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Meet the new XR5 and experience the latest iteration in CORE performance. The kind of performance only achieved after a decade of incremental and innovative improvements. A process that thoroughly tests each iterative design change while retaining its character-defining DNA before moving on to the next. And in the end, building a power delta bow kite that unleashes pure freeride awesomeness.
The BIG AIR Kite!
The latest iteration of the Core XR series the XR5 builds on the stunningly successful XR4 and makes several subtle improvements to all the features that made the XR series the free riders kite of choice. Woo height seekers are already breaking their personal bests and gusty water riders are experiencing more linear control in gusts, explosive boosts and super wave riding.
How is all this possible?
Subtle improvements to the shape, the flight control system, the XR5 like the 4 flys like a bird spreading it wingspan with a simple pull on the bar to generate more lift, likewise sheeting out the bar the XR5 will fold in its wings and depower.
Couple this to Core’s continued drive to build perfection, the triple rip stop cloth, Exotex ultra rigid dacron, the speed valve, short bridle system it’s 5 strut frame and a whole host of other features combine to what we believe is the finest kitesurfing kite on the market today.
The bombproof, five strut exo skeleton 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.
The new short bridle system improves the, already quick, response of the kite to steering and makes for an extremely dynamic turning ability. The Riot XR-5 scores highly in waves with its agility and precise bar feedback. It allows you to feel exactly where your kite is at all times.
The XR-5 incorporates the concave trailing edge of a traditional bow kite and swept back wings of a delta kite. The airfoil is engineered to send you upwind when underpowered,, boost bigger on demand and get you up and planing first!
The distribution hoses of the One-Pump-System have larger diameters. The entry points to the struts have also been more aerodynamically distributed, making the air distribution system work more effectively and more comfortably, resulting in stunning inflation and deflation times.
If you happen to have a mishap on the water, don’t worry. The new XR5 will be flying again in, well, “an instant”; thanks to it’s optimized geometry. If you happen to eject, the SUPPORTED SINGLE FRONTLINE SAFETY will disarm your kite without hesitation, and will be waiting for you in the re-launch position. This makes it an ideal match for anyone; whether you’re just doing your first water starts, working on your “Triple-Lindy”, or getting barreled in Indonesia – you’ll be up and riding again before you can say “CORE Kites Rock”.
The XR-5 is perfectly matched with Core’s brand new bar systems, the SENSOR 2 bar and the SENSOR PRO bar. They offer superior safety of the SUPPORTED SINGLE FRONTLINE SAFETY (SSF): The kite will be released, without pressure, on a single front line and with partial release on the other frontline resulting in the kite being automatically positioned in the optimum defined position for a re-start. Naturally, the XR-5 is also 100% compatible with all the older CORE bars.