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North 2013 Rebel and 5th Element Control System Features

North, one of the most prestigious companies in the world of kiteboarding, has recently released the new 2013 Rebel Kite and 5th Element Control Bar. The Rebel has always been a fantastic freeride and wave machine, but the North team has managed to make it even better for the 2013 season. The new Rebel is a universal kiteboarding machine which excels at wave riding and freeride. It covers a huge wind range, it is fast turning and offers a direct feel. Here are some of the features and tech specs of the new Rebel:

- Loaded 5th Line Hybrid Design
- Outstanding Upwind Performance
- Short Depower Stroke
- TE Force Spread
- Adaptive Tip
- Relaunch Bungees

To complement the performance of the new Rebel, North team has also reinvented the5th Element Control System. The 2013 bar provides exceptional safety, control and ease of use. It features North’s Iron Heart, one of the best safety systems of all times. The Iron Heart assures fast, safe and easy release, combined with the ability to quickly reassemble the unit. Other features of the bar include:

- New Vario Cleat and Sliding Stopper
- Integrated EVA Floater
- Winding Posts
- New Depower Line

Check out what the new 2013 Rebel and 5th Element have to offer in the clips below. You can also take a look at the 2013 North Rebel and 5th Element bar here.