them at the right time, we buy in October and wait 6 months before trying them on the water. Unless we travel... Have fun down there.

WA Surf
WA, 330 posts
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24 Aug 2009 7:52AM
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Prices for all sizes are up on our website, and we will have some of these for our Shark Bay demo trip on the 5th of Sept and in the shop after this.

The technology on these things is amazing especially the 'floating' middle strut.

The loaded 5th line allows for a much shorter power stroke than bridled kites.

loco4olas
NSW, 1487 posts
24 Aug 2009 12:04PM
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lostinlondon said...

I have a 15m Boxer SLE and I have flown it 3 times. Biggest waste of money!


Nah-My North RhinoII 18M is a bigger waste!

cmurph
WA, 13 posts
24 Aug 2009 12:10PM
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Bit euro for me...



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