Test flight

The paramotor wing for recreational pilots (DULV)

SPEEDMAX – Powered Performance

High performance, very manageable extreme flight behaviour and good all-round characteristics: with the SPEEDMAX, NOVA has produced a paramotor wing which is easy to handle and comfortable in the air. A high degree of passive safety was very important to us.

Balanced handling. Good paramotor wings distinguish themselves by high roll stability and simultaneously by a pleasantly agile handling. Combining these two parameters ­ which contradict each other ­ into a complete package is a big challenge when developing a paramotor wing. With the SPEEDMAX we successfully achieved it.

High passive safety. The SPEEDMAX offers a very high degree of passive safety. It provides you with a safe feeling ­ even when the air is a little restless. Like all NOVA wings, the SPEEDMAX has been extensively tested in all possible collapse scenarios.

A timeless classic. A timeless classic. The SPEEDMAX is a perennial favourite in the NOVA range. Because of its all-round good characteristics it remains a popular model. SPEEDMAX pilots value the wing's sophisticated handling, combined with its high passive safety.

Test flight

Target group

The SPEEDMAX is a paramotor wing which distinguishes itself by a high degree of simplicity. The target group are recreational pilots who value a great deal of passive safety. Leisure pilots who fly regularly in particular will enjoy the SPEEDMAX.

The SPEEDMAX experience

Technical data

19 21 23
Number of cells - 31 31 31
Projected span m 8,33 8,71 9,16
Projected area 19,23 21,04 23,33
Projected aspect ratio - 3,61 3,61 3,6
Flat span m 10,76 11,26 11,87
Flat area 22,6 24,73 27,52
Flat aspect ratio - 5,12 5,12 5,12
Line diameter mm 1,1 / 1,8 / 2,2
Line length m 6,7 7 7,2
Total line length m 323 338 352
Max. chord m 2,61 2,73 2,88
Min. chord m 0,55 0,58 0,61
Weight kg 5,3 5,7 6,1
Recommended take off weight kg 70-150 80-160 85-170
Recommended take off weight (motor) kg 70-150 80-160 85-170
Certification DULV DULV DULV


Leading edge: Gelvenor LCN0066 OL KS 52 g/m²
Top surface: Gelvenor LCN0066 OL KS 52 g/m²
Bottom surface: NCV D0911 40 g/m²
Profile ribs (with line suspension point): NCV 9092 E29A 48 g/m²
Profile ribs (without line suspension point): NCV 2420 X15A Trilam 165 g/m²
Main lines: Liros TSL 280 (Aramid); Liros TSL 380 (Aramid)
Gallery lines: Liros PPSL 120 (Dyneema)
Brake lines: Edelrid 7860-360 (Dyneema); Liros DSL 70 (Dyneema)
Risers: Güth & Wolf Gurtband 25 mm


Every NOVA paraglider comes with a big package of extra services and guarantees. When you buy the wing you get more than just the product1.

Optimise your wing. During the initial flights the lines are subjected to real loads for the first time. This leads to stretching and shrinking - regardless of which line material is used. During NOVA Trim Tuning2 our software analyses how out of trim the glider has become and then calculates the required correction values. Trim Tuning aids safety and increases your flying fun.
Fully comprehensive insurance. After purchasing the wing and successfully registering it at myNOVA, you are provided with one year fully comprehensive insurance (60 euro excess3). You do the damage, we carry the cost. NOVA Protect means that you can concentrate on the important thing: the flying! If you break it, we fix it!
More than a check. The NOVA Full Service is more than just a check. Just like the Trim Tuning, we analyse the line lengths and ensure that the wing is restored to the optimal profile alignment across the whole of the span. Additionally we give the wing a full health check. Our NOVA Full Service gives you confidence in your wing.
Three years without worry. If your wing has undergone NOVA Trim Tuning, the date to the next check is extended from two years to three years. The two-year check becomes a three-year check. This allows you to have an extra year of carefree flying. Please note the maximum permitted flying hours in the manual.
Full four year warranty. As standard, NOVA provides a three year, rather than a two year, guarantee on its paragliders. If your wing has undergone NOVA Trim Tuning and a NOVA Full Service, then we will extend the guarantee for a further year to four years. You get a good feeling flying a NOVA wing.
Everything available, anytime. If you register your wing at myNOVA, it is added to our Quality Assurance Database. In the database - accessed through myNOVA - you can download all the key data about your wing. The database will also assist the person servicing your glider by getting information about your glider at the click of a button. Your glider will be more comprehensively checked.

1 The guarantee and service provision is limited, subject to conditions and not offered to the same extent in all countries. Detailed information is available in our guarantee conditions.

2 This service is included in the purchase price in selected countries. Please contact your dealer for more information.

3 This service covers damage incurred because of an accident while flying. Damage in other circumstances, personal injury, theft or other loss are excluded from this policy.



Scope of delivery


Performance data depends heavily on the drag created by the pilot and this is linked to their seating position and harness type. An aerodynamic harness or seating position can make the difference of one glide ratio point. We at NOVA never determine absolute performance data, instead we make comparisons with reference gliders. For this reason we do not publish performance data.

The brakes are components relevant to certification - modification can affect the flying characteristics and extreme flight behaviour. Because of this, we strongly advise against any modification of the brake system. It is important that the brake has sufficient travel before it engages. This is also important so that the wing does not brake automatically when the speed bar is used. Furthermore a brake that engages too early affects performance and influences the recovery during incidents, for example during a collapse or when the canopy goes parachutal.

Simplicity is our motto. Our wings can be packed using a concertina bag, but it is not essential. In principle, all our wings can just be stuffed in a packsack. When the wing is folded it is recommended not to bend the rods unnecessarily. This is particularly true if the wing is to be stored for longer periods. Furthermore, we recommend careful handling of your wing.

Sail cloth, lines and all other components are subjected to rigorous testing before they are used in serial production. We not only test the sail cloth for durability (high porosity or reduced tear resistance through UV damage or wear) but also for mechanical robustness, for example stretching. For quality control purposes we regularly take samples during serial production.

During the initial flights the lines are first subjected to load. This load induces a small degree of stretching and shrinking. These are not associated with the line manufacturers or the quality of workmanship - in the factory all NOVA paragliders are trimmed and pre-stretched to within a very low tolerance. To adjust this stretching or shrinking, we recommend that the wing is taken for NTT (Nova Trim Tuning) after ten to twenty flights - after one year at the very latest. Generally, the line lengths remain constant after the first ten to twenty hours. To use make full use of the NTT, Nova encourages all pilots to have their wing checked after ten to twenty flying hours.

Dry, not packed too tightly and if possible in a space without wide temperature variations - these are the conditions that make our paragliders feel well. You should never store a wing when it is moist. You should also avoid excessive heat, like you would have, for example, in the car. Never remove dirt using chemical detergents and/or brushes.