CORE’s all-new foiling specific kite is out now

One strut, super light construction, tons of performance 




Core have been developing a new line of kites called the Specialised Series that’s made up of some highly engineered SLEs designed for unhindered performance in one discipline – be it wave riding, foiling  or megaloops. The XLITE is the latest edition to that series.

It’s a no compromise, all in, one strut inflatable with features that make it unique to the foiling discipline.


XLITE – FOIL BETTER from CORE Kiteboarding on Vimeo.

20% lighter than two of Core’s other kites, the Nexus and the Section, the XLITE benefits from the Section’s drifting skills in waves but also that same Nexus-like low-end power in light conditions. The extra juice (and lighter overall weight) allows you to ride a smaller kite than you might usually (even on a foil) and the kite’s higher canopy aspect ratio makes it sit forward in the window so that you don’t overtake it on your foil.



Core have used their CoreTex material for the canopy and the new ExoTex Light for the leading edge. The CoreTex adds support to the one strut canopy while the ExoTex is nearly as strong, but also 10% lighter. Further weight reduction’s been achieved with anti-snag bridles that also improve the kite’s handling and water relaunching.


CORE XLite relaunch


Although it’s light at the bar and easy to depower, it still has a direct response to your input so its quick and easy to manoeuvre and Core reckon you’ll be able to get out on one of these in winds as low as eight knots. That’s foil kite territory right there..




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