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9m hooligan kite nexus 2 or supermodel?

Postby Ice101 » Fri May 15, 2020 9:49 am

Nexus 2 or supermodel. Which will be the more fun? Better hang time jump and loop?
Can you use a nexus on a different brand bar ok or are you limited with their kites?

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Re: 9m hooligan kite nexus 2 or supermodel?

Postby TheRussian » Fri May 15, 2020 5:45 pm

+1 - to this question.

My mate who does tests for mags, said both were v good for all round use & waves - but for hang time & looping, he rates the Orbit. My only thoughts are that having had a quick go on an 8m Orbit in powered conditions (appx 40knts), I found it difficult to form any opinion other than it boosts ! I have the suspicion it is a one trick pony & wouldn't drift/flies to far forward in the window for waves.

PS as far as I am aware the Nexus 2 has equal length bridles and will work with any bar.

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Re: 9m hooligan kite nexus 2 or supermodel?

Postby Ice101 » Sat May 16, 2020 12:35 am

Some one said core kites have a supported single line safety what ever that is and may not work of a single line normal safety bar??
Also do they fly ok on a low v bar? The core one is high v.
I know some kites fly better on a low v the bandits o used to fly always did in the smaller sizes. Actually makes them more stable on gusty conditions. Will the nexus work ok on low v, have looked at the orbit. I never liked the old cabrinah kites though. Always felt a bit heavy and bar pressure not great. Also centre hold on the bar slightly too jog in my opinion for me. Not so good for landing and control on low winds. Puts me off the new ones and no way to demo or test anything. I used to have edges before bandits. High aspect boost kites are nice but as you said got boarding too quickly. Did have the xr6 on my list as well. Bit think I have ruled it for that reason. Would like something slightly faster turning and more playful. Better hang than a bandit and little more power in the loop would be better though.

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Re: 9m hooligan kite nexus 2 or supermodel?

Postby Ice101 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:11 pm

Any one tried these two yet and recommend which is better all around?

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Re: 9m hooligan kite nexus 2 or supermodel?

Postby stayfan » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:44 pm

I have 5, 7 and 9m Nexus 2 and fly them on original Core bar with high V and on North Navigator bar on low V. On both bars the kites fly good.


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