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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Duotone
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m, 14m, 15m
Type: SLE
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Release 1 August

Designers goals

The Rebel is the all-time classic freeride kite, legendary performance, big air superiority and a stunning hang time. Last year the Rebel had a significant overhaul that saw the design built around a 4 line set up. The kite was a huge success and this year Ken Winner has been working hard to make the best even better! Updates on the 2019 model include a smaller, reduced diameter leading edge and a flatter center shape profile. The goal was to improve the handling and boosting capabilities of the kite. The thinner leading edge makes the new Rebel more efficient, but also allows it to twist, increasing the turning speed and making the handling very dynamic. The new flatter profile in the center of the kite adds power and improves the flying characteristics. More importantly, the kite now jumps higher and floats for longer; massive airs are even easier on the new Rebel! The kite can be flown in the standard 4 line set up, or if you wish, there is a 5th line upgrade available too. The Rebel works perfectly with the Click Bar in either 4 or 5 line configuration. As ever the wind range is huge, there is plenty of low-end power, and the high-end is incredible with the 5-strut design keeping the canopy stable even in gusty conditions. Sheet and go handling makes the Rebel incredibly easy to fly, it’s suitable for riders just starting out on their kitesurfing journey as well as pro’s who want to boost to the moon and everyone in between. This iconic kite has long been the freeride standard all other kites try to emulate, now the bar is set even higher, the new 2019 Rebel will blow you away.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2019
Brand: Duotone
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13m, 14m, 15m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Bar length: 42
Line length: 19m-22m-24m-27m
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 2 reviews on this product:

Duotone Rebel 2019 12m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
18 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 10 knots up to 12
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
12m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
drift
 
HardSoft
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 08.08.2018 at 12:19 hour
Comments:
I had two foiling sessions with the new Rebel Duotone. I am used to the North Evo 2017 mostly 12m. The biggest difference I felt was the heaviness of a 5 strut Rebel. Specially in the light winds the 3 strut Evo feels a lot lighter to handle. Next time I gonna charge the high winds with the Rebel, that's where it should excel. 
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Duotone Rebel 2019 09m
Name:
Thijs 
Weight:
85 
Riding style:
big-air  
Years of experience:
12 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 25 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
boost
 
SoftStrong
windrange
 
LimitedWide
lift
 
GradualExplosive
kitefinder.com - 01.08.2018 at 12:57 hour
Comments:
I have no idea how they did it - but this kite is better in 2019 again! It jumps (a lot) higher, loops (a lot) better and all the other features stayed. I always thought that when you improve something on a kite, there is a negative on the other side. This is not the case. They just made the kite better.

I love this kite because it's very stable, has a huge windrange, jumps high and loops good (i know you don't believe me because it's not made for looping, but trust me..).

Thank you DUOTONE! 
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