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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m, 17m, 19m
Type: Bow
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Allrounder with skills

Designers goals (manufacturer text)

Meet the new XR5 and experience the latest iteration in CORE performance.

Core Kiteboarding control bar

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Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2018
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 06m, 07m, 08m, 09m, 10m, 11m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m, 17m, 19m
Type: Bow
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
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 XR5 2018 10m
Name:
Andrej Pieterson 
Weight:
90KG 
Riding style:
allround  
Years of experience:
15 
Personal page:
Water conditions:
flat  
Tested Wind Conditions:
From 18 knots up to 22
Number of test sessions:
Kite size:
10m 
Most remarkable characteristics:
sweet spot
 
ShortLong
low end
 
Small rangeLarge range
glide phase
 
ShortLong
kite stability
 
UnstableStable
kite feedback
 
MinimalGreat
lift
 
GradualExplosive
high end
 
Small rangeLarge range
kite reaction
 
SlowQuick
up wind
 
HardEasy
bar pressure
 
HeavyLight
total depower
 
Some pressureTotal depower
slack line steering
 
SlowQuick
safety system
 
DifficultEasy
boost
 
SoftStrong
drift
 
HardSoft
kitefinder.com - 29.06.2017 at 08:37 hour
Comments:
I have been riding the XR4 for a full season and this was my first session on the XR5. For the comparison i would say it is its younger brother. Just a bit more aggressive to show to it's older sibling that it can go higher. It sits a bit deeper in the wind window and therefore feels a bit more power full. The greatest change is that you just go higher with more ease. Looking at the construction the fixed last years mistake with the seams on the struts and even the first series don't backstall! Looking forward to have more fun sessions with the XR5! 
8 kudos - +

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