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Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW

Postby Toby » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:39 pm

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Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW


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FREESTYLE+ | WAVE | FREERIDE

5.0 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 | 12.0 | 13.5 | LW 15.0 | LW 17.0

Gen5 freestyle icon and megaloop champ is in stores now!

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You're addicted to life in the fast lane but in a good way. And when you go, you go big! We feel the same, riding our newest GTS. Our 5th gen Universal+ Series allrounder delivers the superpowers unhooked riders demand without messin' up the original formula. We know how badass the GTS4 is. Its signature Future-C powered kiteloops, and unhooked confidence is something we’re proud of. Now, experience a decade of iterative magic with our new and improved GTS5.

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Freestyle Ninja. Megaloop Machine. And more.

The indomitable GTS5. Built with precision steering; a prodigious operating range; and CORE's legendary linear power. Its fully adjustable handling lets you throw the tightest loops (in waves) to the biggest Cape Town style megaloops in total control. This megaloop machine has your back. So, go for it. And find your limits with Europe’s unhooked bestseller.

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Explosiveness defined: Future-C shape, three struts, and ultra short bridles!

The GTS5 carries over its proven ExoTex powered 3 Strut Frame, Radical Reaction Tips, and Short Bridles from the fantastic GTS4. What’s new for the GTS5? We optimized the leading edge diameters and tip geometry to improve flight stability (especially when looping.) We can’t forget to mention our new CIT Modes which customize the GTS5's handling characteristics. In Wave mode, riders dial in compact turns and more depower. Whereas in Freestyle mode, the kite adds more grunt and bigger turns. Giv’r all you got, the GTS5 will take you to infinity and beyond!

https://corekites.com/us/kites/gts5


GTS5 LW – Mr. Big is back, baby!

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From the makers of the biggest line of lightwind kites comes the newest freestyle fun machine. Yes, master your favorite unhooked tricks in less than perfect wind conditions or relax and cruise down to the next beach with your buddies. With virtually the same control and agility as your smaller GTS’s, you may even pine for the occasional low wind day. Really!

Find out more about our brand new GTS5 LW here: https://corekites.com/us/kites/gts5-lw

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Powerful. Versatile. And outrageously addictive.

Riding a Universal+ Series kite has its advantages. We all know the freestyle cred the GTS5 possesses. But, we'd be selling it short if we didn't mention its versatility on waves. And its smooth and comfy handling on those titanic downwinders. Take one out for a spin soon. You'll be glad you did!

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https://corekites.com/us/kites/gts5

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Re: Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:55 pm

Yeah no landings required these days :cool2: Just pull the trigger :)

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Re: Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW

Postby SaltWaterDog » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:39 pm

Nice. Also two new boards out today. Choice 3 and Bolt 3. Eager to see reviews from people on the forum..

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Re: Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW

Postby LorenzoS » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:21 pm

Did any of you picked up any new features on the GTS5? I see the bridles got tweaked a little and that the LE seems more segmented. Of course any water experience comparaison would be very welcome :) The evolution gap doesn't seem as big as from the GTS3 to the GTS4 but heck bring the reviews on!


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Re: Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW

Postby Matt_TYRCZ » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:05 pm

i have gts 5 17m and the kite is truly outstanding !
I rode Naish for long time and ill be honest Core is different league . Quality and performance is second to none .

17 m Gts 5 is way quicker than 14 m Park, you always know where is it .
It was 10-14 knots on choppy ocean with strong current and i was able to ride 136 TT with plenty power for unhooking ( 170 lbs) .
Very stable when unhooked and slack is great !

The best LW kite i ever had and tested .

If you thinking about it , get it, it is worth it . If you more into freeride get XR5

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Re: Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW

Postby SaltWaterDog » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:10 pm

Matt_TYRCZ wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:05 pm
i have gts 5 17m and the kite is truly outstanding !
I rode Naish for long time and ill be honest Core is different league . Quality and performance is second to none .

17 m Gts 5 is way quicker than 14 m Park, you always know where is it .
It was 10-14 knots on choppy ocean with strong current and i was able to ride 136 TT with plenty power for unhooking ( 170 lbs) .
Very stable when unhooked and slack is great !

The best LW kite i ever had and tested .

If you thinking about it , get it, it is worth it . If you more into freeride get XR5
Thanks for the feedback Matt_TYRCZ!

I'm on the XR and will probably never go for a hybrid C, but I've had the pleasure of testing a friend's GTS4 a few times. Real beast of a kite, so responsive and such a pleasure to handle. Appreciate the fact your comments relate to the LW size of the GTS5. One of the things I like about Core's approach is the focus on LW riding for every kite they offer.

Have you had experience with the GTS4 and if so, can you say what if anything stood out with the new GTS5? Changes seem pretty minor..

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Re: Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW

Postby Matt_TYRCZ » Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:50 pm

i had gts4 8 m and kite was awesome , i will compare it to gts5 8m probably tommorow so ill have more info

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Re: Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW

Postby Matt_TYRCZ » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:23 pm

GTS 5 8 m , comparing to GTS4 is way more refined . Smoother and tighter . Loops very smooth all the way around.
Bar pressure is perfect , not too much not too low, you can close your eyes and you feel where the kite is.
Definitely kite loop machine ! and drifts very well for wave riding. It is always where it needs to be .
I have been kiting for 9 years and I am very impressed by those kites (i am not team rider ) .
Give it a try, it is worth it .

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Re: Core Connect June 2018: GTS5 and GTS5 LW

Postby PinkDuotonePride » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:57 am

I think the GTS5 is a beast.. I broke a nail!


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