Core komt met een nieuwe kite; de Xlite. Core had nog geen 1 strutter en kon natuurlijk niet achterblijven!
It’s been a while since we introduced a new product under the Specialized Series banner, our line of highly focused, single-purpose gear. We’ll never add a product to this line unless we can make something special. Extraordinary. For the select few who appreciate the finest, laser-focused gear. The new XLITE ticks all the boxes and answers the call for a dedicated, high-performance foil kite. A no compromise, all in, one strut inflatable with features unique to the niche discipline of foiling.
One of foiling’s defining attributes is the ability to #gokiting when traditional kiters can’t. Hydrofoils are so efficient that they need a special kite to maximize performance. XLITE, an offspring from the Nexus and Section kites, went through a comprehensive lightweighting program which shed an honest 20% in weight. It’s true! Foiling the XLITE in 8-10 knots has never been easier!
Mass reduction isn't easy. So, we experimented with new leading edge materials, new bridles, and one strut designs. After exhaustive R&D, our designers zeroed in on CoreTex for the canopy and new ExoTex Light for the leading edge. CoreTex adds support and power to the one strut canopy. ExoTex Light brings similar strength as our current ExoTex leading edge dacron yet is more than 10% lighter. We developed thinner, anti-snag bridles that further reduce weight and improve water relaunching. No detail was too small to lightweight. In the end, we hit our 20% mass reduction target. And we're super happy about that!