Nova Rookie (PAST MODEL)

£2,400.07

Product code: NOVA-ROOKIE

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Status: Past model

Condition: New

The Rookie is Nova's successor to the Syntax. It is a Low-level 1-2 paraglider, which should approach beginners, as well as experienced pilots in search of maximum safety and minimum stress.
The Rookie offers agile handling combined a very long available brake travel. The collapses are soft and all manoeuvres are very safe. In the sum of his properties the Rookie is absolutely suited for beginners.

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Rookie

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PAST MODEL

The Rookie is Nova's successor to the Syntax.

Here below is some info about the Nova Rookie from the manufacturer, Nova...

Nova Rookie > Development

The objectives for the development of the Rookie, as a successor to the popular Syntax, were relatively clear: Of course, we had to maintain the extremely security reserves of the Syntax.

Another concern was a more precise handling characteristic which should not be reached at the expenses of a more nervous flight behaviour - we think that excellent damping characteristics are essential for a glider, that we recommend for beginners.

The fact that a Nova glider must excel his predecessor in the matter of performance goes without saying.

With these requirements we tested the first prototypes early last summer. Soon it turned out that we had not reached the limits of the Syntax concept yet. So it seemed reasonable to search for further improvement on a concept, based on the Syntax.

With an extremely efficient line geometry and some modifications on the canopy we could increase performance by a significant amount already with the very first prototypes.

However, we had to build some more prototypes, until the handling characteristics corresponded to our idea without impairing performance and security.

Now, with the Rookie we have found the right balance:

The performance - as well at trim speed as accelerated - is clearly above the Syntax.

The handling behaviour could be improved substantially: The Rookie can be thermalled more precisely with brake input and weight shifting, which increases climb performance and fun.

Nova Rookie > Safety

The Rookie offers a huge security potential: In spite of good brake response the available brake travel is very long.

Passing the DHV 1-2 classification never really was an issue for the Rookie as a Low-Level 1-2 glider. So we spent a lot of time optimising the collapsing- and reopening behaviour a lot more than necessary for the 1-2 classification.

It appears that pilots like soft collapses and soft re-opening. Hard collapses and "explosive" reopening frightens many pilots and leads to instability.

The Rookie collapses very softly, and also reopens without any impulsiveness. To reach this behaviour, we forced many collapses and, what is maybe even more important: We did numerous flights in very turbulent conditions to check the results in practice.

Because finally, it's the behaviour in practice, which counts.

Nova Rookie > Technical Changes

The following attributes have been changed, compared to the Syntax, it's predecessor:

Less lines: we managed to realize a very efficient rigging system: the Rookie M has 268m of lines, which is 100m less than the Syntax M!

More performance: the reduced line drag offers a feelable step forward in performance: specially in the discipline "rising in weak thermals" the Rookie is a class of it's own!

New wing curve, more sail tension and a now brake geometry: These attributes are offering a more agile handling without any negativ effects on the damping behaviour.

Less weight, less volume: most of the upper sail is made from 40g/sqm cloth: even better takoff and safety!

Hybrid line setup from PPSL and Technora: offering the best from both.

Nova Rookie > What Remains The Same

The airfoil, planform, cell number and line length: this attributes seem to have reached a kind of optimum in this configuration.

Very high safety in the deep spiral.

The endless brake travel and the very low stall speed.

The suitability also for beginners.

Nova Rookie > Main Characteristics

The Rookie is a Low-level 1-2 paraglider, which should approach beginners, as well as experienced pilots in search of maximum safety and minimum stress.

The Nova Rookie demonstrates the achievements of modern paraglider development:

Before not too long, Pilots of 2-3 gliders would have been happy about the glide ratio, the Rookie offers!

The Rookie offers agile handling combined a very long available brake travel. The collapses are soft and all manoeuvres are very safe. In the sum of his properties the Rookie is absolutely suited for beginners.

Nova Rookie > Powered Flying

The Rookie S, M and L are certified with a paramotor. The upper weight limit is adapted to the additional load of a paramotor equipment: the S and M are certified up to 150kg, the L up to 180kg!

Because of his very high safety level, the high performance and good damping over all axes, the Rookie is a perfectly ballanced paramotor wing.

Nova Rookie > Corresponding Pilot Profile:

Starter 80%
Occasional pilot 100%
Exp. regular pilot 100%
Cross Coutry pilot 40%
Competition pilot 10%
Towing yes
GS-Motor yes

Nova Rookie > Construction & Materials

Most of the upper sail is made from 40g per square metre cloth.

Lines: PPSL and Technora.

Nova Rookie > Sizes & Weight Ranges

Here below are the sizes and weight ranges for Nova Rookie.

Nova Rookie > Sizes & Weight Ranges - Unpowered Flight

Size All-Up Weight Range
Rookie XX-Small 55-80 Kg
Rookie X-Small 65-90 Kg
Rookie Small 75-100 Kg
Rookie Medium 85-110 Kg
Rookie Large 100-130 Kg

Nova Rookie > Sizes & Weight Ranges - Powered Flight

Size All-Up Weight Range
Rookie Small 85-150 Kg
Rookie Medium  95-150 Kg
Rookie Large  110-180 Kg

Nova Rookie > Certification

Nova Rookie is certified DHV 1-2 in all 5 sizes for free flying.

Nova Rookie sizes Small, Medium and Large are certified for paramotor.

Nova Rookie > Options

Here below are the options available for Nova Rookie.

Nova Rookie > Standard Colours

  • Blue
  • Red
  • Sun
  • White

Additional Information

Condition New
Website Link www.nova-wings.com/english/products/rookie.html
Model Status Past model

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