Duotone Kiteboarding Rebel 2020 01



Art.-No. 44200-3000

The kite that redefined kiteboarding is back once again; if freeriding, big air and unreal hangtime is your goal, the Rebel is your best shot!



Reduced diameter leading edge

A thinner leading edge makes the Rebel more efficient, but also allows it to twist, increasing the turning speed and making the handling very dynamic.

Flatter centre shape

A new flatter profile in the centre of the kite adds power and improves the flying characteristics.

Powerful lift and huge hangtime

Perfect for freeride performance with explosive powerful lift and huge as well as long hangtime.

Best sheet and go power development

The sheet and go handling makes a kite incredibly easy to fly.

Biggest windrange

The Rebel can be flown in a very wide aspect of wind strengths, without changing the size.

New trailing edge design for less canopy wear

A narrower trailing edge and a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile.

REBEL 2020

Duotone Kiteboarding Rebel 2020 Video


Duotone Rebel 2020

Freestyle Unhooked SLACK / POP
Freestyle Hooked LOOP / FAST TURNING
Rec. Line Length
Weight without bag (kg)
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Duotone Rebel 2020

The Rebel has been part of Duotone’s history, and it is very much part of our future. The five-strut kite is the ultimate freeride and big air weapon, perfect for cruising lagoons or for soaring through the skies. For 2020 the leading edge diameter has been reduced, this makes the kite a little faster and a lot more efficient. In addition to this, there is also a new flatter section in the middle of the canopy profile. This unique design increases the power of the kite, while the designers have ensured the legendary depower of the Rebel remains. This means the kite now has a much bigger wind range, meaning fewer kites in your quiver and more time on the water if the conditions change. The new trailing edge wave design further enhances the life span of the canopy and reduces flutter. The Rebel has excellent sheet and go capabilities, meaning you can easily dial up power at the bar. It’s a fantastic kite for progressing, as it is so forgiving, however, it is also packed with performance too. The Rebel is the kite you need when you want to send it to the moon, if you want bigger jumps from your sessions, it’s time to join the Rebellion!

Tech Features

Duotone Rebel 2020

Trinity TX
Trinity TXTrinity TX

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.

Load Distribution Panels
Load Distribution PanelsLoad 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.

Trailing Edge Force Control
Trailing Edge Force ControlTrailing Edge Force Control

The Trailing Edge Force Control is responsible for the smooth power distribution between the different materials of the kite, forcing the tensions in the right directions. Since 2013 the waves are higher and wider to eliminate stress points between the Dacron Trailing Edge and the Trinity TX Canopy material. This change in construction reduces fluttering marks and ensures that the material is not wearing out.

Double-V Pigtails
Double-V PigtailsDouble-V Pigtails

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
Kook Proof ConnectorsKook Proof Connectors

The kook proof line connection points prevent accidents by guaranteeing that you cannot accidentally connect your lines incorrectly when rigging your kite.

Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing Seam
Heavy Duty Leading Edge Closing SeamHeavy 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.

Fusion Strut
Fusion StrutFusion Strut

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.

Self Rescue Handles
Self Rescue HandlesSelf 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.

Anti Snag
Anti SnagAnti Snag

The Anti Snag webbing is preventing the lines from tangling around the tip of the kite. Waterstarts are made easier and safety is increased.

Modern Trailing Edge Design
Modern Trailing Edge DesignModern Trailing Edge Design

A narrower trailing edge with a lighter combination of materials to reduce wear and to create a slicker kite profile.


Duotone Rebel 2020

Specifically designed to assist you in finding the perfect setup for the conditions that you ride, it’s a fun feature that will help you construct the optimum quiver within our extensive range of products.

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Duotone Rebel 2020

True Quotes

Duotone Rebel 2020

Tom Hebert
“For me the perfect kite for board-offs with an insane hang-time — New Cal style! It’s good for foiling too as it goes really well upwind.”
Tom Hebert
“The new Rebel is the hang-time master. In 2020 it’s even lighter – if you like to fly, and I mean, really fly hiiiiigh, the Rebel is your kite!”
Reno Romeo
Reno Romeo
Jeremie Tronet
“The Rebel is the jumping machine in the Duotone range. I call this kite the elevator, you just need to pull on the bar and BAM, you fly so high and for so long! The 12m2 is my all-time favorite kite for jumping!”
Jeremie Tronet


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Test Reports

Duotone Rebel 2020


Duotone Rebel 2020

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Overall rating
Best Kite for Lift around
by Lewis from Worthing / UK
  • incredible lift
  • great wind range
  • stable
  • durable
  • N/A
  • freeride
  • transitions
  • big air
  • rotations
  • hangtime

The 2020 model feels much snappier to me and the lighter design noticeable. I have always loved this kite for boosting and find it unbeatable for multiple rotations, big airs and especially transitions. With such a big wind range I can also save space in my board bag when travelling. My favourite is the 11 and in the blue colour this year :)

Yes, I would recommended this to a friend.