High Performance Freeride + | Freestyle | Wave

  • XR5 Kite - BlackTech10
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Meet the new XR5 and experience the latest iteration in CORE performance. The kind of performance only achieved after a decade of incremental and innovative improvements. A process that thoroughly tests each iterative design change while retaining its character-defining DNA before moving on to the next. And in the end, building a power delta bow kite that unleashes pure freeride awesomeness. 

As a member of the Universal+ series of kites, the XR5 is designed to perform in all conditions and disciplines. Like the gusty conditions typically found on big inland lakes. Or fast oceanfront beach breaks. A Universal+ Series kite is also designed to excel in one area, and for the XR5, it’s power freeriding, a catch-all that includes huuuge airtime and hooked-in freestyle mastery. 

You’ll find the 5th generation XR delivers linear control in the gusts and power in the lulls for relaxed cruising, explosive boosts, and sublime wave riding. But don’t take our word, though, and decide for yourself. Visit a CORE demo site near you and experience the XR5’s chameleon-like ability to transform to any riding style. Or visit your local authorized CORE retailer soon for a close-up look. 



The XR5 in detail

How can we build a high-performance allrounder? With technological innovations like our flight control system, our unique safeties, and our intelligent trim system. Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, Intelligent Arc increases the XR5's wingspan with a simple pull on the bar. Likewise, when sheeting out the bar, the XR5 will fold in its’ wings and depower. It's this kind of innovation that exemplifies the design team’s drive to create the perfect allround kite. 

Key Feature Snapshot

XR5 - Delta Bow Shape

Delta Bow Shape

The XR5 incorporates the concave trailing edge of a traditional bow kite and swept back wings of a delta kite. Our airfoil is engineered to rip upwind when underpowered, boost bigger on demand and get you planing first! You will see major changes in the XR5’s tip geometry and shape for even more control in the air and on the water.

 

5 Strut Frame

This kind of muscle needs five struts. The bombproof, five strut exoskeleton frame is a critical component in the XR5 design to stabilize the additional power created by our Intelligent Arc system. The struts feature new geometry and improved segment stitching that yields better strength, stiffness, and connection to the canopy without increasing its mass. 

XR5 - 5 Strut Frame









CORE ExoTec - Ultra Rigid Dacron





EXOTEX® Ultra Rigid Dacron

The benchmark for performance Dacron. ExoTex Dacron incorporates a new thread structure and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables the XR5 to have a higher pressure airframe with a noticeably thinner leading edge and struts. ExoTex substantially increases tube strength and rigidity despite reducing diameters. No-stretch ExoTex improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by eliminating leading edge seam bulging. Expect snappy turns. Explosive lift. And endless smiles on your new XR5. 

EXOTEX® DACRON - Logo
EXOTEX® DACRON - Detail



CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOP Canopy

Exclusive to CORE. Our, industry leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is protected and strengthened with a special coating process. 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
CORE XR5 - Intelligent Arc
Intelligent Arc

Intelligent Arc

Intelligent Arc is a bridle configuration that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear and direct way. Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, the XR5 increases its wingspan with a pull on the bar. Likewise, sheeting out makes the kite fold in its wings and depower. Intelligent Arc helps you rip upwind, extends your float time, and cushions your landings. We further opened up the XR5’s wing tips to maximize the effect.

SHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM

Short and sweet. The XR5 features improved locations for the leading edge bridle connections. The super short bridle system improves feedback so you can better feel your kite’s position. In the larger kite sizes, this reflexivity increases even more so. Just imagine a kite that practically anticipates every turn, as if it’s hot-wired to your brain.

CORE XR5 - Short Bridle
CORE XR5 - Short Bridle
CORE XR5 - Short Bridle
Short Bridle System
CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)

CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)

Kite speed and steering feel are a matter of choice. Your choice. With adjustable back line and front bridle connection points, our quick adjusting trim system gives you the freedom to customize your ride to suit your style. But don’t worry, the kite comes out of the bag ready to fly so you can play with the adjustments later.

XR5 - CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)
CORE INTELLIGENT TRIM SYSTEM (CIT) - XR4
XR5 - CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)
Speed Valve 2

Speed Valve 2

No special hose adapter needed here! The 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.

XR5 - SPEED VALVE 2
XR5 - SPEED VALVE 2
XR5 - SPEED VALVE 2
CORE Speed Pump System

Speed Pump System

Supersonic single point inflation. We improved the strut connection locations to make air flow even faster into the struts. And when you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts :) 

GRINTEX® Patches

Anti-wear patches where you need them. Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut attachment points give the XR5 another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.

GRINTEX® Patches
GRINTEX® Patches
GRINTEX® Patches
GRINTEX® Patches
GRINTEX® - XR5
Sensor Barsystem

SENSOR BAR READY

The XR5 is optimized for CORE’s ultra light Sensor bar systems. Our bars feature precise kite control, unmatched safety and uncluttered simplicity. Find out why everyone is going crazy over the Sensor bar system here.



INSTANT AUTO RELAUNCH

Instant relaunch really is instant! The XR5 is designed to immediately drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water. One quick tug on the bar and the XR5 launches itself effortlessly. Wave riders will appreciate how easily the kite releases from the water when time is of the essence. And beginners gain confidence knowing their kite will be flying in no time. So go ahead and try some new moves, you know your XR5 has your back.



Moments

Kite Finder

Freestyle
Unhooked

Freestyle
Hooked
Big Air/Hangtime

Freeride
Easy Riding

Wave

Stylefinder + Skill Level

XR5

Freeride | Easy Riding 120percent
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Freestyle (hooked) 120percent
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Big Air 120percent
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Hangtime 120percent
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Power Development explosive
Wave | Drift 80percent
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Kiteloops 80percent
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Wakestyle | Pop | Slack 60percent
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Bar Feedback variable
Water Relaunch 120percent
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Race 120percent
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Foil 100percent
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Range/Prices

 BFtKTSPrice*
XR5 5.06-8,522-421.149 EUR
XR5 6.05,5-820-381.199 EUR
XR5 7.05-7,517-351.249 EUR
XR5 8.04,5-715-331.349 EUR
XR5 9.04-713-301.399 EUR
XR5 10.04-6,512-281.499 EUR
XR5 11.03,5-6,511-261.549 EUR
XR5 12.03,5-610-241.599 EUR
XR5 13.53-5,59-221.699 EUR
XR5 LW 15.03-58-201.799 EUR
XR5 LW 17.02,5-57-191.899 EUR
XR5 LW 19.02,5-56-181.999 EUR
Sensor 2allall459 EUR
Sensor 2S / 2S+allall499 / 529 EUR
Sensor 2S Proallall649 EUR
* suggested retail price. Pricing may vary.


COMPATIBILITY

The XR5 is fully compatible with the Sensor 2 and Sensor 2S bar system: Sensor 2, Sensor 2+, Sensor Pro, Sensor 2S und Sensor 2S Pro.


6 YEAR REPLACEMENT PARTS AVAILABILITY 

CORE kites are built to last. Our legendary durability is backed by a six-year parts availability guarantee. We will stock all XR5 replacement parts for a minimum of six years from the date of purchase.


Delivery

The XR5 comes with a comfortable backpack, manual and a repair kit. The LW models also come with 3m line extensions.


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