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  • XR5 LW Kite - BlackTech10
  • XR5 LW Kite - BrightWhite10

Stellar.
Lightwind.
Performance.

CORE knows a little about light wind days. We get our fair share of them in summer. And when it happens, we also get excited. Yes, excited! With the biggest lineup of lightwind gear on the planet, we always have gear that gives us big smiley faces. So you can imagine how pumped we are about releasing the marlin of lightwind kites, the shiny, new XR5 LW!
For its size, the XR5 LW edition has the speed and agility of a much smaller kite. Proud owners will be collecting many first-on-the-water trophies and will enjoy cruising in cleaner air upwind from the pack. So how is this possible? The XR5 LW’s DNA is packed with innovative technology like ExoTex and Intelligent Arc that supercharges its performance. CORE’s exclusive ExoTex dacron, for example, improves airflow and flight stability. And Intelligent Arc adds massive wind range. Try the new XR5 LW at your local local CORE retailer and it will reward you with snappy turns and endless smiles. And just like the marlin, this speedster comes in black or original, awesome white.



Sizes: 15.0 LW - 17.0 LW - 19.0 LW


Key Feature Snapshot

XR5 LW - Delta Bow Shape

Delta Bow Shape

The XR5 LW 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 light wind muscle needs five struts. The rigid, five strut exoskeleton frame is a critical component in the LW’s design to stabilize the additional power created by the larger wingspans. 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 XR5 LW sets the standard for performance Dacron. ExoTex Dacron incorporates a new thread structure and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables a higher pressure airframe with thinner struts. ExoTex substantially increases tube strength and rigidity especially in these larger sizes. 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 LW. 

EXOTEX® DACRON - Logo
EXOTEX® DACRON - Detail



CORETEX® Light

Exclusive to CORE. Our ripstop material is a lighter weight fabric created solely for our LW range. This lightweight fabric improves low wind performance yet provides incredible breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity and UV protection. Feel the tight, crisp signature of a CoreTex Light kite.

CoreTex Light
CoreTex Light
CORETEX® LIGHT
Ultra Light Wingtips

UltraLight Wingtips

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

CORE XR5 LW - 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 LW 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 LW’s wingtips to maximize its effect. 

Intelligent Arc
Short Bridle System

SHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM

Short and sweet. The XR5 LW 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 LW 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.

XR5 LW - Short Bridle System
XR5 LW - Short Bridle System
XR5 LW - Short Bridle System

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.

XR4 - CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)
CORE INTELLIGENT TRIM SYSTEM (CIT) - XR4
XR4 - CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT)
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 hose connection points to make air flow even faster into the struts. And when you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts :)

Sensor Barsystem

SENSOR BAR READY

The XR5 LW 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 new Sensor 2S bar system here.

INSTANT AUTO RELAUNCH

Instant relaunch really is instant! The XR5 LW’s delta bow shape is designed to quickly drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water.
One quick tug on the bar and the kite launches itself effortlessly off its tip. Riders will appreciate how easily a big kite releases from the water.
And beginners gain confidence knowing their kite will be flying in no time. So go ahead and experiment, you know your XR5 LW 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 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 LW is fully compatible with the Sensor 2 and Sensor 2S bar system: Sensor 2, Sensor 2+, Sensor Pro, Sensor 2S and Sensor 2S Pro.

6 YEARS 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 LW replacement parts for a minimum of six years from the date of purchase.


Delivery

The XR5 LW comes with a comfortable backpack, manual, line extensions and a repair kit.


Now available at your local CORE retailer.

 


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