I go black on all mine for precisely that reason. Lying down under the canopy I can do my checks in no time. Can’t help you with respect to the fashion statement since I only care about performance. “Looking cool” is what your skill development is for anyways. And in my humble biased opinion, you won’t find better build quality anywhere. Go with the Pro bar too if you can. Ridiculous setup..alford wrote: ↑Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:13 pmCurious what most buyers go with, white or black? The black is not very festive and white will show canopy stains quite easily I'd think. Core is just so damn serious looking, I guess that's part of the German engineering. I also believe performance is the most attractive "color" so I know I'm being stupid here but just wish their kites would be colorful in a simple and tasteful way. For me some of the 2017 North kites achieved this. To each his own but wondering what you all think about Core's look or style.
Agreed. There’s a lot of criticism levelled at Core products that I never hear elaborated further. They are not the most expensive and other producers, as you say, have no qualms about setting higher prices. I think what Core does better than anyone is keep it clean and simple while never compromising quality. A kind of Ocams Razor approach to kiteboarding. Their kite offering is also the most sensible in my view. Dedicated C-kite (Impact), dedicated wave kite (Section), freeride (Free), freeride/freestyle (XR5) and freestyle/wakestyle (GTS). All but the Impact come with light wind models so you can stay on your preferred model. Not like North for example, who clearly want you bouncing from one kite to the next and push overcomplicated innovations that, lets be honest, no one really needs. Like the click bar. Sure, I can see the novelty of trimming your back lines and why not pursue that area of development further, but don’t ask me to change my routine out on the water. That’s a massive turn off as a customer who knows what they want. You’re not re-inventing the wheel here, just adding parts to the carriage and it’s pretty obvious. I’ve compared a click bar to my pro bar and was not impressed. Too many moving parts and a price tag which, speaking of price gauging, was laughable in comparison. I just want a minimalist approach to my experience as a user with all the complicated stuff in my kite, bar and board ‘under the hood’ so to speak. Core ticks those boxes for me.andy00 wrote: ↑Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:00 pmI don't really understand why Core gets so much stick on price against other manufacturers...
Ozone Edge is pretty much the same price and the Rebel costs more, these are the top comparable kites.
I just got a 12 and 9 XR5 last month after demoing the XR4 many times.
In my opinion it's the best kite I have ridden. I am early intermediate, only riding hooked in and I like boosting, it jumps super easy and like you read everywhere else super soft landings.
Neither kite will disappoint, if you have the cash go for the XR5
Well, I don’t think you’ll regret getting the 2S or 2S+ If you think 150 Euro/Dollars more is too much. Only difference between the 2S and 2S+ Is the + gives you different line length options (18,20,22,24 if I remember right). Apart from that it’s the exact same bar. There’s no point getting the entry level Sensor 2 unless you’re a newbie who expects to thrash around and likely damage your gear.
Is that you in the video? Like I said before, no elaboration, just a chest POV of some dude (who isn’t jumping particularly well either) going flying and failing. I’ve seen this clip several times and in the comments section it is suggested that the rotor release was not properly reassembled. If this were a real problem Core would drop the twist release. It is not.knotmyfault wrote: ↑Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:19 amThe safety system is an entire discussion on its own and not exclusive to the Pro but gets criticised a lot for reasons I don’t quite understand. At least, no one cares to elaborate when I ask why but I like and trust this setup and am happy to explain if you want.
Sorry, I think I went on about the bar because for me anyways, it’s a bit of a package experience. They have the same wind range.