CORE just released their third-generation pure wave kite, the Section 3. Here's the must know…
Four years ago, the brand behind the Universal+ Series of Allrounder kites with superpowers launched a range of singlepurpose kites, known as the Specialized Series. It was a departure from CORE’s Universal+ Series which includes the infamous GTS5, the big air XR6, and the Nexus – kites that are known for their multi-discipline skills. Nevertheless, the Specialized Series kites were built without compromise to serve one discipline exceptionally well. Clearly, the market was ready for thoroughbred kites judging by the incredible response from the kiteboarding community. In those four years, the Specialized Series added an SLE foil kite and now, releases its legendary Section 3. CORE’s latest wave phenom features proven engineering from the Section 2 and expanded, easy to use, calibration options.
Amazing drift. More adjustability.
The third-gen Section is built for both traditional and freestyle-wave (surf-style) enthusiasts with serious depower for down-the-line drifting and incredible control off the lip. The Section 3 carries over its small diameter ExoTex airframe, lightweight surf construction, and super quick reflexes from its predecessor. And now, CORE’s chief designer, Frank Ilfrich, adds CIT MODES to the bridle and another wingtip connection point to give seasoned wave riders more control over their kite.
Now available with CIT MODES
CORE’s new CIT Modes calibrate the Section 3 according to wind direction. Three, anti-snag bridle attachment points make kite adjustments for onshore wind, all-round conditions, and offshore wind. The onshore setting sits the kite deeper in the wind window, giving it more grunt and better drift. The offshore setting sits the kite more forward in the wind window, giving it higher depower and faster forward speed. CORE also added one more back line trim point to give hardcore wave riders more control over their kite setup.
Leveraging proven kite construction.
Four years of big wave riding prove out CORE tough technology. CoreTex canopies and ExoTex airframes have powered the Sections from day one and have proven themselves in the most extreme big wave conditions. Ask any Section rider how their kite has stood up over time.
Under promise. And over deliver.
No fancy talk. No superlatives needed. Those who ride the Section know what they’re looking for in a new kite and big change isn’t one of them. So, we’ve stayed true to the original Section feel and focused on making the kite easier to set up (as in CIT Modes) and save weight where possible (shorter inflation tubes) while maintaining its bombproof construction.
Section 2 LW: Small waves and good vibes.
The Section 3 LW departs somewhat from traditional wisdom in that a bigger kite is counterproductive on waves. The new Section LW’s immense range lets riders easily spill the wind so they can focus on surfing. The LW’s agility and surface area to weight efficiency give the feeling of a smaller kite and yet it still has the pull to get you out of trouble in the lulls. And gusts are held in check with its incredible depower. It’s easy to question the efficacy of a 12 or 13.5m wave kite if you haven’t ridden one. If you ask Rob Kidnie, a CORE team rider in Bali, Indonesia, which Section 3 is his favorite, he’ll say the 13.5m LW.
Now in stores.
The high-performance Section 3 wave kite is now in stock. If going “all in” is your kite philosophy, then make your way to the nearest authorized CORE retailer to meet your match.
Sizes: 4.0 | 5.0 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 LW 12.0 | LW 13.5
Pricing from: EUR 1.099
• EXOTEX® ULTRA RIGID DACRON: For zero stretch airframes.
• CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY: Extreme durability and UV protection.
• ULTRALIGHT 3 STRUT FRAME: Super light yet amazingly rigid and durable.
• FUTURE-C SHAPE: True C-kite feel. For snappy turns with a controlled and consistent pull.
• SURF PROFILE: Wave tuned camber and aspect ratio.
• SHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM: Improved kite feedback.
• CIT MODES: Customizable “power steering” and turning speed.
• RADICAL REACTION TIPS: C-style shaped wingtips for fast bar response.
• INSTANT RELAUNCH: Effortless water relaunches.
• SPEED VALVE 2: Fast, reduced effort inflation.
• SPEED PUMP SYSTEM: Improved all strut inflation.
• SENSOR BAR READY: Calibrated for all Sensor bar systems.
Find out more about the new Section 3 at: corekites.com/us/kites/section-3