NOVA Doubleskin (XC Hike & Fly)
Three-Liner | Cells: 33 | Aspect Ratio: 4.4 | Weight: 2.1 kg - Size 17 (EN/LTF A)
DOUBLESKIN - Minimalist hike & fly
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)
I’ve now logged 25 hours on the Nova Doubleskin 17, putting it through its paces at varied sites, at 75kg AUW. These have included dune gooning, inland thermalling up to 2,100m and strong wind coastal soaring. It appears to excel at them all. The Doubleskin 17 is so light it rises effortlessly and can be easily corrected on launch. In the air, it can hover like a kite, thermals tightly, and penetrates well. It‘s responsive, there’s no doubt, but it remains predictable and solid. I value the high passive safety, and I love the performance that this little wing packs in! Pete Taylor
One for all. One for all. The DOUBLESKIN has been designed to allow a flying experience without any compromises. Due to the light construction, it combines the advantages of a single-surface wing with the optimal flying characteristics of a glider with an undersurface. Ultra-light fabrics and a highly weight-optimised yet complex internal structure complete the package. The DOUBLESKIN gives you the opportunity to travel super light and enjoy your hike up the mountain – always in search of the next take-off. Tip: Pilots with a take-off weight between 75-90 kg may fly the DOUBLESKIN in size 17 within the extended weight range as a dynamic EN/LTF B wing.
Every gram counts. Size 17 (55 - 90 kg Take-off Weight) weighs only 2.1 kg. Together with the MONTIS harness (320 grams), the DOUBLESKIN is an ideal base for a weight-optimised Hike & Fly kit. With the complex internal structure, including mini-ribs, vector tape and a high number of cells, the wing has also excellent performance and stability. Instead of our Light Risers, you can choose our minimalistic Ultralight Risers at check out and carry another 60 grams less.
Into the Wind. The DOUBLESKIN is exceptional at maintaining directional stability as well as a good glide ratio allowing it to deliver when you are in ‘need for speed’. Here at NOVA, we regard this as one of the safety features of the wing, since the wind does not necessarily adhere to the forecast on your hike & fly location. The DOUBLESKIN is a pleasure to fly in thermic conditions, thanks to its intuitive handling. Pilots who are looking for a super-light yet playful wing, and who wish to travel the world, or simply complete a hike and fly challenge at their local flying site, find in the DOUBLESKIN the perfect companion for their next adventure.
Super relaxed. The short lines of the DOUBLESKIN make it much easier to spread the wing and launch, in particular in rough terrain - it simply requires less open space. Thanks to useful holding pins the glider will stay in place even on very steep or snow-covered take-offs. All the main lines, stabilo lines and brake lines are sheathed and colour coded to increase durability and facilitate take-off preparations. By the way: When buying a NOVA wing, and after registering it under myNOVA, it includes our unique one-off protection against accidents and mishaps for one year after purchasing. We exchange lines and replace damaged cells (excess: € 50 + postage and VAT). Is your wing is beyond repair we offset the replacement value when buying a new one. You can use NOVA protection within the first year at most once. Please note: In order to benefit from NOVA-Protect it is necessary to register your product under myNOVA within 14 days of your purchase.
The DOUBLESKIN (EN/LTF A) features a high degree of passive safety (Flat Aspect Ratio: 4.4) but due to its agility, excellent performance and enjoyable thermaling characteristics, it is always ready to turn a top-to-bottom flight into an XC round trip. Pilots who enjoy the odd wing-over will enjoy the short and precise brake travel in combination with the benign reactions of the DOUBLESKIN. Pilots who enjoy even more dynamic handling will benefit from the extended weight range of the size 17 wing – with a take-off weight between 75 and 90 kg the wing is certified as EN/LTF B. Despite being mainly EN-A rated - depending on the total take-off weight - we did not design this wing as a school glider. The Ultralight Risers require a certain routine in order to avoid riser twists when clipping in and the ultra-light fabric may be more prone to getting damaged during extensive ground-handling sessions. For those who wish to embark on their pilot training, our PRION or the lightweight all-rounder IBEX are a more appropriate choice.
Recommended Take-Off Weight
Scope of Delivery
- Ultralight Compression Bag
- Simple Flag
- Repair kit
NOVA Protect - 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty
NOVA Protect is a fully comprehensive protection package for your paraglider. One year after the purchase of a new glider and after registering your wing (within 14 days of buying) with my NOVA, your wing is covered once for accidental damage. We will repair tears, and replace lines or panels (EUR 50.- + shipping and VAT deductible).
4 Years Manufacturer's Warranty
This Full 4 years Warranty covers material as well as workmanship. If your NOVA Trim Tuning and a NOVA Full Service were completed by an authorised NOVA partner, 4 Years On Materials comes into effect and this extends the guarantee to four years*. If we are unable to repair the problem, we will deduct the current value when purchasing a new NOVA paraglider.
More details on the manufacturer's website: NOVA
You have to have the training and a licence to fly a paraglider. Check with your instructor if you are buying your first glider.
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