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Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2017
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m, 17m
Type: SLE
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Rider Profile

Freestyle & loop orientated rider

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Meet the newest member of the Universal+ Series: The indomitable GTS4. Built with the same radical, 3 strut, bridled, C-kite configuration as its forerunner. But now, with more precision; a prodigious operating range;  and dare we say, a little more badassery. The 4th generation of the legendary GTS series sports refinements to its Future-C shape, bridles, and construction. Refinements that make the GTS4 more powerful, precise, and responsive. On the rail. In the tube. Or in the air. Experience our interpretation of controlled aggression embodied in: Powerful, controllable, turns with a radius that extends just beyond its wingtips. Superb bar feel by virtue of its shorter Short Bridle System. And unbelievably responsive ExoTex construction. GTS4. Exactly what you would expect from CORE. And a little more.

An easy choice for unhooked freestyle, relaxed freeriding, or waves of any size. With its linear and predictable behavior, you might even think the new GTS4 is virtually connected to your cortex. Its signature turns complement any transition and gets you going when that big wave is chasing you down. Try the ultra-agile wave...unhooked...kiteloop machine soon. And unleash your inner freestyle ninja. 

Features

  • 3 strut frame
  • C-shape
  • radical reaction tip
  • ecotex dacron
  • short bridle
  • speed valve

Bar Sensor 2

core sensor 2 kite bar

Movie Core kiteboarding GTS4

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/New School
Year: 2017
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m, 17m
Type: SLE
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 3
Colours: Various
Line length: 18m, 20m, 22m, 24m
Bar length: 35cm - 45cm
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 Kiteboarding GTS4 2017 11m
Name:
Francisco 
Weight:
89 
Riding style:
allround, unhooked  
Years of experience:
Personal page:
Water conditions:
chop, small-waves  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 16 knots up to 26
Number of test sessions:
11 
Kite size:
11m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
drift
 
HardSoft
user friendly
 
PoorGreat
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
kite relaunch
 
DifficultEasy
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
price quality
 
PoorGreat
up wind
 
HardEasy
lift
 
GradualExplosive
windrange
 
LimitedWide
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
kitefinder.com - 24.03.2017 at 11:44 hour
Comments:
This is my first Core GTS kite. I have been habituated to ridy my old Delta kite with a lot of depower and huge windrange. My mainly fear of this kite (as GTS2) were the low-end power of the kite. But my first riding in low wind conditions, I was very good surprised with it. Everyone around there with 12m kites and I jumping with my 11m.

After that I have tested It in very different conditions (gusty wind, super strong wind, chopy, flat) and every single ride I have with it, I'm happier with it.

Unhooked as a dream (when you cut it send you up to the sky), the best kite I have ever try with this drift in C-Shape, it loops as a breeze, very good floatibility.

I attach one video in very strong wind (every one riding with 5m):
 
5 kudos - +

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