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Core Free 12.0 Kiteboarding Kite, 2018, Now On Sale!

Kite Size

FREE : Surf, Play, Shared. 

Hang loose and ride knee highs like they’re overheads. Test your limits on thosereally big days. Or, just chill and cruise on your trusty surfboard, twintip orskimboard. Without fussing about your kite or the wind. Because you know thenew CORE Free is there for you. With its mad surf skills, smooth air-style, andsignature CORE ride-ability, you may suspect your new kite has super powers.And we think so too.

This 3 strut delta bow inspired design lets you be you. A kite that gives you thefreedom to surf: play or shred. In the waves. Or on the slick. With the comfort of yourfavorite sneakers. The precision of an F-15. And waterstarts of a kite half its size. Yourfirst choice for short sessions, wicked weekends or your next round the worldadventure. Express yourself with CORE'S newest addition to its legendary Universal*Series of high performance all-rounders. And experience the awesomeness of thiswave, freeride, and hooked-in style master.


  • 3 STRUT LIGHT FRAMELess is more. The Free inherits the GTS’s 3 Strut Light Frame concept which promotesmore twist than a similar kite with five struts. More twist initiates faster turns and biggergrins. In addition, the reduced kite weight improves slack line drifting.
  • DELTA BOW SHAPEThe best of both worlds. The Free is recognized by the classic concave trailing edge ofa bow; the swept back wings and smaller tips of a delta shape. This magic combinationmaximizes depower and control for early planing; upwind performance and, of course,big air. The shape also contributes to CORE s signature precision, bar feel, relaunch-ability, and turn characteristics.
  • INTELLIGENT ARCIntelligent Arc is a bridle configuration perfected on the XR series that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear anddirect way. Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, the Free increases its wingspan with a pull on thebar. Likewise, sheet out and the kite folds in its wings and depowers. Intelligent Arc. For precise, controllable, powerand depower on demand.
  • 4 LINE SETUPClassic, clean and safe. The Free's simple 4 line rigging gets you on the water in no time and benefits from theSensor 2 bar’s proven SSF safety. Why change something that ain't broke?
  • ULTRASHORT BRIDLE SYSTEMSay goodbye to bridle induced bowties with our shortest bridle system ever. The newconfiguration improves feedback so you can better sense your kite position. Forprecise, tight but not overpowering, pivoty turns. In the larger kite sizes, this reflexivityincreases even more so. Say hello to the un-bowtie-able Free.
  • CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOPExclusive to CORE. Our, industry leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is protected andstrengthened with three different coating processes called emulsions. CoreTex setsnew benchmarks in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection andelongation. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex kite can deliver.
  • SPEED VALVE 2No special hose adapter to misplace here! Thereinforced Speed Valve 2 connects directly to anystandard 20mm OD twist lock pump hose. The SpeedValve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times andnoticeably reduces pump pressure. Thisinflation/deflation system is so good you may even leaveyour electric pump at home.
  • GRINTEX® PATCHESAnti-wear protection where you need them most. New, extreme abrasion resistantpatches on leading edge segment seams and strut attachment points will give youanother level of protection from those perfectly placed beach hazards.
  • CORE INTELLIGENT TRIM SYSTEM (CIT)Kite speed and bar pressure is a matter of choice. Your choice. With fully adjustableback line tension (aka trim), bar pressure and kite turning speed, our quick adjustingtrim system gives you the freedom to ride any way you like. But don’t worry, the kitecomes out of the bag ready to fly so you can play with the adjustments later.
  • SPEED PUMP SYSTEMFirst one on the water wins! We installed big strut distribution hoses and designedmore aerodynamic strut valves to make air flow faster into the struts. We did this all foryou because we know how much you enjoy inflating your kite.
  • INSTANT AUTO RELAUNCHDropping this kite won’t raise your pulse. Just give thebar a little tug when the Free hits the water and watch itdrift into a perfect relaunch position where it’s ready tosafely pop back into the air. Wave riders will appreciatehow easily the kite releases from the water when time isof the essence. So go ahead and try that strapless 360,you know your Free has your back.
  • SENSOR BAR READYThe Free is fully compatible with the Sensor 2 and Sensor 2S bar system which features precise kite control and ourunparalleled Supported Single Frontline Safety (SSF) system. The super clean design has no bobbles to interfere withyour style and the ingenious no sag flag/safety line is more aerodynamic (and looks better!).