Test flight

The ultimate mountain machine (EN/LTF-C, EN-CCC)

The champion of the flyweights

Maximum performance with minimal weight – at just 3.4kg (XS) the TRITON 2 light is the ultimate flying machine for our X-Alps athletes. The wing is uncompromisingly light and distinguishes itself with its performance and an instinctive feeling for thermals.

The customised racing machine. The TRITON 2 light is an optimised performance wing developed by X-Alps athletes for X-Alps athletes. At 3.4 kilograms (XS) it is ultralight but also very tough: the lower sail and large parts of the upper sail are made from 27g cloth, the more vulnerable profile nose is made from durable 32g cloth.

Innovative and progressive. The TRITON 2 light is based on the TRITON 2, our serial performance wing. Its Needle-Eye Ribs permit a combination of little weight with a high degree of structural stability. Our Air Scoop means the wing is highly pressurised when accelerated. The accelerator travel has been extended on size XS wings (EN-CCC certification).

Dependable and powerful. Rough, alpine terrain is incompatible with complicated design concepts. In accordance with our philosophy of simplicity, only the profile nose is fitted with rods. The TRITON 2 light can be packed depending on personal preference - a concertina bag is not necessary. With a moderate aspect ratio of 6.4 the wing is predictable in flight.

Test flight

The spirit

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Basic facts

Everything you need to know about the TRITON 2 LIGHT:

  • The TRITON 2 LIGHT combines exceptional lightness with uncompromising performance. 
  • Size XS has been optimised for high speed performance (plus >20km/h) 
  • The TRITON 2 LIGHT is based on the TRITON 2, but many details have been markedly improved. 
  • Thinner lines made from Liros PPSL 191 and an optimised finish have resulted in a tangible performance increase in comparison with the TRITON 2. 
  • The risers are made from 12mm wide Aramid: it is simpler to handle and does not twist – making the wing safer overall.

The TRITON 2 light experience

Impressions

"The optimal package of performance, weight and handling is important to me as a Red Bull X-Alps athlete. The TRITON 2 light has it all. Its performance is breathtaking; at 3.5kg it is a flyweight and both in the air and on the ground it is easy to handle."

Pascal Purin
Testpilot | NOVA development team

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Colour

White

Customise your wing

This 3D model will assist you to see the approximate appearance of a custom colour. But please be aware: the actual colours may vary from the 3D model. For any queries, please contact your NOVA Partner or email us directly at vasb@abin.rh.

Technology

Technical data

Materials

Service

XC

FAQ

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.

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.

How a pilot holds the brakes is a matter of personal preference - but it does have a marked influence on the handling and flying characteristics of the wing. We recommend a half-wrap. You hold the brake handle in your palm and twist it half way around your hand so that the brake line lies between your thumb and forefinger. This shortens the brake travel by approximately 20 centimetres and this has a positive effect on feedback - firstly you directly feel the travel of the brake line and secondly, with the arms positioned higher, it is easier to feel the wing. Due to poor ergonomics, we recommend against not taking this wrap. The exception is of course when gliding or during other phases of the flight when steering with the brake is not necessary. Please note: when changing from not having a wrap to taking the wrap, the shortened brake travel must be taken into consideration.

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.

The best person to contact is your authorised NOVA dealer. If there are no paragliding schools in your country, contact the NOVA importer. A list of our dealers and distribution network can be found here. If you have specific questions you are welcome to contact us directly.