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Core XLite 2
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Say hello to the foiler's foil kite. Not that kind of foil, but a serious LEI foil kite that won't hold you back. The all-new Core XLITE 2 is a one strut foil kite that performs exceptionally well with your favorite hydrofoil. Core have fused the power of the Nexus allrounder and the drifting of the Section wave kite into a package that's an honest 20% lighter.
There’s nothing better than silently traversing your liquid playground with the new XLITE 2. Imagine effortless and precise riding in even the lightest of winds with our fully optimized foiling kite. The Specialized Series XLITE 2 is a one-strut foil kite that's tuned to perfection.
The canopy material receives a major upgrade that adds more muscle and durability -a big plus- for single strut kites. Core added 2 and 3 metre sizes for slicing up the Gorge and a 13.5m for those super-light summer breezes. Heavily modified bridle, panels, and shape accommodate the new smaller sizes to deliver the ultimate foiling experience.
Mass reduction isn't easy. So, Core have experimented with new leading edge materials, bridles, and one strut designs. Designers zeroed in on CoreTex for the canopy and new ExoTex Light for the leading edge. CoreTex adds support and power to the one strut canopy. ExoTex Light brings similar strength as our current ExoTex leading edge dacron yet is more than 10% lighter. Core have also developed thinner, anti-snag bridles that further reduce weight and improve water relaunching. No detail was too small to lightweight. In the end, the XLite has a 20% mass reduction.
The Core XLite carries over the familiar XLite C-kite feel we all have come to love.
The high aspect ratio, open C shape delivers smooth and controllable kiteloops and that unmistakable “on centre” feel.
When paired with the Sensor 3S bar, riders will immediately feel the XLite’s sweet spot and appreciate the kite’s linear response when sheeting in and out. Try a Future-C kite, and you’ll never go back.
Just a little lighter. No-stretch ExoTex Light Dacron incorporates a unique radial reinforcing thread pattern and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables higher pressure airframes with smaller diameters.
ExoTex Light features a re-engineered reinforcing thread pattern that reduces mass by approximately 10%.
The new Dacron improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by substantially increasing tube strength and rigidity despite reducing diameters. Expect a smooth ride, snappy turns, and endless smiles on your XLITE.
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 :)
The XLite is designed to immediately drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water. One quick tug on the bar and the XLite 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 XLite has your back.
Our single strut frame delivers better lightwind control than strutless kites by reducing excessive canopy flutter.
Single struts also offer superior water relaunching capabilities over strutless kites, especially in lighter wind and surf conditions.
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.
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.
The efficient light wind profile generates power and speed with a maximum camber that is shifted further back to improve drifting.
Give it gas, though, and the XLITE comes alive! You'll feel in total control bearing downwind and carving those delicious air jibes.
Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut attachment points give the XLite another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.
A little shorter and even sweeter. The un-bowtie-able, two pulley, bridle system is super short on the XLite which improves bar reaction, feel and positional feedback.
And for this kiteloop machine, having precise bar control in your hands is a bonus when you’re blind and upside down.
The X-Lite is optimized for CORE’s ultralight Sensor bar systems including our latest Sensor 3.
They feature precise kite control, unmatched safety, and uncluttered simplicity.
Witness next-level innovation, functional design, and clean esthetic in the ultra-light Sensor 3 – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
46.5-50cm bar with 24m lines, short leash, bar bag and manual.