2023 North Nova Wing V3
BRAND: North Kites
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- Structurally Balanced Freeride Shape
- Maximum low-end power for instant up and go
- Stiffer, more responsive airframe
- Cleaner canopy and trailing edge tensioning
- Revised panel layout
- Lighter materials for reduced overall weight
A wing with maximum low-end to get you up on the foil earlier. Top-end performance that lets you exploit gusty conditions. 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. 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.
Structurally Balanced Freeride Shape
Less shoulder, more sweep and more aggressive turn-in at the wingtips give the wing its stability. When you’re 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. 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
Maximum low-end power for instant up and go
It's now more in line with the wingtips, which helps to generate more lift in the front of the wing. The increased curvature in the profile section gives the Nova maximum low-end power, and instant up & go. Changing how the air-foil shape/section profile develops across the span of the wing has made the wing smoother to ride, because more curvature at the front of the profile allows for a more forgiving angle of attack. We’ve moved the centre of lift further forward ensuring there is always a smooth laminar flow attachment from the LE to the TE (no turbulence)– so the wing retains lift through all angle of attack changes. It’s more user-friendly and has a generous sweet spot. This means fewer micro-adjustments in your hand positioning and a lighter feel with uplift for effortless transitions. When you do a tack, it pulls upward and enables you to glide around effortlessly without any tail drop. It also contributes to the Nova’s excellent loft and hangtime
Rigid GripLock Handles
The handlebars are wrapped in a soft EVA grip for comfort, and enable you to slide your hands into optimum trimming positions to control the wing’s pitch, yaw and roll, while keeping your body positioned perfectly over the foil. More freedom in your hand placement lets you choose the best feel based on the conditions, your arm length, and your body size.
We’ve minimised flutter and created a clean trailing edge release with reduced drag. From front to back and from wing tip to strut, everything's tight. TE TENSION. To increase the trailing edge tension, we’re using a sailing term called take-up. Basically, where it's loose, we pull the seam together to take out that excess shape where it's flapping.
Stiffer, more responsive airframe
How they're tapered makes the LE stiffer in the center and allows the tip to reflex and dump any excess power. The tapered wingtips also reduce the swing weight of the wing. It reduces drag from the wingtips, which also helps with the stability. And allowing the tips to bend slightly, keeps the trailing edge tight.
Revised panel layout
In the rear panels, the seams run in the load-bearing direction from wingtip to strut, while in the front it runs vertically, helping retain the wing’s true profile shapes.
New wide angle window
New strategic positioning helps you see downwind and improves safety on the water, while keeping weight to a minimum.
STPU Scuff Protection
We’ve identified the areas of greatest wear and tear on your wing and added strategic reinforcement. For 2023 we’ve also introduced small STPU bumpers on top of the leading edge for added protection when the wing is upside down.
WHAT RIDERS SAY
"I want to catch bigger waves, longer rides, do higher and better tricks. With the Nova, I can chase all of this"
- Bowien van der Linden
|WIND RANGE (knots)||6+||20-40||18-40||16-36||12-32||9-26||8-24||7-20|
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