A wing with power when needed and a sweet spot so generous it makes hard things easy.
Maximum low-end to get you up on the foil earlier. Top-end performance that lets you exploit gusty conditions. Engineered to feel light in your hands, the 2023 Nova’s progressive swept outline and refined profile section makes it easier to handle and more stable when riding. Your front and back arm pressure is even, not backhand-heavy. The wingtip geometry and balanced dihedral also prevent oscillation side-to-side when gripping the front handle, riding downwind swell, surfing, or simply walking towards the water. The new draft-forward curvature in the profile section generates more lift in the front of the wing. This makes transitions smoother so you can glide through turns effortlessly, and when combined with improved canopy tensioning, boosts Nova’s low-end power.
A stiffer, more responsive airframe means the canopy stays clean through a wider wind range. We’ve minimised flutter and created a clean trailing-edge release with reduced drag.
Then, to ensure the wing remains stable and comfortable in overpowered conditions, we’ve tapered the leading-edge diameter, concentrating the stiffness in the LE centre and allowing the reflexed wingtips to dump excess power. Master of the upwind, glide through tacks, float through gybes, and lofty jumps with bonus hangtime. Whatever goal you’re chasing, the Nova will send you there faster.
Stable balanced geometry
Maximum low-end power for instant up & go
Swept outline with pulled-in tips
Stiffer more responsive airframe
Cleaner canopy and TE tensioning
Load-bearing panel layout
Bigger wind range
Reduced overall weight
Lighter feel with uplift for effortless transitions
Tapered reflexed wingtips for top-end de-power
Depowered trailering stability
Wide-angle window positioning
Versatile and easy to use
Excellent loft and hangtime
Independent dual-inflation pressure for strut and LE
New N-HTRS High-Performance Canopy Material
Durable and lightweight Dacron LE/Strut material
Intuitive rigid GripLock handles (optional Carbon handles sold separately)
New comfort EVA knuckle guard under depower handle
New strategic STPU scuff protection
New lighter-weight bladder material reinforced in high-wear areas
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