Core has done something exceptional with the XR. Earlier models of this game-changing 5-strut design have already catapulted big air kiters to another level, so it's hard to imagine that improving on a winner is even possible. That said, the XR7 does just that. There are very few kites on the market that can match the XR7 in its big…
The Fusion twin tip from German kite manufacture CORE is back for its fourth incarnation with what promises to be performance freeride and freestyle capabilities, for all. Designed for riders who have no interest in riding with boots, it is a strapped board which will take you from beginner to accomplished freeride and freestyle master. A classic Twin Tip shape,…
CORE's Nexus burst on to the scene a few years ago now and already has a firm following of committed riders. The Nexus 2 keeps to its main ethos as part of the Universal+ series; it is a hybrid kite designed with looping, wave riding and freestyle in mind. Like most in its class, the Nexus 2 houses 3 struts,…
The Ripper from CORE enters its 4th version with a huge overhaul in design to improve not only its usability, but also lightwind and sloppy wave performance. The construction of the board stays the same with a classic surfboard layup of a closed cell PU foam blank lovingly shaped in Portugal with a double laminated wooden stringer and finished with…
The newly updated Section 3 is part of CORE's specialised series of kite, focussing on just one discipline, opposed to their crossover series; Universal +. The Section 3 is a wave riding specific kite, designed to pull you into those monster swells with the confidence to know this kite has your back at all times. Like many kites nowadays, the…
CORE's Bolt 3 board is for that specific all out, balls to the wall, wakestyle rider who demands only the toughest and most performance-orientated board out there. A boots specific board, this is not a board you can grow into, nor can you grow out of; it is simply that good. Designed to be ridden with either the 48mm, 28mm…
We have long been fans of the products that come out the CORE factory with precision and class. The Choice 3 is an update on their favoured all-around freestyle board which aims to be a do it all board for those slightly more experienced riders in both boots and straps with some fantastic new weight savings. The board itself has…
The Green Room, from German kitesurf manufacturer CORE, is an all-out big wave machine. Designed for those riders who seek only the best waves our planet has to offer, this is a dedicated board for dedicated riders. The Green Room is made from a PU blank for that all-important flex and feel, with a glass coat for the classic surf…
The all-around freestyler from CORE is back for the 5th time as the GTS5. Favoured by their pro team for looping and boosting, we were excited to get our hands on this new version. The GTS5 is a 3-strut kite, which has a Future C shape design and a new short bridle system with a double pulley on each side.…
Core Kiteboarding produces some seriously good kite gear, with models like the XR5, GTS5 and more. They like to cater for everyone, so there is always going to be something to suit your needs in their range. This issue we are taking a look at their freestyle and wakestyle weapon the Impact 2. In its second generation, this 5-line full…
CORE have a strong surfboard range for this year, with riders like Willow River Tonkin on the team it’s hardly surprising. His weapon of choice when it comes to strapless freestyle is the aptly named 720. The board has a classic glass coat, which surrounds the closed cell PU foam core. Inside this is a vertically laid wood stringer, which…
The Fusion3 is the third incarnation of the ever popular Fusion model Twin Tip by German Kitesurf manufacturer CORE Kiteboarding. Designed as a performance all-rounder, the Fusion3 houses some impressive technology and features for a board, which looks like it will suit a vast majority of us. Starting with the deck, a 3D wooden core is sandwiched between 2 layers…
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Your choices matter in kiteboarding. Whether it's who you voted for in our Readers Awards, what gear you spend your money on, or how you engage with rider and brand content online, your decisions fuel the industry. Read more, and hear from your Readers Awards winners in this IKSURFMAG feature by editor Crystal Veness!
After 10 years as a professional athlete, Therese Taabbel is riding the winds of change. With new gear and new goals, she heads off to Sri Lanka to start a new chapter. Naturally, a trip to the tropics isn't complete without an unexpected twist! Join Therese in paradise in this IKSURFMAG exclusive!
In IKSURFMAG Issue 91, there are even more chances to win with THREE lucky winners! CORE has introduced an all-new range of protective gear, and you could be one of the first to get your hands on it. Subscribe for a chance to win one of three prizes from CORE!
Being a top-level athlete in any sport comes with significant risk; kiting is no different. The road to achieving kitesurfing glory can be bumpy, but is the risk worth the reward? We speak to international pros and average Joe's to get their perspectives. You won’t want to miss what they had to say!
For 2022, the team at CORE Kiteboarding has announced an exciting expansion to their product range! In this Q&A, we learn what inspired the new CORE Protective Gear lineup and what makes their products unique!
With unseasonable conditions in our top testing locations, we’ve had to track down some gear that could suit even the most challenging conditions! Find out what we thought of the latest kites from Airwave and FLYSURFER as well as new models from CORE and Harlem. Keep reading for a side-by-side test of two new North twin tips, a Duotone D/LAB board, and some of the hottest harness tech to hit the market!
The best photos with nowhere else to go, feast your eyes on our photo gallery in Lightroom Issue 91!
After a King of the Air with more upsets than our travel plans this year, it's clear we're in the midst of a big shift in the world of Big Air. We take a look at what the new generation of Big Air kiting looks like, with words from retiring kings, first-time competitors, and more, right here in this exclusive IKSURFMAG feature!
Living in Bavaria means a lot of lake riding in light wind, which is why, when the opportunity to explore somewhere new comes up, it's impossible to resist! Join Alina Kornelli and photographer Lukas Stiller as they hit the road in their vans to explore the Danish seaside. Find out what happened On the Road with Alina!
So many photos, so little space! Lightroom Issue 90 features a few of our favourite kiteboarding shots from the past two months. Check it out!
It’s been a wild ride in the 2021 event season. It’s clear that a shakeup is coming in the pro tour as young riders claim podiums and older pros consider stepping aside. In this editorial, Crystal Veness weighs youth vs. experience. Read all about it in Issue 89!
From the colourful Caribbean to the European coast down to the windswept beaches of South Africa, Lightroom Issue 89 features some epic kitesurfing photography!
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