The new North Rebel 2014 |
We had the new North Rebel 2014 out on the water on Zanzibar. We tested the 12, 10 and 8m. First thing you notice is the new inflation valve, the airport. A big hole where you just can connect your pump without any reduction tube; like how the pipe is connected to the pump itself. It’s very easy and pumps very fast. You have to practise a bit to disconnect, but works like a charm.
When pumped it seam similar like the Rebel 2013 model, changes in the design are the spitted color difference left and right ( for example red and orange).
As soon as the rebel 2014 in the air, you see the different shape better, it has a deeper profile, and is more round.
During riding it has more low end power and better stability. Jumping is still great , huge airs, slightly less then last year. The turning is faster and more smooth, better for freeride, the bar pressure is very nice
The new Bar, the bar is changed a bit, has a new centre piece, the chickenloop is a bit smaller, and the donkeydick is longer, the grip on the bar feels better and the diameter is a big wider closer to the centre piece. The floaters are stil the same only grey is changed for blue.
Overall an amazing kite, smoother, faster, great pop.