WAVE+ | FREESTYLE | FREERIDE
Choosing between hollow waves with endless shoulders or an adrenaline-fueled freestyle session off super-smooth kickers is tough. New adventures and challenges are often a classic either/or question. A game of uncertainty with unpredictable conditions. But one kite is guaranteed to deliver. The CORE Nexus 2. Be prepared, no matter what the next session brings.
The secret behind the Nexus’ versatility is its highly refined three strut Future-C shape. It combines the proven surf profile of the Section with the progressive sportiness of the GTS. It loves to turn and drift down-the-line with intuitive control. Be it hard cutbacks or sublime downwinders, the Nexus 2 will excite your senses.
How does the Nexus 2 deliver explosive power for extended hangtime, stylish strapless moves, or brute force loops? With CIT Modes that change its character in seconds and gives the Nexus 2 its impressive versatility. So, pack your Nexus and go on an adventure. Lean back, relax and indulge in the beauty that Mother Nature has in store for you. And be captivated by the many sides of the Nexus 2!
NEXUS 2 In DETAIL
Versatile and sporty. Wider tips and ExoTex Light struts deliver improved steering impulses, turning, and slack-lined drifting. Beginners and foilers will appreciate the kite’s improved water relaunching and reverse relaunching.
Radical Reaction Tips
For catlike reflexes on monsters. We fine-tuned the Nexus’ leading edge profile (especially between the bridle and steering lines) to provide added confidence-inspiring reflexes, agility and directional control in waves of all sizes. Slightly widened tips improve the Nexus 2’s reaction, agility and relaunching.
3 Strut Light Frame
Three struts just turn better. Fewer struts allow the kite to twist better which improves wave performance and kiteloops. Additional weight savings are achieved with new ExoTex® Light struts. Our lighter dacron really helps the kite drift effortlessly in waves.
EXOTEX® Light Struts
No-stretch ExoTex Light replaces ExoTex Ultra Rigid Dacron in the struts. The new Dacron incorporates a re-engineered radial thread pattern and emulsion (protective coating) process that reduces mass by approximately 10%. While ExoTex is used for the leading edge, the new ExoTex Light struts improve the Nexus 2’s drifting and turning speed – important attributes for freestylers and wave riders.
EXOTEX® Ultra Rigid Dacron
Our ExoTex powered leading edge promotes more twist yet still maintains a rock-solid shape. More twist initiates faster turns. No-stretch ExoTex Ultra Rigid Dacron incorporates a unique radial thread pattern and emulsion (protective coating) process that can withstand higher pressure. ExoTex improves airflow, flight stability, and rider feedback by substantially increasing tube strength and rigidity. How can you tell? Look at the radial seams on our leading edge. Do you see any seam bulges that disturb airflow? Not anymore. Instead, expect smooth airflow, snappy turns, and endless smiles on your new Nexus 2.
CORETEX® Triple Ripstop Canopy
Exclusive to CORE. Our, industry-leading, triple ripstop canopy fabric is protected and strengthened with three different coating processes called emulsions. CoreTex sets benchmarks in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection, and elongation. Feel the tight, crisp signature only a CoreTex kite delivers.
The Nexus 2 relies on our proven Future-C shape. The moderate aspect ratio shape delivers smooth and controllable turns with an unmistakable “on-center” feel. Try a Future-C kite, and you’ll never go back ;)
Choose your character by selecting your favorite no-snag CIT modes on the leading edge bridle connection points. The Freestyle mode increases your turn radius, stabilizes the kite for easier freestyle moves, and provides a little extra grunt. In Wave mode, the kite turns faster, increases depower and doesn’t pull you off your strapless board. The kite comes out of the bag in Allround mode which provides excellent depower, grunt, and hangtime.
Finish your personalization by adjusting the steering line connection points to set turning speed and bar pressure. But don’t worry, the kite comes ready to fly in the most common settings.
The maximum camber is shifted further back, and its aspect ratio is lowered (that means it’s a little fatter) to improve drifting. Give it gas, and the Nexus comes alive! The surf profile also improves wave riding in onshore winds as this wing shape loves to go upwind and not backstall when riding down the wave.
Ultrashort Bridle System
Short and sweet. The Nexus 2’s super short bridle system improves feedback, so you have a better feel for your kite’s position. Just imagine a kite that practically anticipates every turn, as if it’s hot-wired to your brain.
A quick relaunch is critical when you have a menacing wave that is about to eat your kite. The refined tips help the Nexus 2 find its relaunch position in a jiffy. Wave riders will appreciate how well the kite releases from the water with a quick tug especially when time is of the essence. And foilers will appreciate the kite’s improved reverse launching ability.
Speed Valve 2
No special hose adapter needed here! The Speed Valve 2 connects directly to any standard 20mm OD twist lock pump hose. The Speed Valve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times and noticeably reduces pump effort. This inflation/deflation system is so good you may even leave your electric pump at home.
Speed Pump System
Fully pumped in no time. Huge air hoses and optimized strut valve locations allow uninhibited airflow. And when you haven't kited in a few days, every second counts :)
Anti-wear patches where you need them most. Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut tips give another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.
Sensor Bar Ready
The Nexus 2 is optimized for CORE’s ultralight Sensor bar systems including our latest Sensor 3. They feature precise kite control, unmatched safety, and uncluttered simplicity. Find out more about the new Sensor 3 features like Live Wire, Stealth Winders, and the CIC push-out quick release here.