Sizes Available: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.5, 15, 17, 19m
High Wind Test Sizes: 5, 7m
Meet the new XR5 and experience the latest iteration in CORE performance, the kind of performance only achieved after a decade of incremental and innovative improvements. We build a power delta bow kite that unleashes pure freeride awesomeness. As a member of the Universal+ series of kites, the XR5 is designed to perform in all conditions and disciplines. Like the gusty conditions typically found on big inland lakes, or fast oceanfront beach breaks. A Universal+ Series kite is also designed to excel in one area, for the XR5, it’s power freeriding, a catch-all that includes huge airtime and hooked-in freestyle mastery.
Visit for more info: www.corekites.com/us/kites/xr5
We tested the XR5 with the Sensor 2S bar which features a dual adjustable length bar (46/52 cm) with 24m length lines. It comes equipped with a spectra sheeting/throw line, replaceable plastic insert, no sliding stopper, non-molded non removable donkey dick, double center-line safety depower, high V, above bar depower custom Clam cleat with a Velcro tuning handle to keep the depower control toggle from tangling and a twisting quick release with auto swivel that doubles as a quick release guard and integrates ceramic bearings for longevity. With knotted center lines and outside loops, the length of sheeting/throw can be adjusted for varying arm lengths of kiters or the type of riding. The non-molded foam floats are connected to the bar ends with the tips of the bar being hard. Overall, the diameter of the Core bar is fairly slim and feels good in the hand, while the outside leader lines allow riders to adjust the length of the outside lines for stretch or tuning. The Team praised the bar’s simplicity with medium plush stamped grip and its small but sufficient bar end winders with non-retractable bungees.
Visit for more info on the bar: www.corekites.com/us/bars/sensor-2s