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Small Waves
and good vibes

Sometimes you need a little extra power and agility to ride those glassy, waist high rollers. Not the kind of stump pulling power that yanks you off your board. But rather, a more subtle power with a finesse that effortlessly pulls you when needed and shuts off so you can ride the nose if you want. This wave warrior may even have you wishing for the occasional light wind day. Because light wind days are the perfect days to practice all the stuff you want to do on the bigger days. And if the wind picks up, stay out there. The LW’s incredible range lets you have fun when others are downsizing.

What's new?

The new Section 3 features CIT Modes, more customization options, and small weight saving improvements. Our easy-to-use CIT Modes calibrate the Section 3 LW according to the wind direction. Three, anti-snag bridle attachment points make kite adjustments for onshore wind, allround conditions, and offshore wind. And we added another back line connection point to the wingtips to better fine-tune your setup.  















All the power, control and agility to ride even the smallest of waves
with the biggest of smiles.       

 

Key Feature Snapshot

CIT Modes

NEW! CIT MODES

Our new CIT Modes calibrate the Section 3 LW according to the wind direction. Three, anti-snag bridle attachment points make kite adjustments for onshore wind, allround conditions, and offshore wind. The onshore setting sits the kite deeper in the wind window, giving it more grunt and better drift. The offshore setting sits the kite more forward in the wind window, giving it higher depower and faster forward speed.

Turning speed and steering feel is a matter of choice. Your choice. With three adjustable back line connection points, our quick adjusting trim system gives you the freedom to further customize your bar feel and turning speed to suit your style. So go ahead and play with your trim settings and find your inner wave ninja.

Section 3 - CIT Modes
Section 3 - CIT Modes

IMPROVED! Short Bridle System

Short and sweet. The Section 3 LW’s super short bridle system improves feedback so you can better feel your kite’s position. The Section 3 LW pivots just off the wingtip resulting in super smooth loops regardless of size. 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.

Section 3 - Short Bridle System
Section 3 - Short Bridle System
Section 3 - Short Bridle System

Ultralight Frame

The Section 3 LW’s noticeably reduced strut and leading edge diameters minimize Dacron use. These weight saving measures create superb light wind balance and slack-line drifting. Three strut perfection. Strong. Stable. And light.



Surf Profile

The maximum camber is shifted further back and its aspect ratio is lowered (that means it’s a little fatter) to improve drifting. Give it gas, and the Section 3 LW comes alive!



EXOTEX® SLIM STRUTS

The benchmark for performance Dacron. No-stretch ExoTex Dacron incorporates a unique radial reinforcing thread pattern and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables higher pressure airframes, thinner struts, and prevents seam bulging. Especially on LW kites, ExoTex improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by substantially increasing tube strength and rigidity despite reducing diameters. Expect snappy turns, less weight, and endless smiles on your new Section 3 LW.

ExoTex® DACRON - Detail
ExoTex® Dacron
ExoTex® Dacron



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.

CoreTex Light
CoreTex Light
CORETEX® LIGHT
CORE Section 3 Kite - Future-C Shape








Future-C Shape

Derived from the GTS’s canopy shape, the Section 3 LW’s moderate Future-C design delivers fast, tight turns and precise control. It is also marginally more open (that is, slightly ‘flatter’) than the GTS to promote better drifting.




Ulralight Wingtips

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.















INSTANT RELAUNCH

The Section 3 LW’s wing is designed to relaunch in a jiffy. Wave riders will appreciate how well the kite sits on its edge and releases from the water with a quick tug before the next roller comes. So go ahead and try that shove-it, you know your Section 3 LW has your back.

CORE Section 3 Speed Pump System


Speed Pump System

Fully pumped in no time. We shortened and realigned the large diameter air hoses to improve airflow and reduce weight. When you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts :)





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.

Speed Valve 2



GrinTex® Patches

Anti-wear patches where you need them most. Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and struts give the Section 3 LW another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.

Sensor Barsystem


Sensor Bar Ready

We optimize the Section 3 LW for CORE's ultralight Sensor bar systems. They feature precise kite control, unmatched safety, and uncluttered simplicity. Find out why everyone is going crazy over our Sensor 2S here.

Moments

Kite Finder

Freestyle
Unhooked

Freestyle
Hooked
Big Air/Hangtime

Freeride
Easy Riding

Wave


*Specialized Series


Stylefinder + Skill Level

Section 3

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

BFTKTSPrice*
Section 3 LW 12.03,5-610-241.599 EUR
Section 3 LW 13.53-59-211.699 EUR
Sensor 2allall459 EUR
Sensor 2S / 2S+allall499 / 529 EUR
Sensor 2S Proallall649 EUR

* suggested retail price. Pricing may vary.


Compatibility

The Section 3 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 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 Section 3 LW replacement parts for a minimum of six years from the date of purchase.


Delivery

The Section 3 LW comes with a comfortable backpack, manual, line extensions and a repair kit.


Now available at your local CORE retailer.


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