Core XR5 19m Pre-owned kite. Has been used for demos and beach display. No fading, great condition. (see photos)
HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE | FREESTYLE | WAVE
The new mega-boosting, woohoo-generating XR5 delivers more hangtime than you can imagine. And did we mention the pillow-soft landings? This performance freerider has the goods for all your adventures. On the lake. Or on the Atlantic. It rips upwind, handles gusts (and lulls) like a boss and still retains the legendary XR character, comfort, and range that owners rave about. So, how do we do it? We start with a modified delta bow shape, and we spend the next 12 years improving every minute detail. Details like our Intelligent Arc bridle system that adjusts the wingspan, and massively increases wind range. And ExoTex Ultra Rigid Dacron, our exclusive airframe material that increases canopy rigidity and aerodynamics without adding weight. We could go on, but we prefer that you find out for yourself how stellar the new XR5 performs.
With the addition of the Specialized range of kites into the Core line-up (the Impact for freestyle and the Section for waves) the ‘universal’ kites in the Core range have been allowed to focus more obviously on the ‘all round’ market, but also to go hard out on embracing some of the skills that made them popular initially. With the XR series of kites, big air and boosting has always been part of its DNA and it has proven itself at the pinnacle of this part of the sport where it sits right at the top end of the Global WOO Leaderboard.
There have been some real changes for this fifth incarnation – with the tips remodeled and with modifications to the strut placement. The materials that Core have been developing over the last few years are in evidence – the CoreTex canopy material and the ExoTex for struts – and when you check the kite over it feels very slick indeed.
In previous years, the Core kites have had a lighter bar pressure making them feel a little spongy, but the XR5 feels more direct and tuned in. When it comes to heading for the air, jumping with the XR5 is a pretty staggering experience. It really does have insane amounts of lift, and hangtime: it’s basically a German rocket ship! We did have a few scary moments when dialing into the kite – we found that it likes to be kept moving slightly as it seems to drop you a little if left parked at the zenith, but once you get the feel for it, Boom!, its sublime, with superb float and nice soft landings. Looping the XR5 is fun – it’s plenty quick enough and has the stability to catch you on the upstroke, it’s not an out and out kitelooper, but it does the job.
- EXOTEX® ULTRA RIGID DACRON: Zero stretch airframes.
- CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY: Extreme durability.
- TWO COLOR OPTION: "BrightWhite10" and "TechBlack10"
- 5 STRUT FRAME: Maximum canopy stability.
- DELTA BOW SHAPE: More power and even more depower.
- INTELLIGENT ARC: Adjustable wingspan on demand.
- SHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM: Improved kite feedback.
- CORE INTELLIGENT TRIM SYSTEM (CIT): Customizable “power steering” and turning speed.
- INSTANT RELAUNCH: Effortless water relaunches.
- SPEED VALVE 2: Fast, reduced effort inflation.
- SPEED PUMP SYSTEM: Improved all strut inflation.
- SENSOR BAR READY: For maximum kite feedback and control.