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Created by shi thouse > 9 months ago, 4 Jun 2019
Surfer62
1352 posts
20 Mar 2020 9:37AM
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Will the ozone bar work on a core xr6 ?

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1788 posts
20 Mar 2020 10:28AM
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Surfer62 said..
Will the ozone bar work on a core xr6 ?


Yes any bar will work - North sell the Y line splitter, watch the vid and just thread 1 line through or pull it out for different kites.. Pigtails are what gives kitebars their multi use..

SaveTheWhales
WA, 1788 posts
20 Mar 2020 10:40AM
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Ok - a Shameless pimp for Core 8m XR5 kite.

Recently I swapped my 9m XR5 for an 8m XR5. to use for foiling and a TT storm kite.
Got out in about 30knots and man this kite fits me perfectly, very stable and some huge jumps with reasonably soft heli loop or throw over butter soft landings.
I have to admit that this is the most comfortable kite to go hard on, in storm weather. when Id normally use a 7m - this has the wind range to cover it with control. For this particular size I'll not be using another brand for some time

Well done Core designers :)

daddycool
WA, 335 posts
20 Mar 2020 2:57PM
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My Core XR5 13.5m took me up to 15.1m in an an unscheduled mega boost. This was a gust in the middle of the river (safe distance from shore and other vessels) - what pleasantly surprised me was that I weigh 110Kg and the kite remained stable and forgiving despite me sh****ng myself. Landed it fine...a little shaken but fine.
I use the 10m between 25 and 35knots. They are so solid that heavy boned (fat blokes) can load em up without a worry.

Surfer62
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21 Mar 2020 5:04AM
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SaveTheWhales said..

Surfer62 said..
Will the ozone bar work on a core xr6 ?



Yes any bar will work - North sell the Y line splitter, watch the vid and just thread 1 line through or pull it out for different kites.. Pigtails are what gives kitebars their multi use..


Thanks

Guttorm
7 posts
25 Mar 2020 9:42PM
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If you are heavy +100kgs like me, we use bigger kites that are designed for less wind, so they have more camber and thicker leading edges that makes the kite sit further back in the wind window. The Xr5 & Xr6 sits further back in the wind window than the Xr4, so after trying the Xr4 & Xr5 back to back for 2 days, I am sure the Xr4 is way more fun for Big guys, the Xr5 made me feel fat and slow and spending way more energy to stay upwind. my average speed is at least 20% higher on the Xr4
And the Xr4 is way cheaper to get used also

I have Xr4 11,13.5,17 and they are Not for sale!!!

gorgemay
88 posts
14 Apr 2020 10:49AM
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LeighMajor said..

Gazuki said..
Best wave kite on the market!



If you want a wave kite don't get an XR.Demo a Core Nexus.
Had both .Nexus Rules as a wave all round kite.IMO


Not doubting you as you've had both but isn't the Nexus less powerful, especially for 100kg riders? How much of that huge range would I be giving up on the Nexus? Thx

gorgemay
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14 Apr 2020 11:01AM
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LeighMajor said..

Gazuki said..
Best wave kite on the market!



If you want a wave kite don't get an XR.Demo a Core Nexus.
Had both .Nexus Rules as a wave all round kite.IMO


Not doubting you as you've had both but isn't the Nexus less powerful, especially for 100kg riders? How much of that huge range would I be giving up on the Nexus? Thx
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SaveTheWhales said..
Click bar has an adjustable Y...
1. set to standard core position
2. take note of line lengths
3. the important distance is from the kite to the "Y" split NOT the bar
4. play with Y split up / down 1m to understand difference and fine tune to your style
5. The XR is a very under rated kite just waiting to be tuned..

Core actually explain this on their website but for average joe - Education is important but kitesurfing is Importanter


Sorry for jumping in late here but the Click bar is okay with Core's hybrid supported single front line flag/safety system? To be honest Core is the one brand which I don't really understand how their safety system works. Single front line, sure, Core, not so much. I like Core, would love to have their kites but honestly I don't get it.

gorgemay
88 posts
21 Apr 2020 9:13AM
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gorgemay said..

LeighMajor said..


Gazuki said..
Best wave kite on the market!




If you want a wave kite don't get an XR.Demo a Core Nexus.
Had both .Nexus Rules as a wave all round kite.IMO



Not doubting you as you've had both but isn't the Nexus less powerful, especially for 100kg riders? How much of that huge range would I be giving up on the Nexus? Thx

SaveTheWhales said..
Click bar has an adjustable Y...
1. set to standard core position
2. take note of line lengths
3. the important distance is from the kite to the "Y" split NOT the bar
4. play with Y split up / down 1m to understand difference and fine tune to your style
5. The XR is a very under rated kite just waiting to be tuned..

Core actually explain this on their website but for average joe - Education is important but kitesurfing is Importanter



Sorry for jumping in late here but the Click bar is okay with Core's hybrid supported single front line flag/safety system? To be honest Core is the one brand which I don't really understand how their safety system works. Single front line, sure, Core, not so much. I like Core, would love to have their kites but honestly I don't get it.


Crickets....?

Bryan1982
WA, 2 posts
17 Sep 2020 7:41PM
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Howdy, new to XRs and loving them so far. Pretty much focussed just on big air currently and have them all set on the freestyle bridle settings. Someone said the wave setting is better for height and hangtime than the freestyle. I am using a large trust bar with 22m lines. Any actual feedback would be appreciated.

Puetz
NT, 2166 posts
18 Sep 2020 10:40AM
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Surfer62 said..

SaveTheWhales said..


Surfer62 said..
Will the ozone bar work on a core xr6 ?




Yes any bar will work - North sell the Y line splitter, watch the vid and just thread 1 line through or pull it out for different kites.. Pigtails are what gives kitebars their multi use..



Thanks


... just to add ,,,,

If you put one of those Y splitter thingy's on your Ozone bar, make sure you trim your lines to compensate for the new Y position.

I believe the Core like Duotone still have a high-ish Y position so to keep all things even and perfect, trim your lines to suit.

As the 'Y thingy' is raised higher you are effectively shortening the front lines by a small amount so you need to shorten the back/steering to keep things trimmed right. If you just wacked Y thingy on then the kite will feel like its a bit gutless,,,,,,it just won't feel right.

You can either put little pig tails on the front lines,,,,,,, or trim/shorten the steering/back lines some how,,,,,,, or put the little pigtails on the front bridle connection point and that way you don't have to change the bars lines at all when you hot swap between kites.

Either way, don't forget to trim ya lines if you change the Y height.

Cheers,

Robbie



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