High, higher, highest: with the XR8, Core has once again taken things up a notch in terms of big air.
The XR series is known for pure power in high jumps. If you look at big air competitions or the Woo leaderboard, the XR glider stands out. It also offers a sporty freeride package.
With its Delta Bow shape and strong framework of five struts, the XR8 stands out for its enormous lift. The explosive power comes to the fore at take-off. Fast but controlled, the wing pulls upwards like an elevator. After the peak of the jump, you sail back down with first-class hangtime. You get a unique feeling of shearing. This, especially in combination with a downloop, allows you to land again buttery smooth after super high jumps.
To finish rotating your turns, to practice board-offs or just to be able to look at everything from above: With the XR8, you'll have plenty of time to do so in the air.
With the XR8, even more power has been teased out for kiteloop performance. High, but also less high kiteloops are no problem for the XR8. It loops significantly better and catches you earlier to make a softly braked landing easier.
The XR series from the house of Core has long been characterized by high popularity among many kiters and counts as one of the most successful kites ever. It is not only suitable for big air professionals, but also offer a comfortable ride for freeriding and relaxed cruising through your favorite spot. At the same time, the wing is characterized by easy, forgiving handling and the highest KontolliertbarKITE in a wide wind range. Steering impulses are transmitted precisely and pleasantly, so that sine turns as well as the steering impulse before take-off feel very comfortable. So the XR8 has top high performance freeride characteristics.
The high controllability is particularly evident when stronger gusts pass through and the XR still flies calmly and does not make any shenanigans. This is due to the dimensionally stable framework of five struts, which is very stable. For a five-strut kite, the XR still flies early in the sky. The kite is super controllable, especially at the high end, so that despite the strong power, a perfect takeoff and holding the edge seems easy. Therefore, fun can be had with the XR in a wide wind range.
What is advantageous for both freeriders and big air kiters is effortless upwind riding. Due to the shape of the XR series, the kite flies very close to the edge of the wind window, which makes it easier to turn into a steeper course. Gaining altitude is super easy with the XR8.
After a high jump, you'll be back where you left off faster without having to cross up forever. So you can jump almost all the way through the session if you want.