The new Core XR8 is the new generation of the cross ride kite with even more hang time, power and agility for freeriding and riding in the waves.
Engineered to perform in all conditions and disciplines. Especially the tricky winds typically found on big inland lakes and near complicated shorelines.
See how easy it is to earn your wings with the XR8’s new canopy material, precise flight control, and new, lighter build. After six years, the signature canopy material receives a major upgrade.
While newly enlisted kiters will enjoy its ease and range of use, experienced pilots will feel improved inflight stability. The overall lighter construction, ExoTex Light Struts, marginally lighter (polyester) canopy, and iterational shape and bridle improvements have testers telling us the XR8 is more turny, and playful than ever.
The XR8 is also designed to immediately drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water. One quick tug on the bar and the XR8 launches itself effortlessly. Riders will appreciate how easily the kite releases from the water when time is of the essence. And beginners gain confidence knowing their kite will be flying in no time.