Meet the new mega-boosting, addictive XR5 that 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. Core’s product development team brought in former WOO jump world record holder Josh Emanuel to help make the XR5 what it is today. The South African worked tirelessly to fine-tune the kite’s incredible lift and hangtime.
With its new leading edge, strut, and wingtip design, you’ll find the 5th generation XR delivers unmatched control in the gusts and power in the lulls for relaxed cruising, explosive boosts, and sublime wave riding. But don’t take our word, though, and decide for yourself.
ExoTex Ultra Rigid Dacron.
So what’s Core’s secret sauce? They start with a modified delta bow shape, and then spent the next 10 years improving every minute detail. Details like their Intelligent Arc bridle system that adjusts the wingspan, and massively increases wind range. And ExoTex Ultra Rigid Dacron, our exclusive airframe material that seriously increases canopy rigidity and aerodynamics without adding a stitch in weight.
ExoTex’s radial reinforcements not only give the XR5’s airframe its ridiculous stability but it also eliminates the dreaded leading edge seam bulge. New riders to old Pros will appreciate the rock solid canopy in the surf and on the flats. ExoTex Ultra Rigid Dacron. Exclusively made for CORE by Dimension Polyant, the world leader in sailcloth technology.
Coretex Triple Ripstop : Three unique coating processes to increase strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection and elongation.
Short Bridle System: Improves feedback so you can better feel your kite position. The kite is more an extension of yourself and feedback is instant.
Intelligent Arc: This is a bridle configuration that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear and direct way. The XR5 increases it’s wingspan with a pull on the bar to generate more lift than ever before. In contrast, letting off the pressure will drop the wings and depower the kite. This feature allows for precise control of your power.
5 Strut Frame : Classic 5 strut exoskeleton frame, required to contain the awesome power and control that this kite can deliver. Classic because it works, it’s durable and incredibly strong.
Delta Bow Shape: Incorporating the concave trailing edge and swept back wings from both a delta and bow kite creating a hybrid shape for the best of both worlds.
Core Intelligent Trim System: Fully adjustable back line tension, bar pressure and kite turning speed. The freedom to adjust your kite to your own preferences.
Speed Valve 2: Connects to any standard 20mm O.D. twist lock pump hose, no adapters required! Maximising airflow, minimizing inflation time and reducing pump pressure. The location of the valve also protects it from beach hazards.
Speed Pump System: Supersonic Inflation! Speed pump strut distribution has been re-routed for quicker reinflation of the kite.
Instant Auto Relaunch: The XR5 is designed to immediately drive into a perfect relaunch position whenever the bar is released. No more downtime!
Sensor Bar Ready: The XR5 is fully compatible with older 4 line Core bars and the new the Sensor 2, you can purchase this as a package with the kite! It’s also compatible with the titanium cored Sensor Pro bar sold separately.
Grintex Patche: Anti wear and tear patches right where you want them! Protection from those beach hazards.