Easy flying. The appeal of paragliding is its simplicity: take your wing out of the bag, sort the lines and you are off. The SUSI is based on this principle. With only 28 cells, it is our simplest wing and this is also mirrored in its flying characteristics: during launch the wing climbs quickly above the pilot without overshooting. Brake travel is long and the dampening is high. The Susi is simply a feel-good wing.
Simply safe. The basic development principle of the SUSI was to make the safest wing possible. Brake travel to the stall point is very long. During asymmetric collapses the wing recovers quickly and without turning severely. Thanks to the high dampening, the SUSI always conveys a feeling of safety in turbulent conditions.
Simply versatile. A high degree of passive safety and good performance do not have to be contradictory: the SUSI is also suitable for exploring cross-country flights. But the wings real strong point is when winding it up in a tight thermal - thanks to its low aspect ratio and its low useable speed, the SUSI is a master climber. With a little practise, the SUSI can leave a high performance wing behind.
"[...] The simplicity, dampening and stability will appeal to those who do not fly regularly and who have a low fear threshold. Despite this, the SUSI pilot must of course be sensible in their choice of flying conditions. These are people who consciously want to get away from the faster/higher/further hype; they are relaxed recreational pilots who want to have a good time in the air. Life is hard enough."
Karl Slzesak, DHV, Safety & Technical department
Read the full story of Klaus' SUSI experience (German only) ↗
|Number of cells||-||29||29||29||29||29|
|Projected aspect ratio||-||2,86||2,86||2,86||2,86||2,86|
|Flat aspect ratio||-||3,95||3,95||3,95||3,95||3,95|
|Line diameter||mm||1 / 1,4 / 2,1|
|Total line length||m||232||243||254||264||274|
|Recommended take off weight||kg||60-85||70-100||80-110||90-120||100-130|
|Leading edge:||DOKDO 30 DMF WR Fabric|
|Top surface:||DOKDO 30 DMF WR Fabric|
|Bottom surface:||DOKDO 30 DMF WR Fabric|
|Profile ribs:||DOKDO 30 DMF Rib Fabric|
|Main lines:||Cousine Technora 2.1, Aramid|
|Gallery lines:||Cousine 85 (Dyneema)|
|Brake lines:||Cousine 85 (Dyneema)|
|Risers:||Güth & Wolf, Gurtband, 20 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.
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.
After purchasing the wing and successfully registering it at myNOVA, you are provided with one year fully comprehensive insurance (excess: 63.50 euro incl VAT / + postage & packing³). 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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Everyone hopes it will never happen: a hole or tear in the paraglider. We have included a minor damage repair kit in the right colour for such an eventuality.
So you know where the wind is coming from, we have added a NOVA windsock. With a length of approximately 80cm it is large enough for a take-off site.
Your paraglider is fitted with a high quality speed system. Thanks to three holes in the cord attachment point, it will flexibly and simply adapt to your harness and leg length.
Reduced to essentials, simple to use: the SUSI rucksack is based on the same principles as the SUSI paraglider. Plenty of space, easy to pack and comfortable to carry.
We have enclosed a very detailed manual which contains everything you need to know about your flying equipment. Please study it before flying your gear for the first time.