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2008 North Rebel kite review

North Rebel 2008 Kite Review

Sizes: 16m  14m  12m  10m  9m  7m  6m
Kite Type: Hybrid
Best For: Freeride
Brand: North

Control Bar

This is the third year that the good people at North have been tinkering with the 5th Element control bar and it shows. The sliding stopper and stopper ball offer great hold on the control bar. Making super fast adjustments is always an option thanks to the Vario cleat. The functionality of the iron heart and safety leash has been drastically improved (they now work as a charm even though they have to perform in sandy and wet saltwater conditions.


  • You will be able to sheet smoothly thanks to the aluminum bar center (wear and tear on the power lines is also reduced thanks to this).
  • The Vario cleat (with simple location adjustment) ensures that you no longer have to adjust the lines.
  • Lighter iron heart that offers reduced release forces.