There’s nothing better than silently traversing your liquid playground with the new XLITE 2. Imagine effortless and precise riding in even the lightest of winds with our fully optimized foiling kite. Add a Sensor 3 Pro Foil bar and SLC foil for a combo that will accelerate your foiling progression.
The canopy material receives a major upgrade that adds more muscle and durability -a big plus- for single strut kites. We added 2 and 3-meter sizes for slicing up the Gorge and a 13.5m for those super-light summer breezes. Heavily modified bridle, panels, and shape accommodate the new smaller sizes to deliver the ultimate foiling experience.
Get your XLITE 2 and join the foiling revolution. The XLITE 2 in detail
The Specialized Series XLITE 2 is a one-strut foil kite that's tuned to perfection. By fusing the power of our Nexus allrounder and the superlative drifting from our unbeatable Section wave kite we created a foiling machine that's an honest 30% lighter than the already light Nexus. The new CoreTex 2.0 canopy features massively improved tear resistance in both directions, slight weight savings, and a new emulsion that improves flight, durability, and longevity. The ExoTex Light on our struts and leading edge is super tough yet lighter than our industry-leading airframe material. Thinner, anti-snag bridles further reduce weight and improve water relaunching.
AND NOTHING BUT.
Serious foilers will feel how light and responsive the XLITE 2 is in the air. And how it loops with just enough pull to get you safely around your air jibes. Beginners will appreciate the XLITE's reverse launch ability. Whether it's foiling lake Garda, foilsurfing Silver Rock's swell, or freestyling your home spot, the XLITE 2 will light up your foil.
ONE STRUT LIGHT FRAME
Our single strut frame delivers better lightwind control than strutless kites by reducing excessive canopy flutter. Single struts also offer superior water relaunching capabilities over strutless kites, especially in lighter wind and surf conditions. Go one strut!
Exclusive to CORE. Our industry-leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is even better. The marginally lighter canopy fabric features massively improved tear resistance, stiffness, and durability. A new coating process aids stability in higher winds -a big plus- for single strut kites. CoreTex 2.0 sets the standard in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection, and elongation.
EXOTEX® LIGHT ULTRA RIGID DACRON
10% LIGHTER YET MORE ROBUST.
Same ExoTex benefits. Just a little lighter. No-stretch ExoTex Light Dacron incorporates a unique radial reinforcing thread pattern and emulsion (protective coating) process that enables higher pressure airframes with smaller diameters. ExoTex Light features a re-engineered reinforcing thread pattern that reduces mass by approximately 10%. The new Dacron improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by substantially increasing tube strength and rigidity despite reducing diameters. Expect a smooth ride, snappy turns, and endless smiles on your XLITE 2.
BUILT FOR THE LIGHTEST DAYS.
The efficient light wind profile generates power and speed with a maximum camber that is shifted further back to improve drifting. Give it gas, though, and the XLITE 2 comes alive! You'll feel in total control bearing downwind and carving those delicious air jibes.
DON'T BE LEFT IN A LURCH.
A quick relaunch is critical in lighter winds and surf conditions. So, we designed the kite to reverse launch when needed. The mono strut makes water relaunching in the surf a breeze compared to strutless designs.
The XLITE 2's slightly higher aspect ratio Future-C design delivers fast, tight turns. Broader tips generate stable, balanced flight with precise control. Picture yourself carving at speed while gracefully down-looping your XLITE 2. Yup, it's that easy.
Custom-fit your XLITE 2 to your riding style. Start by selecting your preferred CIT modes on the leading edge bridle connection points. The wave mode makes the kite turn faster, increases depower and doesn't pull you off your board. The freestyle mode increases your turn radius, stabilizes the kite for more natural foil-style moves. This mode also provides a little extra grunt and lift, making foot changes a snap. The kite comes out of the bag in allround mode, which provides excellent depower, grunt, and handling. Start your foil adventures in allround mode and enjoy the ride!
ULTRASHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM
Short and sweet. The XLITE 2's super short bridle system improves feedback, so you better feel your kite's position. And the new anti-snag bridle attachment points improve water relaunching. Now, imagine a kite that practically anticipates every turn, as if it's hot-wired to your brain. We modified the bridles for the 2 and 3-meter sizes to further improve handling.
SPEED PUMP SYSTEM
Fully pumped in no time. Huge air hoses and strut valves allow uninhibited air flow. And when you haven't foiled in a few days, every second counts.
SPEED VALVE 2
No special hose adapter needed here! The Speed Valve 2 connects directly to any standard 20mm OD twist lock pump hose. The Speed Valve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times and noticeably reduces pump effort. This inflation/deflation system is so good you may even leave your electric pump at home.
Anti-wear patches where you need them most. Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut tips give another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.
SENSOR BAR READY
The XLITE 2 is optimized for CORE's ultralight Sensor bar system. They feature precise kite control, unmatched safety, and uncluttered simplicity. Select the new Sensor 3 Pro Foil bar for the ultimate performance. Trust us on this one.
The XLITE 2 is fully compatible with the Sensor 3, Sensor 2S and Sensor 2 bar systems: Sensor 2, Sensor 2+, Sensor Pro, Sensor 2S, Sensor 2S Pro, Sensor 3 and Sensor 3 Pro.