Core Kites

Core Kites: GTS4 Light Wind

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LIGHTWIND FREESTYLE / WAVE

As most freestyle riders know, not every day offers up enough wind  to practice your next level trick, unless you've packed the GTS4 LW. Its fantastic lightwind abilities haven't compromised the responsive feel of the kite even a little. 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. Refinements that make the GTS4 more depowerable and controllable over a wider wind range; deliver better front to back balance; improve back-stall prevention; and give more of that special ‘C-kite’ feel.

 THE TECHNOLOGY

EXOTEX SLIM STRUTS asymmetrical Dacron weave and emulsion 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, the more robust ExoTex exoskeleton reduces flutter; improves flight stability and delivers superb rider feedback.

This kite has a SPEED PROFILE which is a flatter wing profile to reduce wind resistance and unwanted lateral pressure. A more efficient and aerodynamic kite profile can generate more apparent wind and thereby create more lift and power.

ULTRALIGHT WINGTIPS made from ExoTex provides an opportunity for weight saving leading and trailing edge designs while protecting areas in contact with the beach during launching and landing. Those areas are particularly robust and designed to take a beating.

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.

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.