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2020 Core Section 3 Kiteboarding Kite


2020 Core Section 3 Kiteboarding Kite

Surf with confidence.

Yes, you’re ready for a dedicated wave kite. A kite that stays out of your way when it's not needed and then comes alive when called upon. The Section 3 carries over its acclaimed reduced diameter ExoTex airframe, lightweight surf construction, and super quick reflexes from its predecessor. CORE’s no-stretch ExoTex improves airflow, drift stability, relaunchability, and rider feedback by substantially increasing tube strength and rigidity despite reducing diameters.

What’s new?

New CIT Modes improve your odds of catching and smashing the cleanest waves. Three, anti-snag bridle attachment points make kite adjustments for onshore wind, allround conditions, and offshore wind. We also added one more spot on the wing tips to connect your rear lines to and re-calibrated the other two. Wave riders will love the expanded personalization options on our latest Section.

If you are looking for effortless surfing and the right amount of pull, the new Section 3 will get you upwind and onto the cleanest waves. Freestylers will love the confidence and in-air control the Section 3 imparts to land those physics-defying aerials. Section 3. Your wave warrior.

Sizes:

4.0 | 5.0 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 | LW 12.0 | LW 13.5

Features:

  • CIT MODES: Customizable “power steering” and turning speed.
  • SHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM: Improved kite feedback.
  • ULTRALIGHT 3 STRUT FRAME: Super light yet amazingly rigid and durable.
  • FUTURE-C SHAPE: True C-kite feel. For snappy turns with a controlled and consistent pull.
  • SURF PROFILE: Wave tuned camber and aspect ratio.
  • EXOTEX® ULTRA RIGID DACRON: For zero stretch airframes.
  • CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY: Extreme durability and UV protection.
  • RADICAL REACTION TIPS: C-style shaped wingtips for fast bar response.
  • INSTANT RELAUNCH: Effortless water relaunches.
  • SPEED VALVE 2: Fast, reduced effort inflation.
  • SPEED PUMP SYSTEM: Improved all strut inflation.
  • SENSOR BAR READY: For maximum kite feedback and control pair this kite with a Sensor 2 or 2S bar.

WAVE PHENOM

SURF WITH CONFIDENCE

This is the day you've been waiting for. Although the reef is firing on all cylinders the wind could be better. Excitement builds as you rig up. A quick glance over the shoulder and you catch a monster set coming in. It's time. Let's #gokiting.

Hitting the best waves is challenging. Especially with variable wind or swell direction. But, it also makes us better wave warriors when we trust our gear. Improve your odds of catching and smashing the cleanest waves on the Section 3, a thoroughbred wave machine with CIT Modes. Select your preferred CIT mode (onshore, offshore or allround) and ride the pocket like Willow. Section 3. Surf with confidence.

A great surf kite is one that gets you to the best waves and keeps you on them without a fuss. It needs excellent drift and quick loops to stay afloat in onshore wind conditions with big, fast waves. Offshore conditions require a fast kite with huge depower to stay in front of the window. The Section 3 ticks all the boxes with its new and expanded wind and steering settings. Wedges. Monsters. And mush. #hf!

If you’re looking for effortless surfing and the right amount of pull, the new Section 3 will get you upwind and onto the cleanest waves.

WHAT'S INSIDE?

Our surf phenom carries over the proven, 3-strut, Future-C canopy shape from its predecessor with few changes. The Section 3's big wave approved CoreTex canopy and super rigid ExoTex airframe holds up under the most extreme conditions. The biggest improvement in our 3rd generation is its expanded customization settings. The Section 3 now features three bridle and wingtip settings. We've calibrated the bridle points (aka CIT Modes) to address wind direction and added one more back line connection point to better fine-tune your setup.

CIT MODES

Our new CIT Modes calibrate the Section 3 according to the wind direction. Three, anti-snag bridle attachment points make kite adjustments for onshore wind, allround conditions, and offshore wind. The onshore setting sits the kite deeper in the wind window, giving it more grunt and better drift. The offshore setting sits the kite more forward in the wind window, giving it higher depower and faster forward speed.

Turning speed and steering feel is a matter of choice. Your choice. With three adjustable back line connection points, our quick adjusting trim system gives you the freedom to further customize your bar feel and turning speed to suit your style. So go ahead and play with your trim settings and find your inner wave ninja.

SHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM

Short and sweet. The Section 3's super short (and snagless) bridle system improves feedback, so you have a better feel for your kite's position. The Section 3 pivots just off the wingtip resulting in super smooth loops regardless of size. 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.

UTRALIGHT 3 STURT FRAME

Lightweight greatness. The Section 3's proven airframe saves weight, creates superb lightwind balance, and impressive slack-line drifting. Three strut perfection. Strong. Stable. And light.

FUTRUE-C SHAPE

Derived from the GTS's canopy shape, the Section 3's moderate Future-C design delivers fast, tight turns and precise control. The Section is also marginally more open (that is, slightly 'flatter') than the GTS to promote better drifting.

SURF PROFILE

The maximum camber is shifted further back, and its aspect ratio is lowered (that means it's a little fatter) than the Nexus to improve drifting. Give it gas, and the Section 3 comes alive!

EXOTEX ULTRA RIGID DACRON

The benchmark for performance Dacron. No-stretch ExoTex Dacron incorporates a unique radial reinforcing thread pattern and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables higher pressure airframes with smaller diameters. ExoTex improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by substantially increasing tube strength and rigidity despite reducing diameters. Expect snappy turns, less weight, and endless smiles on your new Section 3.

CORETEX TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY

Our, industry-leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is protected and strengthened with three different coating processes called emulsions. CoreTex sets benchmarks in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection, and elongation. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex kite delivers.

RADICAL REACTION TIPS

For catlike reflexes on monsters. The Section 3's wingtip is shaped for pure wave riding magic. Enjoy the confidence inspiring reflexes, agility, and directional control in waves of all sizes.

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