Kiteboarding GTS2 – Test Part 3 – jumping, wakestyle, kite loops, relaunch

Erster Eindruck – Arcade Modus* Kitesurfen mit dem CORE GTS2
First impression – Arcade mode * Kite surfing with the CORE GTS2
The first sessions have provided the team and our guests with an awesome time! After a few minutes after the retraction, Arcade ‘mode * the feeling of the kite is comfortable and ready for all of maneuvers and tricks. The C-kite was transferred into this concept and it accelerates smoothly!
The GTS2 should be flown in lower wind areas until it’s developed its feature at the top and it behaves a little more demanding than, for example,  the Freerider from Core – XR2.
You can describe something like this: it feels sporty, lively and just as aggressive as you can deal with at a normal level! With enough room to make the big guys happy!
Jumping, wakestyle kite loops
Its domain is clearly in the kite loops: it rotates very cleanly with a nice offset to come back with a quick yet gentle start.
The wakestylers can finally resort without hesitation to yellow-white. The kite unhooked gives a powerful pop with reliable stand in the wind! The pressure reduction of the kite- with bridles and light delta- is surprisingly effective.
High jumps require a bit more technology than the XR2 and other open bridle kites, but they are simpler than real C kites or C variant of the open-à la Slingshot RPM.
Springen, Wakestyle und Kiteloops
Nevertheless it has its all round skills! Even our riders who have used become accustomed to the XR2, took little time getting used to and having fun with the GTS2!
Kite Relauch / behavior high and gusty winds
The kite can easily run out of the water and is stable even in gusty conditions. (Note from the Office KiteWorldWide team: we can confirm this after we were at St. Peter Ording last Monday in 40 to 50 knots out on the 7 Series)
Trim options
The kite gives you three different ways of trimming the tips & bridle; the choices are between wakestyle, wave & free ride.
GTS2 Test Part 4
You can find prices, sizes and wind range of GTS2 here. If you really want to specify one of these racers, just write a mail to info@kiteworldwide.com. With us you can receive a travel voucher to any kite purchase amounting to € 100!
If you want to test the kite itself, you can do so between the months of June and September in our kite schools in Kenya and Zanzibar. From August to February there will be brand new CORE GTS2 gear used in courses at the KiteWorldWide Center Brazil.
* Wikipedia on Arcade Mode ‘: In the Arcade mode, it’s all about the fun, without regard to background or history of other elements, such as solving puzzles, or the realistic driving physics in a racing game.

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