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The new Core XR5 is a pinnacle of high-end performance. The amazing thing about this kite is that it works across all skill levels - from beginners making their first steps into kiteboarding world to experts wanting to beat world height records. The XR5 is a result of over a decade of research, testing and improvements.
The Core XR5 works in all conditions we've thrown at it - from super gusty winds to big waves. As soon as you'll test its gust-eating capabilities you'll never look back. It's a massive confidence boost when the conditions aren't perfect so after a lull you won't get thrown off the edge. When conditions are right however, it will take you higher than you've ever been before. If you love freeriding, big air and you want a kite that will follow your commands, you will love the XR5.
Boosting on this kite is an insane experience. It rips you off the water aiming for the moon and keeps you gliding forever. It has a lot to do with Core's new short bridle system and the way it changes the canopy. As soon as you sheet in, the kite flattens out providing a much better platform for those lofty jumps. It also helps to soften the landings and provides ample amount of power at its low and top end. In all of that, XR5 feels super stable in the air, no matter what you're doing to it. A bit higher bar pressure helps to know where the kite is at all times so you can focus on that new big air trick you're working on.
One of the things we love about the Core Kites is also their insane durability. Canopies built from the CoreTex material are possibly the strongest on the market. This keeps your kite crispy for longer, it's much more resilient to any damage and if you happen to pick up a pinhole it won't rip like traditional ripstop materials. It also massively increases the resale value of the XR5 over any other brand. Having that stronger RipStop it also makes the kite behave the same on the day you bought it till the day you'll upgrade as the kite won't stretch as some of the other kites.
Core XR5 Key Features:
- Zero stretch airframes
- Extreme durability
- 5 Strut Frame: Maximum canopy stability
- Intelligent Arc: Adjustable wingspan on demand
- Short Bridle System: Improved kite feedback.
- CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT): Customizable “power steering” and turning speed
5.0 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 | 12.0 | 13.5 | LW 15.0 | LW 17.0 | LW 19.0
For more detailed Tech Specs on the XR5 head over to the Core Kites website here.
DELTA BOW SHAPE
The XR5 incorporates the concave trailing edge of a traditional bow kite and swept back wings of a delta kite. Our airfoil is engineered to rip upwind when underpowered, boost bigger on demand and get you planing first! You will see major changes in the XR5’s tip geometry and shape for even more control in the air and on the water.
5 STRUT FRAME
This kind of muscle needs five struts. The bombproof, five strut exoskeleton frame is a critical component in the XR5 design to stabilize the additional power created by our Intelligent Arc system. The struts feature new geometry and improved segment stitching that yields better strength, stiffness, and connection to the canopy without increasing its mass.
EXOTEX® ULTRA RIGID DACRON
The benchmark for performance Dacron. ExoTex Dacron incorporates a new thread structure and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables the XR5 to have a higher pressure airframe with a noticeably thinner leading edge and struts. ExoTex substantially increases tube strength and rigidity despite reducing diameters. No-stretch ExoTex improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by eliminating leading edge seam bulging. Expect snappy turns. Explosive lift. And endless smiles on your new XR5.
CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY
Exclusive to CORE. Our, industry leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is protected and strengthened with a special coating process. CoreTex sets new benchmarks in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection and elongation. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex kite delivers.
6 YEAR REPLACEMENT PARTS AVAILABILITY
CORE kites are built to last. Our legendary durability is backed by a six-year parts availability guarantee. We will stock all XR5 replacement parts for a minimum of six years from the date of purchase.