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Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2016
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 15m, 17m, 19m
Type: SLE
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Rider profile

Light wind kite with lift and less steering

Designer goals (manufacturer text)

Don’t let those warm, sunny, puffy wind days keep you off the water. The powerful XR4 LW edition will get you on the water first. And will keep you upwind from the rest of the pack. The XR4 LW’s DNA is packed with technology to make every light wind day, a day to remember. The new design is more stable and agile in flight. For snappy turns. And endless smiles. This is the new XR4 LW edition. Now available in stunning black or original, awesome white.

Two design elements really set the XR4 LW apart from the rest: The bombproof Exotex® Dacron struts and the super tough CoreTex® Light canopy fabric. This fabric combo creates an unbeatable lightweight structure that generates lift in any wind. Freeride on a warm breeze without cycling the kite. Or try a new freestyle trick. Because you can with the new XR4 LW.

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Details:

Riding type: Light wind kites
Year: 2016
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 15m, 17m, 19m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Bar length: 45cm-52cm
Line length: 24m
Bar: 4 lines
Depower: Clamcleat
Safety: Push
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: Yes
Oh shit handles: No

There are 1 reviews on this product:

Core XR4 LW 2016 17m
Name:
stefarius 
Weight:
91 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
+10 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 8 knots up to 12
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
17m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
up wind
 
HardEasy
windrange
 
LimitedWide
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
lift
 
GradualExplosive
glide phase
 
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kitefinder.com - 30.06.2015 at 13:15 hour
Comments:
Hmm, how do write this? Great big tube kite? Well build all-round tube kite? If I stay at the Tube scene, this kite is a great option, but I am spoiled. Tested to many light wind kites. Know that the foils evolve, innovate on their problems and getting better every year. Now, ... some of them, like the Ozone Chrono 2015 are planning earlier, are faster, shorter turning, more lift and float and more playful! I had hoped for a great new answer from Core, an innovative big tube answer, because a late relaunch is for me the only issue left why someone should take a really big tube kite.
 
3 kudos - +

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