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Core XR lovers.....

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Created by shi thouse A week ago, 4 Jun 2019
shi thouse
WA, 774 posts
4 Jun 2019 8:21PM
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Going by the marketing blurb it looks hard to tell it apart from XR5. Same materials, characteristics, write up....looks the same. Bet you price is not the same.

MDSXR6T
WA, 984 posts
4 Jun 2019 10:54PM
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I'm probably the biggest Core fanboi around, i fall into the super heavy weight kiter category so i know they are genuinely bomb proof, great kites but geez they've really OD'd on the marketing BS this time

Most of that promo video really misses the mark, less amarok, sand and flicky flicky and more 20m+ boosts. In saying that, if i had the money i'd buy a new 12m for next summer but that's looking really unlikely at this stage. RRP of almost $3500 for a 12m and new sensor bar... no chance.

"It's T minus 3 and you've lined up the perfect ramp in the distance. It's still a way off yet the anticipation of liftoff is intoxicating. The stars line up, your timing is perfect and you pull hard on your backhand. Where will your XR6 take you? For some, well into the troposphere. And for others, the XR6 will deliver a never-ending rocket ride"

"Intelligent Arc is a bridle configuration that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear and direct way. Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, the XR6 increases its wingspan with a pull on the bar. Likewise, sheeting out makes the kite fold in its wings and depower. Intelligent Arc helps you rip upwind, extends your float time, and cushions your landings"

"Don't believe us? Ask Maarten Haeger and Ross-Dillon Player who recently went interstellar sending their XRs. Maarten's vacation turned surreal when he smashed the 30m barrier with an amazing 10 storey high jump on January 2nd, 2019. Now, it's your turn to break some personal bests with the new XR6"

"Just imagine a kite that practically anticipates every turn, as if it's hot-wired to your brain"

CJ2478
NSW, 328 posts
5 Jun 2019 1:27PM
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Kite looks good, although unsure what changes have actually been made to previous iteration..

More interested if they will ever do away with the dodgy twist release on the bar. The bar otherwise is a fine piece of engineering. The ceramic bearing swivel is a work of art... Just that QR that is a dud. If you're riding it on a slider rope and need to activate it, it may require two hands as the entire chicken loop on the slider rope will twist, preventing the QR from activating.

ActionSportsWA
WA, 668 posts
5 Jun 2019 12:23PM
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Hi MDSX,

The Price for the XR6 12m and bar isn't 3500???

Depending upon the bar you select. Kite is around $2300 which is about on par with all major brands. The Sensor Bar 2S is $699 which makes it around $3K RRP. I'm sure if you drop into your local Core stockist, you will be able to negotiate a reasonable price

DM

MDSXR6T
WA, 984 posts
5 Jun 2019 12:34PM
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Darren, my rrp just came from the Core website so my apologies

Have you guys seen or got them yet? If so do you think its an improvement over the XR5?

Gazuki
WA, 912 posts
5 Jun 2019 12:56PM
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Best wave kite on the market!

shi thouse
WA, 774 posts
5 Jun 2019 1:48PM
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Wave kite...lol!

eppo
WA, 7038 posts
5 Jun 2019 7:13PM
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Someone sent me this. Good review. I like how he mentions the dropping of the low end grunt. One thing I didn't like about them. Gonna demo this one for sure.

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Gateman
QLD, 278 posts
5 Jun 2019 11:59PM
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Really awesome review and wanted to demo one in spite of not having a local Core Dealer but then all of a sudden it seemed "one sided". Guess my view came from the last statement in the video: "If you're not riding this kite, something is wrong with you!"
I'd like to know what other brands/models they have in their "hire shop" they are comparing the XR to.

ActionSportsWA
WA, 668 posts
6 Jun 2019 11:16AM
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MDSXR6T said..
Darren, my rrp just came from the Core website so my apologies

Have you guys seen or got them yet? If so do you think its an improvement over the XR5?


Hey mate,

We have a couple of demo models on their way over to us. Should have them in a week or so. Pity we don't have them now for this weekend

Will let you know when they are available for a demo.

DM

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1645 posts
7 Jun 2019 8:29AM
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Well I lost a kilo and added my own graphics - now my Xr5 jumps like the 6,,, yay
Good onya Core - if it ain't broke - don't fix it.
The 'All seeing Eye' keeps Woo users honest haa haa



froghoppa
NSW, 13 posts
7 Jun 2019 5:37PM
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That was deep!! And I like its hidden conitations.

wishy
WA, 1367 posts
7 Jun 2019 9:11PM
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The dream day of my life is demoing back to back:
8m rebel vs 8m XR6 vs 8m Edge in 35+knots. (With 4 metre waves and boots on a heavy rocker board)

If I had the money I would probably buy them all.

LeighMajor
NSW, 282 posts
2 hours ago , 17 Jun 2019 4:02PM
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Gazuki said..
Best wave kite on the market!


If you want a wave kite don't get an XR.Demo a Core Nexus.
Had both .Nexus Rules as a wave all round kite.IMO



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