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Starship XR6

It's T minus 3 and you've lined up the perfect ramp in the distance. It's still a way off yet the anticipation of liftoff is intoxicating. The stars line up, your timing is perfect and you pull hard on your backhand. Where will your XR6 take you? For some, well into the troposphere. And for others, the XR6 will deliver a never-ending rocket ride.

As a member of the Universal+ Series of kites, the XR6 is engineered to perform in all conditions and disciplines. Especially the tricky winds typically found on big inland lakes and near complicated shorelines. Like all Universal+ Series kites, the XR6 is designed to excel in one area, and for the XR6, that’s interstellar travel. Don't believe us? Ask Maarten Haeger and Ross-Dillon Player who recently went interstellar sending their XRs. Maarten's vacation turned surreal when he smashed the 30m barrier with an amazing 10 storey high jump on January 2nd, 2019. Now, it's your turn to break some personal bests with the new XR6.

The XR's legendary linear response delivers effortless cruising, record-breaking hangtime, and super smooth landings. But don’t take our word. Visit a CORE demo site and experience the XR6’s chameleon-like ability to transform difficult conditions into a sublime riding session. Or, visit your local authorized CORE retailer for a closer look. 

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Starship XR6
for destinations
unknown.

The XR6 in detail

How do 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 XR6's wingspan with a simple pull on the bar. Likewise, when sheeting out the bar, the XR6 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. Now, let's dive into the details and highlight some of the improvements we made.

Key Feature Snapshot

CORE XR6 Kite - Delta Bow Shape

Delta Bow Shape

The XR6 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! Our latest design benefits from an optimized wing profile shape near the maximum chord to add a little more speed.

XR6 - 5 Strut Frame

5 Strut Frame

This kind of muscle needs five struts.

The bombproof, five strut exoskeleton frame is a critical component in the XR6 design to stabilize the additional power created by our Intelligent Arc system. Our designer modified the strut curves to extract more stability especially when powered. The noticeable improvement in strut rigidity required a small adjustment to the CIT bridle points to add a little more power steering.

Faster Turning Speed

Small moves in bridle attachment points have a huge impact on any kite's performance. We've been experimenting with these points on just about every prototype to improve handling while maintaining its signature character. And we think we've done it again.

CIT Modes

CIT Modes

Custom fit your XR6 to your riding style.

Start by selecting your favorite CIT mode on the leading edge bridle connection points. The wave mode makes the kite turn faster and increases depower. It also provides more lift when you pull on the bar. The freestyle mode increases your turn radius, stabilizes the kite for easier freestyle moves, and provides a little extra grunt. The kite comes out of the bag in allround mode which provides excellent depower, grunt, and superb hangtime.
Complete your personalization by adjusting the steering line connection points to set turning speed and bar pressure. But don’t worry, the kite comes ready to fly in the most common settings. 

XR6 - CIT Modes
XR6 - CIT Modes
CORE ExoTec - Ultra Rigid Dacron

EXOTEX® Ultra Rigid Dacron

The benchmark for performance Dacron.

ExoTex Dacron incorporates a unique thread structure and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables a higher pressure airframe and noticeably thinner struts. It substantially increases tube strength and rigidity. 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 XR6. 

EXOTEX® DACRON - Logo
EXOTEX® DACRON - Detail























CoreTex®  Triple Ripstop

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 the standard 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
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop



CORE XR6 - 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 XR6 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.

SHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM

Short and sweet.

The XR6 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. 

XR6 - Short Bridle System
XR6 - Short Bridle System
XR6 - Short Bridle System
Short Bridle System

Speed Pump System

Supersonic single point inflation.

This model receives shorter air hoses to reduce weight and improve airflow to the struts. When you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts :) 

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.

XR6 - Speed Valve 2
XR6 - Speed Valve 2
XR6 - Speed Valve 2

GRINTEX® Patches

Anti-wear patches where you need them.

Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut attachment points give the XR6 another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.

GrinTex® Patches
GrinTex® Patches
GrinTex® Patches
GrinTex® Patches
XR6 - GrinTex®
Sensor Barsystem

SENSOR BAR READY

The XR6 is calibrated for CORE’s ultralight Sensor bar systems. Our bars feature precise kite control, unmatched safety and uncluttered simplicity. Find out why everyone prefers a Sensor bar system with their XR6 here.











INSTANT RELAUNCH

Instant relaunch really is instant!

The XR6 is designed to immediately drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water. One quick tug on the bar and the XR6 launches itself effortlessly. 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 XR6 has your back.











Moments

Kite Finder

Freestyle
Unhooked

Freestyle
Hooked
Big Air/Hangtime

Freeride
Easy Riding

Wave

Stylefinder + Skill Level

XR6

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*
XR6 5.06-8,522-421.199 EUR
XR6 6.05,5-820-381.249 EUR
XR6 7.05-7,517-351.329 EUR
XR6 8.04,5-715-331.399 EUR
XR6 9.04-713-301.459 EUR
XR6 10.04-6,512-281.549 EUR
XR6 11.03,5-6,511-261.599 EUR
XR6 12.03,5-610-241.679 EUR
XR6 13.53-5,59-221.769 EUR
XR6 LW 15.03-58-201.899 EUR
XR6 LW 17.02,5-57-191.999 EUR
XR6 LW 19.02,5-56-182.099 EUR
Sensor 2allall459 EUR
Sensor 2S / 2S+allall499 / 529 EUR
Sensor 2S Proallall649 EUR
* suggested retail price. Pricing may vary.


Compatibility

The XR6 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 XR6 replacement parts for a minimum of six years from the date of purchase.


Delivery

The XR6 comes with an amazing backpack, manual, line extensions and a repair kit.


Now available at your local CORE retailer.

 

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