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Joshua Emanuel smashes 27.5 metres on the Core GTS 4

On January 16, 2017   |   By kiteworldmag.com

Here’s how the Core GTS 4 helped him do it!

 

Core Kites Josh Emanuel

 

23 year old Core team rider Josh, a Cape Town local, set this epic record ridingthe Core GTS 4 kite, the latest in Core’s dedicated freestyle/freeride kite line, and what a record it is!

WOO RECORDS RIPPED APART IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

In January Aaron Hadlow blazed his way to the top of the Woo leaderboard, pushing the record from 22.4to 24.8 metres. He remained king of the castle throughout last year’s Red Bull King of the Air until Nick Jacobsen held on to a nine metre in a howling gale in Denmark in September and pushed the bar higher to 26.7 metres.

That record stood for another few months, even through more serious winter gales as Europe’s top riders tried hard to get higher. But it was the man-mountain Josh, paired with his new highly tuned GTS4 that saw off all comers, not once, but twice this month.

CURRENT WOO WORLD LEADERBOARD STANDINGS:

1st: Joshua Emanuel – 27.5 (Core GTS 4 8m)

2nd: Nick Jacobsen – 26.9 (Cabrinha FX 9m)

3rd: Aaron Hadlow – 24.8 (North Vegas Hadlow Edition 9m)

 

SUMMING UP THE STATS –LOOKING BACK TO THE GTS 3

When the Kiteworld team tested the GTS 3 in January 2016 during our annual Cape Town review period, it took us a while to fully tune into it. The performance potential was massive, but with light bar pressure there was a bit of a disconnect between the power in the kite and the delivery at the bar, especially in lower winds, making accessing the real performance fairly technical.

The GTS 3 was a greatall-rounder though, and the response and feel at the bar only got better and better the stronger the winds. Read the full review here.

The Kiteworld test team featured in TheKite Show Episode 21, and in this short excerpt clearly rave about the multi-discipline handing performance:

 

 

BUT… THE CORE GTS 4 GIVES YOU MORE!

Theincreased connection through the bar is a real game changer on the 2017 kite, across the whole wind range. A quality that becomes even more important when you’re looking for pinpoint control in mental conditions.

Ahead of the game, we tested the Core GTS 4 in August 2016. Here’s an excerpt:

‘The power band on the GTS 4 is now beautifully linear, very progressive and there are no gaps. It feels more mature; more sure of itself. The bar feel in the kite’s standard setting is now so much more complete. Pull down on the bar and you’re delivered plenty of power and then sheet out for lots of depower, but all in a beautifully smooth way’.

Core Kites GTS 4 Kiteworld Magazine test

Core Kites GTS 4 Kiteworld test in issue #82. Read it here now

Now that the GTS 4 has been fully dialled in it’s an absolutely incredibleweapon in the big-air game where punch and power must be delivered with intuitive feel and response. Given that Josh increased the record twice in a month in the punchy Cape Town conditions, the Core GTS4’s jumping ability is clear to see!

Read our full review of the Core GTS4, which appeared in Kiteworld Issue 83here

Find the full Core range at: www.Corekites.com

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