Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

Core XR7

Forum for kitesurfers
SolarSet
Frequent Poster
Posts: 461
Joined: Sat May 05, 2018 9:30 am
Kiting since: 2017
Local Beach: Hel Peninsula
Gear: XR6 8m & 11m
NHP Carbon Split 142
Zeeko Blaster + Fone Pocket V3 board 145cm
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 44 times
Been thanked: 85 times

Re: Core XR7

Postby SolarSet » Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:27 am

Blackened wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:16 pm
flipper231 wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:30 am
Not sure why folks say it is slow? Te XR7 11m Is quite close to the speed of a Reedin Super model 9m. Crisp, great bar feeling, feels light at the end of the lines. Faster than Rebel and more stable than Evo (I have not tried the SLS), the kite stays where you left it so very good for rotations, you are never stuck with a kite in the wrong side of the window, great improvement from the XR6, lighter and crisper, not black and white difference.
Sorry, an 11m XR is not remotely similar to any 9m, let alone a SuperModel 9m.

Yes, the XR7 is more responsive than an XR6. But that's like saying an 18 wheeler from 2021 is more responsive than one from 1992. Don't get me wrong - the XR is the easiest/highest jumping kite on the market, but lets not exaggerate any more than necessary :).
oh jeez! let him soak honeymoon/recently spent loads of money on kite gear period :D

flipper231
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 534
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:01 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Core XR7

Postby flipper231 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:04 pm

Havre wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 1:27 pm
By the way not suggesting they had to change the XR a with a lot. Incremental changes makes sense I guess - and at least they are not pumping out a new version every year.
You have to admit something, they do say on their website that it is marginally lighter… it is 8% lighter Duotone makes a Big Bang around the SLS for 15%. But try one, it is much crisper than the XR6, Evo or the Rebel but not as responsive as the Dice, Nexus or GTS of course. It depends what you compare.

flipper231
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 534
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:01 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Core XR7

Postby flipper231 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:13 pm

Blackened wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:16 pm
flipper231 wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:30 am
Not sure why folks say it is slow? Te XR7 11m Is quite close to the speed of a Reedin Super model 9m. Crisp, great bar feeling, feels light at the end of the lines. Faster than Rebel and more stable than Evo (I have not tried the SLS), the kite stays where you left it so very good for rotations, you are never stuck with a kite in the wrong side of the window, great improvement from the XR6, lighter and crisper, not black and white difference.
Sorry, an 11m XR is not remotely similar to any 9m, let alone a SuperModel 9m.

Yes, the XR7 is more responsive than an XR6. But that's like saying an 18 wheeler from 2021 is more responsive than one from 1992. Don't get me wrong - the XR is the easiest/highest jumping kite on the market, but lets not exaggerate any more than necessary :).
I found the Super model 9m very slow for its size. But you must be right, I think the Supermodel is heavier on the bar than the XR 7 and I must have got confused. One thing is sure, the Dice 13m is quicker than the XR7 11m. 11m vs 9m makes no sense.

flipper231
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 534
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:01 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Core XR7

Postby flipper231 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:21 pm

brighamj wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:24 am
thewindego wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:25 pm
Some people complain slow turning but wtf who cares if you are lit.
Waiting for the 7s! Just because I can :)
Have you played with the settings at all to try and help it speed up? I am short days into mine and it definitely is sloooow. If so, do you have a favorite combo? Thanks.
Avoid the freestyle setting on the CIT, makes it more stable, deeper in the window, less depower and I think slower from my Nexus experience. If it is setup at the fastest setting, it Might just not be your kite. If you want speed, I would stay away from the 5 struts altogether and anything high aspect. It depends what you compare it too? Reedin? Orbit? Wave kites? GTS? Dice?

Kerplow
Medium Poster
Posts: 126
Joined: Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:27 am
Kiting since: 2010
Weight: 64 Kg
Local Beach: EU
Style: Allrounder
Gear: North Reach 13, 11
North Orbit 10, 8, 6
North Focus 136+boots
North Atmos 133
Duotone Team 134
Duotone Whip 5'2
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 69 times
Been thanked: 35 times

Re: Core XR7

Postby Kerplow » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:43 am

flipper231 wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:21 pm
If you want speed, I would stay away from the 5 struts altogether and anything high aspect.
Have you ever tried Orbit?

eenzwemvijver
Rare Poster
Posts: 30
Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:32 pm
Local Beach: Oesterdam - The Netherlands
Favorite Beaches: El Gouna - Egypt
Kappalady lagoon - Sri Lanka
Mauritius - le Morne
Style: old school
Gear: North Orbit 12 -10- 8m 2021
Naish pivot 9 and 7 2020 and 2021

DSD intel stallion 5,2
Boardschmiede 135 x 40 , Duotone Jaime extreme 133 x 40
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Core XR7

Postby eenzwemvijver » Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:35 pm

mmm , I had the Reedin supermodel 11 and 9 m , Orbit 2020 and 2021 in 12 , 10 and 8 m and now the Rebel 2021 9 and 7 m ( + Dice 12 m ) all in a period of 1,5 year .
I am a averidge kiter ( double bankroll ,deadman , darkslide , frontroll , 15m jump ) never unhook ( 53 y old ) and this is my experience with all of these kites .
The Reedin is a faster kite with not a lot of bar pressure , perfect for freestyle and kite loop but not a " big air " kite . The Orbit is a bit slower kite with lite bar pressure , a blend between a Reedin and a rebel , loops are good , but you get to know the kite to get everything out of it . The drift is the weak point and in my opinion not the kite for lite wind days . The rebel is my standard kite from 2019 , I had all the versions until 2021 . For me it is a very good fine tuned Big air kite . I can not think that there will be many people who don't like a Rebel !
I did test the XR7 in 11m and 9 m . Did not like the 11m because of the bar pressure ( I don't like heavy bar pressure ) but the 9 m was a surprise , so I ordered a 9 and 7 m . The XR7 is a very easy kite , that has a bit more lift and hangtime compare to the Rebel in my opinion , but I wil test them intensive when they arrive . I will try them first on my duotone clickbar .
I have also a 11, 9 and 7 Naish Pivot 2021 and they are ( except the 12m ) very nice kites , more power than the Reedin with bar pressure between Rebel and Core for people who like a faster kite and kite loops . The build Quality of the Naish is very good and the inflate / deflate the best on the market today !

So that is MY OPINION about those kites , and I believe that every kiter is different and may prefer a different kite ! There is not a thing as " the best kite " only " the best kite for me "
Enjoy Mother Nature :-)
These users thanked the author eenzwemvijver for the post (total 7):
Havre (Tue Aug 10, 2021 9:52 pm) • Gestalt (Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:02 am) • Kerplow (Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:22 am) • Leon van Bergen (Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:51 am) • BenS (Wed Aug 11, 2021 5:48 pm) • Archer77 (Thu Aug 12, 2021 8:35 pm) • andrzej351 (Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:49 am)
Rating: 46.67%

-Martijn-
Rare Poster
Posts: 12
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:28 pm
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 0

Re: Core XR7

Postby -Martijn- » Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:04 am

Is anybody using their XRs with a different bar than the Core bar? Already for a while I really like the kite, I just cannot stand the bar (also not the new one). Last week I saw a guy who was using an Ozone bar (without split modification) with his XR and when we chatted a bit about it, he mentioned he didn't feel any difference, however, he said he was a casual, intermediate rider who was not sure he could even feel the difference if there was any.

Any insights from others who use bars with a low V in combination with the XR? :)

User avatar
Gestalt
Medium Poster
Posts: 78
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:33 am
Kiting since: 2008
Weight: 183lbs
Favorite Beaches: Long Bay - Turks & Caicos
Style: Wave, Freeride, Foil & Big Air
Gear: 8m & 10m OR Aluula Roam
11m Naish Pivot S25 LE
12m Core XR6
11m & 15m FS Sonic 3
TT: C6boards 137x41, OR Mako 150
Foil: Levitaz Cruizer 1000cm2, North Sonar 850cm2 & 1650cm2
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Has thanked: 108 times
Been thanked: 25 times
Contact:

Re: Core XR7

Postby Gestalt » Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:20 am

-Martijn- wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:04 am
Is anybody using their XRs with a different bar than the Core bar? Already for a while I really like the kite, I just cannot stand the bar (also not the new one). Last week I saw a guy who was using an Ozone bar (without split modification) with his XR and when we chatted a bit about it, he mentioned he didn't feel any difference, however, he said he was a casual, intermediate rider who was not sure he could even feel the difference if there was any.

Any insights from others who use bars with a low V in combination with the XR? :)
There is a thread for that. My response is in here. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2409692

User avatar
brighamj
Medium Poster
Posts: 52
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:17 am
Kiting since: 2018
Weight: 78kg
Favorite Beaches: My backyard
Gear: Duotone and Core Kites and Bars
Duotone Jaime, Lieuwe Shotgun
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Bermuda
Has thanked: 26 times
Been thanked: 5 times

Re: Core XR7

Postby brighamj » Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:13 pm

-Martijn- wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:04 am
Is anybody using their XRs with a different bar than the Core bar? Already for a while I really like the kite, I just cannot stand the bar (also not the new one). Last week I saw a guy who was using an Ozone bar (without split modification) with his XR and when we chatted a bit about it, he mentioned he didn't feel any difference, however, he said he was a casual, intermediate rider who was not sure he could even feel the difference if there was any.

Any insights from others who use bars with a low V in combination with the XR? :)
I do not understand why, but switching from my Clickbar to Core’s bar really made a huge difference with my XR. It just became so much better!
These users thanked the author brighamj for the post:
-Martijn- (Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:56 am)
Rating: 6.67%

eenzwemvijver
Rare Poster
Posts: 30
Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:32 pm
Local Beach: Oesterdam - The Netherlands
Favorite Beaches: El Gouna - Egypt
Kappalady lagoon - Sri Lanka
Mauritius - le Morne
Style: old school
Gear: North Orbit 12 -10- 8m 2021
Naish pivot 9 and 7 2020 and 2021

DSD intel stallion 5,2
Boardschmiede 135 x 40 , Duotone Jaime extreme 133 x 40
Brand Affiliation: None
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Core XR7

Postby eenzwemvijver » Thu Aug 19, 2021 5:41 pm

brighamj wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:13 pm
-Martijn- wrote:
Wed Aug 11, 2021 7:04 am
Is anybody using their XRs with a different bar than the Core bar? Already for a while I really like the kite, I just cannot stand the bar (also not the new one). Last week I saw a guy who was using an Ozone bar (without split modification) with his XR and when we chatted a bit about it, he mentioned he didn't feel any difference, however, he said he was a casual, intermediate rider who was not sure he could even feel the difference if there was any.

Any insights from others who use bars with a low V in combination with the XR? :)
I do not understand why, but switching from my Clickbar to Core’s bar really made a huge difference with my XR. It just became so much better!
Hi Martijn , did you use the small clicker on the XR7 9 and 7 m2 ? or the medium bar . Because I did try my small click bar on my 12m Dice and the kite did not fly well anymore , the same with the medium bar on my 9 m Rebel , it did not felt good .
Have to decide if I sell my click bar and take a sensor 3 pro bar instead !


Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 101 guests