CORE CHOICE 5
FREESTYLE+ | FREERIDE | WAKESTYLE
Offering an innovative, performance driven but playful twintip with an extremely wide range of use as well as outstanding performance potential in freestyle, wakestyle and big air, the CORE R&D team have once again taken a step closer to the perfect freestyle-freeride one-board solution.
Delivering an undeniably smooth ride combined with on-demand agility, the Choice 5 is easily accessible with sporty riding characteristics that even beginners and intermediates are guaranteed to make great learning progress on; quickly progressing to grabbed rotations and explosive jumps.
The Choice 5’s excellent grip comes via state-of-the-art multi-channels, while the exciting agility and pop is made possible thanks to the relationship between the new tip shape and integrated quattro channels. Softer landings are due to the strongly contoured underwater hull, effectively breaking the surface tension of the water before pressure is felt in your knees. This easier feel helps you correct messy landings and manage choppy conditions more comfortably.
THE CHOICE 5 IN DETAIL
Thanks to pre-selected Paulownia slats, the Choice 5 is up to 250g lighter than its predecessor. Instead of the previous ABS rails, composite rods made of ABS and a laminate of up to 80-layers are used. This unibody technology, which originates from ski racing, creates a direct connection between the Cartan carbon laminates in the deck and hull in the form of a torsion box.
Give your sessions that extra sporty kick with the new Choice 5!
CORE FUSION 5
The Performance Freerider
PERFORMANCE FREERIDE + | FREESTYLE | BIG AIR
A mission-ready twintip for all your adventures is just a click away. New from the water up, the Fusion 5 features an upgraded hull, wood core, and never-been-done-before rail construction. The new shape and improved torsional stability will have you woohoo-ing like never before.
What’s new on the 5er? We added an internal thermoset resin rail which massively improves the connection between the top and bottom Cartan carbon laminates for a proper unibody build. We reduced our Paulownia wood core’s weight by switching to lighter laminated Paulownia, saving approximately 250g. We added a grab rail for the freestylers. And we improved the channels and outline for the freeriders.
Jump on the Fusion 5 and have incredible good sessions.
CORE GTS 6
FREESTYLE | WAVE | FREERIDE
If you’re looking for a kite that unleashes indomitable megaloops on demand, you’ve found it. If you’re seeking a composed and well-mannered freerider in unpredictable winds, you’ve found it too. Say hello to the multi-talented GTS6.
So, what’s new for the GTS6?
For starters, we’re using new material – ExoTex Light – for the struts. The lighter struts’ shape, material, and diameter provide added canopy stability and a little more punch in the turns. The CIT Modes now feature no-snag loops. Don’t worry; we carried over all the good stuff from the GTS5, including the three strut, Future-C canopy shape, which forms the nucleus of the infamous GTS.
Is the GTS6 right for you? Do you enjoy a proper yank from a legit looping machine? Do you prefer boots over straps? Are you experimenting with megaloop board-offs? Do your surfboard aerials rival your twintip tricks? If you answered yes to these, then hit the buy button.
CORE NEXUS 3
No-compromise all-round performance
WAVE+ | FREESTYLE | FREERIDE
BUILT FOR EVERYTHING, TUNED FOR EVERYWHERE
From now on there is no need to worry about whether power, turning speed, lift or drift are more important. The ultra versatile handling of the CORE Nexus 3 makes compromise a concept of the past.
A brand new material mix of ExoTex 2 in the leading edge, ExoTex Light in the struts and CoreTex 2 in the canopy not only make the Nexus 3 stronger and more robust, but also lighter and more agile.
Whether you’re looking to improve your transitions, learn your first kite loops, get goosebumps from a big mega loop, lay down powered passes, shred waves without caution, explore great distances along the coast on a foil or just ride for hours on your twintip; the new Nexus 3 presents a perfectly simple choice.
Don’t let your sessions be limited by the kite you fly.
CORE SENSOR 3
Perfection through simplicity.
FEEL. CONTROL. CONNECT.
Experience next-level innovation, functional design, and clean esthetic in the ultra-light Sensor 3S – a legendary control bar with groundbreaking features. Everyone’s favorite control bar delivers the same light, direct, and safe experience but with some truly innovative features. The titanium truss, Supported Single Frontline Safety, and Auto Untwist are carried over from the proven Sensor 2. We cleaned up the bar ends and made them more ergonomic and useable. The softer bar ends now flip open to reveal hidden line winders and simple width adjusters. The biggest change, though, is the all-new easy-in QR. We designed a quick release that’s incredibly easy to reconnect with one hand.
CORE SENSOR 3S Pro
FEEL. CONTROL. CONNECT.
Experience next-level innovation, functional design, and clean esthetic in the ultra-light Sensor 3S Pro – a legendary control bar with groundbreaking features. Everyone’s favorite titanium and carbon fiber control bar delivers the same incredibly light, direct, and safe experience, but with some truly innovative features. We cleaned up our bar ends and made them more ergonomic and useable. And the soft bar ends now flip open to reveal hidden line winders and simple width adjusters. The biggest change, though, is the all-new easy-in QR. We designed a quick release that’s incredibly easy to reconnect with one hand. There’s so much more we’d like to share with you about our new Sensor 3S Pro, but we don’t have space.
Sensor 3S Pro. The legendary carbon bar reimagined.
HIGH PERFORMANCE FREERIDE | 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.
Enjoy the thrill of big air – with the new XR8!
ION HARNESS – APEX 8
APEX 8 – KITE WAIST HARNESSES
The Apex 8 is an advancement of ION’s best seller and convinces with ION’s proven harness design. For further improvement of this model, ION added a unique 3D Curv_Spine. The high outline provides optimal back support thanks to a larger area. Additionally, the design features controlled rigidity in the center with flexible side parts, resulting in a perfectly balanced harness of support and freedom of movement. With a flex index of 8, it is one of the medium rigid models of ION’s harness range and turns out to be a real all-around talent. The Apex 8 was additionally equipped with ION’s special C_Bar and extra Kite_Knife on top.
ION HARNESS – REVOXX 5
REVOXX 5 KITE WAIST HARNESSES
The ultra-lightweight REVOXX KITE 5 is an awesome all-rounder. Its compact outline and extended soft foam edges protect vulnerable areas, whilst the removable handle pass leash further enhances the versatility of the REVOXX. Additionally, the optional seat extension offers more comfort and prevents the harness from riding up. With a flex index of 5 it is the softest harness with a high outline of our range.
ION HARNESS – RIOT 9
RIOT 9 KITE WAIST HARNESSES
Delivering outstanding performance, the Riot 9 represents the perfect match for experienced riders. The low outline offers more freedom of movement than ever before. Moreover, Hyper_Foam guarantees a smooth ride every day, hence creating the ultimate shredding companion. With a flex index of 9, this harness belongs the medium stiff items in ION’s product range.