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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby Toby » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:58 pm

here are the weights
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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby deniska » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:33 pm

Kitenuovoman wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:59 am
True...in our spot RAM Air are mostly disapper and 90% strutless/onestrut...only pro rider still use RAM Air here(4/5)...probably this monostrut more performance with surfboard too and twintip compare to other strutless
Somehow I doubt that any LEI can beat proper foil kite (RAM Air) at low end.
After all you can only foil if your kite is flying.
Looking at the weights XLite is about 300-400 grams heavier than Soul in 12m, but you probably want to compare 12XLite to 10Soul in terms of projected area and power generation.. so that saves you well over half kilo.

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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby Peter_Frank » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:28 pm

Toby wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:58 pm
here are the weights

Really nice, these weights are perfect allround for hydrofoiling and other boards, not too light and fragile, but still sufficiently light for marginal winds on hydrofoils, kudos for that :thumb:

Do the kites still only come in black and white? (Yellow and white earlier)

That is probably the only turnoff for me, no colours :roll:

Otherwise I think I would try one :naughty:

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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby grigorib » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:13 pm

7m XLite 1.9kg ----- 7m Rally 2017 2.5kg
8m XLite 2.1kg ----- 8m Rally 2012 2.4kg
10m XLite 2.45kg ----- 10m Rally 2012 2.8kg
12m XLite 2.7kg ----- 12m Rally 2012 3.3kg

Both XLite/Rally are heavier than competition.
i guess lightweight means "lighter than our other models"

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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby thewindego » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:33 pm

How much does the airush ultra come in at?

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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby mushtar » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:51 am

12m Ozone Alpha is 2.5kg
12m Core XLite 2.7kg
12m Airush Ultra is 2.8kg

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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby Skywalker7 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:59 am

deniska wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Kitenuovoman wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:59 am
True...in our spot RAM Air are mostly disapper and 90% strutless/onestrut...only pro rider still use RAM Air here(4/5)...probably this monostrut more performance with surfboard too and twintip compare to other strutless
Somehow I doubt that any LEI can beat proper foil kite (RAM Air) at low end.
After all you can only foil if your kite is flying.
Looking at the weights XLite is about 300-400 grams heavier than Soul in 12m, but you probably want to compare 12XLite to 10Soul in terms of projected area and power generation.. so that saves you well over half kilo.
Soul 10 has the lowwind power of an 14-15m tubekite for hydrofoiling purposes since the power spikes when doing 8s and the looping power is way bigger.

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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:07 am

Skywalker7 wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:59 am
deniska wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Kitenuovoman wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:59 am
True...in our spot RAM Air are mostly disapper and 90% strutless/onestrut...only pro rider still use RAM Air here(4/5)...probably this monostrut more performance with surfboard too and twintip compare to other strutless
Somehow I doubt that any LEI can beat proper foil kite (RAM Air) at low end.
After all you can only foil if your kite is flying.
Looking at the weights XLite is about 300-400 grams heavier than Soul in 12m, but you probably want to compare 12XLite to 10Soul in terms of projected area and power generation.. so that saves you well over half kilo.
Soul 10 has the lowwind power of an 14-15m tubekite for hydrofoiling purposes since the power spikes when doing 8s and the looping power is way bigger.

Of course the good foil kites is better in marginal winds (having all their disadvantages too though) no doubt at all, but besides this discussion as this topic is about light LEI kites :roll:

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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby Peter_Frank » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:10 am

mushtar wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:51 am
12m Ozone Alpha is 2.5kg
12m Core XLite 2.7kg
12m Airush Ultra is 2.8kg

Yes, as said before, the Alpha is extremely light, but the XLite and Ultra is just fine "midrange" in foil LEI weight, works great for foiling (their weights) and not compromised as much in toughness and durability as they would if even lighter.

2.8 kg for a 12 m2 is really good for foiling :thumb:

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Re: Our new dedicated foil kite takes off: Core XLite

Postby 3InletsWindsports » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:40 am

Am I alone in thinking that, while going thinner in lines can save weight when comparing same length line sets .

Wouldn’t it be just simpler and better to not have 3 sets of joins to get 27m and just have a 27m line set.

Surely all the advantages of thinner lines is wiped out by having a single join.


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