Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com
Core XR8 - Kiteshop.com

Core XR8

$1,399.00
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Core XR8

$1,399.00 USD

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Colour:
Size:
  • 5.0m
  • 6.0m
  • 7.0m
  • 8.0m
  • 9.0m
  • 10.0m
  • 11.0m
  • 12.0m
  • 13.5m
  • 15.0m
  • 17.0m
Setup:
  • Kite Only
  • Sensor 3S Bar
  • Sensor 3S Pro Bar

Description

With its ultra-stiff 5-strut frame in a Deltabow shape, this exceptional Core XR8 allows you to achieve breathtaking jumps and the longest hang time. Experience an unprecedented level of high ride comfort and control with the XR8's effortless and forgiving handling.

Experience explosive jump forces and a superior upwind performance guaranteed, thanks to the significantly stiffer ExoTex 2 material the kite's entire airframe has been fine-tuned and enables smaller leading edge and strut diameters - making the kite more agile and responsive with better bar feedback

The XR8 will take your kiting to extraordinary levels. You’ll find that loops are more efficient with an earlier and smoother catch. The CoreTex 2 canopy is both highly durable and has an extremely low-stretch. These two features work together to give the canopy unparalleled flight stability, power, and control.

Crafted with top-notch durability and strength in mind, the materials excel beyond their predecessors and industry standards. ExoTex 2 gives an 80% increase in tear resistance, while CoreTex 2 an impressive 300%. This ensures that the XR8 delivers first-class performance in every session

Although CORE’s engineers amped up the kite’s big air talents, the legendary XR comfort and character remain intact. The XR-8 kite continues to be an excellent choice for kiters of all levels. Beginners will appreciate the reliable sheet-and-go functionality, and experienced riders will love the XR’s huge range and extended hang times.

You are free to do what ever style you want with the Core XR-8!

CORE XR LW 15m and 17m Edition:

The XR7 LW (Lightwind Edition) allows you to enjoy even more days on the water. In addition to improved light wind performance the XR7 LW stands for agility and pure ride joy, even when the wind is blowing at less than 10 knots.

The new Short Bridle System allows for a very direct bar feeling and dynamic feedback when steering the kite. This enables real kite loops, which were previously unheard of during light wind sessions.

The constant focus on light wind build methods gives the XR7 LW its performance abilities in light wind conditions. As an example we use thinner tubes and CoreTex® Light-Fabric in our production. Despite being as light as a feather the sophisticated construction allows the kite to hold its own when the wind picks up.

Thanks to its dynamic properties, the XR7 LW makes you feel as if you were flying a noticeably smaller kite, whilst topping it off by being an absolute Hang-time Machine.

Core XR Features include:
  • Perfect for Freeride / Easy Riding / Hangtime / Freestyle / Wave
  • Direct and Fast Turning
  • Short and Direct Bridle
  • Easy Jumping Ability
  • Crisp ride experience and real kiteloops in light wind
  • Massive Depower
  • One-Pump System
  • Massive jump height and hang-time
  • Low drag lightwind design
 

Specs

Wind Range
Features
Technology
Detla Bow Shape:

The XR8 incorporates the concave trailing edge of a traditional bow kite and swept back wings of a delta kite. The airfoil is engineered to rip upwind when underpowered, boost bigger on demand and get you planing first!

The latest design benefits from an optimized wing profile shape near the maximum chord to add a little more speed.

Exotex Ultra Rigid Dacron:

ExoTex Dacron incorporates a unique thread structure and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables a higher pressure airframe and noticeably thinner struts. It substantially increases tube strength and rigidity.

No-stretch ExoTex improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by eliminating leading edge seam bulging. Expect snappy turns. Explosive lift. And endless smiles on your new XR7.

Speed Pump System:

This model receives shorter air hoses to reduce weight and improve airflow to the struts.

When you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts :)

 
CIT Modes:

Start by selecting your favorite CIT mode on the leading edge bridle connection points. The wave mode makes the kite turn faster and increases depower. It also provides more lift when you pull on the bar.

The freestyle mode increases your turn radius, stabilizes the kite for easier freestyle moves, and provides a little extra grunt. The kite comes out of the bag in allround mode which provides excellent depower, grunt, and superb hangtime.

Complete your personalization by adjusting the steering line connection points to set turning speed and bar pressure. But don’t worry, the kite comes ready to fly in the most common settings.

 
Instant Relaunch:

The XR8 is designed to immediately drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water. One quick tug on the bar and the XR8 launches itself effortlessly.

Riders will appreciate how easily the kite releases from the water when time is of the essence. And beginners gain confidence knowing their kite will be flying in no time. So go ahead and try some new moves, you know your XR8 has your back.

5-Strut Frame:

The bombproof, five strut exoskeleton frame is a critical component in the XR8 design to stabilize the additional power created by our Intelligent Arc system.

Their designer modified the strut curves to extract more stability especially when powered. The noticeable improvement in strut rigidity required a small adjustment to the CIT bridle points to add a little more power steering.

Coretex Triple Ripstop Canopy:

Our, industry-leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is protected and strengthened with a special coating process.

CoreTex sets the standard in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection and elongation. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex kite delivers.

 
Speed Valve 2:

The Speed Valve 2 connects directly to any standard 20mm OD twist lock pump hose.

The Speed Valve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times and noticeably reduces pump pressure.

This inflation/deflation system is so good you may even leave your electric pump at home.

 
Faster Turning Speed:

Small moves in bridle attachment points have a huge impact on any kite's performance.

Core have been experimenting with these points on just about every prototype to improve handling while maintaining its signature character.

 
Intelligent Arc:

Intelligent Arc is a bridle configuration that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear and direct way.

Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, the XR7 increases its wingspan with a pull on the bar.

Likewise, sheeting out makes the kite fold in its wings and depower. Intelligent Arc helps you rip upwind, extends your float time, and cushions your landings.

Grintex Patches:

Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut attachment points give the XR8 another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.

 
Short Bridle System:

The XR8 features improved locations for the leading edge bridle connections.

The super short bridle system improves feedback so you can better feel your kite’s position.

In the larger kite sizes, this reflexivity increases even more so. Just imagine a kite that practically anticipates every turn, as if it’s hot-wired to your brain.

 
Sensor Bar Ready:

The XR8 is optimized for CORE’s ultralight Sensor bar systems including our latest Sensor 3.

They feature precise kite control, unmatched safety, and uncluttered simplicity.

Control Bar
Core Sensor 3S Control Bar:

Witness next-level innovation, functional design, and clean esthetic in the ultra-light Sensor 3S – a legendary control bar with groundbreaking features. Core believe the Sensor 3 control bar system contributes much more than you would think to kite performance. And it’s what you don’t see that makes our bars so unbelievably good. The functional know-how Core hide inside and the minimalist design on the outside gives our bars the signature CORE confidence you expect. And the safety features you rely on.

One look at a Core bar is all it takes to appreciate the quality, precision, and the technology. But the real magic remains hidden. Take for example a comfortable grip that needs a thin bar. To create an indestructible bar with the lightest, narrowest grip possible required thinking outside the box. Thinking that led to a titanium truss construction. Wearing thick gloves in 8C temps isn’t a big deal with the Sensor 3 bar. The German engineered, titanium cored, Sensor 3 bar is: Simplicity in design. State-of-the-art in function and absolutely safe.

Titanium Core:

The integrated titanium truss ensures our twin auto-untwist center lines that pass through the center of the bar do not affect the bombproof rigidity of our bar. It might be overkill, but Core prefer it that way. And if the centre lines wear out the bar guide, you can replace it with a fresh one.

Supported Single Frontline Safety:

CORE's exclusive hybrid system combines the advantages of a single front line, double front line, and fifth line safety. When deployed, it blows out the front line (below the "Y") eliminating pull.

At the same time, a pulley system shortens the second front line (above the "Y") which moves the kite to a stable and safe relaunch position.

Stealth Winders:

No divots, sharp corners, or hard protruding ends on this bar. The clean, minimalistic and soft bar ends don't just look fantastic but are super grippable. After your fun sesh, the bar ends fold open to reveal hidden line winders.

Griploc:

The narrow, non-slip asymmetric grip is easy on the hands – even for marathon sessions. Contrasting colors provide improved left/right visual guidance. And a thin redline on the underside lets you know if the bar is reversed.

Live Wire:

Feel more "connected" to your kite with floaters that don't interfere with the natural movement of the steering lines as they end a few centimeters above the bar. And adjust bar width (50/46.5cm) by merely swiveling the line block hidden under the Stealth Winders. Core also disappeared the elastic line keepers into the floaters for a clean, uncluttered kite session.

4:1 Adjuster:

Our block and cleat system reduces pulling forces by a factor of four making quick adjustments in gusts a breeze (pun intended:). And the adjuster rope features an elasticized construction which shortens and keeps the line out of your way.

CIC Release:

The heart of our new Core Intuitive Connect Release is our push-out and easy click-back-in quick release. The red CIC Release cap is designed to provide superior grip in emergency situations. And reconnecting the quick release is as simple as re-inserting the chickenloop end into the CIC mechanism until you hear it click in. CIC Release. Just release and click back in.

Auto Untwist:

Untwisting your front lines after looping your kite is as simple as pulling in the bar. Front line twists only occur below the Sensor 3 bar where a ceramic swivel unravels the front lines automatically. Another benefit is the sweet "between the fingers" comfort when your hand straddles the center lines due to the narrow width and special coating.

Spliced Ends:

A small but important detail relates to how we finish our line end loops. Core don’t simply fold over the line and stitch it up. Core braid the loop before stitching and finishing for a safer, stronger, and more aerodynamic connection.

Tectanium Front Lines:

The front lines from the "Y" to the chicken loop use our exclusive, low stretch, Tectanium and Core protect it with a 5.2mm, UV-stabilized, Polyether where it passes through the bar. Techno speak for really durable, self-lubricating, no pinch, depower lines. The virtually frictionless, depower/safety lines are more aerodynamic, provide better feedback, and are more comfortable between the fingers.

Short Leash:

Extra short is extra safe. The short safety leash comes standard with all CORE bar systems. When connected to your spreader bar, the short 50cm long leash delivers better ergonomics and safety. It is easier to see or grab and it won’t tangle like longer leashes might. If you do not see unhooked freestyle in your future, then protect yourself with a short leash.

Multi-Bag:

The multi-purpose barbag offers protection for your shiny Sensor 3 bar when you're on the road. Accessories, tools, spare parts, line extensions, and optional loops can be stored in the bag's compartments. The mesh insert on the back guarantees proper ventilation. Fold it away or hang it up in a visible spot, so you don't forget it.

Control Bar Size:

46.5-50cm bar with 24m lines, short leash, bar bag and manual.

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