Absolutely multi-talented. 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. Proof is the easy launch, efficient cross-country flying, fun during dynamic flight manoeuvres and an elegant flare on landing.
Tried and tested meets innovation. The ION 7 uses tried and tested materials as well as a smart design. Our new Rod Loops mean fewer seams and from the moment of take off 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.
The latest version of our design software can simulate flight manoeuvres such as collapses extremely accurately. In the ION 7 we have achieved an unprecedented combination of stability and benign collapse behaviour - even during accelerated flight. These flight characteristics mean stress-free initial SIV manoeuvres. And it is worth striving to improve, because as we all know, you never stop learning. We hope you enjoy constantly refining your skills with the ION 7!
In terms of design, the ION 7 is based on the MENTOR 7 (Light) cross-country wing. As essential flight characteristics, our team and test pilots emphasise the very high stability with exceptional top speed. So in this respect, the ION 7 offers what you usually only find in high-end EN B wings. In addition, there is very good glide performance, a user-friendly speed-bar and a thermalling sensation of "it takes all in its stride". Descent techniques such as big ears, B-line stall and spiral dive are also simple to perform. So nothing stands in the way of a safe and comfortable cross-country flight.
Freestyle fun as you like it. 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. The glider stalls uniformly along the span, 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.