An excellent all-rounder. The ION 7 was developed using NOVA’s new design software, which was already successfully utilised for the creation of the XENON and the MENTOR 7 (Light). The result is a top-notch all-rounder that covers all aspects of paragliding with ease. Be it small packing volume, easy launch, efficient cross-country flying, dynamic flight manoeuvres or an elegant flare on landing.
Innovative details. Choosing the right cloth is only one aspect when it comes to lightweight paragliders. The ION 7 Light uses tried and tested materials as well as a clever construction. Our new Rod Loops mean fewer seams and additionally support the inflow of air (Air Scoop). With the Mid Cell Links the stability of the leading edge is further optimised - which benefits performance especially in accelerated flight, without adding more weight.
As safe as never before. The latest version of our design software can even simulate flight manoeuvres such as collapses very accurately. In this way, we have achieved an unprecedented combination of stability and benign collapse behaviour in the ION 7. Even in accelerated flight, the reactions to collapses are extraordinarily gentle. The flight characteristics of the ION 7 also make it possible to try out the initial SIV manoeuvres without stress.
XC on top form. In terms of design, the ION 7 (Light) is based on the XC wing MENTOR 7 (Light). The flight feeling is characterised by very high stability with exceptional top speed, which is usually found in high-end EN B gliders. In addition, it has very good glide performance, an easy to operate speed-bar and a thermalling feeling of "it takes all in its stride". Descent manoeuvres such as big ears, B-line stall and spiral dive are also simple to perform. What more could one want to go cross-country flying safely and comfortably?
Fun with freestyle. Thanks to its direct handling and high stability, the ION 7 makes it easy to get started with acro manoeuvres. The SAT can be flown cleanly; wingovers are agile. Stalls are easy to perform, and helicopters work well. The brake travel to the stall point is very long, making an unintentional stall extremely unlikely. With the ION 7, you can safely enter the world of acro and hone your skills.