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Rebel 5 lines fans

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Created by JB241 Thursday, 11 Oct 2018
JB241
2 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 1:05AM
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Hi all,
for those who think the new Rebel with 4 lines is s**t compared to the old 5 line one I encourage you email or send Facebook messages, we might get them to bring it back.
My view is the following:

the 2018 Rebel with 4 lines has been a huge change, the kite is now longer for the same kite size as the 5 lines models, this makes the kite very different in many ways:
1. Almost impossible to relaunch the kite in a big wave sea.
2. Kite is less stable than the 5 lines version
3. Turns are less fluid
4. 5 lines have a better feel on the bar
5. 5 lines are more predictable kites
6. Better feel on gusty winds
7. When you eject the bar the 5 lines system allows for a recovery in the sea much easier

wishy
WA, 1286 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 4:03PM
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Also after a big winter of eating pies the five lines can lift a big load more safely (kind of like having a shackle and chain securing your trailer)

cauncy
WA, 6361 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 6:08PM
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For the mentally challenged
4 instead of five lines is a great move

Adam''KiteRepair
NSW, 1 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 9:14PM
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Does it not have a 5th line option?

cauncy
WA, 6361 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 7:34PM
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Adam''KiteRepair said..
Does it not have a 5th line option?



I'd say yes but not fully loaded only for safety, clever though as you'll need imho a one Kite bigger quiver, very few kites could hold big winds like the rebel or Vegas, my 9 vegas seemed to have a limitless top end, I'd be out on it when others were on 6/7 scomplaining about windstrengths, bloody great Kite in those conditions, up here there was a cult following and tbh most are piffed at that change to 4
itd be interesting making a comparison on say a 9 in 30 to see the difference

Falco
42 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 8:07PM
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cauncy said..
For the mentally challenged
4 instead of five lines is a great move


I must be mentally challenged, why was it a great move?

eppo
WA, 6577 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 8:29PM
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I've said all I have to say about the new Rebel on this and the other forum.

It's just a completely different kite really.

People forget it's not just the loaded fifth, the older rebel had NO pulleys and NO bridles.

As I said a completely different kite.

cauncy
WA, 6361 posts
Thursday , 11 Oct 2018 8:38PM
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Falco said..

cauncy said..
For the mentally challenged
4 instead of five lines is a great move



I must be mentally challenged, why was it a great move?


4 is less than 5 lines to untangle

Kamikuza
QLD, 3440 posts
Friday , 12 Oct 2018 10:18AM
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cauncy said..


Falco said..



cauncy said..
For the mentally challenged
4 instead of five lines is a great move





I must be mentally challenged, why was it a great move?




4 is less than 5 lines to untangle



Only newbies tangle their lines.

JB241
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Tuesday , 15 Oct 2018 11:02PM
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eppo said..
I've said all I have to say about the new Rebel on this and the other forum.

It's just a completely different kite really.

People forget it's not just the loaded fifth, the older rebel had NO pulleys and NO bridles.

As I said a completely different kite.


Have you send them an email or a message through Facebook or email?
A group of friends and I have done so... Maybe we get them to bring the kite back.



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