Hello to the XLITE 2

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Accelerate your progression with the Core XLITE 2…

There’s nothing better than silently traversing your liquid playground with the new XLITE 2. Imagine effortless and precise riding in even the lightest of winds with our fully optimized foiling kite. Add a Sensor 3 Pro Foil bar and SLC foil for a combo that will accelerate your foiling progression.

The canopy material receives a major upgrade that adds more muscle and durability -a big plus- for single strut kites. We added 2 and 3-meter sizes for slicing up the Gorge and a 13.5m for those super-light summer breezes. Heavily modified bridle, panels, and shape accommodate the new smaller sizes to deliver the ultimate foiling experience.

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The XLITE 2 in detail
The Specialized Series XLITE 2 is a one-strut foil kite that's tuned to perfection. By fusing the power of our Nexus allrounder and the superlative drifting from our unbeatable Section wave kite we created a foiling machine that's an honest 30% lighter than the already light Nexus. The new CoreTex 2.0 canopy features massively improved tear resistance in both directions, slight weight savings, and a new emulsion that improves flight, durability, and longevity. The ExoTex Light on our struts and leading edge is super tough yet lighter than our industry-leading airframe material. Thinner, anti-snag bridles further reduce weight and improve water relaunching.

Proprietary dacron and canopy material give it an edge.

XLITE 2 leverages CORE's decade-long material innovation with its ExoTex Light frame and new CoreTex 2.0 canopy material. ExoTex Light provides industry-leading frame stiffness, while CORE's proprietary canopy fabric adds more muscle. CORE's industry-leading triple ripstop canopy fabric is marginally lighter and features massively improved tear resistance, stiffness, and durability. The new coating process aids stability in higher winds -a big plus- for single strut kites. CoreTex 2.0 sets the standard in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection, and elongation.

Expanded line-up.

CORE added 2 and 3-meter sizes for slicing up the Gorge and a 13.5m for those super-light summer breezes. It's not easy to further shrink the XLITE 2, so CORE changed the bridle, panels, and shape to accommodate the new smaller sizes. The highly modified 2 and 3m exceeded CORE's expectations by delivering the same user experience as its larger siblings. On the other end, the new 13.5m is surprisingly agile and designed for the lightest of light wind days.

New look.

The kite designers have been in a colorful mood, and it's rubbed off on the XLITE 2. Also, two color options are now available – white or black. It may be tough to decide which color to choose, but it will be easy to see your foiling progression accelerate with either color.

CORE's Sensor 3 Pro Foil bar completes the XLITE2.

SLE foil kites are sensitive to heavy kite lines that sag and affect steering. To maximize your XLITE 2's performance, we recommend our new Sensor 3 Pro Foil bar. It comes with a narrower all-carbon bar with hidden line winders, palm- friendly bar ends, and lines that are 20% thinner. Thinner lines reduce drag and improve water relaunching in marginal conditions. The foil bar comes with 22m Tectanium lines (16m+2m+4m) that are rated for 300+kg. Additional 3m extensions are found in the bar bag for those who prefer longer lines.

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LW PROFILE: Drift-tuned camber for light wind magic.
FUTURE-C SHAPE: For fast, tight turns when jibing.
CIT MODES: Customizable “power steering” and turning speed. ULTRASHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM: For improved kite feedback.
INSTANT RELAUNCH: Easy, strut-supported waterstarts.
SPEED VALVE 2: Fast, reduced effort inflation.
SPEED PUMP SYSTEM: High capacity, all strut inflation.
SENSOR BAR READY: Calibrated for all Sensor bar systems.

Find out more about the XLITE 2 at: corekites.com/us/xlite-2


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