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  • XR7 LW Kite - BrightWhite10
  • XR7 LW Kite - BlackTech10

Lightwind is our thing

Lightwind kites are our thing. And we make 'em for all our Universal Series kites. This year is especially exciting as we've added an ExoTex Light leading edge. Kite weight's down. And performance is way up. So pump up, and rule the lightwind skies.

The XR7 LW inherits all the power and ridiculous wind range of the legendary XR7 while receiving noticeable weight-saving upgrades like ExoTex Light struts and leading edge. We swapped out the canopy material for CoreTex 2.0 so XR7 LW pilots will enjoy flying in cleaner air upwind from the pack.
 

XR7 LW in detail

The XR7 LW’s DNA is packed with innovative technology like CoreTex 2.0, ExoTex Light, and Intelligent Arc that supercharges its performance. CoreTex 2.0 massively improves tear resistance, durability, and most importantly flight stability. CORE’s exclusive ExoTex Light Dacron, for example, reduces leading edge weight while maintaining its shape in gusts. And Intelligent Arc massively expands its wind range. We could go on, but we prefer that you find out for yourself how you and your squadron can rule the light wind skies with the XR7 LW.

 

Sizes: 15 m²  |  17m²

Key Feature Snapshot

CORE XR7 LW Kite - Delta Bow Shape

Delta Bow Shape

The XR7 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! Our latest design benefits from an optimized wing profile shape near the maximum chord to add a little more speed.

 

 


 

CoreTex® 2.0 Triple Ripstop

CoreTex® 2.0 Triple Ripstop Canopy NEW!

Exclusive to CORE. Our, industry-leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is even better. The marginally lighter canopy fabric features massively improved tear resistance, stiffness, and durability. A new coating process aids stability in higher winds and jumps. CoreTex 2.0 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 Canopy
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Canopy
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Canopy
CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Canopy
CORE ExoTex Light Leading Edge

ExoTex® Light Leading Edge NEW!

We've replaced the leading edge material with our new ExoTex Light. Its proven performance on our XLITE foil kite for over 2 years convinced us to try it on the LW. And we're glad we did. The measurable improvement was immediate. Its range has expanded on the lower end and it drifts better.

EXOTEX® Ultra Rigid Dacron - Logo
EXOTEX® Ultra Rigid Dacron
EXOTEX® Ultra Rigid Dacron
EXOTEX® Ultra Rigid Dacron
CORE ExoTex Light

ExoTex Light Struts NEW!

After extensive evaluation, we replaced our ExoTex strut material with ExoTex Light, a super tough yet lighter version of our industry-leading airframe material. It's been real-world tested for 2 years now so we're confident in its durability. You'll immediately appreciate how the XR 7 feels a little zippier in your hands.

ExoTex® Light Struts
ExoTex® Light Struts
ExoTex® Light Struts
XR7 LW – 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 XR7 LW design to stabilize the additional power created by our Intelligent Arc system.
 

CORE Intelligent Trim System Modes

CIT Modes

Custom-fit your XR7 LW 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.

XR7 LW - CORE Intelligent Trim System Modes
XR7 LW - CORE Intelligent Trim System Modes
XR7 LW - CORE Intelligent Trim System Modes
CORE XR7 LW - 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 XR7 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.
 

Short Bridle System

Short Bridle System

Short and sweet. The XR7 LW features a super short bridle system that 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.

XR7 LW - Short Bridle System
XR7 - Short Bridle System
XR7 - Short Bridle System
















Instant Relaunch

Instant relaunch really is instant! The XR7 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 XR6 LW has your back.
 











Ultralight Wingtips | XR7 Lightwind Kite

ULTRALIGHT WINGTIPS

ExoTex Light Dacron allows our engineers the freedom to design wingtips with less dacron without compromising durability. Less material equals less swing weight. Less swing weight means faster turns.

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.

XR7 - Speed Valve 2
XR7 - Speed Valve 2
XR7 - Speed Valve 2
CORE XR7 Speed Pump 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.

XR6 - GrinTex®

GrinTex Patches

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

GrinTex® Patches
GrinTex® Patches
CORE XR7 LW - GrinTex Patches
Sensor Barsystem

Sensor Bar System

IThe XR7 LW 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 XR7 here.

Moments

Kite Finder

Freestyle
Unhooked

Freestyle
Hooked
Big Air/Hangtime

Freeride
Easy Riding

Wave


*Specialized Series

Stylefinder + Skill Level

XR7

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 60percent
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Bar Feedback variable
Water Relaunch 120percent
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Race 120percent
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Foil 80percent
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Range/Prices

 BFTKTSPrice*
XR7 LW 15.03-58-202.099 EUR
XR7 LW 17.02,5-57-192.199 EUR
Sensor 2Sallall499 EUR
Sensor 3 / 3+allall599 / 649 EUR
Sensor 3 Proallall729 EUR
* suggested retail price. Pricing may vary.

Compatibility

The XR7 LW is fully compatible with the Sensor 3, Sensor 2S and Sensor 2 bar system: Sensor 3/3+, Sensor 3 Pro, Sensor 2S/2S+, Sensor 2S Pro, Sensor 2+, Sensor 2 and Sensor Pro.

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 XR7 replacement parts for a minimum of six years.
 

Delivery

All in. Der XR7 LW kommt mit drei Meter langen Line Extensions, komfortablem Rucksack, Manual und einem Repair-Kit.
 

Now available at your local CORE retailer.

 

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