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    Core XR6 Kite
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Core XR6 Kite

From: £882.47

How do Core build a high-performance allrounder? With technological innovations like their flight control system, unique safeties, and Core's intelligent trim system. Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, Intelligent Arc increases the XR6's wingspan with a simple pull on the bar. Likewise, when sheeting out the bar, the XR6 will fold in its’ wings and depower. It's this kind of innovation that exemplifies the design team’s drive to create the perfect allround kite.

Design details

HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE + | FREESTYLE | WAVE

SIZES: 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13.5 / 15LW / 17LW / 19LW

As a member of the Universal+ Series of kites, the Core XR6 is engineered to perform in all conditions and disciplines. Especially the tricky winds typically found on big inland lakes and near complicated shorelines. Like all Universal+ Series kites, the XR6 is designed to excel in one area, and for the XR6, that’s interstellar travel. Don't believe it? Ask Maarten Haeger and Ross-Dillon Player who recently went interstellar sending their XRs. Maarten's vacation turned surreal when he smashed the 30m barrier with an amazing 10 storey high jump on January 2nd, 2019.

The XR's legendary linear response delivers effortless cruising, record-breaking hangtime, and super smooth landings.

FEATURES

DELTA BOW SHAPE
The XR6 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! Our latest design benefits from an optimized wing profile shape near the maximum chord to add a little more speed.

5 STRUT FRAME
This kind of muscle needs five struts.
The bombproof, five strut exoskeleton frame is a critical component in the XR6 design to stabilize the additional power created by our Intelligent Arc system. Our designer modified the strut curves to extract more stability especially when powered. The noticeable improvement in strut rigidity required a small adjustment to the CIT bridle points to add a little more power steering.

FASTER TURNING SPEED
Small moves in bridle attachment points have a huge impact on any kite's performance. We've been experimenting with these points on just about every prototype to improve handling while maintaining its signature character. And we think we've done it again.

CIT MODES
Custom fit your XR6 to your riding style.
Start by selecting your favorite CIT mode on the leading edge bridle connection points. The wave mode makes the kite turn faster and increases depower. It also provides more lift when you pull on the bar. The freestyle mode increases your turn radius, stabilizes the kite for easier freestyle moves, and provides a little extra grunt. The kite comes out of the bag in allround mode which provides excellent depower, grunt, and superb hangtime.
Complete your personalization by adjusting the steering line connection points to set turning speed and bar pressure. But don’t worry, the kite comes ready to fly in the most common settings.

EXOTEX ULTRA RIGID DACRON
The benchmark for performance Dacron.
ExoTex Dacron incorporates a unique thread structure and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables a higher pressure airframe and noticeably thinner struts. It substantially increases tube strength and rigidity. 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 XR6.

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 the standard in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection and elongation. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex kite delivers.

INTELLIGENT ARC
Intelligent Arc is a bridle configuration that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear and direct way. Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, the XR6 increases its wingspan with a pull on the bar. Likewise, sheeting out makes the kite fold in its wings and depower. Intelligent Arc helps you rip upwind, extends your float time, and cushions your landings.

SHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM
Short and sweet.
The XR6 features improved locations for the leading edge bridle connections. The super short bridle system improves feedback so you can better feel your kite’s position. In the larger kite sizes, this reflexivity increases even more so. Just imagine a kite that practically anticipates every turn, as if it’s hot-wired to your brain.

SPEED PUMP SYSTEM
Supersonic single point inflation.
This model receives shorter air hoses to reduce weight and improve airflow to the struts. When you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts.

SPEED VALVE 2
No special hose adapter needed here!
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 leave your electric pump at home.

GRINTEX® PATCHES
Anti-wear patches where you need them.
Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut attachment points give the XR6 another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.

INSTANT RELAUNCH
Instant relaunch really is instant!
The XR6 is designed to immediately drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water. One quick tug on the bar and the XR6 launches itself effortlessly. Riders will appreciate how easily the kite releases from the water when time is of the essence. And beginners gain confidence knowing their kite will be flying in no time. So go ahead and try some new moves, you know your XR6 has your back.

STYLE SELECTOR

FREERIDE | EASY RIDING
FREESTYLE (HOOKED)
BIG AIR
HANGTIME
WAVE | DRIFT
KITELOOPS
WAKESTYLE
WATER RELAUNCH
RACE
FOIL