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The brand new three strut construction of the Core GTS-6 is revolutionary rather than evolutionary. GTS fans will instantly feel right at home.
The GTS-6 has a beefed up leading edge and Core have made significant improvements to the struts. They’re now lighter and more robust. The new larger diameter ExoTex Light struts resist bending, save weight, and lend a sportier, punchier feel when looping. Don’t worry, everything you love about the GTS5 is still in the 6. The three strut, Future-C canopy still forms the nucleus of the GTS.
The GTS6 carries over its proven ExoTex 3 Strut Frame, Radical Reaction Tips, and Short Bridles. Core have optimized the leading edge diameters and tip geometry to improve flight stability especially when looping and now comes with new CIT Modes which customize the GTS6's handling characteristics.
In Wave mode, riders dial in compact turns and more depower. Whereas Freestyle mode adds more grunt and bigger turns. The GTS comes out of the bag in Allround mode which provides excellent depower, grunt, and hangtime. Wakestylers may even notice more pop from the larger sizes.
On the rail. In the tube. Or in the air. Experience Core's interpretation of controlled aggression embodied in powerful, controllable, turns with a radius that extends just beyond its wingtips. Superb bar feel by virtue of its shorter Short Bridle System and unbelievably responsive ExoTex construction.
An easy choice for unhooked freestyle, relaxed freeriding, or waves of any size. With its linear and predictable behavior, you might even think the new GTS6 is virtually connected to your cortex. Its signature turns complement any transition and gets you going when that big wave is chasing you down.
Be amazed at the playful precision, improved unhooked characteristics, plus the incredible lift and hang-time of the Core GTS-6.
CORE GTS-6 LW 15 and 17m Edition:
There are very few sports like kitesurfing where only a small amount of wind is required to enjoy yourself and the newly designed GTS6 lightwind, that's available in 15 and 17 sqm, makes life even easier. Responding to just the lightest of breeze, with speed and agility, it will let you enjoy yourself in less than perfect light wind conditions and put a smile all over your face.
The GTS6 Lightwind gives a playful and freestyle type ride. The Lightwind is not just a scaled up version of the GTS6 and although the kite has been designed around the light weight three strut chassis and technology of its smaller siblings, there are fundamental changes, such as a lower profile, rounder tips, thinner tubing and the use of CORE's patented lightweight material CoreTex® Light.
Core GTS Features include:
- Perfect for Freeride / Easy Riding / Hangtime / Freestyle / Wave
- Direct and Fast Turning
- Short and Direct Bridle
- Easy Jumping Ability
- Superb Unhooked Performance
- Massive Depower
- One-Pump System
- Low drag lightwind design
The Core GTS6 carries over the familiar GTS C-kite feel we all have come to love.
The high aspect ratio, open C shape delivers smooth and controllable kiteloops and that unmistakable “on centre” feel.
When paired with the Sensor 2S bar, riders will immediately feel the GTS6’s sweet spot and appreciate the kite’s linear response when sheeting in and out. Try a Future-C kite, and you’ll never go back.
Exotex Ultra Rigid Dacron:
ExoTex Dacron incorporates a unique thread structure and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables a higher pressure airframe and noticeably thinner struts. It substantially increases tube strength and rigidity.
No-stretch ExoTex improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by eliminating leading edge seam bulging. Expect snappy turns. Explosive lift. And endless smiles on your new XR6.
Speed Pump System:
This model receives shorter air hoses to reduce weight and improve airflow to the struts.
When you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts :)
Start by selecting your favorite CIT mode on the leading edge bridle connection points. The wave mode makes the kite turn faster and increases depower. It also provides more lift when you pull on the bar.
The freestyle mode increases your turn radius, stabilizes the kite for easier freestyle moves, and provides a little extra grunt. The kite comes out of the bag in allround mode which provides excellent depower, grunt, and superb hangtime.
Complete your personalization by adjusting the steering line connection points to set turning speed and bar pressure. But don’t worry, the kite comes ready to fly in the most common settings.
The GTS6 is designed to immediately drift into a perfect relaunch position when it hits the water. One quick tug on the bar and the GTS6 launches itself effortlessly.
Riders will appreciate how easily the kite releases from the water when time is of the essence. And beginners gain confidence knowing their kite will be flying in no time. So go ahead and try some new moves, you know your GTS-6 has your back.
ExoTex powered, three strut frame promotes more twist yet it still maintains its rock-solid shape.
More twist initiates faster turns. Fewer struts also reduce kite weight which improves slack-lined drifting. GTS6.
Your perfect partner to go big on the North Shore or at the Slick.
Coretex Triple Ripstop Canopy:
Our, industry-leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is protected and strengthened with a special coating process.
CoreTex sets the standard in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection and elongation. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex kite delivers.
Speed Valve 2:
The Speed Valve 2 connects directly to any standard 20mm OD twist lock pump hose.
The Speed Valve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times and noticeably reduces pump pressure.
This inflation/deflation system is so good you may even leave your electric pump at home.
Radical Reaction Tips:
The GTS6 inherits cat-like reflexes from its square-ish, ‘C-style,’ wingtips.
Core fine-tuned the leading edge profile to provide added confidence-inspiring reflexes, agility, and directional control.
Intelligent Arc is a bridle configuration that modifies the airfoil on demand in a linear and direct way.
Like a bird that spreads its wings to generate more lift, the GTS6 increases its wingspan with a pull on the bar.
Likewise, sheeting out makes the kite fold in its wings and depower. Intelligent Arc helps you rip upwind, extends your float time, and cushions your landings.
Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut attachment points give the GTS6 another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.
Ultra Short Bridle System:
A little shorter and even sweeter. The un-bowtie-able, two pulley, bridle system is super short on the GTS6 which improves bar reaction, feel and positional feedback.
And for this kiteloop machine, having precise bar control in your hands is a bonus when you’re blind and upside down.
Sensor Bar Ready:
The GTS6 is optimized for CORE’s ultralight Sensor bar systems including our latest Sensor 3.
They feature precise kite control, unmatched safety, and uncluttered simplicity.
Core Sensor 3 Control Bar:
Witness next-level innovation, functional design, and clean esthetic in the ultra-light Sensor 3 – a legendary control bar with groundbreaking features. Core believe the Sensor 3 control bar system contributes much more than you would think to kite performance. And it’s what you don’t see that makes our bars so unbelievably good. The functional know-how Core hide inside and the minimalist design on the outside gives our bars the signature CORE confidence you expect. And the safety features you rely on.
One look at a Core bar is all it takes to appreciate the quality, precision, and the technology. But the real magic remains hidden. Take for example a comfortable grip that needs a thin bar. To create an indestructible bar with the lightest, narrowest grip possible required thinking outside the box. Thinking that led to a titanium truss construction. Wearing thick gloves in 8C temps isn’t a big deal with the Sensor 3 bar. The German engineered, titanium cored, Sensor 3 bar is: Simplicity in design. State-of-the-art in function and absolutely safe.
The integrated titanium truss ensures our twin auto-untwist center lines that pass through the center of the bar do not affect the bombproof rigidity of our bar. It might be overkill, but Core prefer it that way. And if the centre lines wear out the bar guide, you can replace it with a fresh one.
Supported Single Frontline Safety:
CORE's exclusive hybrid system combines the advantages of a single front line, double front line, and fifth line safety. When deployed, it blows out the front line (below the "Y") eliminating pull.
At the same time, a pulley system shortens the second front line (above the "Y") which moves the kite to a stable and safe relaunch position.
No divots, sharp corners, or hard protruding ends on this bar. The clean, minimalistic and soft bar ends don't just look fantastic but are super grippable. After your fun sesh, the bar ends fold open to reveal hidden line winders.
The narrow, non-slip asymmetric grip is easy on the hands – even for marathon sessions. Contrasting colors provide improved left/right visual guidance. And a thin redline on the underside lets you know if the bar is reversed.
Feel more "connected" to your kite with floaters that don't interfere with the natural movement of the steering lines as they end a few centimeters above the bar. And adjust bar width (50/46.5cm) by merely swiveling the line block hidden under the Stealth Winders. Core also disappeared the elastic line keepers into the floaters for a clean, uncluttered kite session.
Our block and cleat system reduces pulling forces by a factor of four making quick adjustments in gusts a breeze (pun intended:). And the adjuster rope features an elasticized construction which shortens and keeps the line out of your way.
The heart of our new Core Intuitive Connect Release is our push-out and easy click-back-in quick release. The red CIC Release cap is designed to provide superior grip in emergency situations. And reconnecting the quick release is as simple as re-inserting the chickenloop end into the CIC mechanism until you hear it click in. CIC Release. Just release and click back in.
Untwisting your front lines after looping your kite is as simple as pulling in the bar. Front line twists only occur below the Sensor 3 bar where a ceramic swivel unravels the front lines automatically. Another benefit is the sweet "between the fingers" comfort when your hand straddles the center lines due to the narrow width and special coating.
A small but important detail relates to how we finish our line end loops. Core don’t simply fold over the line and stitch it up. Core braid the loop before stitching and finishing for a safer, stronger, and more aerodynamic connection.
Tectanium Front Lines:
The front lines from the "Y" to the chicken loop use our exclusive, low stretch, Tectanium and Core protect it with a 5.2mm, UV-stabilized, Polyether where it passes through the bar. Techno speak for really durable, self-lubricating, no pinch, depower lines. The virtually frictionless, depower/safety lines are more aerodynamic, provide better feedback, and are more comfortable between the fingers.
Extra short is extra safe. The short safety leash comes standard with all CORE bar systems. When connected to your spreader bar, the short 50cm long leash delivers better ergonomics and safety. It is easier to see or grab and it won’t tangle like longer leashes might. If you do not see unhooked freestyle in your future, then protect yourself with a short leash.
The multi-purpose barbag offers protection for your shiny Sensor 3 bar when you're on the road. Accessories, tools, spare parts, line extensions, and optional loops can be stored in the bag's compartments. The mesh insert on the back guarantees proper ventilation. Fold it away or hang it up in a visible spot, so you don't forget it.
Control Bar Size:
46.5-50cm bar with 24m lines, short leash, bar bag and manual.
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