The 2018 North Kiteboarding Rebel in 4 lines option is really happening.
Like you, we've been waiting and asking North to move on from the loaded fifth line, and yes they did without losing any of the characteristics of the kite. We tried the 2018 North Rebel for the first time during the dealers meeting, and we can say one thing... this kite is the best product North kiteboarding ever did and probably one of the most sophisticated kiteboarding kites put together. Fast, responsive, snappy, fun, ready to jump to the moon. If that describes your riding, stop searching the internet and buy the 2018 North Rebel.
This is what North kiteboarding has to say:
If ever there was a kite that needs no introduction it is the Rebel, one of the most popular kites of all time; it is the choice of ambitious free-riders and kiters who like to boost huge airs. It’s perfect for experienced riders and experts alike, offering excellent performance for hooked in cruising and lots of hang-time. For the first time in the Rebel’s history, it can now be flown on 4 or 5 lines. The 5th line is unloaded for 2018, meaning you can decide the best setup depending on your preference and riding style. The turning speed has been enhanced, in combination with a smoother and rounder turning. The wind range has increased and aspect ratios tuned to kite size. While many changes have been made, one aspect has remained constant; the Rebel is still the ultimate boosting machine offering huge jumps with lots of hangtime and glide in the air! All that with the typical Rebel feel you love so much!