Core XR8 Kite

From: Original price was: $2,529.00.Current price is: $1,899.00. inc GST

Description

Core XR8 Kite

Size: 5.0  |  6.0  |  7.0  |  8.0  |  9.0  |  10.0  |  11.0  |  12.0  |  13.5  |  LW 15.0  |  LW 17.0

High-Performance Freeride | Big Air | Freestyle | Wave

 

 

With its ultra-stiff 5-strut frame in a Deltabow shape, this exceptional kite 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.

 

High performance big air kite from Core with new dacron material

The Core XR has been one of the best big air kites on the market for years. With the new Core XR8 kite, Core raises the bar again in the field of high performance, big air and freeride. To get straight to the point when it comes to upgrades: the Core XR8 has a new dacron material on the leading edge. The new ExoTex®2 dacron material is ultra rigid and robust. The upgrade to ExoTex®2 has allowed Core to upgrade the entire frame of the XR8. Because the new dacron material is stiffer, Core has been able to reduce the diameter of the LE and struts and maintain the same stiffness of the frame. Due to a thinner Leading Edge and struts, the XR8 has less air resistance and the XR8 flies easier and faster through the wind window. This gives you a more direct steering input and you can therefore jump even higher with the XR8, height records are guaranteed to be broken with this kite. If you like kiteloops, the upgrade will also enlighten your kite experience. The thin LE allows the Core XR8 to pull kiteloops faster and easily rise above you to sweep you up with a smooth downloop and land like a feather.

The characteristic 5 strut frame of the XR8 has been retained, as has the CoreTex®2 triple ripstop canopy. The 5 strut frame with triple ripstop ensures optimum stability. You will especially notice this in strong winds, in which the Core XR8 excels best. The unique pulley bridle system with CIT modes allows you to adjust the character of the XR8 to your wishes. In addition, this pulley bridle system ensures that the XR8 has the most optimal angle to the wind, so that the XR8 always gives you maximum lift. The confidence that all of those features of the Core XR8 will give you in extreme conditions is unparalleled, you will effortlessly fly through your old hight record. In case of a crash resulting the XR8 to land on the water there is no reason for stress, the Delta Bow shape will give you an effortless relaunch and you are ready for your next jump before you know it!

Our own experience with the XR8 was very positive. Where we often found the XR7 a bit on the slow side, the XR8 surprised us with its speed. Kiteloops went a lot smoother and a downloop was done in no time. So if you are looking for a super stable high performance kite for freeride and big air, then the XR8 is definitely a kite for you

Supreme materials for unparalleled performance.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE FREERIDE+ 

BIG AIR | FREESTYLE | WAVE

THE ULTIMATE HIGH

The XR8 is the pinnacle when it comes to big air and unlocks unparalleled performance

With its ultra-stiff 5-strut frame in a Deltabow shape, this exceptional kite 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.

Explosive jump forces and 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.

When we say you’ll reach new heights, we mean it – 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

Enjoy the thrill of big air – with the new XR8!

Features: 

New! EXOTEX® 2 ULTRA RIGID DACRON: ultra-rigid and robust Leading Edge 

EXOTEX® LIGHT STRUTS: just as robust, but lighter and more revving 

CORETEX® 2 TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY: extremely high durability and optimal UV protection 

5 STRUT FRAME: optimal stability in all flight positions 

DELTA BOW SHAPE: more power and depower

INTELLIGENT ARC: finely controllable enormous power

CIT MODES: flight character, bar forces and reactivity individually adjustable 

INSTANT RELAUNCH: effortless water launches 

SPEED PUMP SYSTEM: easy and fast ventilation 

SENSOR BAR SYSTEM: optimal coordination of kite and bar system 

6 YEARS PARTS GUARANTEE: replacement parts availability for an average kite lifetime.

TWO COLOR OPTIONS: BrightWhite10 and TechBlack10

Delivery: 

The XR8 comes with a comfortable backpack, manual and a repair kit. 

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