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    Martin Lark

    Core Section 2 and Impact 2 Kites




    CORE Section 2  and Impact 2

    COREunleashes 2nd Generation comp level Wave and C - kite.

    Fehmarn, Germany  18 .0 7 .2017

    Two  years  ago,  the  brand  behind  the  Universal+  Series  of  Allrounder  kites  with  superpowers  launched  a  range  of  single  purpose  kites,  known  as  the  Specialized  Series.  It  was  a  departure  from  CORE’s  Universal+  Series  which  included  the  infamous GTS4, the big air XR5, and the wave oriented Free - kites  that  are  known  for  their  multi - discipline  skills.  Nevertheless, the Specialized Series kites were built without  compromise to serve one discipline exceptionally well. For the  Impact 2 and Section 2, it’s comp level wakestyle and waves.  Clearly,  th e  market  was  ready  for  thoroughbred  kites  judging  by  the  phenomenal  response  from  the  kiteboarding  community.  The  success  of  the  Specialized  Series  drove  the  development  team to work even harder on the second generation models.

    Although  the  Specialized  Se ries  is  not  for  everyone  and  is  targeted to a small niche group of kiters, the demand for the  original Section exceeded the most optimistic projections. “We  never  expected  this  level  of  demand,”  CORE - CEO  Bernie  Hiss  explains. The success of the Section val idated the Specialized  Series concept and made the decision to invest more resources  into his favorite kite much easier.




    Section 2  – A better drifting, lighter, wave kite.

    The  second  gen  Section  is  built  for  both  traditional  and  freestyle - wave  (surfstyl e)  enthusiasts  with  serious  depower  for down - the - line drifting and incredible control off the lip.  “Weight management is a critical component in performance wave  kites,”  Chief  Designer,  Frank  Ilfrich  begins,  “and  we’ve  leveraged  our  proprietary  fabrics  to  achieve  further  gains.”  CORE’s  no - stretch  ExoTex  Dacron  frame  incorporates  a  unique  radial reinforcing thread pattern that enables higher pressure  airframes with smaller diameters. It improves airflow, flight  stability, and rider feedback by substantially  increasing tube  strength  and  rigidi ty  despite  reducing  diameters.  “ExoTex  creates a lighter yet more robust canopy that’s ideally suited  for  wave  riding,”  Frank  concludes.  The  Section  2’s  acclaimed  ExoTex  airframe  holds  a  better  shape  in  gusts  and  improves water relaunching in big waves.




    The Section 2 carries over its small diameter ExoTex airframe,  lightweight  surf  construction,  and  super  quick  reflexes  from  its  predecessor.  The  design  team  found  additional  weight  savings  and  rigidity  improvements  on  the airframe.  And  they  simplified  the  intelligent  trim  system  that  customizes  bar  feeling and turning speed. 

    CORE’s  no  compromise  Section  2  is  designed  to  improve  every  wave riding experience with effortless directional control and  the right amount of pull  to keep strapless riders upwind and  on  their  board.  Freestylers  will  love  the  confidence  and  in - air  control  to  land  those  physics  defying  aerials.  When  it  comes to waves, the Section 2 is ‘all in.’




    Perfect for foilboarding too!

    This drifting phenom with  huge range pairs perfectly with any  foilboard.  Its  lightweight  construction,  nimble  behavior,  and  reduced lateral forces make it an unexpectedly awesome foiling  kite.  It  won't  yank  you  off  your  board,  and  it  zips  through  lulls  with  ease.  Yup,  the  Section  2 will  amaze  you  with  its  foiling pedigree.

    Section 2 LW: Small Wave  Phenomenon .

    The new Section 2 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  14m  wave kite if you haven’t ridden one. If you ask Rob Kidnie, a  CORE team rider in Indonesia, which Section 2 is his favorite,  he’ll  say  the  14m  LW.  “The  old  rule  of  thumb  that  a  smaller  kite  is  always  better may  no  longer  apply  to  the  the  LW,”  suggests Bernie Hiss, CORE’s CEO and avid wave rider.




    Impact 2: Two new sizes. And even more impact!

    You  can  count  on  one  hand  the  number  of  true,  bridleless  C - kites that remain in the marketplace. C - kite R&D has suffe red  as a result. But not with the design team at CORE. The company  gambled on the marketability of the original Impact. Over the  next  two  years,  the  kite  developed  a  cult  following  amongst  hardcore  wakestyle  riders.  And  now,  Impact  riders  can  celebrate the release of the Impact 2!

    The  new  model  carries  over  its  classic  C - kite  shape,  bridleless  5  line  setup,  and  five  strut  airframe.  The  new  model  features  a  higher  aspect  ratio,  a  deeper  cut  ‘C’,  and  increased  trim  options.  With  two  more  sizes,  this  wakestyl e  machine is comp ready. An expanded wind range is achieved with  the help of CORE’s exclusive no - stretch ExoTex airframe. Chief  Kite  Designer,  Frank  Ilfrich  further  explains,  “A  narrower leading  edge  and  flatter  canopy  give  the  new  Impact  2  more  speed,  red uced  lateral  forces,  and  serious  high - end  control.  You’re gonna love it.”

    Wakestyle pros should take note that the new 8 and 15m sizes  fill out the model range and better accommodates power riders  who  prefer  to  ride  one  size  bigger.  All  Sensor  2  bars  are  compatible  with  the  Impact  2  and  are  easily  converted  to  a  five  line  bar  with  the  5  line  upgrade  kit  that  comes  with  every kite. The engineers added a deeper ‘V’ on the fifth line  to make it less sensitive to trimming. The 7,8, and 9m kites  also  sport  high er  aspect  ratios  which  are  evident  when  looping. 

    Section  2  and  Impact  2  – Ready  to  enjoy  at  a  retailer  near  you.

    The high - performance Section 2 and Impact 2 are in stock now.  If going “all in” is your kite philosophy, then make your way  to the nearest  authorized CORE retailer to meet your match.

    Section 2 Sizes:
    4.0 | 5.0 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 | LW 12.0 | LW

    Impact 2 Sizes:
    7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 11.0 | 13.0 | 15.0




    Section 2 Features:

    1. Ultra Light Frame: Super light yet amazingly rig id and  durable.
    2. Surf Profile: Wave tuned camber and aspect ratio.
    3. ExoTex® Ultra Rigid Dacron: Zero stretch airframe.
    4. CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Canopy: Extreme durability and UV  protection.
    5. Future - C Shape: True C - kite feel. For snappy turns with a  controlled  and consistent pull.
    6. Radical Reaction Tips: C - style shaped wingtips for faster  bar response.
    7. Short Bridle System: Improved kite feedback.  
    8. CORE Intelligent Trim (CIT): Customizable “power steering”  and turning speed.
    9. Instant Auto Relaunch: Reliable waterst arts in difficult  conditions.
    10. Speed Valve 2: Quick, reduced effort inflation.
    11. Speed Pump System: Super fast all strut inflation.
    12. Sensor Bar Ready: For maximum kite feedback and control.




    Impact 2 Features:

    1. Deep C - Shape: Proven. Powerful. And pure C.
    2. Classic - C Tips: Consistent pull through every turn.
    3. 5 Line Setup: Includes „5th Line Set“, to convert any  Sensor 2 bar system.
    4. ExoTex® Ultra Rigid Dacron: Zero stretch airframe.
    5. CoreTex® Triple Ripstop Canopy: Extreme durability and UV  protection.
    6. Speed Va lve 2: Quick, reduced effort inflation.
    7. Speed Pump System: Super fast all strut inflation.
    8. 5 Strut Frame: Maximum stability and power.
    9. Active 5th Line Safety: Classic safety system re - invented.
    10. Custom Trim System: Three backline adjustments and five(!)  fro ntline adjustments.
    11. Rapid Relaunch: Reliable waterstarts.
    12. Sensor Bar Ready: For maximum kite feedback and control.



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