HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE | FREESTYLE | WAVE
As a member of the Universal+ Series of kites, the XR6 is
engineered to perform in all conditions and disciplines. It
inherits the power and incredible wind range of the legendary
XR5 while receiving measurable handling upgrades.
Bestseller. Test winner. World record holder.
CORE's signature five strut Delta Bow kite isn't just a fan
favorite and test winner; it also breaks records. Earlier this
year, both Maarten Haeger und Ross-Dillon Player busted through
the 30m barrier on their XR's. A feat that was considered
impossible was, in fact, possible. We congratulate both for their
Calling all astronauts, the XR6 seeks test pilots.
Fourteen years of development, hundreds of prototypes, and many
inhospitable test sessions have gone into the XR6's signature
ride. Frank Ilfrich, CORE's head designer, knows how important
it is not to lose the DNA that makes the XR what it is today and
his team has succeeded again. The XR's linear responsiveness
continues to deliver effortless cruising, record-breaking
hangtime, and super smooth landings. After six generations,
they've dialed in the characteristics regular kiters and
astronauts-in-training seek. Like prodigious power.
Unbelievable depower. And precise control on the water and in
the air. Grab your test pilot gear and allow CORE's perennial
bestseller to blast you to the moon metaphorically.
Rocketship scientist stuff inside.
The XR6 continues with its highly successful 5-strut, Delta Bow
shape. CORE's proven fabrics – CoreTex and ExoTex – are
exclusively used on the canopy and leading edge. Our rocketship
scientist, Frank Ilfrich, went over every small detail and found
weight savings in the leading edge, extra speed in the canopy,
and efficiency improvements to our Speed Pump System. Frank and
his team modified the strut curves to extract more stability
especially when powered. The additional strut rigidity (and lowend
grunt) required a small adjustment to the CIT bridle points
to add a little more power steering.
Records are meant to be broken.
What started as a family vacation for 18-year-old CORE team rider
Maarten Haeger, turned into a surreal dream when he pumped up
his XR5 and smashed through the 30m barrier with an amazing 32m
jump on January 2nd, 2019. Then, Ross-Dillon Player followed up
Maarten's performance with an amazing 30.3m jump a few weeks
later in Cape Town on his XR. It looks like Cape Town delivered
the goods in January. We wish we could’ve joined you - congrats
to both of you. Now, it's your turn to break some personal bests
with the new XR6.
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