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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2014
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13.5m
Type: SLE
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Kite

Allround performance kite

Designers goals

The new Riot XR3 is the considered further development of the highly successful XR2.
The new generation of the cross ride kite has even more hang time, power and agility for waves. Comfort and safety are, as always, of the highest standard.

Freeride / Freestyle / Race / Wave
You decide, which style you want to ride.

Feature

  • hangtime
  • Crisp pressure build up
  • Dynamic turning
  • Direct feedback
  • Short bridles
  • Speed pump inflate/deflate
  • CoreTex® – TRIPLE RIPSTOP

Windrange Core Riot XR3

 windrange Core Riot XR 3

Bar

1 | Most direct bar feeling

core sensor bar

The unique hollow Unibody construction reduces the weight by 43% whilst at the same time increasing the breaking load. The intelligent mass distribution and reduction of the mass moment of inertia (by 55%) enables a noticeably more direct feeling of the kite. In addition, the leveled bar ends reduce, through improved leverage, the bar steering force.

2 | Revolutionary Safety

The ergonomically designed revolutionary rotor quick-release enables an intuitive safety release with the least amount of effort. In contrast to traditional systems there is no power required against the flow of the water. At CORE the entire safety system, quick- release and the new leash, work together harmoniously. With this the SENSOR-Bar not only exceeds the highest standards, but also sets new levels in safety.

3 | Unsurpassed Comfort

CORE presents the only 100% self unswivelling bar system. The mid-bar grip ability was optimised with a further development of the line guides and a noticeably thinner bar diameter. The low wear adjuster halves the trimming effort required with the new adjuster. The SENSOR-Bar is suitable for all kite sizes – one bar for all. The SENSOR Pro-Leash and Pro-Loop are available for pro riders.

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2014
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13.5m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: 45cm-52cm
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 5 reviews on this product:

CORE Riot XR3 2014 09m
Name:
Robert Kidnie 
Weight:
82 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air, unhooked  
Years of experience:
10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop, small-waves, big-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 13 knots up to 25
Number of test sessions:
30 
Kite size:
09m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
boost
 
SoftStrong
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
glide phase
 
ShortLong
drift
 
HardSoft
price quality
 
PoorGreat
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kitefinder.com - 17.08.2014 at 04:43 hour
Comments:
The Core XR3 has an amazing wind range, with lots of low-end power, and very progressive depower.

The main use I had it for was wave riding and love the way it went upwind to give me an unfair advantage over other riders, allowing me to catch more waves :)

For a quite high-aspect kite it drifted extremely well, I had many situations the wave caused me to slack the lines and I thought the kite would crash for sure? But the XR3 is so stable and never let me down.

The people who are going to like this kite the most is probably going to the all-round rider that likes to boost big long high jumps, for this the XR3 has to be one of the best kites on the market.

Maybe the only con for me was that it is not as fast at turn a the GTS, but turns quite fast and really does do everything!!

Highly recommend to try one if you get the chance, great kite with a great quality build, but check for yourself ;) 
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CORE Riot XR3 2014 10m
Name:
Realwatersports team 
Weight:
-- 
Riding style:
allround, wave, unhooked  
Years of experience:
+5 
Personal page:
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 12 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
+3 
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
up wind
 
HardEasy
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
kitefinder.com - 17.10.2013 at 16:12 hour
Comments:
What we like:
We've tested the XR3 in a wide range of conditions and the results are all the same - every person that tests it out loves it. It's a hard task to please everyone but that's what the XR3 manages to achieve - the XR3 is a solid all around performer. The Speed Valve 2 inflation system is totally bad ass. You just twist the pump hose right into the inflate valve and pump away. This way every pump works!

What we don't like:
If you are focused on unhooked tricks - the shape and design of the kite means that it's not going to slack out as much as you'd like. If you're looking for more pop-and-drop, take a look at the Core GTS2.

Why you want the Core XR3:
Because you are looking for a kite that won't hold you back as you progress in your chosen discipline. If we had to pick one area, we'd say that this kite is an excellent choice as a wave kite because it goes upwind well, is super stable and reliable. Check out the videos to find out more about the Core XR3 
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CORE Riot XR3 2014 07m
Name:
Stefarius/Katsma 
Weight:
92 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air  
Personal page:
Water conditions:
small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 15 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
07m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
up wind
 
HardEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
lift
 
GradualExplosive
windrange
 
LimitedWide
drift
 
HardSoft
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kitefinder.com - 12.09.2013 at 10:20 hour
Comments:
We rode the 7m in small waves. Its specific character is not really suitable for waveriding. Its more a big air storm kite. The 7m has the reaction time of a 10m and is like always, very stable! It Will never surprise you in gusts or during steering mistakes. We didn't like the delay between steering input and kitereaction. The kite is at its best when parked on one position, going upwind is a dream. But its habitat is not waves it should be freeride/ oldschool. So sorry 7m for taken you in to the waves. 
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CORE Riot XR3 2014 08m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air  
Years of experience:
13 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
08m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
glide phase
 
ShortLong
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
boost
 
SoftStrong
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 23.06.2013 at 19:58 hour
Comments:
Yesterday the 10m today in the same wind force the 8m. The 8 has more explosive lift than the 10m it still got its great float and second lift if you pull the bar. Higher & more playfull! 
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CORE Riot XR3 2014 10m
Name:
Stefarius 
Weight:
93 
Riding style:
allround, wave, big-air  
Years of experience:
13 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat, chop  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 17 knots up to 30
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
glide phase
 
ShortLong
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
boost
 
SoftStrong
kitefinder.com - 22.06.2013 at 17:17 hour
Comments:
Just tested the Core Riot XR3, in its high end. Wow what a float! It feels like a Flysurfer but then the plus that tubes delivers. The glide phase is the most characteristic that I liked. I am 93 kg and normally when de kite hit the edge of the wind window I coming down fast. No way with the new Riot. Float on 12 o'clock but also at 10 o'clock you still got pressure and float and quick turning. So great glide & turn performance in the whole wind window. The lack of boost makes it easy to ride. The lift is gradual, straight up transitions are feels great to perform. The Core riot has a pure sheet a go performance with no shape transforming. Can't wait to test it in his low-end with strapless board. Cheers!
 
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