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By Martin Lark
CORE Fusion 4 & Fusion 4LW
1). CORE Fusion 4 and Fusion 4LW
CORE and Carved Customs have consistently manufactured kiteboards with innovative designs, proprietary materials, and the highest quality. After four generations of improvements, the fresh Fusion 4 is finally here. CORE's newest twintip carries over the proven engineering from the Fusion 3 and squeezes even more Cartan carbon into an improved outline.
2). CORE Fusion 4 and Fusion 4LW
Leveraging proven board construction.
CORE's bestseller inherits its predecessor's proven Cartan carbon sandwich construction and CNC milled Paulownia core. Cartan carbon is CORE's proprietary 30° biaxial carbon fiber layupthat optimizes board torsion and longitudinal flex in a way traditional 90° carbon fiber cannot. The 12,000 filament, low resin carbon fiber is responsible for much of the Fusion's signature board feel. This build method encourages good flex when gybing, controlling chop; and reduces bad flex (aka negative rocker) when landing hard.
Powerfully light, marine grade Paulownia wood is the heart of every Fusion. The laminated, long-grained woodcore gives CORE boards dimensional stability, decay resistance, and a lightweight yet distinctively powerful character.
3). CORE Fusion 4 and Fusion 4LW
Time tested Multi-Channels and Deep Vee keel.
The channels worked so well on the Fusion 3; CORE continued the design on the new board.A center channel follows the length of the board and provides extra depth for the deep V-keel. In addition to the center channel, two ¾ length outer channels further improve edging. Inspired by the legendary handling of deep V powerboats in rough waters, CORE added a deep V-shaped keel along the entire length of the board to penetrate chop. Cruising has never been more comfortable.
4). CORE Fusion 4 and Fusion 4LW
Improved Vario Rails.
The rails feature a variable thickness profile, increasing 6mm in depth from the tips to the grab handle. The design team shaved the thickness of the board (saving weight) while maintaining its flex properties by adding more Cartan carbon between the pads.This softens up the tips ever so slightly, and the extra carbon releases more kinetic energy when called upon.
5). CORE Fusion 4 and Fusion 4LW
New deck and improved outline.
The new, lighter Fusion 4 receives a fresh new look and a smashing new topcoat that blocks the sun's harmful UV rays. Although our board designer tweaked the board's outline to reduce unwanted spray, he stayed faithful to that signature 'on water' feel everyone loves.
6). CORE Fusion 4 and Fusion 4LW
Fusion 4 LW. Lightwind has never been this fun.
Alive. Energetic. Fun. Not the words commonly associated with a lightwind session. But, try a new Fusion 4 LW and see for yourself. Maybe lightwind cruising can be a lot more fun than you ever imagine. The LW’s receive the same upgrades as its smaller siblings to reduce their weight and improve cruising performance.
7). CORE Fusion 4 and Fusion 4LW
Now in stores.
Demo the new Fusion 4 and 4 LW and discover the power of Cartan carbon. Don’t forget to check out the optional pad and strap systems that are designed for the board. The Union Comfort pad and straps are CORE's single velcro design, and the Union Pro model is the fully customizable double velcro setup. Find the Fusion 4 and 4 LW at any authorized CORE retailer.
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CORE Fusion 4:EUR 949,- CORE Fusion 4 LW:EUR 949,- CORE Union Comfort:EUR 139,- CORE Union Pro 3:EUR 199,-
8). CORE Fusion 4 and Fusion 4LW
Cartan® carbon: CORE's proprietary 30° biaxial carbon fiber rovingthat optimizes torsional and longitudinal flex for a unique riding experience. Vario Rails: Variable rail thickness for better control. Vee Rocker: More rocker underfoot and less rocker towards tips. 3D Wood Core: The heart of the Fusion 4 is marine grade, CNC milled Paulownia. Diamond 3D-Shape: Directs forces to where they are best used. V-Shaped Keel: Cuts through chop and delivers pillow-soft landings. Multi-Channels: Unbelievable grip and upwind tracking. Double Concave: Amazing hold in corners.
9). CORE Fusion 4 and Fusion 4LW
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By Martin Lark
CORE XLITE: FOIL
Specialized Series, CORE’s line of highly focused, single-purpose gear adds a new kite. The XLITE answers the call for a dedicated, high performance foil kite. A no compromise, all in, one strut inflatable with features unique to the niche discipline of foiling.
1). Core XLite
A tailor-made foil kite.
One of foiling’s defining attributes is the ability to #gokiting when traditional kiters can’t. Hydrofoils are so efficient that they need a kite that flies in virtually no wind. "We set a very high bar when we release a new Specialized Series product and our new foil kite is no exception" comments Philip Schinnagel, CORE's managing director. XLITE, an offspring from the Nexus and Section kites, went through a comprehensive lightweighting program which shed 20% in weight. Foiling the XLITE in 8-10 knots has never been easier.
2). Core XLite
3). Core XLite
The devil is in the details.
Mass reduction isn’t easy. So, CORE experimented with new leading edge materials, bridles, andone strut designs. After exhaustive R&D, our designers zeroed in on CoreTex for the canopy and new ExoTex Light for the leading edge. "CoreTex brings power and support to our single strut canopy" explains Frank Ilfrich, CORE's chief designer. "And our testing found ExoTexLight is similar in strength as our currentExoTexleading edge dacron yet is 10% lighter." New, lighter bridles (and redesigned attachment points) prevent line snag when relaunching. No detail was too small to lightweight. In the end, CORE’s 20%mass reduction target was achieved.
4). Core XLite
The power of the Nexus and the drift of the Section.
The XLITE’s design genus is inspired by CORE’s wave phenom, the Section, and the Nexus, a multi-talented allrounder. The XLITE benefits from the Section’s drifting skills in waves. Yes! The XLITE is wave ready! Send the XLITE, and you’ll feel that Nexus power in super light winds. Enough juice that allows you to size down. CORE’s designers increased the canopy’s aspect ratio (higher than the Section) so the kite can keep up with the foil at speed. With perfect kite balance and super direct bar feel, the XLITE makes learning new moves a blast.
5). Core XLite
CORE’s new Sensor 2S Pro Foil bar completes the package.
SLE foil kites are sensitive to heavykite lines that sag and affect steering. To maximize yourXLITE'sperformance, we recommend our new Sensor 2S Pro Foil bar.It comes with a shorter all carbon bar in 39/45cm width and super adjustable lines that are 20% thinner. Thinner lines also 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.
6). Core XLite
7). Core XLite
Sizes: 4.0 | 5.0 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 | 12.0
Pricing from: EUR1.099,-
EXOTEX® LIGHT ULTRA RIGID DACRON: Super light, zero stretch airframes. CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY: Powerful. Durable. And UV protected. ONE STRUT LIGHT FRAME: Lightweight driftability. Easy water relaunching. 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.
XLITE - FOIL BETTER
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