Nova DOUBLESKIN

£2,999.00

Product code: NOVA-DOUBLESKIN

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When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page

Status: Current model

Condition: New

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According to Nova DOUBLESKIN is the lightest paraglider* in the world with top and under surface- very small pack size and a delight in the air thanks to better aerodynamics compared to a single-skin. With the DOUBLESKIN walking up is as enjoyable as flying and landing! (*by same flat surface area, with EN-certification, with the Ultralight Riser and without taking single-skin wings into account. As: 06/19)

Technical Data

Sizes  17 20 23
Number of cells 33 33 33
Projected span 7.6 8.1 8.8
Projected area 17.1 20 23.5
Projected aspect ratio 3.3 3.3 3.3
Flat span 9.4 10.1 11.1
Flat area 20 23 27.5
Flat aspect ratio 4.4 4.4 4.4
Line length 5.05 5.5 6.05
Total line length 214 230 253
Max. chord 2,6 2,8 3
Min. chord 1.1 1.2 1.3
Weight 2.1 2.4 2.8
Recommended take-off weight 55-75/ 75-90 75-105 90-120
Certification (EN/LTF) EN-A/EN-B EN-A EN-A

Recommended Take-Off Weight

Dynamic- Ideal for those who want more speed and a more dynamic wing

Relaxed- For recreational pilots

Colours

Standard Colours Lime, Orange, Petrol

Custom Colours: Use Nova's colNova configurator to customise Nova wing and sent Flybubble the colNova codes for Nova chosen colours.

Options

Riser: Light risers or Ultra-light risers

Scope of Delivery

Ultralight Compression Bag

Especially small and light: this packsack is optimally tailored to the small packing size of the glider and can also be compressed very well. It is ideal for touring with a small rucksack. Please do not store Nova paraglider permanently in the compression bag, but well ventilated and loosely folded.

Manual

Nova has enclosed a very detailed manual which contains everything you need to know about Nova flying equipment. Please study it before flying Nova gear for the first time. 

Repair Kit

Everyone hopes it will never happen: a hole or tear in the paraglider. Nova have included a minor damage repair kit in the right colNova for such an eventuality.

Simple Flag

The Simple Flag fits in Nova pocket and is useful when there is no permanently installed wind indicator at a take-off or landing site. By means of a loop, it can easily be attached to a stick or branch before the flight. Tip: Even if want to do some spontaneous ground handling, the Simple Flag will serve you well.

Holding-Pins

The Holding-Pins are made of wood - if you lose one in nature it is not the end of the world. The wing is delivered with a few spares. Please make sure you remove the pins before stowing Nova glider in the compression bag. This prevents damage to the cloth.

One for All

The DOUBLESKIN has been designed to allow a flying experience without any compromises. Due to the light construction, it combines the advantages of a single-skin wing with the optimal flying characteristics of a glider with an undersurface. Ultra-light fabrics and a highly weight-optimised yet complex internal structure complete the package. The DOUBLESKIN gives you the opportunity to travel super light and enjoy Nova hike up the mountain – always in search for the next take-off.

Tip: Pilots with a take-off weight between 75-90 kg may fly the DOUBLESKIN in size 17 within the extended weight range as a dynamic EN/LTF B wing.

Every gram counts

Size 17 (55 - 90 kg Take-off Weight) weighs only 2.1 kg. Together with the MONTIS harness (320 gram), the DOUBLESKIN is an ideal base for a weight-optimised Hike & Fly kit. The complex internal structure, including mini-ribs, vector-tape and the high number of cells, the wing has also an excellent performance and stability. Instead of Nova Light Risers, you can choose Nova minimalistic Ultralight Risers at check out and carry another 60 grams less.

Into the Wind

The DOUBLESKIN is exceptional at maintaining directional stability as well as a good glide ratio allowing it to deliver when you are in ‘need for speed’. NOVA regard this as one of the safety features of the wing since the wind does not necessarily adhere to the forecast on Nova hike & fly location. The DOUBLESKIN is a pleasure to fly in thermic conditions, thanks to its intuitive handling. Pilots who are looking for a super-light yet playful wing, and who wish to travel the world, or simply complete a hike and fly challenge at their local flying site, find in the DOUBLESKIN the perfect companion for their next adventure.

Super Relaxed

The short lines of the DOUBLESKIN make it much easier to spread the wing and launch, in particular in rough terrain - it simply requires less open space. Thanks to useful holding-pins the glider will stay in place even on very steep or snow-covered take-offs. All the main lines, stabilo lines and brake lines are sheathed and colNova coded to increase durability and to facilitate take-off preparations. By the way: When buying a NOVA wing, and after registering it under mNova, it includes Nova's unique one-off protection against accidents and mishaps for one year after purchasing. Nova exchange lines and replace damaged cells. Is Nova wing beyond repair NOVA offset the replacement value when buying a new one. You can use NOVA protect within the first year at most once. Please note: In order to benefit from NOVA-Protect it is necessary to register Nova product under mNova within 14 days of Nova purchase.

Pilot requirements

The DOUBLESKIN (EN/LTF A) features a high degree of passive safety (Flat Aspect Ratio: 4.4) but due to its agility, excellent performance and enjoyable thermaling characteristics, it is always ready to turn a top to bottom flight into an XC round trip. Pilots who enjoy the odd wing-over will enjoy the short and precise brake travel in combination with the benign reactions of the DOUBLESKIN. Pilots who enjoy an even more dynamic handling will benefit from the extended weight range of the size 17 wing – with a take-off weight between 75 and 90 kg the wing is certified as EN/LTF B. Despite being mainly EN-A rated - depending on the total take-off weight - NOVA did not design this wing as a school glider. The Ultralight Risers require a certain routine in order to avoid riser twists when clipping in and the ultra-light fabric may be more prone to getting damaged during extensive ground-handling sessions. For those who wish to embark on their pilot training, Nova PRION or the lightweight all-rounder IBEX are a more appropriate choice.

“Flat Surface Area” – what does that mean?

In a nutshell, the flat surface area is the area of Nova paraglider when spread out on the ground. In contrast, the projected area equals the area of the shadow Nova wing would cast with the sun standing vertically on the horizon. The projected surface area of the DOUBLESKIN is roughly 85% of the flat surface area by the way. Unfortunately, there is no standardised definition of those areas. E.g. some ballooning effects will be considered differently depending on the design software used by different manufacturers. The definition of the flat surface area is generally better defined, so this is why Nova uses the flat surface area to compare the weight of a wing to other gliders. Generally, a wing with a larger surface area will climb better in thermals. It also allows slower speeds and that can be an advantage in certain take-off and landing situations.

Weight Optimised Fabrics

All fabrics are of the highest standard. Nova have tested all materials with regards to resistance against ageing (porosity, tear strength, UV and abrasive wear) and mechanical resistance e.g. stretch resistance. For quality assurance purposes Nova also test random samples out of the serial production in regular intervals. The DOUBLESKIN features the lightest fabrics on the market which also shines due to very small pack size and high UV resistance.

Mini Ribs

Top-Surface Vector-Tape

Mini Ribs increase the number of cells at the rear of the wing and produce an aerodynamically optimised trailing edge. The DOUBLESKIN mini ribs are particularly short – again, in order to keep the glider as light as possible.

Top-Surface Vector-Tape

The vector tape reduces the kink that is created when the brake is applied. The result is an improved climbing performance and better handling characteristics. On the DOUBLESKIN the vector-tape passes just behind the, for weight optimisation extra short, mini ribs.

Risers with less weight

lightweight risers

The Ultralight Risers sit comfortably in Nova hands at launch and are, like the rest of the glider, optimised to reduce the overall weight of Nova kit. Like with all ultra-light risers, Nova suggests doublechecking for riser twists when connecting the wing to Nova harness. Alternatively to the Ultralight Risers, you can choose Light Risers (+60 grams) when purchasing the DOUBLESKIN.

Holding-Pins

Nova holding pins

Small loops on the top surface of the wing serve as mounts for wooden Holding-Pins in order to easily attach the wing onto slippery and steep terrain - e.g. on snow – this will prevent the wing from sliding down after it has been laid out before take-off. The Holding-Pins are self-releasing and will come out of the ground automatically when launching. Please consult the DOUBLESKIN handbook for a detailed description of the correct use of the Holding-Pins.

Materials

Leading-edge: Dominico 10D, 26 g/m2
Top surface: Dominico 10D, 26 g/m2
Lower surface: Dominico 10D, 26 g/m2
Profile ribs (suspended): Skytex 27 hard 27g/m2
Profile ribs (unsuspended): Skytex 27 hard 27g/m2
Main lines: Liros PPSLS191 / TSL 140
Gallery lines: Edelrid U-8000
Brake lines: PPSLS 65
Risers: Kevlar 12mm

Downloads

Nova service info & FAQ

Read Nova service info and answers to FAQ.

Additional Information

Condition New
EN Certification EN A
LTF Certification LTF A
Shipping Details When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model Status Current model

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