2023 Duotone Rebel SLS
HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE/BIG AIR
The kite that defined a generation of riders takes the legacy to the next level. Featuring a Penta TX frame construction with a Trinity TX canopy, the Rebel SLS is up to 15% lighter than the standard model. The materials used provide a very stiff frame and enable it to keep its shape in gusty conditions plus deliver smooth power. Flex Struts have been incorporated into the design to allow the tips to twist, this makes the handling intuitive, and the steering is exceedingly dynamic. The design is deeper in the middle of the kite to deliver a huge amount of power. All that power is nothing without control, and the Rebel SLS has instantaneous depower. This gives you the confidence to ride a big kite in strong conditions when you want to boost the biggest airs. The Rebel SLS is perfect for going huge; the explosive take-off coupled with a vertical take-off propels you to new heights. Once airborne, control is in abundance and the hangtime is unreal, you’ll feel like you are floating in the air with long flight times on every jump. In light winds, the Rebel SLS delivers plenty of low-end power, with a quick upstroke, thanks to its design and the lighter weight. This low weight improves the drift too, so you can swing under the kite on landings and still recover it. The Rebel SLS is an exhilarating ride that will ignite your soul when you hit the water; you’ll take your kitesurfing to new heights every time you send it!
Rebel SLS Key Features
Easy to Jump
The Rebel SLS is the easiest kite in the range to jump. Simply redirect and hold the edge, and you are rewarded with massive lift every time.
Vertical Power Spike
The Rebel SLS has been designed to deliver an explosive take off that takes you up off the water with exhilarating force; you are rewarded with huge hangtime helping you get the biggest jumps of your life.
Instant Absolute Depower
Total control is right at your fingertips, simply sheet out on the bar, and the kite spills power faster than any other kite in the range.
Fast and Agile
The Rebel has been designed to be much more responsive; this allows you to fly the kite around the window with precision and power and get the kite to the edge of the window quickly in gusts so you can dump power when needed.
The SLS construction helps reduce the overall weight of the kite and improves performance by making the frame stiffer. In addition, materials like Penta TX and Trinity TX make the kite light while offering excellent durability.
Multiple Tip Tuning Options
Tune the kite to your riding style, increase the turning speed or slow it down, increase or decrease the bar pressure, and fly the kite how you want to fly it.
PENTA TX FRAME CONSTRUCTION REBEL SLS
The Penta TX frame construction is the reason for a 5-times higher tear resistance, 50% less elongation compared to standard Dacron constructions and a 15% lighter overall construction compared to the Original Rebel models, resulting in a great low end in combination with an incredible top end due to the solid frame construction.
HEAVY DUTY LEADING EDGE CLOSING SEAM
The leading edges of all kites are extremely durable due to a special heavy duty closing seam. The Dacron material at the leading edge is reinforced with a self sticky Insignia Tape and double stitched additionally. The Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam is resistant to very high tensions and diagonal forces.
This construction allows for a controlled distribution of forces between strut and leading edge. Struts are 100% connected to the leading edge with a flexible Dyneema line, which promotes higher canopy tension and a clean profile.
The counterpart to a stiff frame are the Flex Struts, between middle and tip struts. They ensure a direct and very reactive feel of kites. The agility of a three-strut kite combined with the stiffness and the solid frame of a 5 strut kite. A softer material enables the Flex Struts to bend and twist in a defined way. Steering impulses are transformed smoothly and fast into turning actions.
SELF RESCUE HANDLES
The self-rescue handles on the inside of the wingtips can be easily found in case of an offshore break down. They provide a good, comfortable grip while sailing back to the shore during a self-rescue manoeuvre.
The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.
Teijin is the world’s leading supplier of polyester fabrics and sail materials to marine sports. The combined creative power of Duotone saw the formulation of TRINITY TX. Exclusive to Duotone, TRINITY TX is a 3x2 canopy material, which has proven to be far superior to other canopy materials in terms of durability and dynamic performance.
The 3x2 yarn combination has proven to be the best solution in performance as well as durability, overall superior to any 2x2 or 4x4 yarn solutions. TRINITY TX. Made to stand the test of time.
MODERN TRAILING EDGE DESIGN
A narrower trailing edge with a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile.
LOAD DISTRIBUTION PANELS
As kite geometry improves, the canopy must continue to resist increasing forces. To spread these forces, Load-Distribution-Panels are used, holding the kite’s shape even under the most extreme loads. In practice this gives a smoother and more consistent performance from the kite in any riding situation.
These pigtails distribute the load of the line connections to the kite, minimizing the risk of fatigue, making the kite less prone to distortion and helps it to steer more smoothly.
KOOK PROOF CONNECTORS
The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.
“It's a dream come true to see the first Porsche and Duotone collaboration come together on this Porsche edition of the Rebel SLS. This union combines my kite of choice with the iconic 911, my favourite car within the Porsche range.
Riding for Duotone, I’m confident that I have the best products available and since working with Porsche I’ve had the opportunity to witness first-hand the dedication, time and detail they put into every product. I’m excited to compete with and to showcase the magic of this limited Porsche kite-edition, it’s a collector's item and Florian has knocked the design on this kite out of the park!” -Liam Whaley