German blogger Lucian Haas has tested our ION 6 Light on his independent, because ad-free blog Lu-Glidz. Below is the conclusion. You can read the full review (in German) here.
"With the Ion 6 (light), Nova has for the first time dared not only a gradual evolution, but a more significant change in the overall design concept of the Ion series - and in doing so, won in my view. I had already rated the predecessors Ion 4 and Ion 5 as successful all-rounders. The Ion 6 fulfils the same expectations, fits the same pilot requirements, but offers an even finer, more intuitive (thermal) handling. In my opinion, the biggest advantage over the Ion 5 and some of its current competitors from the mid-B range (e.g. Advance Epsilon 9, Skywalk Arak, Phi Beat) is that the design with the shorter lines makes launching easier, especially in more demanding conditions (strong winds, short take-off area). This makes the Ion 6, especially in the light version, an interesting option for pilots who want to combine hike-and-fly with relaxed, but sometimes already more ambitious XC flying."
By the way: With the introduction of the ION 6 / ION 6 Light, we have extended the product life cycle from two to three years. The ION 6 (Light) will remain a current glider in 2022.