Wave + | Freeride | Freestyle

  • FREE LW Kite - BrightWhite10 / BlackTech10
  • FREE LW Kite - BrightWhite10
  • FREE LW Kite - BlackTech10

Free LW

Surf. Play. Shred. And plane in seven knots.

Not everyday is ideal. Like when your favorite weather app teases you with yellow as you pack your gear and jump in the car. Just as you pull into the beach, the forecast is downgraded. But you remembered to pack the new CORE Free LW in the trunk. And in ten minutes, you are on the water doing what you love with a wickedly silly grin and a few fist pumps.

This 3 strut, bow inspired, lightwind all-rounder lets you be you. In waves, on the slick, or in between. Rest assured, the Free LW will make a lot of new friends this season with its stump pulling, work inhibiting, awesomeness. Strapless riders will appreciate the insane drift and instant relaunch. Air-stylers and freeriders will drool over the incredible range and lift. Free LW. Don’t leave home without one. 


Key Feature Snapshot

3 Strut Light Frame

Less is more. The Free LW inherits the GTS’s 3 Strut Light Frame concept which promotes more twist than a similar kite with five struts. More twist initiates faster turns and bigger grins. In addition, the reduced kite weight improves slack line drifting. 



Free - 3 Strut Frame
Free LW - ExoTex® Slim Struts


EXOTEX® Slim Struts

Slim is good. The LW versions sport thinner struts than their smaller siblings. Thinner struts are more flexible which delivers better reflexivity and, therefore, quicker turn ins. Slim struts save weight. And finally, thinner struts improve aerodynamics thereby allowing the kite to point higher.

EXOTEX® DACRON - Logo
EXOTEX® DACRON - Detail
Free LW - ExoTex® Slim Struts

Ultra Light Wingtips

The new Exotex Dacron gave our engineers the freedom to redesign the wingtips with less material without compromising durability. Less material equals less swing weight. Less swing weight means faster turns.

Free LW - Ultra Light Wingtips

SPEED PROFILE

The Free LW edition incorporates 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. Fly faster. And fly earlier with the LW edition. 

Delta Bow Shape

The best of both worlds. The Free LW is recognized by the classic concave trailing edge of a bow; and the swept back wings with smaller tips of a delta shape. This magic combination maximizes depower and control for early planing; upwind performance and, of course, nice hangtime. The shape also contributes to CORE’s signature precision, bar feel, relaunch-ability, and turn characteristics.

FREE LW - Delta Bow Shape
Free - Intelligent Arc

Intelligent Arc

Intelligent Arc is a bridle configuration perfected on the XR series that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear and direct way. Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, the Free LW 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. 

Intelligent Arc
Short Bridle System

Ultrashort Bridle System

Say goodbye to bridle induced bowties with our shortest LW bridle system ever. The new 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. Say hello to the un-bowtie-able Free LW.

FREE - Short Bridle System
FREE - Short Bridle System
FREE - Short Bridle System
FREE - Short Bridle System


EXOTEX® Ultra Rigid Dacron 

Made in Germany. And exceptionally durable. ExoTex’s 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. 

ExoTex® DACRON - Logo
 ExoTex® DACRON - Detail
 ExoTex® DACRON - Detail
ExoTex® structure by the example of a 5 strut kite


CORETEX® light

Exclusive to CORE. Just a little lighter. Our, industry leading, ripstop canopy fabric is just as durable as the original CoreTex yet sets new benchmarks in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity and UV protection. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex Light kite can deliver.

CoreTex light
Speed Valve 2

Speed Valve 2

No special hose adapter to misplace here! The reinforced Speed Valve 2 connects directly to any standard 20mm OD twist lock pump hose. The Speed Valve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times and noticeably reduces pump pressure. This inflation/deflation system is so good you may even leave your electric pump at home.

FREE - SPEED VALVE 2 + CORE PUMP 2.0
FREE - SPEED VALVE 2
FREE - SPEED VALVE 2 + DEFLATE CHIP
FREE - SPEED VALVE 2 + DEFLATE CHIP

CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)

Kite speed and bar pressure is a matter of choice. Your choice. With 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. But don’t worry, the kite comes out of the bag ready to fly so you can play with the adjustments later.

CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)
CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)
CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)
CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)
CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)
CORE Speed Pump System

Speed Pump System

First one on the water wins! We installed big strut distribution hoses and designed more aerodynamic strut valves to make air flow faster into the struts. We did this all for you because we know how much you enjoy inflating your kite.

FREE - Speed Pump System
FREE - Speed Pump System
FREE - Speed Pump System


INSTANT AUTO RELAUNCH

Dropping this kite won’t raise your pulse. Just give the bar a little tug when the Free LW hits the water and watch it drift into a perfect relaunch position where it’s ready to safely pop back into the air. Wave riders will appreciate how easily the kite releases from the water when time is of the essence. So go ahead and try that strapless 360, you know your Free LW has your back.




Sensor Barsystem

SENSOR BAR READY

The Free LW is fully compatible with the Sensor 2 and Sensor 2S bar system which features precise kite control and our unparalleled Supported Single Frontline Safety (SSF) system. The super clean design has no bobbles to interfere with your style and the ingenious no sag flag/safety line is more aerodynamic (and looks better!).

Sensor 2 Barsystem
Sensor 2S Barsystem
Sensor 2S Pro Bar

MomentS

Stylefinder + Skill Level

Free

Freeride | Easy Riding 120percent
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Big Air | Hangtime 100percent
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Freestyle (hooked) 120percent
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Wakestyle (unhooked) 100percent
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Kiteloops 100percent
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Wave 120percent
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Race | Upwind 100percent
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Range/Prices

BFtKtsPrice*
Free LW 15.03-58-201699 EUR
Free LW 17.02,5-57-191799 EUR
Sensor 2allall459 EUR
Sensor 2S / 2S+allall499 / 529 EUR
Sensor 2S Proallall649 EUR
* suggested retail price. Pricing may vary.


COMPATIBILITY

The Free LW is fully compatible with the Sensor 2 and Sensor 2S bar system: Sensor 2, Sensor 2+, Sensor Pro, Sensor 2S/2S+ and Sensor 2S Pro.


6 Years Parts Guarantee 

CORE kites are built to last. Our legendary durability is backed by a 6 year parts availability guarantee. We will stock all Free LW replacement parts for a minimum of six years from date of purchase.


Delivery includes

Kite comes with 3m line extensions, high performance kite bag, pro repair kit and manual


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