Now’s a great time to retire your hangar queen(s) and start planning your next mission on an XR7. Better yet, get your whole squadron on the XR7 and rule the skies.
See how easy it is to earn your wings with the XR7’s new canopy material, precise flight control, and new, lighter build. After six years, our signature canopy material receives a major upgrade. CoreTex 2.0 now features massively improved tear resistance in both directions, slight weight savings, and a new emulsion that improves flight, durability, and longevity.
While newly enlisted kiters will enjoy its ease and range of use, experienced pilots will feel improved inflight stability. The overall lighter construction, ExoTex Light Struts, marginally lighter (polyester) canopy, and iterational shape and bridle improvements have our testers telling us the XR7 is more turny, and playful than ever. That’s what we like to hear from our Universal Series Big Air kite. So what’s stopping you from grabbing an XR7, Sensor Bar 3, and Fusion 5 twintip for some incredible sessions?
CORETEX 2.0® TRIPLE RIPSTOP Canopy
Core’s industry-leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is even better. The marginally lighter canopy fabric features massively improved tear resistance, stiffness, and durability. A new coating process aids stability in higher winds and jumps. CoreTex 2.0 sets the standard in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection, and elongation. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex kite delivers.
EXOTEX® Ultra Rigid Dacron
The XR7’s leading edge features our benchmark performance Dacron. ExoTex incorporates a unique thread structure and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables a higher pressure airframe. No-stretch ExoTex improves airflow, flight stability, airframe rigidity, and rider feedback. Expect snappy turns. Explosive lift. And endless smiles on your new XR7.
EXOTEX® Light Struts
After extensive evaluation, Core replaced their ExoTex strut material with ExoTex Light, a super tough yet lighter version of our industry-leading airframe material. It’s been real-world tested for 2 years now so Core are confident in its durability. You’ll immediately appreciate how the XR7 feels a little zippier in your hands.
Faster Turning Speed
Small moves in bridle attachment points have a huge impact on any kite’s performance. Core have found the magic spots that deliver a fast-turning, responsive kite that loves to be thrown around.
Custom-fit your XR7 to your riding style.
Start by selecting your favorite CIT mode on the leading edge bridle connection points. The wave mode makes the kite turn faster and increases depower. It also provides more lift when you pull on the bar. The freestyle mode increases your turn radius, stabilizes the kite for easier freestyle moves, and provides a little extra grunt. The kite comes out of the bag in allround mode which provides excellent depower, grunt, and superb hangtime.
Intelligent Arc is a bridle configuration that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear and direct way. Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, the XR7 increases its wingspan with a pull on the bar. Likewise, sheeting out makes the kite fold in its wings and depower. Intelligent Arc helps you rip upwind, extends your float time, and cushions your landings.
Instant relaunch really is instant! The XR7 is designed to immediately drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water. One quick tug on the bar and the XR7 launches itself effortlessly. Riders will appreciate how easily the kite releases from the water when time is of the essence. And beginners gain confidence knowing their kite will be flying in no time. So go ahead and try some new moves, you know your XR7 has your back
SPEED VALVE 2
No special hose adapter needed here! The Speed Valve 2 connects directly to any standard 20mm OD twist lock pump hose. The Speed Valve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times and noticeably reduces pump pressure. This inflation/deflation system is so good you may even leave your electric pump at home.