NOVA Phantom (EN B)
Certification: EN/LTF B
The highest performance in its class with low-end B pilot demand (EN/LTF B)
PHANTOM – a new era in paragliding. 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 idea. At NOVA we asked ourselves what a low-end EN B would look like if it was constructed without being restricted by technical complexity. The result is the PHANTOM.
Experience progress. The PHANTOM is a new, completely revolutionary paraglider – with a similar aspect ratio to the ION and with 99 cells, it combines the safety of the ION series with high-level performance. Exceptional directional stability, as well as unique precision and simplicity, underpin the excellent handling.
Maximum complexity. With 99 cells, 804 needle-eye ribs and 3200 slots in the profiles and diagonal ribs to reduce weight, the PHANTOM could be the most complex and technically elaborate wing ever made. With more than 3000 individual components, it sets a new benchmark in paraglider construction.
Pleasure without compromise. The PHANTOM is mainly constructed using 27 gram sail cloth. Combined with the weight-optimised inner construction, the size S wing weighs less than 5 kg. Little weight and low aspect ratio result in a maximum safety. Never before has so much performance been so easy to fly.
Requirements. The PHANTOM is a paraglider in a brand-new class and therefore is suitable for a very wide range of pilots. Thanks to its high degree of passive safety and its outstanding performance, it is suitable for ambitious recreational pilots, as well as keen cross-country pilots. The PHANTOM combines the advantages of a low-end EN B wing with the performance of a high-end paraglider.
Re-defining paragliders. The PHANTOM combines the best of both worlds:
the low piloting demands of the ION and the great performance of the TRITON.
The PHANTOM in detail. Not a gram of unnecessary weight combined with the highest possible technical complexity: up to twelve diagonal strips transfer the load on every line attachment point to its neighbouring profile rib. This allows a homogenous force distribution throughout the wing. Rigorous strength analysis determined the positioning of the slots and these have reduced the weight of the PHANTOM S to less than 5kg, which makes it suitable for hike & fly.
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