Wakestyle

THE C-KITE.

Unadulterated and pure perfection. Squared tips and bridleless. A dedicated freestyle/wakestyle machine with an extremely deep C-shape. For the most controllable, slack-able, freestyle kite possible.

You know you want one.

The no compromise, no nonsense, C-kite. For those adrenaline pumping unhooked moves you keep on trying. We say ... more power to you. And now, ten years after launching the fabled C-kite, known as the Carved Unit, we give you the ower to master your inner freestyle and wakestyle ninjas with the new CORE Impact.

 



So, for you C-kite purists, we won’t bore you with hyperbole, we’ll stick to telling you what makes this kite tick.

Key Feature Snapshot



DEEP-C SHAPE 

With slightly longer tips than the GTS, the Impact retains a more classical C-shape. As such, expect a consistent, uniform pull through your rotations and transitions so you can focus on your moves and not the kite’s.








CLASSIC-C TIPS

Real C-kites have square wingtips. Connecting lines directly to the square wingtip provides the direct connection you demand and the “slack lining” you expect from a true C-kite.



5 LINE SETUP

No bridle or pulleys here. Just simple and direct line connections to the kite. Feel where your kite is when you are blind.



EXOTEX® ULTRA RIGID DACRON 

Made in Germany. Exceptionally strong. ExoTex Dacron incorporates a new asymmetrical weave and emulsion (protective coating) process. The stronger fabric improves airflow by permitting reduced leading edge and strut diameters. Despite reducing strut diameters, our new ExoTex Dacron improves kite stiffness, flight stability and rider feedback.

CoreTex® Triple Ripstop
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Canopee von innen
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Struktur


CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOP 

Exclusive to CORE. Our, industry leading, triple ripstop canopy 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. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex kite delivers.

CoreTex® Triple Ripstop
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Canopee von innen
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Struktur
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Canopee


SPEED VALVE 2

No special hose adapter needed here! The heavy duty Speed Valve 2 connects directly to any standard 20mm O.D. twist lock pump hose. The Speed Valve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times and noticeably reduces pump pressure. The valve location also protects it from beach hazards. This inflation/deflation system is so good you may even leave your electric pump at home.

SPEED PUMP SYSTEM

Supersonic inflation! We installed extra large speed-pump strut distribution air lines. And the aerodynamic strut access points make air flow super fast into the bladders. We did this all for you because we know how much you enjoy inflating your kite.



5 STRUT FRAME

The classic, bombproof, 5 strut exoskeleton frame is a critical component in the Impact design to control and stabilize the kite during kite rotations. Stability creates predictable kite behavior when you need it most. Don’t compromise. Go with 5.



ACTIVE 5TH LINE SAFETY

Classic 5th line safety with a bonus. The Impact’s 5th line and safety line always remain perfectly tensioned regardless of the trim adjuster cleat setting. For a perfect flight profile.

Custom Trim SYSTEM

The Impact has 3 backline and 3 frontline attachment points to customize your bar pressure and kite flying style. 

Custom Trim System

RAPID RELAUNCH

Get more out of your freestyle session. With its wide tips and small diameter front tube, the Impact releases better from the water than you would think. One pull on the steering line is all you need to get the Impact flying again so you can spend more time mastering your latest handle passes.


SENSOR BAR READY 

Although the Impact is a 5 line kite, it is still 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 Impact comes with a 5th line conversion kit for any Sensor 2 or Pro bar. The conversion is simple and takes no time at all. The Impact is not compatible with older 4 line CORE bars, though.

SENSOR 2


GRINTEX® PATCHES 

Anti-wear patches where you need them. New, 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.

Moments

Stylefinder + Skill Level

Impact

Freeride | Easy Riding WAKESTYLE
Big Air | Hangtime
Freestyle (hooked)
Wakestyle (unhooked)
Kiteloops
Wave
Race | Upwind

Range/Prices

BFtKtsPrice*
Impact 7.05,5-7,520-341199 EUR
Impact 9.04,5-6,515-281349 EUR
Impact 11.04-5,513-201499 EUR
Impact 13.03,5-510-171599 EUR
Sensor 2allall459 EUR
Sensor 2S / 2S+allall499 / 529 EUR
Sensor 2S Proallall649 EUR
Sensor 2S Pro Wakeallall699 EUR

* suggested retail price. Pricing may vary.


Compatibility

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

6 Year Parts Availability  

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



Kite includes

Active 5th line conversion kit, custom backpack, manual and repair kit.


Available at your local retailer.

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