CORE 720 | GREEN ROOM | RIPPER 3
PRO WAVE PERFORMANCE
Three new boards. One huge surfboard range.
CORE completes its surfboard range with an aerialist and a big wave hunter.
Anyone who has met CORE Founder Bernie Hiss appreciates his passion for waves. Given the brand’s focus on kites and twin tips in recent years, you’d think that his interest in wave riding waned. But you’d be wrong. Instead, the brand behind the ubiquitous yellow and white kites invested heavily into the segment and not only updated the ever popular Ripper 2 but is releasing two additional surfboards. The skate/freestyle oriented 720, and the big wave hunter Green Room now joins the Ripper 3 in CORE’s surfboard lineup.
Avoiding groupthink, Fehmarn’s favorite engineers rejected contemporary materials and mass production when developing their latest two boards. Instead, they opted for classic glass and closed cell polyurethane foam. Experienced kitesurfers appreciate the inherent refinement of a custom glass board including its precise foil shape, symmetric rails, and the classic smooth ride. “Nothing matches the fine tolerances and flex memory of glass boards,” comments CORE CEO, Bernie Hiss. As one of the few remaining major brands to manufacture glass boards, CORE is steadfast in its belief that glass boards are superior in shape, feel, and performance. “You can tell the difference. Try one. You’ll see.” suggests Bernie.
All boards are available now for purchase at any authorized CORE retailer. They are priced at 899 Euro and ship with a rear pad. A larger selection of accessories is also available including 3 FCS II thruster fin sets, a center traction pad, a front traction pad, and CORE’s brand new foot straps.
1). Complete Surfboard
The SevenTwenty is CORE’s new-school, strapless freestyle rocket with stick-to-your-feet awesomeness. The 720 brings explosive style with its compact, no nose shape. But don’t be fooled. The SevenTwenty’s wave pedigree is still intact with plenty of nose rocker, a Round Winger Tail designed for snappy off-the-lip aerials, and the smooth ride you expect from a glass custom board. And it's just as comfortable in the flats, fakie style.
When it comes to versatility, CORE’s smallest wave board plays in the big leagues. The 720 is the star player that loves big waves, big style, and big speed. You’d think a tiny board like the 720 would need a lot more wind but its flatter rocker and more parallel shape surprisingly planes faster than the Ripper 3 making it a great choice for lightwind sessions. This easy riding, fast planing freestyle guru will not only raise your game but your pulse too.
2). Complete Surfboard
The all new, rounded pin tail, big wave board is designed for serious wave riders who seek indefatigable control in the pocket and on super steep monsters. It carves magnificent frontside turns on the the bottom while lesser boards are bouncing out of control. Polyurethane foam and glass construction allow CORE to precisely fine tune the rails, foil, and rocker for exceptional speed and agility on steep wave faces. A single concave that transitions into a vee delivers more grip. A double stringer design better supports the massive loads when used with straps. The 60/40 tucked under rail that transitions seamlessly into a hard tail rail provides greater maneuverability. Its narrow width, low volume (15% less than Ripper 3), and reduced lift pin tail give riders the grip and control needed to enter the Green Room. “But it’s not for everyone,” warns Bernie Hiss, CORE’s founder. “I designed this board for big wave hunters like myself.”
3). Complete Surfboard
The updated Ripper 3 is a smooth riding, strapped or strapless allrounder that fits neatly in the middle of CORE’s board range. The third generation of the much-loved Ripper features a revised tail shape, tucked-under rails, and slightly reduced width. A round tail replaces the previous board’s squash tail to give it a little more contact in the corners. The sharper 60/40 tucked-under rail improves water release for a little more speed and traction. Its double concave hull and double stringer design keep you in control over rough chop. This allrounder feels right at home on big, messy, wind driven lake swell and the super smooth reefs of Mauritius and Maui. Even ride the Ripper kiteless if the swell is nice and the wind isn’t. The Ripper 3 is CORE’s latest iteration of an allrounder for all your road trips, wherever they may take you.
720: 4’11’’ | 5’1’’ | 5’3’’
Green Room: 5’10’’ | 6’0’’
Ripper 3: 5’8’’ | 5’10’’ | 6’1’’
All CORE Surfboards come with a RearP Traction Pad, Leash Plug, and FCS II fin boxes.
Pricing from: EUR 899,-
- DESIGNED IN GERMANY. HANDCRAFTED IN PORTUGAL.
- ACTIVE FOAM CORE – Superior flex memory.
- CLASSIC GLASS COAT – Pros prefer it. So should you.
- SHORTBOARD OUTLINE – For optimal wave performance on any beach.
- TUCKED UNDER RAILS – Extreme grip and control in turns.
- STRAP READY – Your choice. Go strapless or add straps on Ripper 3 and Green Room.
- DOUBLE STRINGER – Torsion management on the Ripper 3 and Green Room.
- BLUNT NOSE – A CORE trademark on the Ripper 3 and Green Room
- THRUSTER FIN SETUP – Optimizes the balance between control and a loose, skatey feel.
- ORIGINAL FCS II SYSTEM – The world standard in fin systems.
- CORE Center Traction Pad
- CORE Front Traction Pad
- FCS II Fins "FCS II Carver GF Tri Set"
- FCS II Fins "FCS II Accelerator Neo Glass Tri Set"
- FCS II Fins "FCS II Accelerator PC Carbon Tri Set"
- CORE Straps