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Core XR4 Product Review-The Core Riot Is Back With A Sinister New Twist

June 11, 2015

Experience the new  ExoTex® equipped CORE XR4.  And now available in black!
Riot XR4 Bag

The 4th generation XR is here. A power delta bow kite for pure adrenaline pumping hangtime. A high performance all-rounder that delivers ridiculous whoo-hoos in any conditions.



And now available, for the first time ever, in a color other than our original white (BrightWhite10) version. “TechBlack10, as we call it, has special meaning to us." CORE Chief, Bernie Hiss, explains. "Our legendary sister company, Carved, introduced its’ first kite in 2005. And exactly ten kite iterations later, CORE is a world leader in kite innovation. We mark this milestone with the TechBlack10 version.” adds Bernie.




The new XR generation is still the same power freeride machine loved by beginners and pros alike for its no nonsense comfort  and ease of use in waves or freestyle. The XR4 and XR4 LW light wind edition has not forgotten its roots as a kiter’s first kite. Or its reputation for generating miles of smiles on those low wind days.

We carried over features like our Intelligent Arc flight control and Short Bridle System that made the previous generation so good in the first place. We tweaked some features to make them even better. Like reducing pump time by improving airflow in the Speed Pump System. And adding new Grintex® patches on the leading edge and tips for better protection.

We just love how the kite responds to our Sensor 2 bar. Feedback is precise and immediate. Trim adjustments are effortless. If you happen to fall, no problem, the kite will drift depowered on one front line until it comes to rest in a launch ready position.

ExoTex® Dacron. Made in Germany. Exceptionally strong.

The XR4 distinguishes itself from the prior model with the first ever use of CORE ExoTex® Dacron. ExoTex® is made in Germany by Dimension Polyant, the world leader in yacht sail design and manufacturing. The new fabric features an asymmetrical weave which increases dimensional stability without adding additional weight. ExoTex allows us to improve airflow by reducing the leading edge and strut diameters. Despite reducing all five strut diameters our new ExoTex Dacron improved kite stiffness and flight characteristics. The XR4 is more stable, can point higher and go bigger. Yes, we squeezed even more hangtime in for those seeking the ultimate big air machine.

Reach new heights with the  XR4.

5.0 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 | 12.0 | 13.5 | LW 15.0 | LW 17.0 | LW 19.0

Key feature snapshot:

ExoTex® Dacron: Ultra stable, high performance Dacron with asymmetrical weave
CoreTex®: Triple ripstop canopy fabric
Two color options: BrightWhite10 or TechBlack10
5 Strut Frame: Optimal stability at any attitude
Delta Bow Shape: More power and even more depower
Intelligent Arc: Adjustable wingspan on demand
Short Bridle System: For improved kite feedback
CORE Intelligent Trim System (CIT): Customizable bar pressure, tension and turning speed
Instant Auto Relaunch: Effortless recovery every time
Speed Valve 2: Faster than ever kite inflation
Speed Pump System: Improved all strut inflation
Sensor 2 Bar: Fully compatible for precise kite control and unparalleled Supported Single Frontline Safety system.


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