CORE Kiteboarding 720
As of today, CORE has 3 wave boards in their lineup, the Ripper for any-and-all wave conditions, the Green Room for the bigger days, and the 720 for small waves and freestyle. The 720 is very freestyle orientated, which is clear when you look at what the professional team is doing on this board. However, its performance in waves is…
CORE Kiteboarding Nexus 3
The CORE Nexus 3 is a 3-strut all-around kite designed for riders who want a versatile kite that performs well in a wide range of conditions. The big headline for the new Nexus is the material mix to create the kite. Using ExoTex 2 in the leading edge alongside ExoTex Light for the struts creates a lighter, stiffer airframe, improving…
CORE Kiteboarding Section 4
The Section 4 is the pure wave kite on offer from CORE; this kite is for riders that live and breathe wave riding! It's not a free ride, all-around, or big air kite; it is a wave warrior, and it's a fierce one! In its 4th edition, CORE has incorporated its latest materials technology. For the canopy, the Section 4…
CORE Kiteboarding XR7
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…
CORE Kiteboarding Fusion 4
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 Kiteboarding Nexus 2
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,…
CORE Kiteboarding Ripper 4
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…
CORE Kiteboarding Section 3
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 Kiteboarding Bolt 3
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…
CORE Kiteboarding Choice 3
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…
CORE Kiteboarding Green Room
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…
CORE Kiteboarding GTS5
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.…
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