Take a look at the new Core XLITE 2 Kitesurfing Kite at S2AS!
The XLITE 2 answers the call for a dedicated, high-performance foil kite. A no-compromise one strut inflatable with features unique to the niche discipline of foiling. 30% lighter than our fantastic Universal+ Series Nexus, the XLITE 2 drifts in virtually no wind and will stay in the sky even when pumping through a lull.
The big news is Core have replaced the canopy with CoreTex 2.0 and expanded the sizes on both ends. The new canopy material adds more muscle and durability -a big plus- for single strut kites. Core added 2 and 3-meter sizes for slicing up the Gorge and a 13.5m for those super-light summer breezes. It wasn’t easy to shrink the XLITE 2 so we heavily modified the bridle, panels, and shape to accommodate the new smaller sizes.
Designed specifically for Core's Specialized Series; banner a unique line of products designed to fulfil a sole purpose and with the Xlite 2 kite, that purpose is to be a truly outstanding, no compromise one strut inflatable kite with features specific to the unique discipline of foiling!
One of the defining attributes of foiling is the ability to go kiting in conditions that would be unavailable to a traditional twintip or wave kiteboard, and in order to achieve this, a specialized kite is required, enter the Xlite 2! Originating as a hybrid of two specific Core kites; the Section and the Nexus, by utilising the phenomenal wave properties of the Section with the power of the Nexus in super light winds! The Xlite 2 is a kite that can be both sized down and with an increased canopy aspect ratio to ensure that the kite stays ahead of the foil.
In order, to achieve these incredible properties the Xlite 2 went through a comprehensive lightweighting program in order to shed an incredible 10% in weight, for a kite that allows riders to still foil in 8-10 knots! To achieve this incredible weight reduction Core experimented with new leading edge materials and bridles until they were completely satisfied, settling with the CoreTex canopy for added support and power to the one strut design, ExoTex Light leading edge for a strong dacron material that is 10% lighter and lastly a thinner, anti-snag bridle that further reduces weight and improves water relaunching.
With perfect kite balance and super direct bar feel, the Xlite makes learning new moves a blast!
Future C-Shape: True C-kite feel. For snappy turns with a controlled and consistent pull.
CIT Modes: Fully adjustable kite handling characteristics. Wave mode makes the kite turn faster and increases depower, whilst Freestyle increases the trun radius and stabilizes the kite and adds a little extra grunt. The Xlite 2 comes out of bag in the Allround mode that sits nicely between the two
One Strut Light Frame: Delivering vastly superior light wind control versus strutless canopy due to reduced canopy flutter, along with offering greater water relaunching capabilites ideal for thise light wind conditions
Exotex® Light Ultra Rigid Dacron: Zero stretch airframe utilising a radical reinforcing thread pattern and protective coating process that allows for a higher pressure with a smaller diameter
Coretex® Triple Ripstop Canopy: Extreme durability and UV protection setting the benchmark for longevity and tear resistance
LW Profile: Generating power and speed with a shifted back camber for improved drifting. Alway feel in total control whether bearing downwinf of carving jibes
Ultrashort Bridle System: Improved kite feedback.
Instant Relaunch: Reliable water starts in difficult conditions.
Speed Valve 2: The Speed Valve 2 connects directly to any standard 20mm OD twist lock pump hose. The Speed Valve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times and noticeably reduces pump pressure. This inflation/deflation system is so good you may even have the energy for an extra trick or two.
Speed Pump System: Fully pumped in no time. Huge air hoses and strut valves allow uninhibited air flow. And when you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts :)
Sensor Bar Ready: For maximum kite feedback and control pair this kite with a Sensor 2 or 2S bar.
6 Year Parts Availability: Core's Industry leading durability is backed by a 6-year replacement parts guarantee