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Never owned a core kite? Ha, you're in for a treat, Everything you hear about Core is very true the brand's strength and attention to detail is unrivalled in the kitesurfing industry, other kitesurf brands with freestyle kites cannot touch the pure power, class, and ease of use of the Core GTS series. If you already have a GTS5 or any other Core Kite then you will already know that Core does not just change kites each year with a different colour like 90% of other kitesurfing companies, oh no! Each Core kite has a 2-year lifespan at least and a full 6-year replacement part guaranteed to be available.
What Core says:
"If you’re looking for a kite that unleashes indomitable megaloops on demand, or if you’re seeking a composed and well-mannered freeride kitesurfing kite for unpredictable winds, the Core GTS6 is both. This is a supremely multi-talented kite without rival!
So you're addicted to life in the fast lane but in a good way. And when you go, you go big! We feel the same, riding our newest GTS. Feel alive thanks to the signature Future-C powered kite loops and unhooked confidence that this kite offers. Core’s winning-est kite now features redesigned ExoTex Light struts that are noticeably lighter and still robust as ever. The struts’ new shape, material, and diameter provide added canopy stability and a little more punch in the turns.
2019 was another fantastic year for the GTS. Following up on Josh Emanuel’s win in 2017, another Core rider squeaked through the first round and looped his 8m GTS5 to gold in Red Bull’s Megaloop Challenge. Although Core doesn’t expect its GTS customers to be signing up for next year’s Megaloop competition, we think they could with this new GTS6 and a little bit of practice.
“It’s a real challenge to improve something as good as the GTS,” comments chief kite designer, Frank Ilfrich. “But improving kite construction is something we’re good at.” With input from our top team riders, CORE’s designers have squeezed a little more control and power into the loops.
The indomitable GTS5 is built with precision steering; a prodigious operating range; and CORE's legendary linear power. Its fully adjustable handling lets riders throw the tightest loops (in waves) and the biggest Cape Town style mega loops in total control.
The GTS6 carries over its proven 3 Strut Frame, Radical Reaction Tips, and Short Bridles from the fantastic GTS5. Core have optimized the leading edge diameters and tip geometry to improve flight stability (especially when looping.) Also, the CIT Modes now feature no-snag loops. which still customize the GTS' handling characteristics. In Wave mode, riders dial in compact turns and more depower. Whereas in Freestyle mode, the kite adds more grunt and bigger turns.
Everything you love about the GTS5 is still in the new GTS6, 3 Strut Frame, Radical Reaction Tips, and Short Bridles and Future-C canopy, still forms the nucleus of the GTS. The design team beefed up the leading edge. And they made significant improvements to the struts. The new larger diameter ExoTex Light struts resist bending, save weight, and lend a sportier, punchier feel in the loops.
Do you enjoy a proper yank from a legit looping machine? Are you experimenting with megaloop board-offs? Do your surfboard aerials rival your twintip tricks? If you answered yes to these, then get in touch with S2AS to get your hands on a brand new XR6!
Give it all you got, the GTS6 will take you to infinity and beyond!
Exotex Light Struts: Larger diameter struts are lighter & more rigid.
Future C-Shape: True C-kite feel. For snappy turns with a controlled and consistent pull.
CIT Modes: Fully adjustable kite handling characteristics. Wave mode makes the kite turn faster and increases depower, whilst Freestyle increases the turn radius and stabilizes the kite and adds a little extra grunt.
Radical Reaction Tips: C-style shaped wingtips for faster bar response.
3 Strut Light Frame: Super light yet amazingly rigid and durable. Also able to initiate turns faster than a five-strut design important for wave riding
Exotex® Ultra Rigid Dacron: Zero stretch airframe utilising a radical reinforcing thread pattern and protective coating process that allows for a higher pressure with a smaller diameter
Coretex® Triple Ripstop Canopy: Extreme durability and UV protection setting the benchmark for longevity and tear resistance
Ultrashort Bridle System: Improved kite feedback.
Instant Relaunch: Reliable water starts in difficult conditions.
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 have the energy for an extra trick or two.
Speed Pump System: Fully pumped in no time. Huge air hoses and strut valves allow uninhibited air flow. And when you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts :)
Sensor Bar Ready: For maximum kite feedback and control pair this kite with a Sensor 2 or 2S bar.
6 Year Parts Availability: Core's Industry leading durability is backed by a 6-year replacement parts guarantee
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