Meet the multi-talented Universal+ Series Nexus with fully customizable handling. An athletic kite that is never too cool to learn a new trick. Whether it's on your favorite surfboard or twintip, the Nexus brings exceptional versatility to wave and freestyle riding.
Gone are the days of travelling 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!
The Nexus, billed as two kites in one, but we found at least three things it’s really good at. Certainly it’s great in waves, with more lift than a Section so it boosts better as well, but the slack line control is still there in spades and you can mess with the settings. One way for Surf, the other for freestyle on which settings if you’ve been trying that handles trick and not nailing it then chances are you will with the Nexus, it’s a lot more forgiving, less punch in the face than say the GTS4.
Then in the middle settings, it’s just a great free ride kite, what makes it good at waves and freestyle also means it excels for intermediates wishing to just go ride, or push their individual envelopes. It’s not an XR5 so if you don’t know how to jump, pick your kicker, load and release it’s not going to take you to the moon like the XR5 will, but if you do know all that good stuff then it’ll do it better as the guys found out in Cap verde where they broke the island height record using it.
Then there’s foiling, lots of folk have spotted that what makes kites good in waves also makes them good on a foil, but there’s a little bonus with the Nexus particularly when your foil taking upwind, it’s extra lift in the vertical just gives you that extra through the tack, try one you’ll see what we mean.
So there you have it what’s that? did we say three kites in one? Well make that four.. and friendlier than the fire from a US AirForce Warthog.