Gone are the days of traveling to the beach with heaps of gear — a quiver of wave kites, a quiver of freestyle kites and a separate set of kites for boosting. Now, you can do it all with the CORE Nexus and NEXUS LW. This new, future-C design combines key features from CORE’s proven Section 2, XR5, and GTS kites. Find out more by reading the news below, provided by CORE. Better yet, get out and try one!
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Fly CORE’s newest wave-freestyle fun machine and you’ll find out why we are so excited about our Nexus and Nexus LW. Ride it in waves, and you’ll love its linear depower and confidence inspiring turns in tricky troughs. Or, try it at the lagoon and you’ll notice the kite’s power, stability and ease of use as you paint the sky with your favorite twintip. The Nexus with CIT: It’s like having two kites in one.
CORE rolls out its brand new Universal+ Series Nexus, a kite that brings incredible versatility and customizability to wave and freestyle riding. Its latest design is a product of the indomitable GTS, the phenomenal Section 2, and fourteen years of intensive kite development.
The Nexus inherits many of CORE’s best innovations including its three-strut frame, Radical Reaction Tips and famous linear power delivery from the GTS. It also acquired its top-notch handling, huge wind range, and Surf Profile from CORE’s dedicated wave kite, the Section 2. This higher aspect ratio, Future-C shaped kite comes very close to the wave performance of the Section 2 and the freestyle performance of the athletic GTS. CORE founder, Bernie Hiss, feels the new Nexus “Drifts like the Section, loops like the GTS, and jumps pretty much like the XR.”
The Nexus is CORE’s new Universal+ Series kite between the hugely popular XR5 freerider and the megaloop champ GTS. It ticks a lot of boxes for a diverse group of riders. Waveriders are saying how well the kite remains neutral, drifts, and turns on bigger waves. Freestyle testers are impressed by the kite’s power, stability and ease of use– especially when trying new tricks.
Customizable CIT modes on the leading edge bridle connection points make this possible. The wave mode makes the kite turn faster, increases depower and doesn’t pull you off your strapless board. It also provides more lift when you pull on the bar making foot changes a snap. The freestyle mode increases your turn radius, stabilizes the kite for easier freestyle moves, and provides a little extra grunt. The kite comes out of the bag in allround mode which provides an excellent balance between the two modes.
“The Nexus’s potential is undeniable,” CORE designer Frank Ilfrich adds as he recounts the endless hours his team invested in this project. And it shows. Its innovative CIT modes, wave pedigree, and freestyle genes endear itself to new and experienced riders alike.
As with all CORE high-performance kites, the frame utilizes zerostretch ExoTex dacron, and the canopy leverages CORE’s exclusive, triple ripstop CoreTex.
The Nexus is optimized for CORE’s ultralight Sensor bar systems. They feature precise kite control, unmatched safety, and uncluttered simplicity. The titanium reinforced, carbon fiber Sensor 2S bar delivers unmatched ‘between-the fingers’ singlehanded comfort.
The all-new Nexus is available in 10 sizes while the Nexus LW edition is available in two. All sizes are available now at your nearest authorized CORE reseller. Test one soon.
Sizes: 4.0 | 5.0 | 6.0 | 7.0 | 8.0 | 9.0 | 10.0 | 11.0 | 12.0 | 13.5 | LW 15.0 | LW 17.0
Pricing from: EUR 1099
• FUTURE-C SHAPE: True C-kite feel. For snappy turns with a controlled and consistent pull.
• CIT MODES (NEW): Fully adjustable kite handling characteristics.
• RADICAL REACTION TIPS: C-style shaped wingtips for faster bar response.
• 3 STRUT LIGHT FRAME: Super light yet amazingly rigid and durable.
• EXOTEX® ULTRA RIGID DACRON: Zero stretch airframe.
• CORETEX® TRIPLE RIPSTOP CANOPY: Extreme durability and UV protection.
• SURF PROFILE: Modified camber for improved drifting and balance.
• ULTRASHORT BRIDLE SYSTEM: Improved kite feedback.
• INSTANT RELAUNCH: Reliable waterstarts in difficult conditions.
• SPEED VALVE 2: Quick, reduced effort inflation.
• SPEED PUMP SYSTEM: Super fast all strut inflation.
• SENSOR BAR READY: For maximum kite feedback and control pair this kite with a Sensor 2 or 2S bar.
• 6 YEAR PARTS GUARANTEE: Six-year parts availability guarantee.
Find more info on the Nexus / Nexus LW at corekites.com/us