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2020 Core XLITE Kiteboarding Kite


CORE XLITEFoil better.

FOIL

Say hello to the foiler’s foil kite. Not that kind of foil, but a serious LEI (Leading Edge Inflatable) foil kite that won’t hold you back. The all-new XLITE from our Specialized division is a one strut foil kite that performs exceptionally well with your favorite hydrofoil. Why? Because our development team fused the power of our fantastic Nexus allrounder and the drifting of our unbeatable Section wave kite into a package that's an honest 20% lighter.

How do we do it?

Mass reduction isn't easy. So, we experimented with new leading edge materials, new bridles, and one strut designs. After exhaustive R&D, our designers zeroed in on CoreTex for the canopy and new ExoTex Light for the leading edge. CoreTex adds support and power to the one strut canopy. ExoTex Light brings similar strength as our current ExoTex leading edge dacron yet is more than 10% lighter. We developed thinner, anti-snag bridles that further reduce weight and improve water relaunching. No detail was too small to lightweight. In the end, we hit our 20% mass reduction target.

Select the new Sensor 2S Pro Foil bar for the best performance. Trust us on this one :)

Delivery:

The XLITE comes with an amazing backpack, manual and a repair kit.

Sizes:

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

Features:

  • EXOTEX® LIGHT ULTRA RIGID DACRON: Super light, zero stretch airframes.
  • CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY: Powerful. Durable. And UV protected.
  • ONE STRUT LIGHT FRAME: Lightweight driftability. Easy water relaunching.
  • LW PROFILE: Drift tuned camber for light wind magic.
  • FUTURE-C SHAPE: For fast, tight turns when jibing.
  • CIT MODES: Customizable “power steering” and turning speed.
  • ULTRASHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM: For improved kite feedback.
  • INSTANT RELAUNCH: Easy, strut supported waterstarts.
  • SPEED VALVE 2: Fast, reduced effort inflation.
  • SPEED PUMP SYSTEM: High capacity, all strut inflation.
  • SENSOR BAR READY: Calibrated for all Sensor bar systems.
  • SIX YEAR REPLACEMENT PARTS AVAILABILITY: Long term protection.

FOIL BETTER

THE FOILER.

Foiling is your thing. This obsession may have started out as an innocent light wind activity, but it's grown much bigger. You now challenge the norms and push the foiling envelope. How far will you take foiling? Perhaps a lot further than you'd imagine. And we'll be cheering for you.

Say hello to the foiler's foil kite. Not that kind of foil, but a serious LEI (Leading Edge Inflatable) foil kite that won't hold you back. The all-new XLITE from our Specialized division is a one strut foil kite that performs exceptionally well with your favorite hydrofoil. Why? Because our development team fused the power of our fantastic Nexus allrounder and the drifting of our unbeatable Section wave kite into a package that's an honest 20% lighter.

Mass reduction isn't easy. So, we experimented with new leading edge materials, bridles, and one strut designs. After exhaustive R&D, our designers zeroed in on CoreTex for the canopy and new ExoTex Light for the leading edge. CoreTex adds support and power to the one strut canopy. ExoTex Light brings similar strength as our current ExoTex leading edge dacron yet is more than 10% lighter. We developed thinner, anti-snag bridles that further reduce weight and improve water relaunching. No detail was too small to lightweight. In the end, we hit our 20% mass reduction target.

ALL INAND NOTHING BUT

Serious foilers will notice how light and responsive the XLITE feels in the air. And how it loops with just enough pull to get you safely around your air jibes. Beginners will appreciate the XLITE's reverse launch ability. Whether it's foiling lake Garda, foilsurfing Silver Rock's swell, or freestyling your home spot, the XLITE will light up your foil.

SENSOR 2S PRO FOIL BAR

Like all our kites, we optimize the XLITE for our ultralight Sensor bar systems. SLE foil kites are sensitive to heavy kite lines that sag and affect steering so investing in a good bar is worth every penny. And for the ultimate in XLITE performance, we recommend our new Sensor 2S Pro Foil bar.

Thinner lines reduce drag, improve steering, and help water relaunching in marginal conditions. The bar comes with 22m Tectanium Vario lines (16m+2m+4m) that are 300+kg rated. And for extra measure, we include 3m extensions in the bag to give you the option to foil with 25m line lengths. Sensor 2S Pro Foil. It's worth it.

NEW! EXOTEX LIGHT ULTRA RIGID DACRON

Same Exo Tex benefits.

Just a little lighter. No-stretch ExoTex Light Dacron incorporates a unique radial reinforcing thread pattern and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables higher pressure airframes with smaller diameters. ExoTex Light features a re-engineered reinforcing thread pattern that reduces mass by approximately 10%. The new Dacron improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by substantially increasing tube strength and rigidity despite reducing diameters. Expect a smooth ride, snappy turns, and endless smiles on your XLITE.

CORETEX TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY

Exclusive to CORE

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.

ONE STRUT LIGHT FRAME

Our single strut frame delivers better lightwind control than strutless kites by reducing excessive canopy flutter. Single struts also offer superior water relaunching capabilities over strutless kites, especially in lighter wind and surf conditions.

LW PROFILE

The efficient light wind profile generates power and speed with a maximum camber that is shifted further back to improve drifting. Give it gas, though, and the XLITE comes alive! You'll feel in total control bearing downwind and carving those delicious air jibes.

INSTANT RELAUNCH

A quick relaunch is critical in lighter winds and surf conditions. So, we designed the kite to reverse launch when needed. The mono strut makes water relaunching in the surf a breeze compared to strutless designs.

FUTURE-C SHAPE

The XLITE's slightly higher aspect ratio Future-C design delivers fast, tight turns. It features a wider tip area that generates stable, balanced flight with precise control. Picture yourself carving at speed while gracefully down-looping your XLITE. Yup. It's that easy.

CIT MODES

Custom fit your XLITE to your riding style.

Start by selecting your preferred CIT modes on the leading edge bridle connection points. The wave mode makes the kite turn faster, increases depower, and doesn't pull you off your board. The freestyle mode increases your turn radius, stabilizes the kite for more natural foil-style moves. This mode also provides a little extra grunt and lift making foot changes a snap. The kite comes out of the bag in allround mode, which provides excellent depower, grunt, and handling. Start your foil adventures in allround mode and enjoy the ride!

ULTRASHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM

Short And Sweet

The XLITE's super short, bridle system improves feedback, so you have a better feel your kite's position. And the new anti-snag bridle attachment points improve water relaunching. Now, imagine a kite that practically anticipates every turn, as if it's hot-wired to your brain.

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