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Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2010
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m
Type: Delta
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Allround kite, delta shape

Designers Goals

The Core GT is the ultimate high performance all-rounder kite.

ALL IN ONE - The appeal of the new Delta-kite from CORE lies in it's amazing balance and performance, achieved by morphing the best features of a 'C' and a Bow into a Delta shape.

The GT combines the amazing vertical and low end power of the Riot with the agility and high end of the original Combat Wave, to offer explosive power with a very direct bar feel, and to take your kitesurfing to the next level

Together with the revolutionary Auto-Relaunch and the Core Fast-Pump-System the GT has a pressure-less safety system similar to that of a 5th line system, but using only 4 lines.

CORE products have manufacturing and quality standards that are unique in the kite industry so as to produce a superior quality product that will last and last and last.

 

Details:

Riding type: Freeride/Allround
Year: 2010
Brand: CORE Kiteboarding
Size: 05m, 07m, 09m, 10.5m, 12m, 13.5m, 15m
Type: Delta
One pump: Yes
Bridles: Yes
Number of struts: 5
Colours: Various
Line length: 24m
Bar length: Depends on kite size
Bar: 4 and 5 lines
Depower: Strap
Safety: Pull
Swivel: Yes
Variable bar length: No
Oh shit handles: No

Core GT 9m

Test conditions

wind: 4/5 bft  14/18 knots

Conclusion

With the Core GT you can count on German quality. The high quality finished kite feels stable but somewhat heavy when steering. It's strong point is in the amount of control the rider has over the pressure it builds, this is easy and can easily be felt. Oldschool riders in particular will like this kite because of the enormous lift and the incredible hangtime. The kite is too allround for specialists like freestylers and wave riders.

Basics

Windrange

Limited Wide

Safety system

Difficult Easy

Total depower

Still pressure Total depower

Kite re-launch

Difficult Easy

Kite stability

Unstable Stable

Kite is very stable, always comes back in the window after a gust

Oldskool

Low-end

Small range Large range

Takes some effort due to the heavy steering.

Lift

Gradual Explosive

Good, gradual buildup of power. The most lift is generated in the middle of the flight-line.

High-end

Small range Large range

Huge big airs with soft landings, there is no need to keep on moving the kite during old school tricks.

Glide phase

Short Long

Super! The pressure is maintained on the edge of the windwindow and overpowered the hangtime is great!

Wave

Reaction to steering action

Slow Fast

Turning circle

Large radius Small radius

Kort, vraagt veel stuurkracht!

Steering with low line tension

Not so good Good

Feedback at edge of wind window

Minimal Great

Race

Maximum speed

Difficult Easy

Kiteposition in wind-window

Middle Edge

Acceleration

Slow Fast

Going upwind

Hard Easy

There are 2 reviews on this product:

CORE Kiteboarding GT 2010
Name:
Craig 
kitefinder.com - 02.11.2010 at 02:53 hour
Comments:
Awesome grunty kites. I had the 7m and 10.5 but changed to Naish Cults for the lighter bar pressure. The GT 7m is still my favourite kite to date, very fast, powerful. Hang on and enjoy the ride. 
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Name:
stef 
kitefinder.com - 15.10.2010 at 13:28 hour
Comments:
Big air kite! 
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