Wave + | Freestyle | Freeride

  • Nexus 3 LW Kite - BrightWhite10
  • Nexus 3 LW Kite - BlackTech10

BUILT FOR EVERYTHING, TUNED FOR EVERYWHERE

Nexus 3 LW, uncompromising lightwind performance

Even in light wind, you shouldn’t feel limited to a certain style of riding. If you’re the type of rider for whom even the slightest breeze is a signal to go all in on a session, then the new Nexus 3 LW presents a perfectly simple choice.

The new material mix of the ExoTex Light frame and CoreTex 2 in the canopy not only make the Nexus 3 LW stronger and more robust, it feels also lighter and more agile.

The new Nexus 3 LW design is specifically optimized to perform in light winds and will allow you to discover new upwind angles, in even the lowest winds. Let your wave riding and kite foiling flourish thanks to the LW’s beautiful drift, while the incredible stability will also allow freestylers to really maximize their enjoyment of flat water conditions that are usually present when the wind is light.

Don't let your sessions be limited by the kite you fly.
 

Sizes: 15 m²  /  17m²

Freestyle
Unhooked

Freestyle
Hooked
Big Air/Hangtime

Freeride
Easy Riding

Wave


*Specialized Series

Size (m)45678910111213.51517
Windrange (kts)23-4422-4220-3817-3515-3313-3012-2811-2610-249-228-207-19
CORE Nexus 3 Kite

ABOUT THE 3rd GEN

THE COMPLEXITY OF
PROVIDING SIMPLICITY


At the heart of the Nexus 3 LW's pure all-round performance lies the uniquely balanced relationship between aspect-ratio, arc shape, tip geometry and finely tuned bridle positioning that has been carefully tweaked across all sizes in the range. The Nexus' famed agile handling remains, but now there's better drift, in part thanks to the kite's overall reduced weight and increased stiffness.

Key Feature Snapshot

CoreTex Triple Ripstop - CORE Kiteboarding

New! CORETEX 2 Canopy
MORE STABILITY AND DURABILITY


Combined with our highly refined CoreTex 2 canopy cloth, we've accelerated the development of light weight performance and dynamic handling as well as improving the core strength of the Nexus 3 LW. 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 2 Light Struts - CORE Nexus 3 Kiteboarding

EXOTEX® Light Dacron
LIGHT YET ROBUST


The ExoTex Light dacron incorporates a radial thread pattern that’s bonded with an emulsion (protective coating) to produce a light yet incredibly strong and robust build quality. The light struts and leading edge deliver phenomenal balance and control.

CORE Nexus 3 Lightwind Kite - Future-C Shape

Future-C Shape
SPEED AND PRECISION


The Nexus 3 LW 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.

CIT Modes - CORE Nexus 3 Kite

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 all-round 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.

CIT Modes - CORE Nexus 3 Kite
CIT Modes - CORE Nexus 3 Kite
CIT Modes - Nexus 3 LW CORE Kiteboarding
Ultralight Wingtips | Nexus 2 Lightwind Kite

ULTRALIGHT WINGTIPS
LIGHTWIND OPTIMIZED OUTLINE


Weight savings are achieved with minimized ExoTex usage on the wingtip's leading and trailing edges which boosts light wind performance. The wingtip geometry is perfectly tuned to sync with the dynamics of the larger three strut frame sizes.

Reaction Tips - CORE Nexus 3 Lightwind Kite

REACTION TIPS
MAKING BIG KITES FEEL AGILE


The Nexus’ tip geometry has been optimized for wave performance. The leading edge profile provides confidence-inspiring reflexes, agility and directional control during kiteloops. Slightly widened tips improve the Nexus 3 LW’s reaction, agility and relaunching.

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 LW 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.

Nexus 3 Kite - Surf Profile

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 backstall when riding the wave.

Speed Pump System + Speed Valve 2 - CORE Nexus 3 Kite
Speed Valve 2 + Speed Pump System

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.

CORE Nexus 3 Kite - Speed Valve 2 + Speed Pump System
CORE Nexus 3 Kite - Speed Valve 2 + Speed Pump System
GrinTex®  Nexus 3

GRINTEX® Patches
CORE TOUGH LEADING EDGE


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.

CORE Nexus 2 - GrinTex®
CORE Nexus 2 - GrinTex®
CORE Nexus 2 - GrinTex®
Sensor 3 Barsystem - CORE Kiteboarding

SENSOR BAR READY
INTELLIGENT COMBO


The Nexus 3 LW 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. Trust us on this one.

Moments

Stylefinder + Skill Level

Nexus 3

Freeride | Easy Riding 120percent
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Freestyle (hooked) 110percent
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Big Air 100percent
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Hangtime 100percent
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Power Development soft/explosive
Wave | Drift 110percent
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Kiteloops 100percent
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Wakestyle 100percent
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Bar Feedback variable
Water Relaunch 120percent
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Race 100percent
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Foil 100percent
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Range/Prices

 BFTKTSPrice*
Nexus 3 LW 15.03-58-202.069 EUR
Nexus 3 LW 17.02,5-57-192.169 EUR
Sensor 2Sallealle519 EUR
Sensor 3 / 3+allealle619 / 669 EUR
Sensor 3 Proallealle749 EUR
* suggested retail price. Pricing may vary.

Compatibility

The Nexus 3 LW is fully compatible with the Sensor 3, Sensor 2S and Sensor 2 bar system: Sensor 3/3+, Sensor 3 Pro, Sensor 2S/2S+, Sensor 2S Pro, Sensor 2+, Sensor 2 and Sensor Pro.

6 Year Replacement Parts Availability

CORE kites are built to last. Our legendary durability is backed by a six-year parts availability guarantee. We will stock all Nexus 3 replacement parts for a minimum of six years.
 

Delivery

The Nexus 3 LW comes with a comfortable backpack, manual and a repair kit. The LW models also come with 3m line extensions.
 

Now available at your local CORE retailer.

 

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