Core Kites

Core Kites: GTS4

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  • Regular price $ 1,149.00


FREESTYLE / WAVE

This is the 4th edition of the GTS series and like a fine wine, it is getting better with age. It has a futuristic bridled C-Shape that feels super responsive on the bar and delivers powerful but precise turns. Its shorter bridle system and unbelievable ExoTex construction are designed for unhooked tricks, waves and kite loops. The idea behind the kite was to create a kite with controlled aggression for you to unleash you inner Ninja and walk away with all limbs attached.

 

THE TECHNOLOGY

FUTURE-C SHAPE gives a C-kite feel that we all have come to love except now it enjoys more range on the high end. We added improved back-stall prevention to its smooth and controllable kiteloops. Credit a slightly increased aspect ratio and some other top secret enhancements for the GTS4’s radical versatility.

The 3 STRUT LIGHT FRAME concept 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.

RADICAL REACTION TIPS gives cat-like reflexes from its square-ish, ‘C-style’, wingtips. Gen4 refinements include Radical Reaction Tips that are slightly more square and downward sloping towards the trailing edge.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.