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High Performance Freeride+ | Freestyle | Wave
The latest innovations from industry-leading brand Core are put together in their brand new kitesurfing kite the XR6! Part of Core's Universal+ Series the XR6 has a unique design that allows it to perform in all conditions and disciplines. Carrying across the incredible power and unbelievable wind range of the previous freeride machine the XR5 the XR6 receives some impressive handling upgrades and weight reductions!
With over fourteen years of development and many hundreds of prototypes tested in order to develop the XR6's signature ride, this kite is an astounding feat of engineering. Core will never realise a new version of a kite until they are absolutely certain that they have made the considerable improvements necessary to warrant replacing one of their kites, hence why there is often over 2 years between releases which also ensures that any Core kitesurfing kite will also hold a greater monetary value!
Moreover, Frank Ilfrich, Core's head designer, knows how important it is not to lose the DNA that made the XR series what it is today and his team has succeeded again. The XR's linear responsiveness continues to deliver effortless cruising, record-breaking hangtime, and super smooth landings.
After six generations, they've dialled in the characteristics Like prodigious power. Unbelievable depower. And precise control on the water and in the air. With the same tread depth in the centre as the XR5, but slightly flatter on the outside. For this purpose, the Bridle connection points and Strut geometry have been revised, small but crucial adjustments allow for even more control in high end, higher airspeed and better upwind capabilities, more pop and faster spin!
The XR6 continues with Core's highly successful 5-strut, Delta Bow shape that isn't just a fan favourite; it also breaks records. Earlier this year, both Maarten Haeger und Ross-Dillon Player busted through the 30m barrier on their XR's. A feat that was previously considered impossible.
Core's proven fabrics – CoreTex and ExoTex – are exclusively used on the canopy and leading edge. Lead designer, Frank Ilfrich, went over every small detail and found weight savings in the leading edge, extra speed in the canopy, and efficiency improvements to our Speed Pump System. Frank and his team modified the strut curves to extract more stability especially when powered. The additional strut rigidity (and low-end grunt) required a small adjustment to the CIT bridle points to add a little more power steering.
Lastly, it is always important to remember that Core holds stock of all spare parts for an industry-leading six years so that if the worst might ever happen to your new XR6 Kite you can rest easy knowing that Core will be able to help you out!
Now, it's your turn to break some personal bests with the new XR6.
Delta Bow Shape: The XR6 curves with its concave trailling edge into a clasic bow shape, with swept tips show genes of the Delta shape. This creates a greater depower and full power for better boosting, upwindabilty and earlier planing. Further improvements have allowed for even more pop and higher airspeeds.
5 Strut Frame: Utilising this new refined and even stiffer strut geometry, means an ultra stable frame resulting significantly less deformation and more power on demand
Faster Turning Speed: Now even more agile and responsive, due to finetuning in the bridle points along with rebalanced stiffness produce more steering confidence than ever before
CIT Modes: Fully adjustable kite handling characteristics. Wave mode makes the kite turn faster and increases depower, whilst Freestyle increases the trun radius and stabilizes the kite and adds a little extra grunt. The XR6 comes in the All-Round mode combining the best of both options with its well balanced trim. Experience optimum turning pleasure and and variable steering forces
Exotex® Ultra Rigid Dacron: Zero stretch airframe that allows for a higher pressure with a smaller diameter. And thanks to the new unique vertical thread system and special coating system, the Leading Edge and all Struts of the XR6 and constructed outstandingly thinly, that is remarkably stiff and sturdy for a kite the runs high, turns defined, lifts explosively and always feels crisp and direct
Coretex® Triple Ripstop Canopy: Extreme durability and UV protection setting the benchmark for longevity, tear resistance and breaking load whilst remaining significantly lighter than some over brands
Intelligent Arc: Designed to anticipate your desires in the air, by changing the projected area more up to more than 10%, pull on the bar and the kite spreads out its tips like wings, push it away and the kite pulls back in. Allowing the XR6 to seamlessly transition from big air boosting machine to precision turning instrument
Short Bridle System: Allows the XR6 to respond to the riders control impulses in a flash, resulting in perfectly linear depower, extremely dynamic flight and turning characteristics
Grintex® Patches: Unbelievably abrasion resistant patches on every segment seam of the leading edge and struts result in a much more durable kite design, meaning fewer worries in less than ideal landing spots
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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