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HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE+ BIG AIR | FREESTYLE | WAVE
THE ULTIMATE HIGH
The XR8 is the pinnacle when it comes to big air and unlocks unparalleled performance
With its ultra-stiff 5-strut frame in a Deltabow shape, this exceptional kite allows you to achieve breathtaking jumps and the longest hang time. Experience an unprecedented level of high ride comfort and control with the XR8's effortless and forgiving handling.
Explosive jump forces and superior upwind performance guaranteed. Thanks to the significantly stiffer ExoTex 2 material the kite's entire airframe has been fine- tuned and enables smaller leading edge and strut diameters.
When we say you'll reach new heights, we mean it – the XR8 will take your kiting to extraordinary levels. You’ll find that loops are more efficient with an earlier and smoother catch. The CoreTex 2 canopy is both highly durable and has an extremely low-stretch. These two features work together to give the canopy unparalleled flight stability, power, and control
Discover the thrill of the big air icon – try the new XR8
STRONGER MATERIAL. STIFFER AIR FRAME
The XR8 meets the Exotex 2 leading edge for the first time. This leading edge is stiffer and lighter than previous generations, and it also boasts an impressive 80% increase in tear resistance, making it more durable and reliable. Exotex 2 represents a thoughtful and advanced development in polyester weaving, through both the warp and weft. Through every inch of the XR8's air frame you'll find the use of ultra-strong yarns resulting in a tight woven structure that undergoes a unique heating and shrinking process.
LIGHTER YET MORE ROBUST
The ExoTex Light dacron incorporates a radial thread pattern and emulsion (protective coating) process that reduces mass by approximately 10%. While the new ultra resistant ExoTex 2 is used for the leading edge, the ExoTex Light struts improve the XR8’s drifting and turning speed – making it perfect for freestylers and wave riders who value these key features.
MAXIMUM STABILITY AND DURABILITY
Combined with our highly refined CoreTex 2 canopy cloth, we've accelerated the development of light weight performance, dynamic handling, and core strength of the XR8. The significantly lighter canopy fabric features massively improved tear resistance, stiffness and durability. A new coating process aids stability in higher winds and jumps. CoreTex 2 sets the standard in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection, and elongation. Experience the tight, crisp, and signature feel that only a CoreTex kite delivers.
THIS KIND OF MUSCLE NEEDS FIVE STRUTS
The five-strut exoskeleton frame is a crucial component of the XR8 design, providing exceptional stability to manage the increased power generated by our Intelligent Arc system. This bombproof frame also significantly enhances the kite's performance in high wind conditions.
The XR8 combines the concave trailing edge of a traditional bow kite and the swept-back wings of a delta kite. Our airfoil is engineered to rip upwind when underpowered, and boost bigger on demand to get you planning first! This latest design benefits from optimized wing profiles for maximum performance.
The Intelligent Arc is a bridle configuration that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear and direct way. Like a bird spreading its wings to generate more lift, the XR8 increases its wingspan with a pull on the bar. Likewise, sheeting out makes the kite fold in its wings and depower. The Intelligent Arc will help you rip upwind, extend your float time, and cushion landings seamlessly.
CORE INTELLIGENT TRIM SYSTEM
YOUR XR8 - YOUR PREFERENCES
The CORE INTELLIGENT TRIM SYSTEM (CIT) offers you three setting options to adjust your XR8 to your personal preferences and external conditions. Dare to experiment with it - it's worth it.</p><p><strong>1. Flight characteristics at the leading edge: </strong>In wave mode tight turning and more depower, in freestyle mode more constant pull and wider loops. Delivered in Allround mode, the XR combines the best of both worlds with its balanced trim.</p><p><strong>2. Turning characteristics at the tips:</strong> You can vary the steering forces and turning speed between "super easy - easy - medium" at the three loops on the tips.</p><p><strong>3. Backline Tension and kite feedback at the connection points:</strong> choose from three different knots to adjust the directness of your control impulses.
Instant relaunch that’s really instant! The XR8 is designed to immediately drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water. One quick tug on the bar and the XR8 launches itself effortlessly. Riders will appreciate how easily the kite releases from the water when time is of the essence and beginners will gain confidence knowing their kite will be flying in no time. Feel free to try some new moves, the XR8 has your back.
AIR MANAGER WITH MAXIMUM AIR FLOW
Goodbye special hose adapters. The Speed Valve 2 easily connects to any standard twist lock pump hose, maximizing airflow, minimizing inflation times, and reducing pump effort. With optimal access points to the struts, the air distribution system works effectively and efficiently. This inflation/deflation system is so exceptional that you might not even need your electric pump anymore.
The XR8 is optimized for CORE's ultralight Sensor bar system. Together, they feature precise kite control, unbeatable safety features, and straightforward simplicity. Choose the new Sensor 3S Pro bar to unlock ultimate performance - trust us on this one.
CORE TOUGH LEADING EDGE
Anti-wear patches where you need them most. The extreme abrasion-resistant patches located on the leading edge segment seams and strut tips offer another layer of security against any potential beach hazards.
The XR8 comes with a comfortable backpack, manual and a repair kit.
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