The PRION 5 combines the globally tried and tested strengths of its predecessors - simple launch characteristics and good-natured handling - with improved roll damping and a new design. It can also boast of two innovations: the redesigned, even more comfortable NOVA Adjustable Handles and a colour gradient on the brake line that helps to correctly dose the brake travel.
Certification: EN/LTF A
The high-end EN A paraglider AONIC impresses with sportiness and performance, which is not usually found with EN A gliders - and is nevertheless suitable for instruction due to its high level of safety.
The fundamentally redesigned ION 6 (EN/LTF B) is the next generation of the popular ION series. The result: high passive safety, particularly precise handling and maximum performance to achieve personal XC goals.
Certification: EN/LTF B
Now the only reason not to fly is the weather, because the ION 6 Light (EN/LTF B) is infinitely versatile. Whether you plan to hike & fly, local soaring or even an ambitious cross-country flight - as soon as the sun shines, this paraglider puts you right at the front and top. A high degree of passive safety comes as standard.
For many years the MENTOR series has been synonymous with top performance in the EN B class. The MENTOR 6 continues this tradition, complementing the strengths of its predecessors with innovations that enhance its performance even more. Broaden your horizons with the master in its class.
At home in the B class and travelling the world - the MENTOR 6 Light in size S is a hefty 850 grams lighter than its big brother, but offers the same ingenious new developments like Zig-Zag 3D-Shaping, the innovative Mini-Rib Vector Tape, Double-B Splits and new risers. Since sometimes during Hike&Fly you might get choppy conditions, the MENTOR 6 Light also comes with a plus trim in comfort next to the high performance.
The PHANTOM offers the safety of a basic intermediate with the performance of a top-end wing. This has been made possible through probably the most complex construction ever used in a serial-production wing.
The SECTOR is a performance XC wing with comparatively low aspect ratio, with substantial, totally usable performance and excellent handling. Like the MENTOR in the standard class, the SECTOR is the mile-eater of the sports class.
SECTOR - for your perfect XC day!
Certification: Certification: EN/LTF C
The XENON (EN/LTF D) is an ultralight two-liner for experienced pilots. Excellent glide performance, simple handling and a high degree of stability guarantee extensive XC miles without the risk of fatigue.
Certification: EN/LTF D
Small, compact, dynamic - the BANTAM is the perfect miniwing for all mountaineers who prefer a flight with plenty of speed to a descent on foot. Only 1.65 kg (size 12) makes the BANTAM the lightest certified non-single-surface wing on the market (as of October 2019).
The DOUBLESKIN is the lightest paraglider in the world* with top and under surface (2.1 kg / size 17). It has a very small pack size and is a delight in the air thanks to better aerodynamics compared to a single-surface wing. With the DOUBLESKIN walking up is as enjoyable as flying and landing!
(*by same flat surface area, with EN-certification, with the Ultralight Riser and without taking single-skin wings into account. As: 06/19)
Like its predecessor, the BION 2 excites professional tandem pilots as well as enthusiastic recreational pilots who want to share their most beautiful moments. Take off, enjoy, land safely: the BION 2 is a reliable partner which takes its responsibility seriously. With maximum performance, it will never let you or your passenger down.
Today's route: The leading group is already on its way from Lermoos towards Säntis. On this leg - unlike between the Achental and Lermoos - there are two clear and obvious route options:
Ken Oguma (JPN) – literally – won many hearts in flight during his X-Alps adventure, which unfortunately lasted only three days. Even in this short time we have come to appreciate him not only as a pilot, but also through his likeable and warm manner, his laughter and his humor.
It's only day 3 and already the field of athletes has spread out over some 250 km! The conditions are sporty because the valley winds are strong. The latter have to be exploited to one's own advantage and their dangers avoided. Those who had not yet made it to the Achental turnpoint had the ‘Bavarian Wind’ whistling in their faces (the Tyroleans...
Maxime Pinot has had to take a severe daily beating again. Yes, well, he is not very far behind. But you don't want to show your face, do you? The Frenchman has said on occasion that he wants to stay relaxed, take the days as they go. And really, really nothing is lost yet. His trauma from the Titlis is nowhere in sight yet.
Another Prologue? You'd almost think so. A veritable migration of X-Alps pilots are on the ascent to the Grießenkareck above Wagrain, prepare their gliders and fly down to Kleinarl. But a number of things are different: it is after six in the evening and the competitors have had strenuous and difficult hours of flying behind them. They all took off...
Oahh, Chrigel Maurer ahead of Maxime Pinot, winning the X-Alps! Again! - But no, that was the Prologue for now. The Prologue to the Red Bull X-Alps is a very different thing, three days before the start of the alpine race in Salzburg. The Prologue is a one-day celebration of joy. All competitors run and fly together. Supporters, manufacturers,...
We are pleased to announce that we will be following the Red Bull X-Alps starting on Sunday 20 June with our own blog. There will also be a report from the Prologue that took place today. We not only want to inform about the three NOVA pilots, but also comment on the race from the perspective of a cross-country pilot. According to the motto "from...
This year a dream will come true for Ken Oguma. He is one of the rookies hoping to show off their skills at the Red Bull X-Alps. Just like Théo de Blic (FRA) and Nicola Donini (ITA), he will be flying the NOVA X-Alps two-liner XENON and the ultralight ARTUS pod harness.
We recently introduced the ARTUS X-Alps harness. Weighing 1050 grams, aerodynamically optimised and with many clever details, this harness is the perfect partner for Red Bull X-Alps. The final design colours will be red and black.
Excellent pilots who have extraordinary stories to tell - the NOVA Pilots Team includes some of the best paragliders in the world. By and by we would like to introduce them to you. Last year NOVA awarded Antti Haltiamieli one of the Pilots of the Year 2020. In this article we take a look at him and Finland, which is probably highly underrated in...