Core Choice 5 Kiteboard
FREESTYLE+ | FREERIDE | WAKESTYLE
Offering an innovative, performance driven but playful twintip with an extremely wide range of use, the Choice 5 is your perfect freestyle-freeride-big air one-board solution. Delivering an undeniably smooth ride combined with an on-demand agility, the Choice 5 is easily accessible with sporty riding characteristics that even beginners and intermediates are guaranteed to make great learning progress on; quickly progressing to grabbed rotations and explosive jumps.
The Choice 5's excellent grip comes via state-of-the-art multi-channels, while the exciting agility and pop is made possible thanks to the relationship between the new tip shape and integrated quattro channels. Softer landings are due to the strongly contoured underwater hull, effectively breaking the surface tension of the water before pressure is felt in your knees. This easier feel helps you correct messy landings and manage choppy conditions more comfortably.
Pair with the Core Union Pro Bindings for maximum comfort (sold separately).
THE CHOICE 5 IN DETAIL
Thanks to pre-selected Paulownia stats, the Choice 5 is up to 250g lighter than its predecessor. Instead of the previous ABS rails, composite rods made of ABS and a laminate of up to 80-layers are used. This unibody technology, which originates from ski racing, creates a direct connection between the Certain carbon laminates in the deck and hull in the form o a torsion box.
Give your sessions that extra sporty kick with the new Choice 5!
Core Choice 5 Materials
CARTAN CARBON - UNIQUE FLEX AND RIDING PERFORMANCE
Core's proprietary 30 degree biaxial carbon fiber layup optimizes torsion and flex. Core's made-to-order 30 degree biaxial carbon fiber has more flex along the length of the board and less flex between the toe and heel. Cartan carbon's unique high filament count also requires less resin which saves weight. Enjoy improved pop, softer landings, and extreme durability with Cartan.
NEW! UNIBODY EDGE - THE BEST CONNECTION OF DECK AND HULL
High-end racing ski sidewall technology finds its way to twintips. An industry first and more expensive foil, the carbon and thermoset resin process massively improves the connection between the top and bottom Cartan carbon for a true unibody build. Core replaced the previous internal ABS edge strip that joins the top and bottom carbon sheets with a new 80 layer, laminated, resin-activated strip that is much harder, stiffer, and better bonding. The new edge improves torsional rigidity and also stores and releases more energy than before.
NEW! PAULOWNIA LIGHT - LIGHTER WOOD CORE WITH THE SAME STRENGTH
Powerfully light, marine-grade, laminated wood core. All wood has natural variation in density and volumetric weight. Core now selects the lowest weight laminations before gluing them together. In doing so, the specially selected, long-grained Paulownia wood is 250g lighter and just as strong as the last generation. It gives Core boards dimensional stability, decay resistance, and a lightweight yet distinctively powerful character. The Paulownia extends towards the board's edges and is CNC milled both top and bottom.
Choice 5 Deck and Hull
MULTI-CHANNELS - GRIP AND CONTROL IS ALL SITUATIONS
A massive double concave center channel and a smaller outer channel follow the length of the board, providing extra depth for the V-Keel and incredible grip. In addition to the center channel, Core added Quattro tip channels. Freestylers can load their edges more than ever, while freeriders will enjoy how well the Choice 5 tracks upward.
KATANA CHANNELS - STIFFER TIPS FOR MORE RESPONSE AND RESTORING FORCE
The perfect combo between tip flex and stiffness. You'll notice that Core continued the same contours of the bottom tip channel into the top deck, which now resembles a Katana sword. The new contours add tip stiffness to better store and release the energy you generate when loading the edge.
V-SHAPED KEEL - EARLY GLIDE, PILLOW SOFT LANDINGS
Inspired by the legendary handling of deep V powerboats in rough waters, Core added a deep V-shaped keel along the entire length of the board to penetrate chop and smooth your ride. Who doesn't like pillow-soft landings?
BEVELED DECK - REDUCED REVERSE FLEX AND BETTER PLANING
The Choice 5 features a 6-degree beveled deck edge from tip-to-tip that blends into the Katana channels. The bevel decreases longitudinal flex for more pop, reduced reverse flex and more powerful edging.
Shape - Progressive Focus for Prime Performance
PRO ROCKER - FULL BOW FOR BOOTS. HIGH COMFORT FOR STRAPS
The Choice 5 features a progressive freestyle rocker that is most pronounced under the handle. Board curvature is then reduced towards the tips. Individual flex patterns are built into each board size to lock in the best performance possible. Good Flex and bad (aka reverse) flex is measured and managed by varying the lamination thickness during production. A super-hard landing, for example, can create a negative rocker between your feet. Core works very hard to eliminate bad flex, so those rock hard landings are easy to recover from. Not to worry, the Choice 5 is still deliciously fun when you are not in "training" mode. Go hard, or easy; either way, you'll love it.
TUCKED UNDER RAILS - MORE GRIP FOR MORE EFFECTIVE GAIN IN HEIGHT
The board features a tucked under bottom rail between the straps that transitions to a box edge near the outer inserts. The rail thins out to a sharper edge at the tips. The tucked under rail softens the ride and improves water flow, whereas the sharper tip edges add more bite.
42MM G10 PRO FINS - GOLDEN MEAN OF GRIP AND MOBILITY
A beautiful balance between resistance when you need it and the looseness you look for in a freestyle board. Too much fin for you? No problem. Core also makes 28mm wake fins. Still too much? No problem. Go finless and enjoy the ride. Alternatively, for all the big air fanatics who prefer more guidance, there are the 48mm G10 Pro Fins as an accessory.
BOOT TOUGH INSERTS - STRONG HOLD FOR FIXED BOOT BINDINGS OR STRAPS
Stainless steel V4A thread inserts are laminated in a massively reinforced base plate deep within the board to offer three different stance options.