Core Section 2024 Freestyle Kite Review

Section by 
Year 2019
Riding Type
Riding Skill
Intermediate – Expert
Available sizes

Coming as a specialist, sent into the second generation as the darling of the public. With the Section 2, Core presents more than just a specialist for the wave. Its appeal to strapless freestyle fans and foil advocates has given it an enormous fan base.

Due to the unexpectedly big success, no compromises were made regarding the direction of the wave. Like its predecessor, the Section 2 is addressed to advanced wave riders who demand a lot of performance in the wave – both with and without kite support. Wave freestylers should also have a constructive partner on their side with the second edition of the waveband.

The reduction to the bare essentials was the main focus during development. No gram of material, no component too much. The islanders promise gigantic depower and drift stability and refer causally to the use of the high-strength ExoTex-Dacrons, which is based on a special ripstop thread construction.

This allows the strut framework to absorb extremely high air pressure and keeps the diameter of the individual tube segments constant even between seams. According to the Core, the overall construction of the kite is thus more stable, stronger and dynamic. As with its predecessor, the range is rounded off with two light wind representatives in sizes 12 and 14 square meters.

How does the Core Section perform on the water?

With its short tips and the modern interpreted C-shape the Section 2 is not only optically closer to the GTS4 than to the XR5, also the power in the lower wind range is corresponding to this allocation. There a few dynamic sine curves are required to get the wave matador going.

Although this is a clearly declared specialist, there is no need to sacrifice comfort, which is especially important for strapless kiters. Beautifully linear, the triple lining provides its performance and convinces with a stable stand in the sky as well as with super defined and effectively working depower. So even riders with lower riding skills can easily call up the full performance.

The mixture of stable standing in the sky, minimal cross pull and strong depower also serves almost the entire requirement profile of a foil kite. In the control center a medium amount of force is needed to keep the bar at the nicely defined pressure point or to send the kite into turns. The section tackles this with enormous speed and masters it in tight, round turns where there is no tendency to plate.

During parallel turns in the wave, when the rider quickly follows the kite, this kite trumps with outstanding drifting characteristics, which also offer strong advantages when foiling in the lower wind range. Tendencies to backstall do not exist in any second. Less pronounced, however, are the jumping characteristics. Only from the upper wind range an attractive lift and a respectable hangtime are available. Completely uncomplicated, the water start is done by pulling a steering line through the backwards-arrowed front tube.


A specialist with a wide range of applications: what at first sounds like a contradiction becomes reality with Section 2. Here not only lovers of large, clean running riff waves are served. Strapless-Freestyler, Foiler and North Sea wave rippers get their money’s worth.

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