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Core Riot XR3 REAL Pro Review by Toby Diggens:
This kite is epic. It has an amazingly smooth feel and in all my years kiting I have not come across a more user friendly kite. It will literally suit anyone from rank amateur to seasoned pro.
The kites best asset is that the turning is silky smooth and very consistent. Typically with almost all kites on the market you are looking at a sessional hangover where you have to get used to the kite and its nuances. Thus your riding suffers before starting to get better again. This was not the case with the Riot Xr3 and even when faced with a decent sized wave day and multiple kite changes, it was always the kite that I came back to for the best speed, power and flow.
On waves this kite is insane, the 9m and 7m turn well and continue to have back line steering tension all the way through the depower range. The kite still flies when the lines are slack so you can be extra confident to jam in one more hit per wave!
In the flat water this kite is great. It steams upwind, responds positively to input and jumps to the moon. The hang time on the 12m is ridiculous so anyone who has the chance to try it!
Overall the relaunch, speed, de-power, range and control-ability of this kite make it one of the top performers that I have ever tested. Rumors abound about the tech and design on these kites and it truly does not dissapoint. 5* all round. Quality that is leaps ahead of the competition.
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