CORE Kiteboarding is a subsidiary company which also owns CARVED Custom kiteboards, a company already reputed around the World for technical innovation and quality. The complete Carved Team have been working together closely to develop the design, progress, and manufacture of the kites, with input from some of Europes finest riders to make sure these kites tick all the boxes and satisfy every rider!

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XR5 – Stellar Performance
Freeride / Freestyle / Wave

Meet the new XR5 and experience the latest iteration in CORE performance; the kind of performance only achieved after a decade of incremental and innovative improvements. A process that thoroughly tests each iterative design change while retaining its character-defining DNA before moving on to the next, and in the end, building a power delta bow kite that unleashes pure freeride awesomeness.


As a member of the Universal+ series of kites, the XR5 is designed to perform in all conditions and disciplines including the gusty conditions typically found on big inland lakes or fast oceanfront beach breaks. A Universal+ Series kite is also designed to excel in one area, and for the XR5, it’s power freeriding, a catch-all that includes huge airtime and hooked-in freestyle mastery.

You’ll find the 5th generation XR delivers linear control in the gusts and power in the lulls for relaxed cruising, explosive boosts, and sublime wave riding; but don’t take our word, for it, decide for yourself!

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Free
Surf / Play / Shred

Test your limits on those really big days or, just chill and cruise on your trusty surfboard, twintip or skimboard without fussing about your kite or the wind… because you know the new CORE Free is there for you. With its mad surf skills, smooth air-style, and signature CORE ride-ability, you may suspect your new kite has superpowers, and we think so too.


This 3 struts, delta bow-inspired design lets you be you, a kite that gives you the freedom to surf, play or shred. Express yourself with CORE’s newest addition to its legendary Universal+ series of high-performance all-rounders, and experience the awesomeness of this wave, freeride, and hooked-in style master.

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GTS 4
Freestyle Ninja
The Undisputed Megaloop Champ

Meet the newest member of the Universal+ Series: The indomitable GTS4. Built with the same radical, 3 strut, bridled, C-kite configuration as its forerunner but now with more precision!


The 4th generation of the legendary GTS series sports refinements to its Future-C shape, bridles, and construction. On the rail, in the tube or in the air, experience our interpretation of controlled aggression embodied in powerful, controllable kite!

Superb bar feel from its shorter Short Bridle System and unbelievably responsive ExoTex construction. The GTS4 is exactly what you would expect from CORE… plus a little more.


An easy choice for unhooked freestyle, relaxed freeriding, or waves of any size. Its signature turns complement any transition and gets you going when that big wave is chasing you down. Try the ultra-agile wave, unhooked, kite loop machine soon and unleash your inner freestyle ninja!

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Section 2
Wave Phenomenon
Connect with every wave like never before

Thankfully, this planet is jammed with magical wave spots that beg to be surfed and we built the Section 2 for that reason!


A kite you can virtually turn off so all you have to focus on is surfing that beautiful wave. Strapless riders will appreciate how the Section 2 doesn’t rip them off their stick in the gusts. Don’t compromise, get more out of your next wave session with the new Section 2.

Did we mention this drifting phenom’s huge range complements foil boarding too? Its lightweight construction, nimble behavior, and reduced lateral forces make it an unexpectedly awesome foiling kite. It won’t rip you off your board, and it zips through lulls.

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Impact 2

Powerful, 100% C

Experience the ultimate unhooked machine. A legit wakestyle beast. A pure C with five lines. Its skinny ExoTex airframe, deep C canopy, increased trim options, and extra sizes fuel its explosive power. We’ve gone all out with this stunner by amping its speed and aspect ratios. Try one if you dare, and let us know the impact it makes on your riding.


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Fusion 3
The Performance Allrounder and The Magic Carpet

Our latest Fusion leverages a decade’s worth of board building expertise from Carved Customs. Europe’s leading custom board manufacturer and know-how from their latest masterpiece, the Imperator 6.


The 3rd generation is measurably lighter and features a new multi-channel hull, progressive rails, a deeper rocker line, and slightly wider tips. Our engineers also invested considerable effort fine-tuning the CNC milled Paulownia wood core, the backbone of the Fusion’s unmistakable, smooth riding, energetic feel.

No Fusion 3 is complete without our new and fabulous Union Pro 2 or Comfort pads and straps!

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Choice 2 – The all-in-one Freestyler
Straps or boots… your choice!

Whether it’s stomping a big rail in boots, slamming a railey in straps, or simply freeriding, the new, lighter, Choice 2 offers endless possibilities to experiment and make your own style.


The Choice 2 builds upon its predecessor’s strength by extending the CNC milled Paulownia wood core closer to the edges to reduce weight and increase reflexivity. Revised channels and Vario Rails give you the grip and control you need with or without fins and its moderate freestyle rocker will get you out of trouble on those not so perfect landings.

CORE’s proprietary 30° biaxial carbon fiber weave further optimizes board torsion and dynamic longitudinal flex. For more pop, boots or straps, finned or finless, there really is no other Choice!

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Bolt 2
The Uncompromised Wakestyle Board

Whether you ride rails, sliders, ramps, or logs, whether you build them yourself, or you may just find them on your travels, either way… you’ll need a board that can handle your adventures; A board that edges hard goes big and takes a beating! If this describes your style then the new Bolt 2 is your board.


This generation’s Bolt 2 features a modified wood core that reduces board weight yet increases board durability. Its revised channels, Vario Rails, and wider tips improve speed, edging, and control. The extra layer of CORE’s exclusive Cartan carbon adds a level of explosiveness and strength that simply needs to be experienced.

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CORE Kiteboarding Surf Boards

Ripper 3
Rip Those Waves

To all the wave warriors out there, we agree, there is no bigger rush than riding waves of all shapes and sizes, strapped or strapless! We built the ultra comfortable, Ripper 3, an allrounder that feels right at home on big, messy, wind-driven lake swell or the super smooth reefs of Mauritius and Maui. The Ripper 3 is a handcrafted, glass shortboard for all your road trips, wherever they may take you.


So, what is the payoff for going with glass over EPS? You get a classic, smooth riding performance with impeccable carving characteristics that perform just as well without a kite. Can’t find any waves? No problem, try the new Ripper 3 with a CORE kite and discover how much fun light wind riding is.

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720 – The player
Surf / Skate / Shred

CORE’s newest directional, and light the fuse to adrenaline pumping, head turning, strapless action. The 720 brings a whole new level of style to just about any beach break. The short, compact shape practically glues itself to your feet even on big, explosive aerials, and is tough enough to take the landings. Crank out the same stylish turns in tough, wind-driven break like you do on those glassy days. And in time, the 720 just might bring out your inner Tony Hawk.


When it comes to versatility, CORE’s smallest wave board plays in the big leagues. The 720 is the star player that loves surf style. You’d think a tiny board like the 720 would need a lot more wind but its flatter rocker and more parallel shape surprisingly planes faster than our Ripper 3 – think of it as your light wind secret weapon!

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Welcome to the Green Room!
Big Wave Performer

The beauty and allure of big wave riding is undeniably the best feeling in the world! Some of us will drop everything and drive hours in the hope of catching a really big day. And if you don’t live in Mauritius, Oahu, or Nazare, these days don’t come often enough. But when they do, you’d like to be prepared because you’ve experienced the washing machine and it’s not fun.


Made from Polyurethane foam and glass construction allow us to precisely fine-tune the rails, foil, and rocker for exceptional speed and agility on steep wave faces. The board differs from our allrounder Ripper 3 in that it is noticeably narrower in width and lower in volume (-15%). It also features a rounded pin tail design that has less lift. These modifications contribute to its ability to grab hold of the wave for crazy control.

A word of caution, though, this stick is not for everyone, it takes serious skill to ride this little gem. We named it for its ability to take exceptional riders to the holy grail of surfing – the green room.

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Fri 19th Jan, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

By Jen Tyler
Italian/Egyptian Jen Tyler grew up on the sandy beaches of the Red Sea and has been on the IKSURFMAG & Tonic Mag team since 2017.
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