Core Nexus 3 Kite
Wave + | Freestyle | Freeride
From now on there is no need to worry about whether power, turning speed, lift or drift are more important. The ultra versatile handling of the Core Nexus 3 makes compromise a concept of the past.
A brand new material mix of ExoTex 2 in the leading edge, ExoTex Light in the struts, and CoreTex 2 in the canopy not only make the Nexus 3 stronger and more robust, but also lighter and more agile.
Whether you're looking to improve your transitions, learn your first kite loops, get goosebumps from a big mega loop, lay down powered passes, shred waves without caution, explore great distances along the coast on a foil, or just ride for hours on your twin tip; the new Nexus 3 presents a perfectly simple choice.
Don't let your sessions be limited by the kite you fly.
The Complexity of Providing Simplicity
At the heart of the Nexus 3's pure all-round performance lies the uniquely balances relationship between aspect-ratio, arc shape, tip geometry, and finely tuned bridle positioning that has been carefully tweaked alongside the implementation of Exotex 2 across all sizes in the range. The Nexus' famed agile wave handling remains, but now there's better drift, in part thanks to the kite's overall reduced weight and increased stiffness.
Core Nexus 3 Features
NEW! EXOTEX 2 LEADING EDGE - STRONGER MATERIAL. STIFFER AIR FRAME.
Core is proud to release their brand new Exotic 2 leading edge that's stiffer, lighter, and yet also 80% more tear resistant. Exotic 2 is a considered and progressive evolution of polyester weaves through both the warp and weft. Through every inch of the Nexus 3's air frame you'll find the use of ultra-strong yarns and the entire structure is now stiffer, more tightly woven and then finally treated with a unique heating and shrinking process.
NEW! CORTEX 2 CANOPY - MORE STABILITY AND DURABILITY
Combined with Core's highly refined CoreTex 2 canopy cloth, Core accelerated the development of light weight performance and dynamic handling as well as improving the core strength of the Nexus 3. The marginally lighter canopy fabric features massively improved tear resistance, stiffness, and durability. A new coating process aids stability in higher winds and jumps. CoreTex 2 sets the standard in breaking strength, tear resistance, longevity, UV protection, and elongation. Feel the tight, crisp signature feel that only a CoreTex kite delivers.
EXOTEX LIGHT STRUTS - LIGHTER YET MORE ROBUST
The ExoTex Light Dacron incorporates a radial thread pattern and emulsion (protective coating) process that reduces mass by approximately 10%. While the new ultra resistant ExoTex 2 is used for the leading edge, the ExoTex Light struts improve the Nexus 3's drifting and turning speed - importance attributes for freestylers and wave riders.
3 STRUT LIGHT FRAME - PLAYFULLY LIGHT
Three struts just turn better. Fewer struts allow the kite to twist more effectively, which improves wave performance and kite loops. Additional weight savings are acheived with the new ExoTex 2. Core's lighter Dacron really helps the kite drift effortlessly in waves.
FUTURE C SHAPE - SPEED AND PRECISION
The Nexus 3 relies on Core's 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.
CIT MODES - YOUR NEXUS, YOUR PREFERENCES
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.
SURF PROFILE - STABLE DRIFTING AND HIGH TURNING SPEED
The maximum camber is shifted further back and the aspect ratio is lowered (that means it's a little fatter across the middle of the kite) 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 backstage when riding the wave.
INSTANT RELAUNCH - DON'T BE LEFT IN THE LURCH
A quick relaunch is critical when you have a menacing wave that is about to eat your kite. The refined tips help the Nexus 3 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. Foilers will appreciate the kite's improved reverse launching ability.
RADICAL REACTION TIPS - FOR CATLIKE REFLEXES ON MONSTERS
The Nexus' tip geometry has been optimized for wave performance. The leading edge profile provides confidence-inspiring reflexes, agility, and directional control during kite loops. Slightly widened tips improve the Nexus 3's reaction, agility, and relaunching.
GRINTEX PATCHES - CORE TOUGH LEADING EDGE
Anti-wear patches where you need them the most. Extreme abrasion resistant patches on leading edge segment seams and strut tips give another level of protection from perfectly placed beach hazards.
SPEED PUMP SYSTEM + SPEED VALVE 2 - AIR MANAGER WITH MAXIMUM AIRFLOW
No special hose adapter needed here! The Speed Valve 2 connects directly to any standard twist lock pump hose. The Speed Valve 2 maximizes airflow, minimizes inflation times and noticeably reduces pump effort. The air distribution system works very effectively thanks to optimal access points to the struts. This inflation/deflation system is so good you can leave your electric pump at home.
SENSOR BAR READY (sold separately)
The Nexus 3 is optimized for Core's ultralight Sensor bar system. They feature precise kite control, unmatched safety and uncluttered simplicity. Select the new Sensor 3 Pro Foil Bar for the ultimate performance.
The Nexus 3 is fully compatible with these control systems:
Sensor 3 Pro
Sensor 2S Pro