North Nova Wing
After countless hours of development North are proud to present their Nova wing, aiming to offer maximum performance while retaining a versatile application that works effortlessly for a range of rider abilities. The Nova is balanced and reactive, generating more drive and upwind ability than anything the competition has to offer. These performance traits hinge on the super stiff geometry. As well as amazing feel the Nova allows for instant take offs and enviable wind ranges.
Load up. Jump higher. Ride longer. Put simply, the Nova is the pinnacle of wing design.
- The GeoStrut curvature reduces deflection
- Radial Panel Cuts distribute load without deformation
- North's XLT joint is rigid, strong and light, using a large diameter connection
- GripLock ergonomic handles and Y-handle for improved feel and control
North Nova Wing
Easy Pack Carry Case
North Wing Wrist Leash
2.9m 22-40 knots
3.5m 18-36 knots
4.2m 14-32 knots
5m 10-26 knots
6m 8-20 knots
XLT JOINT - The extra-large T-Joint is the structural frame joining the leading edge and strut in the shape of the letter T. It has a larger diameter for optimum stiffness, enabling a lightweight and direct connection to the canopy without deformation, and keeps the profile flying in its intended shape.
RADIAL PANEL CUTS - Radial cut panels at the end of the GeoStrut distribute large amounts of load across the canopy in a range of directions. The canopy is a woven material, least stable when loaded at 45 degrees to the thread line. Radial cut panels help align the stronger weave of the canopy to the stress pattern, creating a stronger, cleaner canopy with less external patching to prevent distortion and help keep the weight in check
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 and riding waves. The concave side of the curve creates a stiffer frame, so there is less deflection and deformation in flight. The curved strut design also makes the wing more ergonomic and comfortable, bringing the forward handles closer to your body, and moving the rear handles away so you’re in a more natural position when sheeted in.
GRIPLOCK HANDLES - Ergonomic elliptical sandwich technology handles designed from a combination of multi-layer foam with reinforcement running through the centre. The internal reinforcement is sewn within the handle to the strut, creating a strong, wobble-free connection with just enough stiffness for the handle to maintain its shape. The elliptical/hexagonal foam shape is more twist-resistant to the webbing around it, and the softer webbing material is comfortable in your hands, has very little twist in the handle both laterally and front to back, but is still flexible enough to fold up and pack away easily. The low-profile handles are positioned in the prime location for centre of effort, and in the best place to trim the wing and make transitions more intuitive.
LITEVISION XS PANELS - XS skylite panels improve the rider’s field of vision – allowing you to see what’s downwind of you before transitions. The windows are positioned in just the right place for a safer riding experience, without adding unnecessary weight and complexity to the design.
DACRON CANOPY REINFORCEMENT - Chasing a stiffer rig, we moved to an ultra-stiff Dacron canopy reinforcement that is different to that used in our kites and capable of high inflation pressure. We’ve also built stiffness into the design through the load distribution on the frame when it’s in flight.
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.
HYPERFLOW RAPID INFLATION/DEFLATION SYSTEM - High volume single point inflation system with larger diameter hose for rapid inflation and deflation. Bayonet style main inflation valve compatible with most pumps. No adapter needed. Inflation connections on each side of the strut provide twice the rate of airflow on deflation. The two connections also help to lock the front of the bladder in place, providing support on both sides of the strut where the bladder is attached.
PREMIUM TEIJIN D2 TECHNOFORCE CANOPY - D2 Ripstop Fabric by Teijin. Premium high-density canopy material made in Japan, using high tenacity polyester yarn for lightness, high tearing strength and endurance. Teijin Techno Force has the highest strength to weight ratio and longest durability in the industry.
DURALITE SCUFF GUARD - STPU scuff protection on the wing tips and seams. This is the same fabric used in the DuraLite seam protection on our North kites, however as the wing doesn’t usually rest on its leading edge, it doesn’t need the foam inserts.
EASY TOWING - A soft knuckle-guard pad under the depower handle allows you to lock your knuckles up against the leading edge for extra stability when towing. The amount of sweep and dihedral in the wing also help keep it tracking smoothly without swinging around.
HARNESS LINE ATTACHMENT POINT - The harness line attachment point is in just the right place. Our optional harness-line and waistbelt accessories are easy to use and take all the load off your hands. This means more freedom, less muscle fatigue and consequently longer sessions.