THE ULTIMATE HIGH
- With its ultra-stiff 5-strut frame in a Deltabow shape, this exceptional kite allows you to achieve breathtaking jumps and the longest hang time. Experience an unprecedented level of high ride comfort and control with the XR8's effortless and forgiving handling.
- Explosive jump forces and superior upwind performance guaranteed. Thanks to the significantly stiffer ExoTex 2 material the kite's entire airframe has been fine-tuned and enables smaller leading edge and strut diameters - making the kite more agile and responsive with better bar feedback
- When we say you'll reach new heights, we mean it. - the XR8 will take your kiting to extraordinary levels. You’ll find that loops are more efficient with an earlier and smoother catch. The CoreTex 2 canopy is both highly durable and has an extremely low-stretch. These two features work together to give the canopy unparalleled flight stability, power, and control.
- Designed to perform and built to last. Crafted with top-notch durability and strength in mind, the materials excel beyond their predecessors and industry standards. ExoTex 2 gives an 80% increase in tear resistance, while CoreTex 2 an impressive 300%. This ensures that the XR8 delivers first-class performance in every session
Supreme materials for unparalleled performance.
NEW! EXOTEX® 2 LEADING EDGE
STRONGER MATERIAL. STIFFER AIR FRAME
The XR8 meets the Exotex 2 leading edge for the first time. This leading edge is stiffer and lighter than previous generations, and it also boasts an impressive 80% increase in tear resistance, making it more durable and reliable. Exotex 2 represents a thoughtful and advanced development in polyester weaving, through both the warp and weft. Through every inch of the XR8's air frame you'll find the use of ultra-strong yarns resulting in a tight woven structure that undergoes a unique heating and shrinking process.
CORETEX® 2 TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY
MAXIMUM STABILITY AND DURABILITY
Combined with our highly refined CoreTex 2 canopy cloth, we've accelerated the development of light weight performance, dynamic handling, and core strength of the XR8. The significantly lighter canopy fabric features massively improved tear resistance, stiffness and durability. A new coating process aids stability in higher winds and jumps. CoreTex 2 sets the standard in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection, and elongation. Experience the tight, crisp, and signature feel that only a CoreTex kite delivers.
5 STRUT FRAME
THIS KIND OF MUSCLE NEEDS FIVE STRUTS
The five-strut exoskeleton frame is a crucial component of the XR8 design, providing exceptional stability to manage the increased power generated by our Intelligent Arc system. This bombproof frame also significantly enhances the kite's performance in high wind conditions.
HIGH TURNING SPEED
LOOPS BETTER. CATCHES EARLIER
By reducing the diameter of both the leading edge and strut, we were able to achieve an optimal stiffness and twist ratio when controlling the kite. As a result, the XR8 kite has become much more agile
CORE TOUGH LEADING EDGE
Anti-wear patches where you need them most. The extreme abrasion-resistant patches located on the leading edge segment seams and strut tips offer another layer of security against any potential beach hazards.
- Repair Kit