Balanced and reactive, the new Nova Wing feels lighter in your hands. It generates more forward drive and upwind performance than anything you’ve ever ridden. At the heart of the Nova design is a super-stiff frame for power and efficiency, enabling instant take-offs and a massive wind range. Intuitive transitions. Comfortable ergonomic handling. For 2022 the Nova has a revised compact outline with shorter wingspan and less curve. This improves the power delivery, makes the wing easier to handle and reduces tip-strike. Improved tensioning and a deeper, more powerful profile boost low-end performance and contribute to the expanded wind range. Power delivery is progressive throughout the size range, with smooth and steady high-end stability in the 5m and under. The new rigid handle design with comfort grip enables more intuitive hand positioning, micro-trimming and more immediate control. Whether your focus is on the flow of freeride carving, riding open ocean waves or freestyle trickery, the Nova Wing will help you make the most your local conditions. Load up. Ride longer.
New Compact outline: Lighter feeling and easier to handle in all conditions, the 2022 Nova has a reduced chord length and a shorter wingspan.
New Rigid handles: Radically transform the way you ride with increased control and reduced hand-fatigue. New rigid GripLock micro-trimming control handles offer a faster, more immediate, and more direct balance adjustment.
Expanded Wind Range: The Nova has a massive wind range, with both low-end performance and high-end stability.
Smooth high-end stability: In the smaller sizes (2.5m-5m), the Nova is extremely efficient at transferring wind power into forward drive and features a linear power delivery throughout the entire wind range.
NEW tip-strike recover: The lower aspect ratio and compact outline means you're less likely to catch a wingtip in the water.
NEW 1.9m for lighter riders: Ideal for sharing the stroke, the smallest Nova is designed for lighter riders and kids (under 50kg). Being so small, this wing is already depowered. So, it's been given a more neutral angle of attack, enabling lighter riders to wing comfortably in any conditions.
GeoStrut: The controlled curvature of the exoskeleton increases stiffness and performance, creating a more stable centre profile that can still depower and produce less lift when you're towing the wing behind you riding waves.
Efficient energy transfer: The new stiffer XL T-joint creates a more efficient energy-transfer while pumping the wing, without distortion in the frame. More rigid performance. No wasted energy.
Dual HyperFlow and 4-point bladder lock: Double speed, high volume single point inflation system with larger diameter inlet/outlet hose for rapid inflation and deflation. The two connections also help to prevent bladder migration while deflated or during transport.
Durable Dacron frame and N-HTRS canopy: Chasing a stiffer rig, we've used an ultra-strong high tenacity Dacron for the inflated structures, resulting in less deflection and movement and a stiffer overall frame during flight.
LiteVision Panels: Safer XS window panels improve the rider's field of vision - allowing you to see what's downwind of you before transitions.
Kevlar Strut Connection: A biaxial kevlar (aramid) fibre layer provides internal strength and reinforcement to the connection between strut and leading edge. It is bias cut, so it can flex around the curvature of the strut, with a tight and accurate fit.
DuraLite Reinforcement: Durable STPU scuff protection on the wing tips and seams, with wingtip reinforcement for added longevity.