Core Kites

Core Kites: FREE Light Wind

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HIGH PERFORMANCE LIGHTWIND

As all kiteboarders know, the wind can be a fickle and cruel mistress sometimes. Heading to the beach when the forecast looks great and arriving there just to find there is a lot less wind than had been forecasted is a feeling that is common in the kite world. The CORE FREE LW has been designed for such days. It has a 3 strut bow inspired shape that excels in all disciplines of kiteboarding and boasts flying features such as instant relaunch, large wind range and down the line drift designed to put a cheesy grin on any kiteboarder face.

 

 THE TECHNOLOGY 

The Free inherits the GTS’s 3 STRUT LIGHT FRAME concept that promotes more twist than a similar kite with five struts. More twist means faster turns and bigger smiles :) In addition, the reduced kite weight improves slack line drifting.

The DELTA BOW SHAPE maximizes depower and control for early planing; upwind performance and, of course, big air. The shape also contributes to CORE’s signature precision, bar feel, relaunch-ability, and turn characteristics.


The INTELLIGENT ARC is a bridle configuration that increases its wingspan with a pull on the bar. Likewise, sheet out and the kite folds in its wings and depowers. Intelligent Arc. For precise, controllable, power and depower on demand.

The ULTRASHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM configuration improves feedback so you can better sense your kite position. For precise, tight but not overpowering, pivoty turns. In the larger kite sizes, this reflexivity increases even more so. It also prevents the bridle from tangling when the kite rolls on the water.

EXOTEX is a new asymmetrical Dacron weave and emulsion (protective coating) process is specifically developed for our exoskeleton frames to prevent bulging, ripping and UV degradation. The no stretch fabric also improves airflow by permitting reduced leading edge and strut diameters. Despite reducing strut diameters, our new ExoTex fabric upgrades frame stiffness, flight stability and rider feedback.

CORE INTELLIGENT TRIM SYSTEM (CIT) is a fully adjustable back line tension (aka trim), bar pressure and kite turning speed, our quick adjusting trim system gives you the freedom to ride any way you like.

CORETEX TRIPLE RIPSTOP fabric is protected and strengthened with three different coating processes called emulsions. CoreTex sets new benchmarks in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection and elongation.

GRINTEX PATCHES are extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut attachment points will give you another level of protection from those perfectly placed beach hazards.