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Core Nexus 9m

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Created by Swavek Two weeks ago, 6 Jan 2019
Swavek
WA, 264 posts
6 Jan 2019 10:58PM
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me: bloke in mid 50s 105 pies, like boosting, 5yrs kiting, very limited 'trickery' (backroll, jump transition, occasional dowloop).

wind: slightly underpowered, about 20 knots

Tried few demo kites for the last few days courtesy of Sonya and Jason of WA Surf Rockingham

Wanted an all around kite but good jumping was a pre-requisite

Tried Bandit 11m - liked it a lot
Enduro 10m - not for me, bit high bar pressure, loops great, jumps good, but tiring for a longer sessions
Evo 10m - good boosting but too scary to try any kind of loops (being a beginner at it)

Core Nexus - liked it a lot:

light bar pressure
great upwind performance
jumps great
fast turning
smooth power delivery
loops great - low power fast loops that encouraged me to try more
drifts well
stabe and predictable

Professionals might argue that some aspect are not up to scratch but for the amateure 'intermediate kiters' it is a great progression kite . Will allow you to try new moves without punishing harshly for the mistakes, will alow you to stay on the water longer due to low bar pressure, and will assist to recover from any poorly executed moves - so fast to get back where you wanted it in the first place.

Great all around kite, pleasure to use.

Will get one one day (bought Bandit just a day earlier)

LeighMajor
NSW, 226 posts
7 Jan 2019 8:03AM
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Totally agree mate.
My wife and I have had the XR5 s
We do mostly wave kiting on our local beaches.
Nexus do basically everything very well.
Being around 100kgs I use the 13.5m In 10-18kts for waves.
They Drift well.turning speed excellent.Fly back up wind well.Light bar pressure.
So far have replaced our
XR5 s with Nexus.
Bloody awesome kites.

AndreC
WA, 392 posts
8 Jan 2019 1:50PM
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Kited a reef break last few days in as little as 15knots and as much as 28 knots cross/cross off on a 7m nexus. It was very well behaved no luffing, turned it where i needed it...pretty furging impressive. My mate on his Ozone was def looking over the fence

gorgemay
59 posts
Sunday , 20 Jan 2019 3:08PM
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LeighMajor said..
Totally agree mate.
My wife and I have had the XR5 s
We do mostly wave kiting on our local beaches.
Nexus do basically everything very well.
Being around 100kgs I use the 13.5m In 10-18kts for waves.
They Drift well.turning speed excellent.Fly back up wind well.Light bar pressure.
So far have replaced our
XR5 s with Nexus.
Bloody awesome kites.




Are you riding a sb with the Nexus?
Also compare the low end vs XR5. Thanks

LeighMajor
NSW, 226 posts
Yesterday , 21 Jan 2019 10:22PM
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gorgemay said..

LeighMajor said..
Totally agree mate.
My wife and I have had the XR5 s
We do mostly wave kiting on our local beaches.
Nexus do basically everything very well.
Being around 100kgs I use the 13.5m In 10-18kts for waves.
They Drift well.turning speed excellent.Fly back up wind well.Light bar pressure.
So far have replaced our
XR5 s with Nexus.
Bloody awesome kites.





Are you riding a sb with the Nexus?
Also compare the low end vs XR5. Thanks


Hi mate
Yes mainly start with a Duotone 5'4" whip strapped for chop or no straps for about 1:30hours then jump on my Nomad Team Wave 150 x 43 for the rest of the session.
The Nexus don't have the XR5 bottom end grunt but make up for it in turning speed and drift.
Mostly ride 1mtr larger than my XR5 That seems to make up for the less bottom end in the nexus.
But am happy we changed to nexus for mainly wave riding.
Quicker in the smaller sizes,
like most kites.



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